Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Missing parts - No instructions
I got this home from Pep Boys only to find out there were NO instructions in the box. I first tried to find some online. No luck. I am mechanically inclined so I just looked at the picture on the box and was able to figure out how to get it together. But the two upper pieces with the bend on each end didn't fit properly. Either they were not bent enough or the holes were drilled in the wrong place. It took to people and a clamp to force everything together.
Then there were only 2 rubber pads that are supposed to protect the paint on your car. This thing can NOT be used without the other two. I'm supposed to be leaving on a trip right away and Pep Boys only had one of these in stock. I will try to call them tomorrow but I don't see anyway for them to get me the rubber pads before I have to leave. I'll find out when I call them tomorrow. (They're already closed for tonight.)
July 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MisterDK Easy assembly and good quality materials
The rack was easy to assemble with the instruction that were provided. It took about 10 minutes with normal hand tools. The only complaint was the clips used to hold the rack to the car. They were made for a car that has rain gutters. Our car van did not have rain gutters so it required a custom mount. I found that some standard S hooks fit the bill perfectly. The rack was fully loaded and survived a trip from Central Florida near Orlando all the way to Ithaca NY and back again. No problems wit the rack. The only thing that I would change other than the mounting clips would be to make the rack a little longer.
November 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShannonT Read before buying
I bought the basket for my Honda Element. We were going camping 2 hours away from home at the beach. We assembled it easily attached it to the roof no problems! Drove down the street to fill up on gas before getting on the freeway. All 4 brackets in the door panels came loose - thankfully we used a standard tie down for extra security or this basket would have fallen off the car. I've never seen brackets that had no hold to them at all. I put 1 sleeping bag, 1 box of tents and 1 air mattress in the basket so it wasnt stressed or over filled.This was a great basket if you use tie downs instead of the flimsy brackets that come with the product.
September 9, 2014