Reviewed by Theron J (Longmont, CO) Reviewed for a 2004 Hummer H2 — 2006-04-17 07:23:50
The only real disappointment was their selection of hardware and lack of instructions. I would have liked to seen some sort of knob system to attach the basket to the roof track. Since adding this to my 2004 H2 I cannot get this into my garage so the knob system would be great for easy removal. I tried using the supplied Phillips head screws and trying to hold the threaded plate was a pain because the screws were to short. I ended up getting a bunch of socket head cap screws about 3/8" longer then what was supplied. I also was disappointed with the instructions that came with the system. It only had 3 pictures on it and very limited instruction both on one page. I am a mechanical engineer so for this to be lacking for me was a lot. One thing I would recommend would be to install the cross bars on the car first then once the basket was assembled install that and move the cross bars accordingly then attach the basket. I would also recommend that you put this together on a pair of saw horses to save your back, there are a lot of screws. I also ordered the light attachment brackets and did not see any where in the description that they came in pairs so I ordered 2 extra boxes. The brackets where pretty straight forward to install. I ordered the 100” x 65” basket as well as the ladder and found out once I tried to open my rear hatch the ladder hit the basket so I had to loosen all the mounting screws and move the basket forward. I am taking a trip to Canada this summer and during our drive I will encounter over 200 miles of poorly maintained dirt road that is usually pretty rough so I will let you know how the rack handled the drive.