Vehicle Rack Department

Roof Racks -  Carrier Bars - Hitch Rack - Truck Rack - Storage Racks

Carry Canoe, Kayak, Boat, Ladder, Etc. on your vehicle's roof; storage rack for wall.


See the telescoping loading bar feature that makes loading a canoe so much easier: VIDEO CLICK HERE



Clearance under the bar is 3.5 inches, so it can be used in combination with a low-profile .  And in that case, you could strap this rack to the factory rack with short straps (available from us, purchase separately).  Bars are sold singly.  Order two if you need 2.

Carrier Bar, extremely high quality and versatile roof rack:   Made of aluminum and stainless steel with padded top surface and optional telescoping ends for wide loads and to make it easier for one person to load a heavy canoe or similar long object.  300-lb. capacity (subject to roof's own capacity). 


The whole product is called either a "carrier bar" or a "roof rack."  They are sold singly.  You probably need 2.

The optional telescoping end pieces are called "loading bars" or "extension bars."  You can get your roof rack with 2 standard-length loading bars, one in each end, or with no loading bars (saves money), or with just one extra-long loading bar.


 Suction cup feet (picture at left).   Suction cup feet work great -- the real work of holding on the rack is done by the included strap  so please don't worry about the security of the suction cup method.  

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1 Carrier bar with 2 loading bars $345*:  ADD TO CART

1 Carrier bar without loading bars $245*: ADD TO CART

1 Carrier bar with 1 extra-long loading bar $345*:  ADD TO CART

Carrier bars (racks) are sold singly, so buy 2 if you need a pair.  Specify big vehicle (65" bar) or small (53" bar) in order comments please.  Unless you intend to use the loading bars for carrying wide loads, you only need them on one of your racks, so get one rack  with and one without loading bars.  Loading bars are explained 2 panels down, so keep scrolling.

Kayak saddle available below also.

*Prices subject to change, Recheck price after putting in your cart. The price in the cart is the final price.  It should be the same as listed here, but if it is not, it is the cart price that rules.  


Racks are sold singly.  Order 2 if you need 2.

Rack feet are taller than most factory racks, so you can use our rack even if you have a factory rack.


  Picture shows the standard 20" loading bar, but extra long loading bar is an option.  See two rows down

Optional Extension, or Loading, Bars

Easy one-person loading using retractable extension bars (also called "loading bars").   Inside each end of the carrier bar with this option is a telescoping extension bar.  Pull it out up to 20" -- now you can load a heavy canoe more easily by yourself.   Lift one end of the canoe and angle it onto the extended bar.   Walk around to other end of canoe, lift it and swing it up onto the other rack.  Now slide the canoe over to center it over the vehicle and slide the extension bar back inside the rack.  A spring button holds it in place.   

.See the telescoping loading bar feature in action:: VIDEO CLICK HERE


Racks are sold singly.   Order 2 if you need 2.

Or, for wide loads, the extension bars can be left extended as much as you need them (max = 20" 20" =40").   The unextended length of the bar is 65" (or you can request 53" size).



Longer Loading Bar:  Would you like one long loading bar, coming out just one end, instead of shorter ones coming out both ends?    Can do!   The extra-long bar will be 47 inches long with a 39-inch exposed length.

The key to loading a boat safely is to temporarily secure the bow to the rack after it is resting on the bar before lifting the stern.  That way it can't slide and get out of control.

There are 3 versions of the roof rack:  (1) Rack with 2 standard-length loading bars, one stored in each end of the rack.  (2) Rack with no telescoping loading bars.  and (3) Rack with 1 extra-long loading bar, stored in just one end of the rack.

Sizes:  All versions of the racks come in two lengths -- 53-inch for small vehicles and 65-inch for big vehicles.  The price and the item number only vary according to your choice on loading bar options, not length.   Order the version(s) you want and just specify the rack length in the order comments space during checkout (53 or 65 inches).  

Please note:  Racks are sold singly.  Most people order two.  You can get one with loading bar(s) and one without if that would suit your needs.

We'll repeat the order links here: 

1 Carrier bar with 2 loading bars $325*:  ADD TO CART

1 Carrier bar without loading bars $225*: ADD TO CART

1 Carrier bar with 1 extra-long loading bar $325*:  ADD TO CART



Kayak saddle shown installed on truck box rack (sold below)


Kayak Saddle - Clamps to our racks and most other square bars to cradle hull right-side up.   Set consists of  4 pieces like the ones pictured directly above (2 views of same thing). Adapts 2 bars to carry one kayak.  No tool installation using included stainless-steel hand bolts.       -   ADD TO CART




Suction Cup Rack Kit for Do-it-Yourself

Do-It-Yourself rack: Finished product you will make pictured above.   What's in the box pictured below.


DIY Alternative:

Wood Rack Hardware --  You provide the 2 x 4s to make this suction cup rack.  Complete kit.

Make your own economical carrier bar with this kit of parts -- suction cup feet and straps included.

Makes one carrier bar (order 2 to make a pair)  Instructions Click Here


Great do-it-yourself kit.

Canoe Storage Rack  (For Wall of Garage, Storage Shed, or Basement)  Indoors or out.

Canoe Storage Rack

Store your canoe on a wall, indoors or out.   Set of 2 giant folding L brackets.  The vertical arm of the L is 12".  Bolt this to the wall.  The horizontal arm is 36" and supports the canoe.  Folds up when not in use.  Won't rust.   ADD TO CART

Works even on wider canoes, because even a wide canoe is narrow at the ends!



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Aluminum Hitch Rack Carrier Bar Goes Up Or Back - Ships Free!

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Dual Purpose Hitch Rack extends height or length of  your truck bed to support the rear end of a long load.  Can easily switch from vertical hitch rack to horizontal bed extender  in just seconds and easily breaks down for storage. Made from strong durable anodized aluminum so it will not corrode or rust over time, while maintaining its strength and durability. Made in USA.

Each Dual Purpose Hitch Rack includes: 53” Black Padded Rubber Crossbar, 2 S-Hook Stabilizing Straps, 2 Short Cam Straps, 1 L-Hitch Mount, 2 5/8” Hitch Pin/Clip.

• 53” Aluminum Crossbar with black padded rubber includes 2 strap anchor points
• 2”X 2” Square Tubing to fit *Most* Trucks with 2” Receivers
• In horizontal mode telescopes up from hitch height from 16” to 22”
• In vertical mode, telescopes up from hitch height  from 55” to 61”
• 300lbs load capacity
• Anodized Aluminum finish prevents rust and corrosion

• Necessary stability straps included.

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Truck-Box Rack - Free Shipping!

One Tuff Truck Rack mounts to sides of pickup box by clamps or bolts (included) 

One of the most versatile truck
racks on the market today! Height and width are adjustable.  It can hold up to
650 lbs. of lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, etc.  Made of the highest grade aluminum and stainless materials --looks sharp and stays that way!  Loading bar will extend up to 20" with 2" increments.

The rack includes two strong aluminum
legs that adjust 24" to 34" in height. It has a 65" non marking rubber covered top with a side adjustment for the legs to fit different trucks. It has two loading bars that telescope out for two canoes and for ease of loading.  Mounts onto all trucks but you must email so he can send you the right adaptors for your vehicle.  On full-size Chevy/GMC 98-04 a rail cap is needed (email Jim to buy).  Also tell him whether you want clamp-on version or bolt-on.  We provide the clamps, or the bolting system.   One rack.  Can be used with suction cup rack on cab roof to support front of boat.

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Load Stops - pack of 4

Clamps onto carrier bar wherever you want them to stop objects from sliding.  You are looking at an extreme close-up photo of the load stop on a carrier bar .

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Kayak Saddle - Clamps to our racks and most other square bars to cradle hull right-side up.   Set includes 4 pieces (adapts 2 bars to carry one kayak)   ADD TO CART

Kayak Stands

Clamps to any roof rack (not just the ones we sell) to give you a vertical upright in the middle that you can lean kayaks against and strap them to.  Covered with vinyl tubing so as not to scratch kayaks.  20 inches tall and 8 inches wide.  Price is for 2.


What's included:  The vertical u-shaped piece and the clamping base x 2

5201 short strap with spring lock buckle
These are the short straps we use to attach sail kits to boats. Also works great to keep oars in their sockets. They are great for many other uses too. Very durable and reliable. Really nice lightweight, corrosion resistant cam buckles and 1-inch wide nylon webbing strap. About 16 inches long. Free shipping if ordered with something else that has a shipping cost. Otherwise, we'll add $5 for postage for up to 12 straps. Canoe sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Kayak sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Dinghy sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here.

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5202 long strap with spring lock buckle
About 12 feet long and 1 inch wide with stainless steel spring loaded cam buckle. Cut to any length and seal cut end by passing through a flame (use caution until it cools). Great for holding boats on vehicle roof. Always use more than minimum number of straps when car topping a boat, for safety. We also use these straps on some of our sail kits. Free shipping when ordering something else that has a shipping cost. otherwise, we will add $5 per 12 straps or less for shipping. Canoe sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Kayak sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Dinghy sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here.

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5203 Bow or Stern Strap System for Safer Car Topping
Click for larger imageThree-piece strap system for securing bow or stern to vehicle. Two pieces have hooks that secure to bumper or frame of vehicle. Third strap piece loops over a thwart or seat on the canoe or boat, or goes through a bow handle. Cam buckles join the 3 pieces allowing easy tightening and adjustment of tension to centralize the load. For easier attachment of the hook ends to the vehicle, install bolt-on strap loops (item 5204) called "top ties" to accept the hook ends. click on picture to enlarge. Order 2 for securing both ends of boat. Free shipping applies if ordered with other items that carry a shipping charge. Otherwise, $6 shipping for one or two.

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5204 Pair of Top Ties -- Bolt-on Strap Loops 
Click for larger imageBolt these onto your vehicle under the hood or at other inconspicuous location and use them as anchor points for securing load straps for carrying your boat on the roof. Price is for 2 loops. On most vehicles you can find a bolt already in a convenient location to secure them to. The idea is to bolt them on in the engine compartment near the edge of the hood opening so they can be hidden under the hood when not needed or brought out through the crack between hood and fender when needed. From the manufacturer: "A tough 1" nylon loop with a solid brass grommet. Top Ties attach under the hood, on the fender bolts. Than just flip them out when needed! No crawling under your vehicle." A tough 1" nylon loop with a solid brass grommet. Top Ties attach under the hood, on the fender bolts. Than just flip them out when needed! No crawling under your vehicle." Free shipping applies when ordered with other items that have a shipping charge. Otherwise, $6 will be added after order processing.

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Maybe you don't want to lift your canoe, kayak or boat onto the roof at all -- Consider a small aluminum trailer:

Trailer for Canoe, Kayak or Small Boat, with Free Shipping    

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