Originally Posted by Wallis
This is the rack I have, but I think it’s too lightweight for a longboard, shortboard, and more for a road trip. Also a bit close together to support the length and drag of a longboard on the highway.Storage area is too small inside so I figure I’ll get a heavier duty rack and throw camping gear up there as well.
I’ll remove the Rhino tray when not being used.
Any idea if the AEV bull bar is approved for use/insurance in Aus? I think I prefer the look of it compared to ARB, TJM and Uneek.
Ahh ok now I know why you want the backbone system. I have the Vortex bars bolted through the hard top and recently purchased a Rhino tray to bolt on it as it's easier for the kayak.
The hard top is rated to carry 35kg so the backbone system is handy.
From memory, the AEV front bar is ADR compliant but has not been ADR tested. Which means that if they ever did test it for ADRs it would pass.
One way you can get around it if you are really want that bar is to get insured by Club4x4. They will accept and insure that bar.