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Old 04-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Trail Rack Recommendations

I'm looking to buy a trail rack for my 12 JKU. I thought about a hitch mount, but I want access to the rear contents while travelling to the trail, etc.

I found the following 3 models that appear to fit. I'm kind of leaning towards the Bestop product, since it has a bit larger cargo tray.

Bestop:
HighRock 4x4™ Tailgate Rack Bracket with Universal Rack Tray for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Garvin:
Garvin Industries 44000 - Garvin Industries Trail Rack for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Warrior:
Warrior Products 831 - Warrior Products Adventure Rack for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Not planning on carrying anything real heavy. Perhaps a few camp chairs and other misc. outdoor related gear.

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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You have a 4 door. How much other crap are you taking with you?

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You have a 4 door. How much other crap are you taking with you?
Dog, 3 people, 10 day trip. Lot's of stuff. Need a place to stick my mother-in-law. Any other questions?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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Not a rack but otherwise fits various hauling jobs way better than I ever imagined:

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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That covers it! I like the Highrock solution and have often considered it myself. I like where it is and the way it looks. I use a hitch rack on the beach, but that wouldn't work well for other terrain. I have an extension which allows me to open the gate about halfway with a cooler in the rack.

I like to keep the cooler on the rack and access it from there. That wouldn't work for me with the Highrock, however it would be perfect for anything else or if you were going to unload the cooler.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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Dog, 3 people, 10 day trip. Lot's of stuff. Need a place to stick my mother-in-law. Any other questions?
Roof rack would be good for the mother-in-law.

Kidding.

Remember in Caddyshack, "A pool or a pond?"
"A pond would be good for you."

I like the Bestop one out of the three. Seems pretty light, and looks like it would hold at least as much as the Garmin or the Warrior (which didn't give a weight limit...red flag). Bestop being the cheapest of the three doesn't hurt, either. The descriptive blurb on the Q says it can be mounted "in multiple locations," but in the directions it shows only the above-spare mount. Can't figure out where else it would go...
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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Camping is MUCH FUN--

All you need is a rack and a tagalong trailer--go anywhere for 5/10/15 days--even a month-YUK!--I wouldn't care for that, but





The sky's the limit, although I never had to worry about a M.I.L.--

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