Reviewed By Roger R (Green Cove Springs, FL) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford Ranger —11/17/2009 8:44 AM
I've only had the bar in place for a few weeks, and I'm very pleased with it. I have some plastic crates in the forward bed of the Ford Ranger, and I'm using the bar on the aft side to hold them in place against the bed wall. I bought a second bar and I'm planning to use it with crates braced against the tailgate. The bar seems sturdy enough for holding a variety of cargo in place. I have a hard lift up cover over the bed and I tend to use it as a big "trunk," for storing a variety of odds & ends used in rebuilding my sailboat. Moreover, little room is available for storage in the cab and behind the seats, so storage is important. I had considered using a twist-type bar, but the ratchet bar develps more pressure with the end pads to hold the bar in place securely. The ratchet makes it easy to do. I imagine that I'll keep the bars when we sell the Ranger and go cruising. I believe they will be useful for similarly storing crates on the boat. I don't know how they would fare in a high-salt environment. This was part of my first order with Autoanything and I'm satisfied with the experience.