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Surco Safari Rack

I am considering ordering the surco safari roof rack for my truck. It's 50x84x5 and I am jut wondering if anyone has any experience with these racks or other like it and any advice. I am not set on this specific brand or anything but the price is up my alley at around 500-600 for the setup. And some Christmas money my sister still owes me will sure come in handy. Anyway, any help would be great. Install instructions, anything of the sort. Thanks

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Never used that brand but I have one of these Defender Roof Racks Jeeps, Trucks, and SUV real off road

If you somewhat handy it's a pretty straight forward install.

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I have a surco on my truck. not sure what model though. Been pretty good but had a gust of wind catch it one day going over a bridge and broke a weld. Now it rattles a bit.

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Hey stangman, what size is that rack? And thanks guys ill look into the defender racks too.

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Not really sure but would be glad to climb up there tomorrow and measure it for you.

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Not really sure but would be glad to climb up there tomorrow and measure it for you.
Thanks bud, that would be great. That is the perfect size IMO.

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I've got a Surco Safari with all kinds of crap mounted to is and it's given me no problems at all. Very happy with it.....

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Just measured the rack. Its 150" long and 50" wide. Mounts with screws into the factory rack rails.

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This would be a good place to ask this question.

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