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davidreidok
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Hi Rick,

pdf just emailed.  Let me know via email if you got it.

good luck on your project

dave

 

6 feb 2021 4:06 pm central time


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Wildcat
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I don't know if useful to anyone, but I kept the instructions for installing the Yakima rack.


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gschoep
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I'm building my own rack for my 5 wide and would love to know what size bolts are used. I have welded up plates to go on the side with 1" tube supporting the cross bars.

The prorac instructions would be great @davidreidok if you would not mind.  

 

Gary

gschoep@gmail.com


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ericbryant09
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@davidreidok @wildcat

I would love to get the instructions for these racks.

I really want to add one to my 5 wide but haven't been able to find much info.

It seems that teardropshop stopped carrying the racks

My email is:

ericbryant09@gmail.com

Thanks a ton


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Wildcat
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@ericbryant09@gmail.com, which rack are you wanting instructions for?  There is the Prorac kind that bolts into the side of the trailer. 

The instructions i have are for the Yakima rack that is screwed into the top and does not hold as much weight.  It tells exactly where the screws go to hit the stringers that go across.


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Wildcat
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@ericbryant09@gmail.com  Also, I emailed the information to you and where to find the owners manual, even if there isn't much to it.


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ericbryant09
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@wildcat

I'm still looking at options, I haven't completely decided yet. Mainly want a way to carry my canoe or bikes on the roof.

I really appreciate the info.


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Wildcat
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@ericbryant09, well, if you use the instructions, be sure and remember it tells for Silver Shadows also, so be careful to use the right measurements.


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davidreidok
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The prorac is in my opinion the stronger rack for the little guy

and I am a life long yakima rack fan.   The only problem is finding a place to sell you a prorac.  I like the hole re reinforcements for the proracs. 

if you install be very careful of your measurements as it is super easy to mess up the holes especially on the rear end holes.  I know cause I fouled up on my prorac holes.

I am a life long kayak, canoe and raft person.  I would not carry my canoe on the little guy rack because there is just not enough distance between the front and rear crossbars for a secure carry.  Short kayaks maybe.  If you do decide to put a canoe up there be sure to have extremely good bow and stern lines to secure the canoe from slipping from side to side.


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ericbryant09
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@davidreidok 

Do you by chance still have the instructions for the prorac?

I would love to get a copy if you do.

Also thanks for the info. I may give another look for carrying on my TV


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davidreidok
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ericbryant09

 

send me a email address and I will find my copy and forward it to you

I think the prorac racks are made in Australia but may be wrong.  If possible get a set - this is from a life long fan boy of anything made by yakima.  The little guy 5 wide racks are strongest from prorac in my experience.   This is due to the side posts install procedure being thru the wall and re enforced.  Having said that, I am sure the yakima version will work ok for you long as you do not overload them.

For sure if you do elect to carry a boat on the little guy rack setup make sure the craft is tied down well and has bow and stern lines.  In my opinion just not sufficient length between the cross bars to support a long boat.  Take this from  a  person who has experience.   By the way the main reason I installed racks on my little guy was to support a side rail that is the base for a shade / rain tarp.


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ericbryant09
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@davidreidok 

My email is ericbryant09@gmail.com

Thank you. I appreciate it.


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royalwapiti
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Hi davidreidok

 

Could send me a link to where you bought your rack and a pic of it on your camper.  Looking specifically at how it mounts.   Most roof racks I see mount o the top and I want the side mount. Less chance of water getting it.

 

Thanks

 

mikehogan64@gmail.com


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davidreidok
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@royalwapiti      photo and email sent

dave


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