Re: Rocky Road Adventure rack
I've got it. They build to order but turn around is quick. The first rack (part that fits between the two rails) was built backwards (spare tire cross bar up front instead of in the rear) but they built a new one for me and shipped it at no charge.
Haven't used it much as a functioning rack but it seems quite solid and the quality is there. A few powder coating dings, etc, but good overall. Install is straightforward but I'd recommend two things:
1) use a moving blanket or similar on your roof while you're doing the install. It allows you to move the rack around without scratching your roof.
2) Have 2 or more people available to hold the rack up while someone else tightens the bolts on the u bolts. I did the install myself but you have to be careful when tightening the u bolts. The weight of the rack can put too much pressure on the threads of the u bolts, making them deform, making it VERY tough to tighten all of them uniformly. Mt recommendation is to have two people hold the rack up while a third sets and hand tightens the bolts and then goes back to tighten them so the load on each u bolt is the same.
I'll try to post pics later today or tomorrow.