Submitted: 04-10-2008 by JLeephoto
I found this item much better than I expected. Bought it to travel 150 interstate miles with a new canoe when I couldn't find a proper roof rack for my short bed Tacoma truck. Though heavily made, at first I thought it was a bit rickety. But, once I strapped my new 15 ft. canoe down to my rear bumper and the front of the bed, it was solid as a rock. Drove up to 70 mph on the interstate on the way home, watching it with a hawk eye and stopping twice to find it remained firm. I now have confidence in it.
Next test will be in the vertical position with a single roof rack on the cab so that I can use my Tonnuau cover but I expect that I'll have to add additional straps to prevent slop in that position.