Tips for Loading Gear onto Your Roof Rack

Tips for Loading Gear onto Your Roof Rack

Most of us have probably come across photos or videos online of vehicles carrying unsecured loads. We’re talking gear that’s sticking half out of the boot, or items that have only been secured to the roof using ropes wound over the rear-view mirrors. Heck, some of us have probably seen such desperate acts with our own eyes in public. On the other hand, some of you may have even tried it yourselves; but don’t fret, because we’re doing away with the shame!

With a roof rack installed, you won’t have to come up with imaginative (and seriously risky) ways to desperately load gear onto your vehicle. Whether you’re using your rack for jobs, hobbies or off-road adventuring, you’ll be able to fit a heap of items onto your car easily and conveniently. Of course, it’s still important for you to load your roof rack in a specific way, so that you can guarantee that your gear sits safe and secure.

With that said, we’ve provided some must-read tips on how to load gear onto your roof rack the right way:

A Note on Load Restrictions

Before your start loading your vehicle with gear, it’s important to know about load carrying capacities. Each vehicle has its own maximum load capacity, which you can generally find in the owner’s manual. Once you’ve got a roof rack installed, it’s important to deduct the total weight of the roof rack from the load carrying capacity when you’re trying to find the maximum payload capacity. Following these load restrictions will prevent you from overloading your car and increasing the risks of rolling at high speeds and sharp turns, or having your gear fall off and cause damage. A slower speed is also important to consider when it comes to travelling with a roof rack.

How to Load Roof Racks the Right Way

Secure Long Items Carefully

Keep in mind that long items are not allowed to overhang the front or back of your vehicle by more than 1.2 metres in Western Australia. If you have long items that are going to overhang, make sure that you tie them down to the front and back of your vehicle, and attach a bright red flag if the projecting load is not readily visible.

Pack Heavier Items in the Boot

The general rule is to pack your boot with the heavier items and leave the roof rack for the lighter gear, or the cargo that is too bulky or oddly shaped to fit in the boot. They key to preventing an unstable load is to spread out the weight of your items evenly over the length of the roof rack. If the load is too heavy at the back, it will make your steering feel off. On the other hand, if it’s too heavy at the front, it will dip forward each time you brake.

Keep Accessibility in Mind

Anything you know that you’ll need to use sooner rather than later should be stored inside your vehicle rather than on the top of your roof rack. This will save you from putting in unnecessary effort when it comes to mucking around with your load and pulling down a heap of items just to get to the one you need.

Use Appropriate Tie Downs

There are plenty of options out there for securing your cargo, but unfortunately, flimsy bits of rope aren’t one of them. If you want to make sure that your gear is tied down correctly, aim to use tie down or ratchet straps over elastic straps, as elastic straps can cause your cargo to move around. Make sure that you fasten these tie down straps properly as well and check them periodically as you make stops along the way to your destination.

Get Purpose-Built Roof Racks at Great Racks

Want to experience the difference of a custom-built roof rack? Turn to the experts at Great Racks, a fully Western Australian owned and operated company. As local tradies ourselves, we know how important it is to have a roof rack that can handle daily use and abuse and resist against the harsh weather conditions. That’s why we always build our roof racks using premium grade materials and stringent manufacturing processes. Finally, we customise our racks according to your unique specifications. In this way, we can guarantee the absolute best solution for you and your needs.

To get your hands on a custom-built rack, call Great Racks now for a free measure and quote!

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Mike Griffiths
Mike Griffiths
05:51 11 May 22
A big thank you to Celeste, Mark and team. Its a pleasure to get good old fashion service and quality product. I have no hesitation recommending them and will certainly use them for any future racks we need. Cheers All Mike
Robyn Bryant
Robyn Bryant
05:53 10 May 22
Fabulous service and very happy with completed rack and cover.Celeste and Mark make a perfect team and both happy to discuss variations to design and guidance in construction.Workmanship is top notch.We would thoroughly recommend this company.
Luke Harbs
Luke Harbs
06:54 26 Mar 22
Very happy with my cage canopy and racks.Mark and Celeste are great to deal with, from first phone call to finished product everything was easy. The extra work to allow for my tinny loading is 10/10. Highly Recommend 👍🏽
Matthew Walsh
Matthew Walsh
09:10 25 Mar 22
Great work and greater team, we received a new roof rack for one of our trucks and it has made our work life far more easier.Would definitely recommend Great Racks for any aluminium works
Shane Cornell
Shane Cornell
22:30 16 Mar 22
Great service, well coordinated between office and workshop. Celeste was fantastic to communicate with very informative. Mark the head fabricator done the best job on my rack met all my requirements height width and length, so happy with the product and experience.Cheers guys
Sonia Firth
Sonia Firth
06:50 16 Mar 22
Celeste was so knowledgeable, professional and helpful in assisting us with the questions we had when enquiring about adding a back aluminum bar on the back of our recently purchased Ford ute. Great Racks matched the profile to the front bar of the existing tray and also put pins on the front bar which was a great addition at no extra cost.Jack who greeted us on the day was polite and as we were waiting for the work to be completed, managed to get it done well within the 4 hours initially advised.Great work, value for money (had quotes double of what we paid from other companies) and are so happy with the result.Great business, get out there and support them!
Jason kirkness
Jason kirkness
12:00 15 Mar 22
Great service from beginning to endProfessional and Friendly teamEven managed to fit in an extra little job that needed doingThe racks are fantastic the courtesy car was neat and tidy and I had my ute back within a dayGreat RacksGreat work guysThanks heaps
Ben Parry
Ben Parry
10:42 14 Mar 22
I saw great racks advertised on Instagram and I highly recommend using them. For starters the administration side of the business was so helpful and explained everything perfectly and was really organised. The framework and cover was completed at a high standard and they use great quality materials. I will be going back to great racks that’s for sure and will be recommending them to everyone.
Beaky Byrnes
Beaky Byrnes
09:23 25 Feb 22
Great Racks, great quality, great service, highly recommend Celeste and the team. The boys have done a great job on the frame, rack and canopy, looks awesome. Thanks Celeste and team for a great looking quality job.
Brady Pettersson
Brady Pettersson
12:12 24 Feb 22
These blokes are absolute legends, they did an outstanding job on my Ladder racks for my business, and even gave me a hire Ute to use whilst the job was being done! They deserve a lot of respect!
Jozee Adamson
Jozee Adamson
00:39 17 Feb 22
Great bunch of people who were professional, easy to deal with and provided a fast but quality product. We dealt with Celeste and Mark and can not fault the service that was provided by this team. We are in love with our custom rack and cannot wait to put it to the test. Highly recommend!
Jacob Bruinsma
Jacob Bruinsma
05:04 16 Feb 22
could not talk highly enough about the two roof racks that i have purchased through great racks. the use of the free courtesy tray back has enabled me to keep my business operating whilst im without my ute for only a day. i recommend great racks to anybody who is in the market for a custom made sleek roof rack or associated aluminium work!!!
Luke Abbott
Luke Abbott
02:16 05 Feb 22
Really helpful and great workmanship really nice people to deal with and the courtesy car was a massive help Thanks guys
James El Nido
James El Nido
02:47 26 Jan 22
Ty
Ty
01:47 24 Jan 22
Couldn’t be happier with my canopy, it looks amazing and the quality it’s outstanding. Everywhere I go people tell me how great it looks! Celeste is great to deal with and makes the whole process so easy, any question you have she’s happy to answer. Overall a great experience and would recommend highly if your looking for a canopy from a great local family owned business!
Paul Connor
Paul Connor
23:15 10 Jan 22
Great communication with these guys regarding what I actually wanted and they had some good suggestions along the way. The canopy itself looks great, already getting some good use!
Martyn Craft
Martyn Craft
06:13 04 Jan 22
The team at Great Racks were a delight to deal with and did a great job on my canopy. Couldn’t be happier with the finished product!
Mackane Reid - People, Places and Pick Me Ups
Mackane Reid - People, Places and Pick Me Ups
04:27 22 Dec 21
These guys are the best. Unbelievably professional, reliable service. Within two weeks of first contact, we had our custom racks and tools boxes installed, plus 2 other requested items were no worries for them. They made the ideas we had for our truck come to life. Will be using again for the rest of our fleet. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.
Mark Spadaccini
Mark Spadaccini
23:32 21 Dec 21
I highly recommend Great Racks. I had quite a complex job wanting a roof rack to carry a roof top tent and heavy duty awning above my canopy which was challenging due to to my canopy having gull wing type doors which required a few tweaks to get perfect. Mark and Celeste gave me 100% attention until the job was perfect. They even made time to squeeze it in before the xmas rush to make sure I was happy and could use it overt the break. Its hard to find service like this these days. Great people.
Joe Garton
Joe Garton
12:42 13 Dec 21
I would definately reccomend 'Great Racks Roof Racks Perth'. I have just had a custom roof rack fabricated as well as fitted and could not be happier.Celeste is amazing to deal with and the team in the fabrication workshop have done an impressive job!Some of the best customer service I've had in town and they even give you a courtesy car.I'll definitely be back to get some more work done. Thanks team 😊
Samuel Christopher
Samuel Christopher
01:37 18 Nov 21
Great Racks have been awesome at catering to all our needs. Prompt friendly service, we are extremely happy with their products
Sam Christopher
Sam Christopher
11:47 17 Nov 21
These guys are epic, an amazing job went above and beyond and so efficient! Highly recommended them. Very happy!
Terry Webster
Terry Webster
03:58 16 Nov 21
This was the only business whom responded to my online enquiry within hours. Hence after informing then of my job i approached the business and we discussed what would an could work. I was very impressed with the outcome and the use of a courtesy car. Excellent and professional courtesy throughout.
Amy Bufton
Amy Bufton
23:55 26 Oct 21
Amazing customer service! Celeste and Mark were extremely accommodating and had no issues with lending me a car for the day to use. The racks were custom-fit to suit my vehicle so look great. Can't wait to test them out camping!
Brian Detata
Brian Detata
03:32 28 Sep 21
Excellent correspondence from Celeste. Great workmanship. Quick turnaround. Fantastic product. Can't fault anything! Will recommend to friends. Thanks!!
Dave Robb
Dave Robb
11:56 21 Sep 21
I’ve had my canvas canopy and aluminium frame installed on my Ford Ranger about a year now. I am really impressed with the quality of the build, storage inside and how easy it is to access the canopy from the sides and back.Customer service was fantastic, highly recommend!!
Mick Hendry
Mick Hendry
10:17 05 Sep 21
Just had a new roof rack fabricated and fitted.Professional service, top quality rack at a great price. Would highly recommend their services.
Mark Rose
Mark Rose
09:56 02 Sep 21
Great serviceVery helpful in assisting us to choose exactly what we needed,with no pressure to purchase extras, we did not need.Also they worked overtime to get everything ready in our short time frame, we had while in Perth.We are very happy with the end result, workmanship can’t be faulted and their rates are very competitive.Thanks again we love your work.
Dane Vincent
Dane Vincent
00:11 31 Aug 21
I recently got a canopy frame + cover made and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The customer service was outstanding, answering all my questions and helping me to pick the best choice for my needs. Very quick turnaround and courtesy car to use during. Highly recommend!
warrick Brooks
warrick Brooks
08:59 26 Aug 21
I had specific needs and wants for my rack and canopy . All of which were met to the absolute highest quality. The workmanship is second to none . Not only does it look amazing, it's practical and built tough. From the office staff right through to the very talented team on the workshop floor ,the service was extremely professional .There was no hassle at all with delivery and pick up times . As far as the quote it was spot on with no hidden extras. The courtesy car was a much unexpected and handy bonus . I could go on and on . If you are reading this and you want to get you hands on a great rack give them a call. 😀Warrick
Carl van Heerden
Carl van Heerden
08:15 26 Aug 21
I would highly recommend to anyone. Fabulous professional service. Quality fitting and product but most importantly dealing with all round great people.Celeste, Mark and the boys make a great team. Extremely happy.
Daniel Mika
Daniel Mika
13:13 26 Jul 21
Would recommend these guys to anyone, awesome people with amazing service that comes with a smile!Great work and knocked out my track rack in a day!If you’re looking for a custom rack, look no more!Thanks again guys! 🙏🏼
Paul Atkinson
Paul Atkinson
01:16 05 Jul 21
Would give more stars if it let me. Couldn’t recommend the team at great racks enough. The service and final product was beyond expectation. From start to finish they were super helpful and couldn’t be happier with the end result!
Andrew Hyland
Andrew Hyland
05:15 30 Jun 21
6 out of 5 stars!!I think this is a great example of how a business should be run and its very easy to see why they are busy.Very efficient, organised and knowledgeable team, Celeste was my first contact after calling quite a few roof rack suppliers and none of them could answer any queries, I was quite shocked and relieved that after speaking with Celeste for a few minutes she had not only answered all of my questions she had also made a few very constructive suggestions and at a very reasonable price. The service followed through to the job being completed on multiple vehicles. Very happy with the finished product. I will be using Great Racks again and I highly recommend this business to everyone!
shannon porter
shannon porter
21:37 09 Jun 21
Celeste and the boys at Great Racks did a wicked job on our new canopy. Could not be happier with the build quality and customer service. Extremely flexible with what we wanted with a clear vision of the end product before the install.Would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality canopy.Definitely returning for a custom roof rack in the near future 👌Cheers 🍻
Will B
Will B
07:08 22 May 21
I knew from the webpage and facebook page they were going to be good.Seen pictures of what I wanted and asked for a custom design which was made to plan.The work came out better than I imagined.
Brad Stewart
Brad Stewart
08:40 19 May 21
Great Racks are amazing to deal with, Celeste and Mark went out of their way to ensure the canopy I had built was to me specifications, they took the time prior to arriving and when the car was there to get it just right, consulting on every step of the way. Then working with Rhys the had the perfect team and I am very happy with the end result. Could not recommend this company high enough, do yourselves a favour and hit them up for a new canopy.
jaime mcbride
jaime mcbride
23:52 21 Apr 21
Quick friendly service. Very happy with my custom rack for my Roof top tent, it was perfect!10/10 would reccomend great racks to my friends and family.Thanks guys!
Nicola Letchford
Nicola Letchford
11:32 29 Mar 21
Brilliant service, the ease of the loan ute made the whole experience very easy.The workmanship on both the frame and the canopy is top notch.
Cameron Myles
Cameron Myles
05:39 21 Mar 21
The Great Racks team did an amazing job providing a canopy and frame for my try back Hilux. Fantastic workmanship, great quality and a friendly, helpful team. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get any sort of canopy or roof rack work done.
Jake Brune
Jake Brune
02:10 02 Feb 21
This family run business really is... as good as it gets! The entire experience from start to finish. Couldn’t be more greatful. The entire team... absolute legends! Everyone treating the car as if it was their own. They’ve got my whip ready for a lap around Oz and I couldn’t be more excited, now it’s equipped with such a weapon of a canopy & a great rack to suit. I’m good to go! Thanks for everything. Yew.
Joseph Dempster
Joseph Dempster
08:02 13 Jan 21
Awesome job, quality work highly recommended
Nenad Mandic
Nenad Mandic
01:31 17 Dec 20
It's not just the quality of the work (which is second to none in this case); but is also the professionalism and fiendliness of the owners whome you're dealing the first hand, that leaves ou with a warm feeling about the business experience you've just had. I really liked to deal with both Celeste and Mark as well as being completely satisfied with the service / product I paid for. Here are a few pictures of the dog cages / auxilliary space at the back.
Ben Sawyer
Ben Sawyer
23:51 14 Dec 20
Celeste and the team at Great Racks were amazing. Friendly, reliable, and professional. They even had a loan car for me when I dropped my Ranger in for some weekend work! The quality of workmanship and pride of product is what will bring me back in the future. A truly great experience. Thank you!
Alexander Coughlan
Alexander Coughlan
23:45 22 Nov 20
Thanks Great Racks, my 79 canopy looks great, workmanship was 5 star and all communication was first class. Best looking canopy i have seen on a 79.
Gareth Collie
Gareth Collie
14:17 19 Nov 20
Its been two and a half weeks since Great Racks sorted a rack and H bar for our Hilux. Its made daily working life alot easier, as the trailer is mostly parked up.Dealing with Celeste and Mark was very easy and very thorough. As a small family business ourselves, that pride's itself on quality its refreshing to deal with another WA Family business with the same outlook.We couldn't recommend The Great Rack team highly enough. Top notch guys. Cheers.Gareth, Base Construction.
shannon grill
shannon grill
06:05 15 Nov 20
Mark and Celeste were a pleasure to deal with. They have a highly professional and friendly team who build high quality racks and canopies. I had an aluminium frame and marine grade canopy that is fully water proof put on my dual cab ute. It looks fantastic and is highly functional. I wanted a canopy on my ute so my dog is protected from the elements yet has lots of fresh air as we are driving. They also gave me a loan car while my frame and canopy were being fitted. I'm very happy with the finished product it looks fantastic and my dog will be cool in summer and dry in winter. Thank you to Mark, Celeste and the whole team, Great Work😊
Tanya Myatt
Tanya Myatt
01:51 14 Nov 20
Thanks to Celeste and the guys at Great Racks.We had a canopy fitted and couldn't be happier.Top quality workmanship and materials used.Sensational customer service from the moment you walk in the door and great communication as the work is being done.Battons in the bottom of doors make it super easy to roll them up tidy.And as you can see the pup is lovin it too😊Can highly recommend these guys 10/10Cheers for the Great work🍻
Liam Duggan
Liam Duggan
00:30 10 Nov 20
Stoked with the result of my new roof rack to mount the tent to. Awesome service and great people down at great racks. Definitely comfortable going back there and will be recommending to mates. Cheers
Robert Buchanan
Robert Buchanan
07:16 30 Oct 20
Customer service was excellent. Quality was 5 star. Turn around was 1/2 a day. Team stepped through very easy process from initial inquiry through to fitting. Very happy with rack.
Tracey Kaciuba
Tracey Kaciuba
06:12 28 Oct 20
Great Racks were friendly and efficient with our job. The roof rack supplied is of great quality and is fitted perfect. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a roof rack.
BRAY
BRAY
05:44 03 Oct 20
Very professional well spoken & polite, very happy with my roof racks from Great racks thanks guys - Nxtgen roofing
Stone Monkey
Stone Monkey
04:45 30 Sep 20
Excellent craftsmanship, easy efficient people to work with. Love my new canopy.
Debbie Goulding
Debbie Goulding
00:51 21 Sep 20
Fantastic service. Highly recommend.
milos obilic
milos obilic
10:25 11 Sep 20
I highly recommend Great Racks . They have done fantastic trade rack on my Ute. Reasonable priced and quality build .
Greg Harrison
Greg Harrison
23:39 06 Sep 20
Great product and awesome friendly service
Graham Bawden
Graham Bawden
13:29 06 Sep 20
Could not be more satisfied all round with Celeste, Mark and the Team at Great Racks. What an amazing transformation to our Business Vehicle with the Full Rack and Marine Hooding. Sturdy, Well constructed frame following the original lines of the factory bar work with clean lines and a neat finish to top it off.Thanks for the excellent service and a great final result.
chris wood
chris wood
00:42 06 Sep 20
I would highly recommend to anyone. Fabulous professional service. Quality fitting and product but most importantly dealing with all round nice people.Celeste and Mark make a great team. Very happy!!
Chris H
Chris H
06:03 01 Sep 20
Easy company to work with and quality workmanship. canopy on my vw come up a treat !!!
complete roof plumbing & Roof Repairs
complete roof plumbing & Roof Repairs
07:45 14 Aug 20
Great place for roof racksGot 3 cars doneAlways good job
matthew arnott
matthew arnott
00:17 11 Aug 20
Thanks very much for a great job on the canopy, went the extra mile to squeeze us in before a trip away..Would definitely recommend theses guys..thanks again Matt
cameron fernie
cameron fernie
11:16 08 Aug 20
Went out of their way to get me in on the weekend to suit my schedule. Awesome product at a great price. Really nice staff. Couldnt recommend highly enough
Jake brewer-Joyce
Jake brewer-Joyce
07:13 24 Jul 20
Amazing and sufficient service. Rear bar and removable H bar look great!Thanks Celeste!
Jack Valentine
Jack Valentine
15:00 06 Jun 20
Extremely good customer service, very friendly team and as good a quality as you could ask for. Very happy with the great racks rack and canopy and would highly recommend
C Pike
C Pike
07:47 05 Jun 20
Excellent customer service and a professional job to frame my Colorado for a canopy cover. Went above and beyond to provide a courtesy vehicle. Thanks heaps guys! 👍👍👍
adam Micklethwaite
adam Micklethwaite
11:00 29 May 20
called in to see Mark and explained what kind of rack I needed he talked through all the options with me and told me Celsete would be in contact soon.I spoke with Celeste on the phone and through email and got booked in with ease.The boys did a great job on the rack and i had the use of a Ute while they had mine, so there was no need to miss out on work.all in all a great experience from the first meeting to getting my Ute back. couldn't be happier.
Brandon Del Fabbro
Brandon Del Fabbro
07:39 29 May 20
Impeccable service and workmanship! well priced and the free Ute Hire is a nice gesture!
Ap24
Ap24
13:18 27 May 20
Awesome workmanship and had 2 front bars done now and always happy
lachlan wimpress
lachlan wimpress
07:59 21 May 20
Very friendly and helpful, guys here really know there stuff
Aeron Hindes
Aeron Hindes
10:42 08 May 20
Came on trusted recommendation and didn’t disappoint. Mark was very helpful and easy to speak to over the phone. The young lad that greeted me on drop off was very accomodating and Celeste followed up at every stage through to the end. High quality work with excellent service. Thanks guys
Don Jones
Don Jones
00:09 08 May 20
Great racks thanks very much
Sam Sharma
Sam Sharma
05:53 07 May 20
Ii would have given more than five stars but unfortunately there are only five there. There service is same as there name great service price is reasonable and affordable.Mark and Celeste both are amazing and you guys are doing great job.thanks allott
Mark Davidson
Mark Davidson
07:40 01 May 20
Mark and Celeste are friendly, professional, responsive and they build great looking roof racks for an excellent price. Can't recommend them highly enough. Mark, White Gum Valley, WA
Martin Unsworth
Martin Unsworth
06:20 03 Apr 20
Very helpful in setting up my ute and getting it ready for work, excellent workmanship and very reasonably priced , I would recommend this company to any tradesperson or courier.Thank you
Simon Wall
Simon Wall
06:43 27 Mar 20
Does what it says on the tin, neat and tidy work, good quality, friendly hard working team. Very efficient contact responses and quote. Go well Great Racks.
Richard Brown
Richard Brown
09:18 20 Mar 20
Great Racks provided me with excellent service, advice and professional work.Happy to recommend them to anyone.
Gone Surfing
Gone Surfing
00:27 17 Mar 20
I came across Great Racks doing an internet search. I called and talked to Celeste then went from there. Outcome is Celeste and Mark did an outstanding job manufacturing and installing the canopy on the back of my Triton. Celeste provided all the information and advice I needed to make the decision about the canopy configuration, and Mark delivered a high quality product with the attention to detail I asked for. Configuration: 3 door, 700mm rack overhang, mesh on floor of rack, boat rollers, full length doors (drop sides removed) and internal lock on back door. Very happy with the cost and product!
Cam Wood
Cam Wood
08:28 13 Mar 20
Great service, rack looks awesome, quick and a courtesy car was supplied.
Shane Mouritz
Shane Mouritz
05:09 09 Mar 20
I constantly get asked who built my plastering truck as it stands out because of the attention to detail and quality of build... I am more than happy to recommend Great Racks to anyone!
Katie
Katie
03:35 28 Feb 20
Very happy with our end product. Great, easy and understanding people too work with. Thanks!
Matthew George
Matthew George
08:48 25 Feb 20
Had a canopy and frame fitted to my ute. The whole lot turned out perfectly. I couldn't recommend these guys enough. They supplied a courtesy car as well so I was still able to get to and from work for the 2 days that they needed my car.We'll We' truly earned 5 stars!
Kelly Donohoe
Kelly Donohoe
10:39 24 Feb 20
Thanks Great Racks. Absolutely stoked with our new canopy for our Hilux. The service and workmanship is 5 star, would recommend these guy's to anyone.Bridges Haulage
Ryan Hart
Ryan Hart
15:06 22 Feb 20
Great team, fantastic quality product and fairly priced could not have asked for a better experience!'
Charms
Charms
05:05 19 Feb 20
Excellent service, quality materials, great workmanship! Thank you so much for the roof rack
Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
01:07 13 Feb 20
Hi Celeste,I would just like to thank you and the team for a great job on the roof rack and working with my list of requirements, I am really happy with the result and the quality is of a very high standard.Great Racks was the only company willing to embrace all my requirements and come up with a workable solution that suited my needs and your desire to build a rack that is structurally sound, practical and looks good.I couldn’t be happier with the result and love the sticker/logo and thank you for the stubby holder, an unexpected bonus.RegardsGary
Scott Penman
Scott Penman
01:12 01 Feb 20
Great Service, supplied a loan vehicle so we could keep servicing our clients without any interruptions.Highly recommend.
Ollie baker
Ollie baker
09:42 31 Jan 20
Excellent design, workmanship and quality at a fair price.Finally got a go too company for all my aluminium work.
Ollie H Repton
Ollie H Repton
08:00 20 Jan 20
Can not fault this business, they are very kind people and very professional, very happy with my canopy. Awesome!
Kieron Hayter
Kieron Hayter
13:21 18 Dec 19
Celeste & Mark have the best customer service in Perth.I highly recommend Great Racks for their ability to listen to your request and provide you with what you need. The quality of their work is excellent and the extra work they do is astounding - Mark tightened up all the bolts on my chassis when he saw they were loose. And even as I was about to leave with my rack he improved two fittings right in front of me because he knew it would be better.Celeste is very thorough with the planning and communication ensuring that all requests were included in the quote so everyone knew what was being done and at what price.They are incredibly professional and very friendly.Thanks guys.
robert dejoode
robert dejoode
03:30 06 Dec 19
sensational roof rack and sensational people to deal with. great price & also a FREE loan car for the day. highly recommend great racks!!
Kristy Kable
Kristy Kable
05:24 22 Nov 19
Efficient & Friendly Service - and of course GREAT Racks.Super Happy - will be back for required works on all future Work Utes!
Joel Temm
Joel Temm
23:17 20 Nov 19
Would highly recommend Great Racks to anyone chasing a good set of roof racks. They gave me a loan car for the day and had everything fitted that day ready to drive away. Not only that, they fitted it at nearly half the price of what Jaram Australia quoted me. Quality work at a quality price along with great customer service. You can’t beat that.
peter bradley
peter bradley
01:03 06 Nov 19
marko borich
marko borich
08:30 29 Oct 19
Had a custom two door cage canopy and cover made through great racks recently, and the finished product was absolutely spot on. Not only was the team extremely helpful and friendly but the skills used in building this canopy to my specs were perfect.I would highly recommend great racks to anyone looking at getting a custom made aluminium canopy or rack for their Ute. Also one of the only fabricators in Perth to give you a courtesy car to use while they build/fit you’re custom project.
Adam Vaughan
Adam Vaughan
02:51 20 Oct 19
Great products, good with designs and well priced for the quality your getting. Highly recommended
4wdAdventureShow
4wdAdventureShow
02:15 19 Oct 19
Super fast turn around, great price, loan car, quality work and friendly can do attitude. What more can I say...
Jay Fox
Jay Fox
06:13 15 Oct 19
Great service. Great product. Highly recommend. They went above and beyond and fixed up my other roof rack without charging.
richard hinds
richard hinds
04:55 02 Oct 19
Hi We got a rack for our truck was made to superb quality and price was great as well the staff were professional helpful and great to deal with Id recommend them any day and will getting a few other vehicles sorted out with them as well Their name is the end product Great Racks
Brian (Dersh)
Brian (Dersh)
11:42 27 Sep 19
We had a custom lockable cage and canopy fitted to the Hilux a few weeks ago and Mark and Celeste were very knowledgeable and helpful with our requirements in regards to the work needed.Mark and the boys did an outstanding job with a quick turnaround and we are very happy with the way it turned out.Their offer of their courtesy Ute for the week was extremely useful.Great Racks provide an A1 service with professional, friendly and with great quality work.I would highly recommend Great Racks for all your custom rack and canopy work, they did an excellent job and went out of their way to help us with whatever we needed.Thankyou very much one happy customer.
Phil
Phil
08:03 26 Sep 19
I had a roof rack fitted to a Hilux ute. Great service, easy to deal with, and great roof rack at a reasonable price. Thanks for all your help.
Wilna Kemp
Wilna Kemp
21:58 04 Aug 19
Great Racks provided excellent service and workmanship. The custom built cage canopy and roof rack is amazing - We got exactly what I wanted for our Ford Ranger, no hassle, no fuss. Thanks Mark & Celeste for the great job.
Steve Moylan
Steve Moylan
12:23 25 Jul 19
They fit me in at very short notice, got the job done fast and easy, and offered a courtesy car (a Ute with builders rack on top). Can’t fault.
Darren clark
Darren clark
01:23 28 Jun 19
Had my van roof rack and some internal racks done at great racks , From my first phone call i got good honest service , There quality of product and workmanship was far superior to previous roof racks i have had .All the staff were very friendly and helpful.would highly recommend this business, and its good to support a local family business who do quality work👍
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
23:12 27 Jun 19
great product, quick efficient service and a loan car to boot! highly recommend
brett
brett
02:19 10 Jun 19
Great service and workmanship! Highly recommend, Cheers guys
Oliver ProPlumbWA
Oliver ProPlumbWA
07:16 09 Jun 19
Great Experience with the Team at great racks. Helped me out for an insurance job on the work truck, even did some liaising with the insurance company to explain the scope of what was required to make the repairs. Managed to fit me in at short notice to get the truck back on the road -Would definitely recommend.
Nick Wilson
Nick Wilson
08:09 23 May 19
Awesome job and a pleasure to deal with. had many email conversations and were happy to answer all my questions and more. Providing a courtesy car is a great option. Highly recommended!!!
Julia D.
Julia D.
04:56 06 May 19
The service from Great racks was awesome. Very quick service and very happy with the product. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a roof rack.
Glenn Rogers
Glenn Rogers
05:35 30 Apr 19
I recently had a 1/2 cage and side gates cut down with full custom roof rack and canvas done on my dual cab Hilux.Talking to Celeste on the phone whilst I waswaway at work was very easy! She knew exactly what I was after and sent through heaps of previous builds to show me what was able to be done.After dropping the car off I was amazed that 3 days later it was all fitted and looked so good with the boat canvas.Extreamly Happy with the workmanship and ease of getting it done!Highly recommend great racks!I will definitely he taking my boat there for to get done in the near future.
David Myers
David Myers
14:22 20 Apr 19
Crashtest ACE -
Crashtest ACE -
04:28 07 Mar 19
The team at Great racks did a fantastic job, I'd highly recommend them if your in need good quality and practical racks for trade vehicles. Their upholsterer did an excellent job of fabricating a custom tonneau for the back aswell.
Justin Schultz
Justin Schultz
11:35 23 Feb 19
These guys are awesome! You provide your vehicle and ideas and you have a quality build, in minimum time for very reasonable cost. Highly recommended.
Rick Alfaro
Rick Alfaro
04:50 20 Feb 19
Couldn't have asked for better service and products. From the admin to team that did the rack work and the canopy I was kept up to date with the work and great price. Thanks again and will definitely recommend Great Racks to anyone chasing a rack and thanks again for the courtesy car.
Kathrhn Thomson
Kathrhn Thomson
04:48 20 Feb 19
We can not rate Great Racks high enough.. Celeste and Mark were super helpful and friendly to deal with. We live a couple of hours out of Perth and they were very accomodating with drop off and pick up times. We are very pleased with the custom rack built to fit our needs and the canopy looks so good!! Thanks again.. very happy!!
Mick Munro
Mick Munro
12:08 05 Feb 19
Very happy with my experience with Great Racks. They installed a removable rack for my work ute & I am very impressed with the outcome. Quality work. The service was excellent and had a courtesy car waiting for me.
Alan Thompson
Alan Thompson
09:09 31 Jan 19
When looking for a new rack for my Ford Ranger space cab with fibreglass canopy. I found Great Racks on the internet who offered a custom built rack. I took this option up and I am very happy with the rack, great service, custom fit and value for money. The product is fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone.
Locky Stuart
Locky Stuart
13:08 28 Jan 19
Great service and workmanship! Cheers guys
disa peer
disa peer
04:52 23 Jan 19
Pleasant experience from start to finish, no hassles and got what i needed, easy and efficient
Lydna Tjhe
Lydna Tjhe
22:46 21 Jan 19
Love my rack, Jack was very professional and helpful, even gave me a hire care for the day, love the design, and thanks to Mark and Celeste for there friendly way and making it a plesent experience
Brendan Mc Connell
Brendan Mc Connell
12:54 21 Jan 19
Very happy with the rack manufactured, and fitted to my Ute by Great Racks, additionally supplying me with a courtesy Ute allowed me to continue my work commitments. I found All staff members polite, professional and informative, from Celeste in quotation and options available to me, also the workshop team, young friendly and professional,For me the only downside is location in Henderson as I work in the Northern suburbs, but overall I’m happy with the end product and service provided.
Jess McAlinden
Jess McAlinden
11:04 08 Jan 19
Excellent service and excellent rack. I couldn’t be happier with the service and product I received. It turned out exactly how I wanted and was a fair price. Will definitely return when more work is needed. Thanks guys
Jeoffrey Mealey
Jeoffrey Mealey
17:53 18 Dec 18
Great Racks, Great service, Great workman ship, Great all round, they helped me design and build a canopy for my 79 series land cruiser and there service was amazing right down to the final delivery. As far as price they were not the cheapest around doing these sorts of canopy's but the same old story you get what you pay for. I will defiantly be back to them should i need any more accessories or mods to my land cruiser.
Alan Yardley
Alan Yardley
21:34 12 Dec 18
Very helpful and cooperative in the design process. Delivered a high quality frame and canopy as specified and on time. Having a loan ute available was very handy.
Adam McRostie
Adam McRostie
02:34 10 Dec 18
Thanks for the Great Rack, awesome detailed service and production time
Daniel Watt
Daniel Watt
08:45 23 Nov 18
I have had a cage canopy built by Great Racks, and am absolutely stoked with the end result! Mark and Celest provide exceptional aluminium fabricationt work to meet their clients custom needs and make there dreams come true. I Highly recommend Great Racks for any type of custom canopy fabrication!
Nico Hough
Nico Hough
14:30 06 Nov 18
Great work, captured exactly what I was after and delivered as promised and on time. They built a mesh lockable frame on my existing tray, and added a roof rack. Thank you very much. The upholstery crew they use also did a phenomenal job. Although competitively priced they were not the cheapest but you get what you pay for, the workmanship is fantastic and the finishes great. It is not often you find anyone that take so much pride in what they do.
rajinder sran
rajinder sran
13:20 12 Oct 18
excellent work , great customer service,
Barkley Day
Barkley Day
05:22 10 Oct 18
Amazing quality of aluminium work and a really competitive price. Well worth the drive out to Henderson to get them fitted up. Mark and his team are A class to deal with, will be going back without question for all future needs!
Galvan MacDonald
Galvan MacDonald
13:24 26 Sep 18
Rob T
Rob T
08:51 25 Sep 18
Just had my rack custom made by Mark and the crew. I was actually referred to by a friend and I gotta say I'm bloody stoked with the outcome. From the friendly service and a courtesy vehicle so I could still do a days work, and even the pleasantly surprising quote, i loved every second of dealing with the great racks crew. Will hands down recommend them to anyone
MANC Downunder
MANC Downunder
11:28 13 Sep 18
Very friendly and great service. Very please with the roof rack. Looks like it will last a lot longer that the vechicle. Great job. Thank you.
Simone Wylie
Simone Wylie
23:48 06 Sep 18
Great Custom Rack at a great price. The same day service and courtesy vehicle made the process so easy. Great work
Andrew McGregor
Andrew McGregor
03:58 29 Aug 18
The team at Great Racks are fabulous. Flexible, friendly and customer focussed. Mark was happy to chat and discuss options, but also aware of what a good product needs to be (if he's going to put his name on it).I dropped the car off in the morning, chatted about final design and my goals for the rack (tub mount tent rack). I then had use of the courtesy car until a call came in about 4 hours later - job done.The rack is as I wanted. Now looking forward to heading out and putting it to use.
Kath Booth
Kath Booth
02:05 24 Aug 18
Fantastic all round 😜I'm am more than over the moon with my new "racks"Thankyou so much to all involved you have done an awesome job .One happy camper 🤣😜🤣😜Kath
nick raseta
nick raseta
14:50 23 Aug 18
Second time around in the past year or so , no question why i came back , mark does incredible work. Very professional team and wife Celeste running a great business ..thankyou guys , very happy, top job
william waite
william waite
12:48 24 Jul 18
Mark and Celeste are a great team, very easy to talk to, awesome customer service and an even better outcome on the final productWould recommend to anyone
Brad Purdy
Brad Purdy
09:49 13 Jul 18
Great quality and excellent customer service couldn’t be happier with my custom rack
Steven Neale
Steven Neale
12:30 06 Jul 18
Great racks did a fantastic job of making and fitting racks to my Isuzu truck. Their turn around to get the job done was fast and the quality outstanding. Exactly what I was after.
Timothy Learbuch
Timothy Learbuch
06:47 06 Jul 18
From start to finish the team at great racks took the fuss out of having a new roof rack installedThe courtesy car they offer made it so easy as I was able to continue to conduct business while the roof rack was fabricated and fitted to my vehicle.A great quality, fast and affordable job.Many thanks to Mark and Celeste from Great Racks.I highly recommend them.TimLearings Electrical Cotractors
Kris Thompson
Kris Thompson
13:06 13 Jun 18
From the first email to the finished product the team at great racks were super professional and completed the rack on time and on budget.Thanks for a great job!
Mathew Drake
Mathew Drake
06:52 12 Jun 18
I recently had a canvas canopy frame and roof rack built for my extra cab Hilux. The quality is great and the service was fantastic. The process was easy and I couldn't be happier with the product. I would definitely recommend great racks.
Herb Hughes
Herb Hughes
09:03 01 Jun 18
I found Mark and Celeste at Great Racks very approachable and good people, my stainless lockable canapy was so well made it just highlighted Mark’s skills set and a detention to detail, I would also like to thank Western Auto Upholstery who Great Racks had sent it to, the canvas covering was nothing short of outstanding, cheers guys, I’m sorry i can only give you 5 stars because it’s 10 out of 10. Herbie & Buddy
Phil Fraser
Phil Fraser
01:22 14 May 18
We needed a rack fitted on a Hilux in a hurry. Job was done next day, neat and tidy. Now we're on the road to the job. Thanks Great Racks
Francesco Bonannella
Francesco Bonannella
14:20 03 May 18
Love My Custom Great Rack.Celeste & Mark are awesome people to deal with. They kept me informed in regards to progress with my Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab Custom Roof Rack. Cheers Pas
jonathan quigley
jonathan quigley
12:17 03 May 18
Easy going team at Great Racks, Top quality work, fast turn around also sorted me out with a courtesy car for the day
Rhys Evans
Rhys Evans
05:18 24 Apr 18
Just had a Canopy frame and A “Great Rack” made by Mark and the boys. Turn around was better than promised and the attention to detail really surprised me. The loan car was such a bonus convenience. Would recommend these guys for any aluminium fabrication job you need done.
Jay Rawlings
Jay Rawlings
09:57 10 Apr 18
Celeste and Mark were very informative and helpful with getting my canopy built on time and to what seems to me to be a very high standard of work.I don't know anything about aluminium welding but it looks great, doesn't make a sound and is very secure. I trust them when they say it will stand the test of time.They also put me through Western Auto Upholstery to put a cover on it for me and the service and quality was awesome through them too.Very happy and would definitely recommend to others
jake brewer
jake brewer
06:35 04 Apr 18
Ken
Ken
06:34 22 Feb 18
Have done 2 lots of racks for me now, great job and would highly recommend.
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