2007 Infiniti QX56 Custom Rack and Box

1 02 2012

This is THE solution for your 2004 – 2007  QX56 with the unusable factory rack sytem. 

  This particular QX56  is a 2008 and was needing a cargo box.  We started by installing a Thule TK14 Footpack kit, Thule 430 Tracker II tower,  a pair of 50″ Load bars nad a 4-pack of Thule Lock Cores

  The 430/TK system has a quick release feature to remove the bars in a matter a minutes once unlocked.  Using this system between the factory racks allows for a narrow enough bar spread that any Thule or Yakima box will attach.  This vehicle has the Thule 688BXT Atlantis 2100 in Gloss Black which provides maximum cargo capacity with great looks and aerodynamics.  Any Thule Ski, bike, or boat accessories can also be mounted easily to this crossbar. 

 

 Another great solution from your local Rack Attack.  Stay tuned for more fun setups.

 

 





2008 GMC ENVOY “Moosehead”

1 02 2012

This 2008 GMC Envoy is setup with the Ultimate kayak system. 

 We started by using the Thule 460 Podium footpack paired with Fitkit 3101 and 65″ Thule Load Bars to attach into the factory siderails on the Envoy. 

 From here we added a Hullavator on each side of the system.  The Hullavator is a load assist kayak rack that will lift the boats from waist height to the top of the vehicle with little effort on the users part. 

The Hullavator is capable of carrying/loading boats up to 36″ wide and 75lbs.  The Hullavator portion is easily removable when not in use as to not interfere with low clearances.  

The base system is also capable of accepting any Thule Ski, Bike or Cargo accessories as well as many Yakima and Inno products.  Just another little creation from Rack Attack

Stay tuned to see what other fun systems we have come up with.





Custom Yakima Hitch Mounted Wheelchair Carrier

16 04 2011

This idea came from a customer’s need of transporting her wheelchair, but wanted something more stable than a tray on a hitch with bungees.  We started with the Yakima Hold-up 1.25″  hitch mounted bike carrier.

We modified this by flipping the rear bike tray so that the 2 trays are facing the same direction.  Next, I removed the hook used for retaining bikes and discarded it.  The chair is secured with the ratchet straps in the wheel hoops, and 1 hook over the armrest area of the chair.  The hoops for the front wheels were folded back against the footrests and secured with a tiedown strap.  This has turned out to be an easy to use great functioning system for our customer.





Hitch on Volkswagen Routan

10 06 2009
VW Routan w/ hitch bike rack

VW Routan w/ hitch bike rack

Close up of hitch

Close up of hitch

Hitch w/ Thule Revolver bike rack

Hitch w/ Thule Revolver bike rack





Acura TL Hitch and Bike Rack

25 03 2009

Acura TL hitch rackThe Acura TL allows for a hitch receiver to be bolted to the underside of the trunk. The hitch requires two holes to be drilled through the bottom of the trunk in order for the hitch to be bolted to the vehicle. Installation is rather simple and can be done in about an hour. With this hitch you can tow a maximum of 2,000 lbs or in this case carry 2 bikes with a tongue weight capacity of 200lbs. On this application we attached a Thule Roadway 2 bike rack. This bike rack accommodates mountain and road bikes.

Thule Roadway 2

Bike Rack Tilts down for easy trunk access.Thule Roadway 2 tilt feature








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