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Do I Really Need a Fairing?

| August 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

“Do I really need a fairing?” This is a common question I often hear after someone purchases a new roof rack for their vehicle.  After coughing up $400.00 or so dollars for a top of the line rack system from Thule or Yakima a lot of people do not want to add any optional accessories. […]

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How To Properly Transport Your SUP

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guest blog written by Adam Champagne Although, at first glance stand up paddle boards look easy to transport, their long and flat shape actually makes them act like wings. On top of that you have to be careful not to damage their surface. If you’re driving a pickup a van or vehicle big enough to safely […]

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Take More Friends Spring Rebate from Yakima

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Starting April 27th, the Take More Friends Spring Rebate from Yakima is the perfect opportunity to grab up the rack products you need to fully take advantage of the warm weather. For purchases over $300, Yakima will be sending a little extra back to your wallet. Those who purchase $300 of Yakima gear will receive […]

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New Video: How To Properly Secure a Kayak to a Roof Rack

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Transporting a kayak can be a little tricky. Trust us. We’ve seen or heard of improperly secured kayaks and canoes tumble to the road from a speeding car more times than we’d like to recount and it breaks our heart every single time. With that in mind, we went ahead and made a new video […]

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New Gear From Yakima and Whispbar!

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

We recently brought a few new Yakima and Whispbar products and I thought a quick overview might be helpful. The Whispbar Mighty Mount for the standard bar and the HD bar allows you to attach many of the stnadard Yakima rack accessories such as Land Sharks, Hully Rollers, High Rollers, and Kayak Stackers to the Whispbar cross […]

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Never Fear, We’ve Got Winter Gear

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Feels like Winter is well on it’s way! For us down in Texas that means some chilly 40 degree temperatures (at night), but we know our northern customers might be getting some of that cold white powdery stuff called snow that we don’t see too often. Well, just because the snow doesn’t fall on us […]

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Naked Roof? Get a Kayak Rack!

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

ACK employee, Joseph Dowdy, recently wrote a series of comprehensive guides to lead you in the right direction when shopping for auto racks for your car, suv or truck. We thought it may be a good idea to reference each one of them through one post…here ya go: Maybe you just bought a new kayak […]

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Solutions for Vehicles with Factory Racks

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

This blog is a continuation of a series designed to help our customers identify which rack system best fits their needs. In this article, we offer some advice to those who own a vehicle with a factory rack. You’re ready to get to the water with your new or future boat but are realizing that […]

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Rack Cradles to Customize Your Load

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Every situation is different when it comes to vehicle racks. While a base or factory rack system gets you started, you can truly begin to customize your vehicle to your lifestyle when you incorporate rack accessories. Whatever your needs may be, there is usually a rack accessory that can create a solution for you. Rack […]

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Base Rack Systems for Naked Roofs

| July 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

One of the first steps to getting on the water with your new boat is to have a vehicle rack that can transport it. While some SUVs come with factory rails and/or racks, many don’t and as far as cars go, you’ll more than likely have nothing at all. If you have a naked roof […]

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