Has some good ideas and a similar product offering. In my opinion the extra lock away from the normal opening latches is a pretty clumsy solution from a user experience standpoint. I think the @PDX_Keith solution is as dialed in as you can get until there is a way to utilize the original GFC lock.
I’ll for sure suspend the spending freeze to get those beauties. It’s crazy the rig actually gets better mileage when the canoe is on. I can assume because it creates a wind break before the camper. I’m like avg 16.5L/100km, but with the canoe on I can get it down to 15L/100km which is only slightly higher than the rig was pre-GFC.
I have had a report of a few StepUp mounting bolts breaking. The included bolts are Grade 5 Medium Strength and the recommended torque spec is 76 in lbs. If you have any issues I am more than happy to replace them for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns. Thanks everyone.
Either way, it’s a sweet addition to the camper! Imagine the looks on my riding buddies faces when i go to refill my water bottle before a ride or help the poor dog who’s owner didn’t bring along a water bowl for their fur child at the trail head.
@Dignon I have been just going through them, but I have them in the bottom as a tie down point vs on top as a load stop, and have been running paddle boards. I think with a canoe and possible side winds I’d feel most comfortable going around the bar. This pic has it mounted in the bottom as a tie down.
I have a few parts that were used for testing fitment that are up for grabs if anyone wants them.
First is a set of (4) 10Rack Solar Mounts. These do not work on the Beef Bars but will work on most 10 series 80/20 extrusions. They include all drop in t-nuts and stainless hardware.
Second is a set of my BeefBoosts (4) which raise up the Beef Bars for more clearance for aftermarket accessories. These only work on the older style beef racks with the black steel plates on the sides.
Both are no charge and I will ship them for free as well. First come first serve.