Buying A Roof Rack – Quick Guide

Buying A Roof Rack – Quick Guide

Roof Racks – What’s the Story?

Nothing screams WELL PREPARED Overland vehicle like a proper expedition Roof Rack! When it comes to selecting a roof rack for your 4×4 or van, several factors are important to consider which our easy TUFF-TREK buying guide should help you with.

Firstly, prioritize the carrying capability of the roof rack. A high-quality roof rack should be able to support heavy loads securely and withstand the rigors of off-road conditions. Additionally, a good roof rack should provide a sturdy platform to connect various accessories and equipment. This includes roof tents, which offer convenience and comfort during outdoor adventures.

Your roof rack should also accommodate other accessories such as awnings, which provide shade and protection from the elements. The ability to attach additional accessories expands the functionality and versatility of the roof rack. Common ROOF RACK ACCESSORIES to fit to a rack include MAXTRAX holders, SPARE WHEEL Carriers, Surfboard or Cycle carriers even AXE and SHOVEL HOLDERS – FRONT RUNNER do an amazing range and examples can be found here

Durability is another key aspect to consider. A reliable roof rack should be constructed from high-quality materials, resistant to corrosion and wear. This ensures longevity and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and rough terrains.

Aluminium is generally considered to be the best material for this as it’s lightweight and high strength make it ideal.

EASY PEASEY? How easy is it to put on or take off?

Ease of installation and compatibility with your specific vehicle is crucial. Choose a roof rack that is designed to fit your 4×4 or van perfectly, ensuring a secure and stable attachment. A roof rack that is easy to install and remove will save valuable time and effort, especially after outdoor expeditions.

Sides or no Sides? If you plan to fit a roof top tent (especially a fold over soft top style) then we really recommend you go for a flat rack without the old fashioned ‘basket sides’. This will allow the tent to fold over the side or rear without hitting the sides!


Finally, skip the pitfalls and select a roof rack from a reputable manufacturer known for their commitment to quality. Reading reviews and seeking recommendations can help ensure that the chosen roof rack meets your expectations and requirements.

In conclusion, when choosing a roof rack, prioritize carrying capability, compatibility, durability, and the ability to accommodate various accessories. By considering these factors, you can select a high-quality roof rack that will enhance your 4×4 or van’s capabilities and provide a reliable and versatile platform for all your outdoor needs.

⊕ Our team are here to help you choose the right rack for your vehicle, be it a car, van or 4×4! Just call our office on +44(0)1825 840 786 or email HERE.