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Darby Industries 968 Black Roof Turbo Rack

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List Price: $49.00
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  • Designed to carry heavy weights
  • Can be attached and removed easily
  • Features a light weight construction
  • No drilling installation
  • Assured high quality and dependability
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Darby Industries 968 Black Roof Turbo Rack + Extend-A-Truck 944 Truck Bed Extender + Master Lock 3060DAT 12-Foot-by-1-inch Lashing Strap, 2-Pack
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Technical Details
BrandDarby
Item Weight5.4 pounds
Product Dimensions36.7 x 6.6 x 6.3 inches
Item model number968
Manufacturer Part Number968
  
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ASINB0015D19SS
Best Sellers Rank #4,243 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 4, 2008
  
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Product Description

Darby Industries Black Roof Turbo Rack is designed to carry canoes, kayaks and ladders while travelling long distances. It features a light weight construction with easy no drill installation and can be attached or removed with ease.


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The construction is solid and works well for its intended purpose.
Raoul Duke
It would be better if had more grip on the roof, just make sure you tighten the strap as much as possible.
davo
Need a rack for my truck to carry my canoe and this works great, easy on easy off.
Jerry

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Raoul Duke on November 5, 2012
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Overall, this is a good product constructed of quality materials and is offered at a good price. You can certainly find more sturdy racks out there, but you're going to pay significantly more.

I bought this rack to go over the cab of my F150 super crew cab and recently used it on a trip that involved about 700 miles of 80+ mph highway driving. I have a rack with 2 cross bars on my bed, but I needed the roof rack to keep the bows of the canoes from hitting the roof of the cab. This rack worked great with one canoe, but it was a bit tight getting two canoes on the rack. This is not a design problem, but is simply a function of the size of the product. The seller should consider offering a wider rack for larger trucks.

The construction is solid and works well for its intended purpose. Other reviewers who have commented that the rack is "cheap" or "flimsy" need to remember that this is a temporary rack, so you are giving up some quality for the convenience of being able to remove the rack in 30 seconds. And for the price, you can't find a better product. If you want something super solid, spend the $200+ and get a Yakima or Thule Rack. If you want something that you can install in seconds to carry your boats, this is an excellent product. You simply have to check the rack periodically to make sure nothing has come loose.

I always tinker with my gear, and I found a way to improve this product somewhat. First, the cross bar is in two pieces for ease of storage. The smaller diameter pipe is slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the larger pipe, so the rack has a tiny bit of play in it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By EXSPURT on March 12, 2011
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Bought two for 1500 crew cab. We also have rear hitch mounted rack. Carried 20 foot tubing 200 miles, no sweat.
Not a permanent rack, but decent for occasional.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jerry on January 30, 2010
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Need a rack for my truck to carry my canoe and this works great, easy on easy off.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Chang on September 19, 2013
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By looking at this picture, it looks good, but I can't figure how it connect to the vehicle. When I received it, it's nothing but a bar and two pieces of shaped foam. I have a Chevy S-10 pick up and has no rain gutter. The strap hooked on the bar and it goes around and through the cab compartment. I had to tighten it so it won't move or slide. Closed the door and it push the door frame out just a little. Now the truck whistle at high speed. Then it started to put a small dent on both side of the roof of my truck when I tighten it to prevent the slippage, and I had to modified the S hook that slip into a hole on the bar so it wouldn't slide out. I had to thread the S hook and put a washer and a lock nut on the end of the hook. And when I carried lumber, it created a slight dent on the roof. I could have used a couple pieces of styrofoam and a broom stick and have the same result. A piece of garbage for $40+ . Hate it and now it is an expensive closet bar. Should have spent the money on a Thule set up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By davo on July 24, 2012
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I bought this with the extend a bed hitch, works ok. It would be better if had more grip on the roof, just make sure you tighten the strap as much as possible. Perfect for the occasional in-town haul, but a little scary on the interstate.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shop Truck on May 30, 2012
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I use this rack to transport a 15' kayak on my Dakota. The black support feet are a firm yet pliable foam material that doesn't dent or scratch the roof. I use a home-made rack ,at the rear of the bed, made out of electrical uni-strut channel. The combination works well for kayaks/canoes and the occassional long lenghths of lumber. If you need to haul 50 pieces of 20' deck boards or other heavy materials on a regular basis,I would look at something more permanent. Overall,works great for the price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By thesprit75 on November 22, 2012
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Some sort of non-skid surface on the bottom would be helpful to keep it from sliding around until secured solidly,
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Setaro Sr. on October 8, 2013
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I bought this rack to go with the Extend-a-Truck load extender so that I could carry long loads such as extension ladders with my Toyota Tundra truck. I like this type of roof rack because it straps on and I don't have to drill holes in my roof and bolt something on. It has a bit of a learning curve to install it properly, but once on the roof it worked well for what I needed it for. There was a bit of wind noise at highway speeds, but no water leaks into the cab during a rain shower. This is a temporary solution to carrying long items and not a device I would leave permanently on top of my cab. Overall I liked it, but I gave it 4 stars because it's not something that can be installed very easily alone. It goes on much quicker with another pair of hands helping with the straps. Works as advertised.
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