I wanted a roof rack for the wife's jeep that is easily removed, only need it a couple weeks out of the year for vacation. I ended up choosing the Surco Safari Rack because of the price point and the previously mentioned remove ability.
I also don't like all the bars on the heavier duty racks that bolt down to the A-pillar and such. Because of that I know I would be limiting my carrying load substantially but that is okay as I only plan on only carrying fishing gear and other assorted beach stuff.
I did read in another review that with only the three slats that it comes with in the base model it can be a little weak so I went and ordered the extra slats along with it, that brought it to a total of nine slats and it really stiffens it up a lot, also gives it much more surface area to tie down to, I would recommend paying the extra for this.
I expected a cheap piece of crap to come to my door but was pleasantly surprised at what showed. It is well made and well thought out. the fit and finish is of high standard and it fits all my criteria to a tee.
If I do decide to keep it on all summer I see that if I want to remove my roof I just lift it off as one unit, no need to remove the rack first, hadden't really considered that before but just realized it after the install.
As I said the fit and finish is great and it's Made in USA. If you have the same criteria as I did with mine than I would definitely recommend taking a look at it, Nice job Surco.
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