OL Rackmaster Roof Racks

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 10:54
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I currently have an ARB rack on the Patrol but due to it's weight and noise I was thinking about the 1.8m low profile Opposite Lock Rackmaster roof rack when I get the 100 series. Has anyone got one or has any opinion on how good they are? They are about $300 dearer than the ARB ones!! I was also wanting to mount my kaymar jack and shovel holders onto it - not sure if that is possible. They have some good accessories - the dual jerry can holder for $130 sounds good to me. The other rack I had in mind was a east coast bull bars one - and it comes with a deflector with it. Does anyone know how high these three racks sit above the roof line?
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Justin
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 13:58

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 13:58
Justin

Have you had a look at RhinoRack. A great deal of flexability is offered and they appear 4x4 solid enough.

I dont own one and I have no interest in the company (Standard Disclaimer)

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Paul
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Follow Up By: H2O - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 15:17

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 15:17
Paul,
Yea but I don't like the look of them and they seem to sit high above the roof.
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:06

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:06
Good luck with your search for info on roof racks.

I have a 1.8M Rhino Rack that I only fit when required.

Here are the pro's:
1. Only weighs 20KG
2. Easy to lift on and off the bars
3. Does not make any noise that I am aware of at speeds up to 110 KM
4. Very strong construction, with substantial tray bottom rails and tiedowns ( The ARB (and probably the OL) requires additional floor mesh and wind deflector)
5. Sections are replaceable if you damage it (EG under a low car park!)
6. Large number of accessories available for the tray and bars (make sure the bars are wide enough to allow for the jack, shovel etc)

Here are the con's:
1. Looks a bit weird (I agree it appears to be too high but in reality it is not and I don't really like the big logo)
2. Looks better on a Patrol than on a Cruiser. (Unfortunately the Cruiser has those built in mounting tracks that will limit the size and location of the rack).

Have you sought info from a roof rack specialist such as www.roofracksa.com.au/

Cheers,

Kings
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 12:55

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 12:55
Hi H2O, got a Rackmaster on my Terracan. it sits about 50mm above the roof line. Has a noticeable hum when driving but not excessive. Expensive but versatile. Fitting is a bitch so best if left on. Comes with a stack of accessories. The sliding bolting system is good but the opening to slide the nuts into is only open on one side of the track. Other than that it's good and very low profile compared with others. Rated to 100kg for my vehicle.
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