Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

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Use Quick-N-Easy fittings to build your own custom car-top racks. Brackets securely mount to rain gutters with a cam lever and clip assembly.

For 1" tube cross bars use the Tube Holder, or just bolt a 2 x 4 to Q-N-E brackets to complete your rack. 48", 60" and 78" crossbars and other accessories available; call for details.
Yoke Height: 7 3/8"

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  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    I have a 1971 VW Westfalia Camper Bus with the fiberglass pop-up on top. The 7 3/8" tall yoke will not clear the fiberglass pop-up when mounted on the gutter. Do they make a taller version? I think a 12" yoke would probably work. Thanks, Bill
    Asked on 2/25/2014 by Indian Bill from Flagler Beach, Fl.

    7 answers

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      Hi Bill,
      These clamps only come in one size and can not be adapted to fit  past the pop top.   Eric H.

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Von Hepp from Fresno Ca.
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      I don't know if they do. I had to add spacers to get over the top if my standard VW van. I used a hole saw to cut out hardwood spacers then drilled the center holes a little larger. It worked fine but I don't know how high you could go with that. I do see them on pop tops but I've never paid attention to what they are using for spacers.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      You could extend these towers with bolts or threaded rod to get the height you need. Most folks make cross members with 2 x 4s or similar lumber. If you did do this just be aware that the strength of the bolts or rod will determine the weight you can put on the finished rack.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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      I looked up some pictures on the Internet of your camper Van. If they aren't high enough you may be able o use a piece of tubing to increase the height, provided that the top of the yoke clears the side of the Fiberglass camper top. Good luck. Mike.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
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      I don't know, but if you find 12 inch ones please let me know. I just used 2x4's on the towers over top of the luggage rack on the back of my 71 westy. So the top is free to pop-up. I haven't lost any canoes or kayaks yet. I use a piece of foam on the front when the canoe is up there to keep it from rubbing the top. Kayaks are shorter are plastic and sit on the back so no problem..
      Good luck.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
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      No, I believe the 7 3/8" yoke is the only size available.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
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      Nope. That's all they have as far as I know. Been making the same units for 20yrs at least.

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    Are these brackets aluminum or Ferris material? Also if Ferris are they stamped or cast? Thanks !
    Asked on 12/3/2013 by Tom J from Pacifica,CA

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      They are aluminum

      Answered on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous
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      The brackets are cast aluminum - light but strong. I've put 8 whitewater
      boats on my full sized van with 2x4 racks, no problem. Been using them
      since early 80s, work great. Your vehicle requires a standard, 'old
      style' rain gutter for brackets to sit on and clamp over - for
      gutterless vehicles you'll need to go with Thule or Yakima racks.

      Answered on 12/4/2013 by Dr. Gator from Florida
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      They are forged aluminum (not sure what alloy). The hardware is ferrous (steel)
      Typos compliments of Siri

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
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      The large brackets are cast aluminum.The small lever is cast aluminum. The small clamping plate is ferris material and is zinc plated. Both parts are  dipped in black plastic on the ends.  These are good quality parts and will last a long time. I hope this helps you.  Cheers. Eric H.                     

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Von Hepp from Fresno Ca.
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      The main part (the feet) are cast aluminum. The little clips that hook the
      gutter of the vehicle are stamped steel. It's a very lightweight, durable
      design.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
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      The towers and cam levers are cast aluminum. The hook that grabs the
      underside of the gutter is stamped steel. The cam screw (attached to the
      hook) is steel and the threaded barrel inside the cam lever is steel.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Tom, they're aluminum and very strong.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      I am pretty sure they are aluminum.. they are very strong.. What are you using them on ?? Good luck ,, BB

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
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      Cast aluminum. Pretty heavy duty. I've had so much lumber on them that poles
      bent but the brackets were fine.
      The clips that go under the rain gutter, the screws and eyebolts are all
      steel. I replaced all of my screws with stainless hex head socket screws.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
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      Pretty sure they are cast aluminium.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    I have the quick-n-easy racks-- but the rubber edge guards
    have worn out-- Is it possible to get replacements?
    Kent H Johnston
    Asked on 11/1/2013 by Solid from Beaverton, Oregon

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      When the edge guards on mine wore through I took an old Bicycle inner tube and cut sections that were as wide as the feet. I folded it over the edge and used Gorilla Tape to secure it to the aluminum leg. I don't know if replacements are available. It looks like some kind on rubberized dip that they put on them or possibly a shrink wrap of some sort. My inner tube fix has worked nicely for me. Good luck. Mike.

      Answered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
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      No not that I know of but you can go to a tire shop and cut up an intertube and it will work just fine
      Michael

      Answered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
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      Mine did that too. I bought a product called Tool Dip. (Home Depot or local hardware store). I used aluminum foil to make a little dip tank then I dipped each of the uprights in and allowed to dry several times until the coating was thick enough. It's lasted for many years!
      Otherwise, the manufacturer is in Azusa Calif if you want to call them.
      Hope that helps!

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by Anonymous
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      Hi
      No you can't but you can buy Plasti- dip or some other tool coating and dip them in.

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by Anonymous
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      Kent
      I would try a product that is made for coating the handles of metal tools.
      I don't know the name(s) of any of them, but they are a liquid that you dip
      the metal parts into and it hardens to a tough coating. Google it. good
      luck!
      jim

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    I have a 99 Camry with raingutters but the doors close over the rain gutters... does anyone have an idea of whether or not the metal is thin enough on these feet that I could close the door over them?
    Asked on 9/11/2013 by Mike from Petoskey, MI

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      Probably not. This is meant for the big old school exterior rain gutters
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/27/2013 by Anonymous
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      Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I looked at the racks on my van this weekend. If the door on the Camry closes over the rain gutter I do not think they will fit. The part of the clamp that actually holds it in place sticks out about ½ inch. I did not measure just eyeballed it. I think it might interfere with your door closing properly. Hope this helps out. Mike.

      Answered on 9/16/2013 by Anonymous
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      Mike -
      These clips require a standard rain gutter, not the hidden
      gutter your Camry has. Not only do the towers sit in the gutter, but the
      attachment clip 'L' bracket passes on the outside of the gutter and
      pinches up from the bottom of the gutter to hold it all in place (if
      this makes sense to you). You best solution (expensive) is a Thule or
      Yakima rack - sorry!
      Bob

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Dr. Gator from Florida
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      When we use them on vans to carry canoes, the metal flange that hangs from
      the bracket (shown above it in the picture) with the black rubber cap
      catches the bottom of the rain gutter, and when properly tensioned stays
      put. The you close the vehicle door below the rain gutter with a sliver of
      room to spare. My guess would be that it would be the same on an older
      Camry.
      Jim Hawkins, Toledo, OH

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
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      I don't think it will work. It is 7/8" from the back of the upright (the big
      piece that sits in the gutter) to the front of the clamp. So, you would need
      about an inch of gap between the door and the rain gutter.
      They are really intended for the old fashion rain gutters that are visible
      on a roof.

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    Is there a way to adapt these to fit with Yakima or thule crossbars?
    Asked on 7/2/2013 by thejefferson from Cedar City, Ut

    5 answers

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      Yes you can modify these in several ways
      First do you have the old fashion rain gutters if so continue
      the way is to drill a hole thru the cross bar and bolt them to the top of the brace .
      Very simple
      Michael

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Anonymous
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      Good afternoon. These can be adapted to fit other cross bars if you are willing to drill a hole through the other cross bars to mount them. The top part of this aluminum piece is a nicely machined flat surface with a hole in the middle of it. If you have other cross bars that span the width of the vehicle then drill a hole where you need it and insert a bolt and spacers to connect. Good luck.

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Anonymous
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      Yes there is and it's very easy. All you need is a hand held drill motor, drill, 2 inch long bolts with washers and lock washers. To adapt the bars all you need to do is mark where to drill thru the bar after mounting the quick n easy racks. After drilling bar and slide bolt thru the top of bar down thru the rack and tighten the nut and you are done! I did the same thing but I used bamboo instead.
       
      I hope this was helpful,
      George

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Anonymous
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      Yes. You can mount a 2x4 to the Quick-n-Easy brackets to span the distance you need. Then mount either the Thule or Yakima bars to the 2x4 with basic hardware from a home improvement store being sure to elevate the cross bar an appropriate distance to accompany the brackets of the attachments you need (i..e. kayak holders, gear baskets, etc.). I did this with a full sized van to save on purchasing additional towers and crossbars (which both companies put an exorbitant price on) and so I could continue to use the same equipment I have on multiple vehicles. All it takes is a quick minute to detach the crossbars and off I go!

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Anonymous
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      There is a 3/8" hole in the top of the Q-N-E bracket that will allow bolt-through attachment. Anything else you'll have MacGyver.

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    Will these work on my Toyota Prius V?
    Asked on 4/14/2013 by Woody

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      Good morning. I do not think these will work due to a lack of a rain gutter on the Prius. The whole clamping mechanism relies on a rain gutter. Good luck. Mike.

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Anonymous
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      I don't believe so.
      They are designed for early cars with drip rails.

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Anonymous
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      Hi
      0nly if it has rain gutters

      Answered on 4/14/2013 by Anonymous
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      No. They must have the old fashioned style rain gutter (Where the roof is
      seamed to the body). I use them on a 95 Dodge van.
      -Steve

      Answered on 4/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Woody, the Q-N-Es require a "rain gutter" type fixture on a vehicle. I'm not familiar with the roofline of the Prius V.

      Answered on 4/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    How do you mount the cross bars? I see how they attach to the gutter.
    Asked on 3/12/2013 by LandRoverDiscovery from Nj

    7 answers

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      A:

      You can attach 1" round bars by using the Quick-N-Easy Tube Holders, Item # 3210.3. Many users bolt a board like a 2x4 to the tops of a pair.

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      Use these:
      Quick-N-Easy Tube Holder
      For 1" tube cross bars use the Tube Holder to complete your rack.
      $7.95Item# 3210.3 / 63003.01
      (1 review)

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
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      I opted for 2x4 cross members for a number of reasons: 1) low cost 2)
      ease of installation 3) I can stand on them while loading boats on my
      full size van (6 ft at roof) 4) littered with screw-eyes and many bungy
      cords makes transport of every size craft (or even a mattress) easy.
      I've had 12 kayaks on my roof, on edge. I stapled strips outdoor carpet
      on top for added friction and boat protection. Brackets have a vertical
      mounting hole, and 2x4 is thru-bolted, counter-sunk to hide bolt head
      for boat protection. I painted the wood with a high quality gloss white
      for easy cleaning. If you opt for a tubular metal bar (harder on boats,
      more difficult for attachment points), you'll need the Quick-N-Easy tube
      holders. Since the rack is so easy to remove, its only mounted when I'm
      boating (noise and gas mileage). Check out the reviews on the NRS page
      for more info.
      Note on easy drilling: start with a 2x4 slightly longer than you need.
      Clamp a pair of brackets on your gutter. Calculate your overhang. and
      drill 1 hole. Don't ignore vehicle laws or the fact that you'll tend to
      bang your head as you exit your car if overhang it too much (trust me on
      this one)! Of course, with a 2x4 this is easy to remedy. Bolt the
      bracket to the 2x4, clamp to gutter, bring free bracket to correct
      position and mark from below. Drill, attach bracket and re-check
      overhang length, and cut off extra length. Remove 2x4, paint, install
      screw-eyes and mark 'front' or 'rear' as most vehicles have variable
      widths and the racks won't be interchangeable. As a last measure, I
      bought some aluminum channel stock (Home Depot}, U shaped, about 1/4" on
      a side, and set four 4" pieces w/epoxy at the positions where my
      brackets sit to protect my roof and gutter, sometimes I have a heavy
      load! I also replaced the stock lock screw for the lever/clip with a
      longer, stainless steel - on an old set of Q&E they got corroded - happy
      boating!

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
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      I used a 2"x6"x7.5' and drilled holes for the bolts to go thru, Then used Eyelet bolts to attach my straps
      Works great!! Bomb Proof
      Hope this helps
      Michael

      Answered on 3/12/2013 by Anonymous
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      They have a 3/8" hole at the top.

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
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      On the top of the upright pieces is a flat area approximately 1.5 inches that has been machined flat. There is also a hole drilled through the center. I mounted 1" square tubing between them and used flat washers to get the height I needed. Since I use them to transport canoes I wrapped the cross bars with old mountain bike tires to provide grip so they don't slide as easily. I also mounted eyebolts at various places to provide tie down points for ropes or cinch straps. This rack system is very well made in my opinion and quite versatile. Once mounted they are rock solid. Hope this helped. Mike.

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
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      Hi LandRoverDiscovery, I mounted my Quick and Easy mounts to the rain gutter of my 1951 Chevy Surf Wagon and used 2 inch bamboo stalks on cross bars for a very functional retro island beach look.
      I recommend you buy some galvanized 2 inch round stock from hardware store then just drill some holes at ends of bars and then bolt them to the mounts.
      Let me know how it turned out,
      George
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    Rated Load capacity, please? I've used them before with rough-sawn oak 2x4's from local saw mill and have freighted the racks with framing & drywall materials. Would like to try the pipe option with eyelets but saw the comment about the 1" i.d. compatibility, so not sure.
    Asked on 10/25/2012 by Coastal Maine Dan from South Portland (not Oregon)

    2 answers

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      Hi
      Actually I don't see why the pipe idea would't work. I doubled the clips and put 2x6's on and carry all kind's of heavy loads the top base . not sure if this comment helps . I always have doubled my order and attach 2 per single board on each end thus the 2x6
      Good Luck

      Answered on 10/26/2012 by Anonymous
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      I used 1" Square steel tubing to bolt to the top. The top is flat with a hole in the center. This makes it easy to make them any width you need. If you could fashion a saddle to hold the pipe from rolling on the top the Pipe would work. I built the racks for a 1998 Dodge 12 passenger van with a true rain gutter. I have loaded it with approximately 4-5 hundred pounds of gear. I don't think they were near capacity. This is a solid product and I would recommend them.

      Answered on 10/26/2012 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    Do you know if these will fit on the cab of my 2007 toyota tacoma? I see a review where a guy says he popped them right on to his truck and headed out west...only thing is, the rain gutters are not exactly like typical rain gutters on a vehicle, they are further up on the cab...anywho, just wondering if you have any information.

    Thanks,

    Alex Docta
    Asked on 10/16/2012 by Alex from Milwaukee, WI

    3 answers

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      Hi I went on line and looked at your trucks rain gutters and they will not work. You must have the old style gutters . There are plenty of systems that will work on your truck but they are the new types Like tule and yakama
      Good like
      Ranchman

      Answered on 10/16/2012 by Anonymous
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      I use them on an old Dodge van with the old fashioned welded rain gutter. If
      your roof looks like this, I'd have to say they won't work.
      -Steve
      https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQyh2zGITmJ2D1BwWiplU9p
      eD4iNoHqw1C8ai0zn45AKMxJ4pp-

      Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
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      Good afternoon. I looked up a 2007 Taco and looked at the pictures. I don't think that these will work for you. In order for this type of rack to work you need a actual Rain gutter. Looking at the picture it looks like they have designed the rain gutter into the roof line. Good luck.

      Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
  • Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set

    Q:

    Can you recommend an artificial rain gutter to use to adapt this product to a Leer fiberglass canopy?

    Thank you.
    Asked on 9/1/2012 by Rich

    7 answers

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      A:

      Any truck topper store will have a really cheap kit to add these brackets.

      Answered on 9/1/2012 by Anonymous
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      Yes. Look up camper shell gutter mounts. Thule makes them as do others. I have them bolted to roof of my suburban without gutters.
      Erich

      Answered on 9/1/2012 by Anonymous
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      the Quick-n-easy canopy mounts have worked well for me the past 4 years- no leaks and no damage after carrying rowing frame + oars for thousands of miles
      -TL

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Anonymous
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      Can't tell... maybe with an Aluminum "L" (the kind of thing you would use to fix a fence)... You'd only have to get it the right angle (about 45deg) with a plier, then you cut it the right lenght and you fix it on the canopy with at least 2 bolts. Use marine silicone to get your holes rainproof... This way you would not have to get a full lenght gutter on your brand new Leer.... But this system would only be good for carrying a light weigh over the canopy... if you plan heavy duty carrying, you'll have to put some reinforcement over and around the box... so this is a very custom fit!!

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Anonymous
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      Yes, a set of rain gutter mounts will work. Be sure to back them inside with a metal backing plate to help take the weight off the fiberglass. A canopy shop should be able to advise you.

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Clyde` from NRS
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      These quick and easy work great but I did a double set of clips and used a 2x6. thus having a mega strong rack . So you put 2 clips on each side of each board , the rain gutter in you case will be on a camper so you will have to mount double the gutter adaptors and you will have to reinforce the back side of the mounts . Not only on the out side of the camper but also the in side . A 3"x 6" plate of alumium 1/4" thick will work great and you will have a bomber set of racks . I always over kill but I then never have any issues with my equipment
      Good Luck
      Michael

      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
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      After giving it some thought, I would contact the manufacturer of the cap and ask if they have a retrofit kit to install rain gutters on one of their caps. Depending on where you live, if that doesn't work go to a local sheet metal Fabrication/ Welding Shop and ask if they could make something simple to attach them to the cap. Let them know the approximate load weight you want to carry so they can give you material that will hold up. Also, since this is a fiberglass canopy, the manufacturer may have certain areas on the cap that are better to attach to than others. Good luck.

      Answered on 9/5/2012 by Anonymous
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    5.0

    Real drip rails? These are it!

    By Humphrey Boogie

    from Tucson, AZ

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable

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      • 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd
      • Older Models

      Comments about Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set:

      Originally I wanted the elusive 4" model. Couldn't manage to find them but I have no regrets. You can really load these puppies down and the extra clearance of the 7" version keeps the load off the roof if you have any cross-bars flex.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Canoe 4u

      from Portland OR

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          Comments about Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set:

          I have used these for the past 20 years. The only reason I bought replacements was due to an accident.

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          4.0

          Simple and Rugged

          By jorhlives

          from Maine

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          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
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            • SUV's

            Comments about Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set:

            I bought a set of four Quick-n-Easy brackets to use as an interim rack solution on my Cherokee while waiting for an integrated rack to be fabricated. Because of the high level of usability of the brackets, I almost canceled the order for the other rack!

            The Quick-N-Easy brackets were very simple to install and use. To size the rails, I put two brackets on the vehicle loosely then ran a tape measure between the two mounting holes to get the correct distance. Two PT 2x4s drilled to that distance and a couple bolts was all it took to get the rack up and running.

            I gave the brackets a trial by fire by hauling construction lumber up a challenging 1/2 mile ATV trail to a remote building site. They worked admirably over a very punishing week.

            For longitudinal stability and load carrying capability, I don't think these brackets can be beat. The one-piece bracket arm is a huge advantage in this field and the wide footing in the gutter rail provides exceptional stability front-to-back. The one criticism I can provide is that the single mounting hole and small connection area on the end of each bracket arm to mount a rail means that the rack will have less lateral stability under a heavy load, especially off-road when the vehicle and the load are swaying from side to side. An enlarged contact area with two bolt holes instead of one would make the installation of a custom rail slightly more difficult, but would be a benefit to stability.

            Bottom line - This is well-made product at a great price point that allows the end-user ultimate flexibility in creating their own rack solution.

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            All good things to say on the service and delivery. Notification emails were provided by NRS to acknowledge the order and when it shipped, and the package arrived in the correct number of days and in great shape.

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            5.0

            Good stuff

            By Joroco

            from Oregon

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set:

                Worked great I combined the feet with some old Yakima parts I had laying around and used Yakima cross bars to make a great rack for my roof tent

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                4.0

                Easy...once you figure out spacing

                By Rev. Root

                from Ashland, OR

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Hard To Install Or Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Quick-N-Easy Car Top Racks - Set:

                  The concept of this product is great, but implementation is a bit tricky. The width from gutter to gutter changes throughout the length of my van (a little wider in the middle). It's difficult to measure this due to the curvature of the roof. Best bet is probably to level the van, then use a square or level (plumb) to mark gutter width on the cross-memeber. But then you need to locate the mounting holes for the Q&E (inset from the gutter). I used those squeezy clamps to mock-up position. But it would be nice if there was a spec'd offset measurement, (from the foot position to the bolt center), that came with insturctions for the Q&E. It would make locating mounting holes a simple measurement rather than a complicated one. My experience is that the Q&E feet like to be pushed to the outer edge of the gutter; too far in and the clamp doesn't fit over the locking screw. Of course, too far out and you miss the gutter completely. So minor errors in this width measurement can make a difference. I say there needs to be some specs/measurements and installation tips in the instructions.

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