"Tough, versatile rack features a unique design which allows infinite length adjustments for a custom fit on the bed rails of most full-size, short- or long-bed pickup trucks. Rack is designed to fit most cab and bed lengths fixed width is not adjustable. Finish Type Powder-coat, Compatible With Full-size, short- or long-bed pickup truck, Assembly Required Yes, Capacity lbs. 800, Application Truck rack, Material Type Steel. Fits most full-size, short- or long-bed pickup trucks No-drill installation option makes it easy to install - all hardware included for permanent installation Black powder-coat tubular steel frame supports up to 800 lbs. Gold zinc-plated hardware provides maximum strength and durability Rear grab handles Sturdy rope ties on each 25in.H vertical upright Fully adjustable cross member Entire rack can be removed in minutes for full access to truck bed Rear cross member can be removed for carrying tall cargo 134in. overall length, 55in. overall width of rails"
Average Customer Rating:
(34 Reviews) 34
Rating Summary(34 reviews)
28 of 34(82%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Right after my order, it was no longer available online, though a different company's identical rack is. The package arrived earlier than promised, and all the parts were there. As other reviews mentioned, the instructions were ridiculously poor. A little time spent comparing the parts to the instructions and pictures allowed me to assemble the ladder rack without the directions. It took me about three hours, by myself, from opening the box to tightening the final nut. I'm extremely satisfied with the quality of the materials. All the holes lined up, fit together well, and became a strong, sturdy unit. I do have a slight hum from the rack at about 50 mph when there's nothing on it, but my truck and it's tires aren't that quiet anyway. My main purpose will be carrying hang gliders; not more than 150 ltbs. The first load carried, the day after installation, was a hefty load of 4x4's of various lengths. Performed perfectly. While loading them, a guy parked next to me was impressed and asked me a lot of questions, intending to buy one for his truck.
The rack came very well crated with no damage! I had no problem on assembly, take your time. I was very impressed with the quality for this great price. Have a strong helper with you to lift on to truck body, wife wasn't happy I volunteered her. We got it on though. I certainly recommend this rack if you are on a tight budget. It is perfect for my small business.
I had to buy a new truck for work and needed a quality tool rack quickly. I found this tool rack online for significantly less than comparable size, welded frames. I was able to put it together and install it on my truck in just about 3 hrs by myself. Athough I have to admit that positioning it on the truck's bed rails single handed was not that easy. So far it's performed great carrying all kinds of loads, from tools to lumber without any difficulty. Earlier reviews noted the noise it makes as air moves over it at freeway speeds. I've also found this to be true and it would be my only complaint. I'd also have to say, though, that it's low enough that I've gotten used to the noise by now. This is an excellent product for the price.
I have a 2013 F150 and the side walls to the bed are double walls and don't leave enough of a lip to use the J bolt mounting kit, so you would have to permanently mount the rack. I want to swap from the rack in the summer to a bed cover in the winter so that is not an option. I'm going to design a new mounting part and have a local machine shop manufacture it for me to fit my needs. SO, Check your side rails and make sure you have a big landing under the rail to fit a bracket. 2013 F150 does not fit.
Other than that, this rack seems very well put together. I cant wait to get it onto my truck.
I only said No to recommend because it won't fit my needs. If you permanently mount it, It should be fine.
Great product. This is a very solid assembly that works exactly liked I hoped. The instructions recommend help with the installation but I did this by myself (early 60's) with not much trouble. I agree with a previous review about the harmonics. There is a very loud HUM made worse by the fact I have a sunroof on my truck. I could totally silence the noise if I reached through the sunroof and grasped the front bar with my hand. I am going to try to add a soft foam shield to see if the vibrations are reduced.
Rack works good, the only problem was the harmonics when driving, strange vibration(humming noise at 55 to 60 mph) . We ended up reinforcing in several areas to minimize the sound. Does a great job as is but the noise was annoying.
This rack is a good value. The instructions are not so good. The joint with the bracket on the top two rails is not a good design. My real issue is the noise. I installed this rack on a new 2012 F-150 crew cab. It is so noisy my crew fights over who has to ride in the truck with this rack. I would greatly appreciate recommendations regarding how to reduce the noise. If I can solve the noise issue I would be 110% satisfied.
very happy with the rack very well built.easy to put together 2 hours or less. first load of lumber. over 600 lbs worked great . very strong. .put tarp over rack. used for weather tight cargo. hand rails in back good for getting in back of the truck. just a great rack..alot of tie downs low profile for garage clearance ....... very pleased thank you NORTHERN
Received this rack as a Christmas present and use it for carryng PVC for irrigation systems, plywood and sheetrock for projects. Durable, easy to handle and very functional. Has many tie down loops for almost any type of cargo. The only negative comment is for putting it together and mounting on truck. Takes at least two people and instructions were not that good. Overall I would recommend this cargo rack to everyone.
I bought one of these racks about 3 years ago and have overloaded it extensively, it really takes a beating. None of the bars or fasteners gave up, shifted, or bent. It is a good price with fast shipping. In one of the previous reviews they said no matter how much adjusting they did that it wouldn't align right. I had the same problem until I discovered that the truck rails were not the same distance apart in the front as they were in the back( Dodge Rams are just like that). Overall a good quality rack well worth the money. It took me about 6 hours to assemble and install working by myself.
I did have some problems assembling this. The directions call for having help. I just had only me. I got it together , and we used it to carry two kayaks to the coast, with no problems. I have a small aluminum boat, and I think it will haul it ok also. Most that use this would probably be contractors hauling pipe or long boards. I think it would be good for that also. I have seen these racks for over $1000 , so for the price, it's good.
The rack was fairly easy to assemble with help. We assembled and then set on to my truck. Bolted to the bed, straightened up the frame and tightened bolts. Great rack, looks great and serves it's purpose. I would recommend this rack, especially for the price. Plus the loops on the rear are excellent to assist getting in/out back of the truck. The only complaint I have is the delivery. It comes from a trucking company and requires an appointment for delivery and a signature. This was a problem for me, because there is usually no one at my house/shop.
Just a note to say that the ladder rack that I recently purchsed from Northern is an excellent piece of equipment. It is very strong and very suitable for the usage that is expressed in the advertisement. The ordering was very simple, the delivery was very prompt, and just on the schedule that I was told. The assembly and installation of the rack went very well, The instructions were very precise and easy to understand, including all the detailed pictures and information to assist in assembly. It is now in use on my truck and working great.