Posts by monkey1


Fishing rods on the roof? Is that even possible? Sure, why not! Roof racksare a great way to get large and sometimes bulky gear conveniently and safely from place-to-place. Let’s take a look at some of the options on the market as well as the plusses and minuses of each one. Cargo boxes Cargo boxes are great options for moving gear that won’t fit inside your vehicle, and many are machined from the same high quality aluminium as...

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The first receiver hitch racks came to the market about 20 years ago in the mid-1990s. The growth in their use has increased quickly in recent years, and as many as 40% of vehicles now have receiver hitches. While they are convenient, these hitch-mounted racks pose a number of issues. Some dangers are to your gear, but some hit closer to home. Rear-end accident statistics By some measures, a rear end collision happens every 8 seconds...

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The roof rack industry is dominated by a couple of large companies, but that doesn’t mean consumers don’t have other options.  Let’s take a look at the various participants in the market along with their offerings.   Towers / Stays Manufacturers The mechanism that mounts directly to your roof or to your factory rails is call a tower or stay.  These “base” systems are manufactured by a wide variety of firms.  While few...

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Switch Blade Roof Racks

Switch Blade Roof Racks


Posted By on Jul 30, 2012

SmartCrossbars™, manufactured right here in the USA, make it fast and easy to put any attachments like boxes, bike racks and ski racks onto your vehicle.  Thanks to the patent pending quick release system, you can change out components in literally a couple of seconds instead of minutes and hours with Yakima® and Thule® crossbars. SmartCrossbars™ fit right into the towers made for round Yakima® or square Thule® crossbars.  If...

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Car Side Awning


Posted By on Jan 16, 2012

The INNO Car Side Awning provides instant shade and protection from the elements. Fits on SmartCrossbars, square, round or most factory crossbars. Features include: Compact storage Made of water resistant shade fabric Side shades include hook and loop fasteners Length adjustable poles Robes, pegs, hammer and storage bag included

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Wasatch Powder Monkeys, manufacturer of SmartCrossbars, is now an official INNO Racks dealer! We are working diligently to get all the INNO product online. In the mean time, contact us directly at info@wasatchpowdermonkeys to let us know what INNO products you need. We’ll sell all INNO products at 10% off MSRP. Check out their complete product set at...

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