Do you really need a roof rack?

Joshua GraceNews

As the next generation of off roaders come through, we’ve noticed that the traditional second-hand Toyota’s and Nissan’s are being swapped for brand new vehicles. Dual Cabs and SUV’s are far more common than they have ever been, begging the question of how we carry the massive amounts of gear we bring along on our off-road adventures. Even with the … Read More

Mounting to the rails or the roof? Let Tradesman help you decide!

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Mounting? – the rails or the roof , a quick guide from Tradesman Roof Racks

With an ever-increasing set of ways to mount a roof rack to a vehicle’s roof – it often can be very confusing! We commonly get the question – I have a set of factory rails – can I mount my rack to that? The short answer, yes you can! First of all, let’s cover some cars that we commonly install … Read More

Aluminium or steel? Advice for your next fabricated roof rack.

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Alloy vs Steel showing welder at work

The aluminium or steel debate has existed in the roof rack industry since the beginning. Hardcore weekend warriors swear by steel’s strength and reliability and the touring community point to the reduced weight and long-term rust resistance of aluminium. With the market for roof racks ever-increasing, we can give you a few pointers to help you decide on your next … Read More