What roof rack to buy?

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What roof rack to buy?

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Hey guys,

Anyone got an ARB Ascent canopy and got the rhino rack platform or the ARB racks? Trying to figure out which one I like, if you do can you post up a few pictures!? Cheers! Image


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Mate, stick with the ARB set up, you'll be very happy. I made the mistake of going with flexiglass canopy and rhino racks... worst and costly mistake :(
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Bosna18 wrote:Mate, stick with the ARB set up, you'll be very happy. I made the mistake of going with flexiglass canopy and rhino racks... worst and costly mistake :(
I'd be interested to know why Bosna? I have a Flexiglass Sport and a Rhino Pioneer rack. Very happy with both of them.

Just curious?
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im with gezza. got the rhinos on mine. great product in my view!
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Once I had the roof racks installed, the total height was massive in comparison to the arb set up. I had to put huge spacers on the bars on the cab to level up with the 2 bars on the canopy. And as I wanted to install a tradesman roof rack, I couldn't as there was no chance of getting access into underground parking. The arb full tradesman rack has its own short supporting feet to fit to the canopy making then over all height much shorter with out he use of roof rack bars. And was gutted to find out the arb had central locking on the sides too. The only reason I went for the flexiglass is because that's what ford recommended :(
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Easy fixed. Buy what you need and problem solved :D
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I'm getting ascent canopy and rhino tradie rack, I was originally going ARB rack but ARB recommended the Rhino.
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longneck75 wrote:I'm getting ascent canopy and rhino tradie rack, I was originally going ARB rack but ARB recommended the Rhino.
Wow really? Why did they recommend rhino tradiebrack then over there own?
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They said more adaptable and a lot more accessories.
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I agree with that. Rhinos catalogue of interchangeable fittings and fixtures is considerable. Great product i reckon
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I've never tried ARB stuff, but have RTC tracks and RLT600 legs on my tonneau cover, and they are a solid product. (RTC tracks are designed for canopies and tonneau covers)
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longneck75 wrote:I'm getting ascent canopy and rhino tradie rack, I was originally going ARB rack but ARB recommended the Rhino.
Mate could you post a few photos??
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I dont have it yet mate, but as soon as its here ill put them up. Wont be for a few weeks yet though.
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Currently looking into the same dilemma - go ARB trade rack on ascent canopy, or go 2 bars with pioneer tray or similar for flexibility of a rooftop tent down the track.. watching with interest.
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Here's ARB's more recent MK2 Ranger. I think a + of the trade rack is the lower profile vs. going bars then rack which would be adding more height. Would be nice if ARB offered a rack similar to the platform (think tradie rack minus the sides) for those that don't necessarily want to mount awnings on the side, but still utilise a huge rack space for lashing swags down etc.
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the side on the arb rack might hinder you in the future. possibly? whereas the pioneer tray has removable sides should u require. plus the amount of bolt ons from rhino is huge. worth looking into. cheers
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lincolnland wrote:the side on the arb rack might hinder you in the future. possibly? whereas the pioneer tray has removable sides should u require. plus the amount of bolt ons from rhino is huge. worth looking into. cheers
P.S. I've never been sold on red, but how good does it look colour coded!
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Had a red px1. Love it! Rare as rocking horse s*** but looks ace! Better than metro grey...
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lincolnland wrote:Had a red px1. Love it! Rare as rocking horse s*** but looks ace! Better than metro grey...
But...but... but... Image
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lincolnland wrote:Had a red px1. Love it! Rare as rocking horse s*** but looks ace! Better than metro grey...
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Hook line and sinker!! Got a big fish first bite!! :P
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lincolnland wrote:Hook line and sinker!! Got a big fish first bite!! :P
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It's aluminum not grey

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gezza gettem working live plz. lol!!
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rwg90 wrote:Hey guys,

Anyone got an ARB Ascent canopy and got the rhino rack platform or the ARB racks? Trying to figure out which one I like, if you do can you post up a few pictures!? Cheers! Image


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Hey mate

Ive got the ARB canopy posts and internal brackets fitted to my ascent canopy when it was fitted to the car.
Waiting for my Rhino platforms to arrive, 1st week AUG apparently ( NZ, everything is slow :roll: )

2 platforms coming, one for the canopy and one on the cab.

Ill post some pictures when I fit them.
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Ended up getting the rhino 1900 long. Looks great!
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rwg90 wrote:Ended up getting the rhino 1900 long. Looks great!
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Looks great. Do you have the internal supports or does the brackets holding the rack fit just to he canopy?.... I ask as i would love to fit those arb brackets to my flexiglass canopy to get the small height

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Bosna18 wrote:
rwg90 wrote:Ended up getting the rhino 1900 long. Looks great!
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Looks great. Do you have the internal supports or does the brackets holding the rack fit just to he canopy?.... I ask as i would love to fit those arb brackets to my flexiglass canopy to get the small height

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Need brackets mate.
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How do you secure your battery considering you have the liner as well. Cheers
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Dunbyu wrote:How do you secure your battery considering you have the liner as well. Cheers
Its a portable power source and Its strapped into a baterry tray using the tiedown points that come standard.
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Ok thanks have the same battery and yet to set up in the ranger, cheers
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If you just have it on tub it tilts when you strap it in so get a battery tray and put a block behind it to keep upright.
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You guys have sold me on the Accent canopy and the Rhino Platform. Looks great. How's the overall height looking with the Rhino Tradie rack?
As Linc' said above the height would be my only concern with it vs the Platform which I was contemplating.
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Mine is about 2.2 empty but I stay away from anything below 2.4
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Cool Longneck thanks for that. Thought it'd have to been over the 2100 mark which seems to be the default for a lot of parking areas.
Even with just the platform it'd be right on/too close for comfort.
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Hey longneck, so from your pictures the supports only go as rar as the top edge of the tub and not to the floor of the tub? Also what is the load rating on the Rhino rack mounted on the Ascent canopy? I have the same setup and interested in cost as well if you don't mind.
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WildWal wrote:Hey longneck, so from your pictures the supports only go as rar as the top edge of the tub and not to the floor of the tub? Also what is the load rating on the Rhino rack mounted on the Ascent canopy? I have the same setup and interested in cost as well if you don't mind.
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Curious to know the load capacity as well. That is a big and probably heavy platform and I wonder how much stuff you can put there before you reach the limit of the canopy without internal support.
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WildWal wrote:
WildWal wrote:Hey longneck, so from your pictures the supports only go as rar as the top edge of the tub and not to the floor of the tub? Also what is the load rating on the Rhino rack mounted on the Ascent canopy? I have the same setup and interested in cost as well if you don't mind.
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Sorry mate, no they don't go to the floor. I double check tomorrow, as load limit, when I asked I was told 150kg.
Website however says 100
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