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Vanguard Topper Racks

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Our Price:
$312.99 - $429.99
Made in the USA
Rating:
4 (5 reviews)

Description

  • Painted steel plated with zinc & yellow chromate for added corrosion resistance
  • Load Capacity: 500 lbs. uniformly distributed with optional but highly recommended horizontal bars (LR-HB)
  • Includes two (2) aluminum ladder positioners
  • Will not fit skirted/wrap over toppers/caps
  • Quick and easy installation and removal
  • Made in the USA - New Ipswich, New Hampshire

Vanguard topper racks offer the hauling capacity for your larger rig that you've been looking for. Offering a 500 pound load capacity uniformly distributed, you cannot go wrong with the sheer load capability of this rack. The steel tubing has a 1.625 wall thickness backing up the strength and durability.

From pipes to rough cut lumber you can carry what you need to, when you need to carry. Not only that, you can do it in far less trips. The cap rack will fit trucks with a cab height up to 25" clearance from the foot plate. Vanguard topper racks can be removed from the extend-plate without disturbing the cap seal.

Vanguard designed these racks to fit either a cap style or hi-lo style topper. Two ladder positioners will be included with your order. If you want strength and quality you need look no further than a Vanguard Topper Rack. Go on, click the add to cart button now!

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Product Reviews Summary

Overall
4.0 
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3.4
Price / Value
3.2
Ease of Installation
3.2
Quality
3.4
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Part #: VMC-LR-HB-B Posted on
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2.0
(Orleans, MA)
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I recommend these - they make the rack a lot more substantial and also provide more ways to tie down your loads
Vanguard Lumber Rack
Part #: VMC-LRUNC-B Posted on
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4.0
- 2006 Toyota Tacoma (Orleans, MA)
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This is a very decent product. Might be available from other sources under different names for slightly less money, but it was a good experience buying from RealTruck.

I'm a semi-retired builder, and bought this for a little Tacoma 4x4 I recently got as a run-around, for lumber, kayaks, surfboards, etc.

I also have a Silverado 4x4 Crew cab with a System One rack Contractor rig, which is still among the best high-end lumber racks as my primary work truck.

This Vanguard unit is well made, has a thick black finish, and goes together easily. It locks together with SS set screws and so far is tight and squeek/rattle free. I do wish it came with cleats to anchor tie-downs, but it was easy to add some. It is very rudimentary in comparison but is honest value. Note that it is designed with cantilevered mounting plates so you can slide your cap (camper shell) in or out. I have an A.R.E. aluminum cap with built in rack that I use, the point being that even when the cap is removed I still have a rack to use for above-mentioned stuff. I recommend getting the extra bars to tie front and back towers together-it just makes everything better. Good luck!
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Part #: VMC-LRUNC-HL-B Posted on
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4.0
- 2006 Dodge Dakota (PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ)
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This is a great item for clearing a camper shell . The only problem I had was that there was a welding slag inside one tube wish made using the lower level impossible, Luckily I needed the higher level. Quality control needs to check for that.
Part #: VMC-LR-HB-B Posted on
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5.0
- 1995 Ford Ranger (Gearhart, OR)
Rack for our '95 Ford Ranger
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- 1995 Ford Ranger (Gearhart, OR)
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The rack we found was perfect for our use. It came in just as we had expected and was just what we needed. Great company to order from.
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Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Each topper rack has a limited lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship.


Installation

The Vanguard topper rack installation is an easy at home install. For additional information, please call us at 1-877-216-5446 or 701-253-5906.