Packaging & Shipping
How do you get a 13ft long 6ft wide roof rack across the country without damage?
All Aluminum Construction
Really, other than fasteners, it is all aluminum.
We saw a need to have smaller, lightweight boards to continue the theme of versatility. These Deck Boards don’t have the structural integrity of the planks as they are designed for add-on decking to cover smaller gaps created by roof vents and other elements on your roof. It’s a great component to using this system how you want. They also have grid holes tomount components and accessories.
You may also use up to 14 Deck Boards to complete your Rooftop Deck.
In the top picture, the deck boards are shown 3 across, on a full Rooftop Deck with a top filler panel and planks underneath.
Are you looking to order just deck boards for your existing rack? Purchase here.
The Filler Panel is designed and created as the front and
rear panel of the rack. They fill the gap right behind the front and rear crossbars and offers mounts for lights, tie-downs and accessories. You can put a Filler Panel on the front, rear, or both areas of the Base Perimeter Rack.
In the top horizontal picture, the filler panel is shown on the base perimeter rack with planks and deck boards. On the bottom left, it is shown at the corner, with the corner brackets and shown on the top of the image on the right.
The planks are also aluminum and weigh only a few pounds apiece. They run perpendicular to your vehicle (driver to passenger side) and provide the cross support and decking surface all in one.
The Planks are 8″ wide and can be placed anywhere along your deck to accommodate roof vents, solar panels, or air conditioners. They have a grid of holes and mounting points that have been laser cut for versatility in mounting options
(they are also bent and formed in a CNC press brake).
In the top horizontal picture, the base perimeter rack and planks are shown with the filler panels on both the front and rear of the rack.
The Van Cafe Base Perimeter Rack is made of lightweight 8020 aluminum.