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Pack'em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers

Pack'em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers

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Create your own ladder rack with this specially designed bracket kit. Sturdy aluminum brackets mount to the roof of your enclosed trailer. Standard 2x4 lumber (not included) fits into the brackets to act as crossbars for a customizable ladder rack. Lowest Prices for the best trailer cargo organizers from Packem. Pack'em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers part number PK-28B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Packem Trailer Cargo Organizers - PK-28B

  • Ladder Rack
  • Packem
  • Drilling Required

Create your own ladder rack with this specially designed bracket kit. Sturdy aluminum brackets mount to the roof of your enclosed trailer. Standard 2x4 lumber (not included) fits into the brackets to act as crossbars for a customizable ladder rack.


Features:

  • Customizable system lets you create your own roof-mounted ladder rack
    • Designed to mount to the rain gutters of almost any enclosed trailer
  • 4 Aluminum brackets mount to each corner of your trailer's roof
  • 2" x 6" or 2" x 4" Pressure treated lumber (not included) easily fits into brackets to create crossbars
  • Hardware included


Specs:

  • Overall maximum capacity: 200 lbs
    • Capacity for each bar: 100 lbs
  • Overall bracket height: 22"
  • Height from bottom of bracket to top of crossbeam: 18-5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


PK-28B PackEm Roof Rack Bracket Kit





Video of Pack'em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Packem Trailer Cargo Organizers - Ladder Rack - PK-28B Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Packham Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers. This is a customization system that will let you create your own roof-mounted ladder rack. It is designed to mount to rain gutters of almost enclosed trailer. It includes these four sturdy aluminum brackets. These would mount to these aluminium mounting brackets that are all included with the mounting hardware. It helps you design your own ladder rack. Now it is designed to use the standard 2x4 or 2x6 pressure-treated lumber into here and they fit into these brackets to create the crossbars for your ladder rack.

Basically when you go to install these, these mounting brackets would attach to each corner of the roof of your enclosed trailer. Then you just slide down your bracket just like that onto that, and then put your wood in here and attach it to have your crossbar going across the width of your trailer. The capacity on each bar, in other words, when you put this together and a piece of 2x4 or 2x6 in there, the capacity is already about 100 pounds, and the same 100 pounds on this. Overall the whole ladder rack kit is 200 pounds. I do want to give you some dimensions. Basically the height of this when it's installed in the mounting bracket just like that, if we put a ruler on it if we measure from the very bottom all the way to the very top.

We'll set it down this way and you can see it's going to be right at 22 inches. If you measure from the very bottom to the top of the crossbeam, it's going to be right at 18-5/8 inches. Basically what you would do is once these are installed on your enclosed trailer. I have an example. Here's a piece of 2x4 just to show you. You just cut the 2x4 the length you need to go across your trailer.

Insert it into the bracket just like that and then you see the holes on each side. You just use your mounting hardware to install it to there and support it. That should do it for the review of the Packham Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers.


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Pack'em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers - PK-28B

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

Create your own ladder rack with this specially designed bracket kit. Sturdy aluminum brackets mount to the roof of your enclosed trailer. Standard 2x4 lumber (not included) fits into the brackets to act as crossbars for a customizable ladder rack.

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These look great. There's not much to them, so even though they aren't installed yet I feel confident saying that they will do the job. Wouldn't be hard to cut down up to several inches if you wanted to, though I'm keeping them long as I think they'll allow me to go above my fantastic fan. 726848



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Well made product. Very good welds and hardware is good quality. I didn’t want to drop a ton of money on racks for a canoe, so this works out great. I can’t speak for commercial applications, but I’d highly recommend these for recreational use. 614709



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Great product 668797



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I just used the stand offs and designed and built my own aluminum box around them. The cost to tig my own stand offs was prohibitive for me so these worked out perfectly. 637400



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Appears to be high quality design and manufacturing. Good seams and depth on welded joints. Immediate shipping and proper packaging. 193395


Comments
One year later: Having hauled whitewater river raft oar frame rigs up and down steep, rocky, and muddy double tracks, not a squeak from the rack system. Equally secure at 80 mph on freeways. Due to weight of oar frames and wind resistance at speed, 34 tube-braces were added between racks and at leading and trailing ends. Very rigid.
canyonraven - 05/26/2016

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I used these to make a plateform on top of our 20' trailer. They were easy to modify and install. they worked great with the 2x6 we used to prevent sagging. 268608



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This is a good product if your trailer is built to median tolerances. The curvature of the roof on my trailer made it impossible to install this rack according to provided instructions or the "Pack'Em youtube video. My trailer roof bows outward slightly before making the bend over the roof trusses (frame). The struts for the roof rack would have mounted at about a 20 degree outward angle if I had mounted on top of the rain gutter as instructed. I would have put way too much stress on the headers trying to pull the struts to vertical in order to install the wooden cross members. Something would have broken before installation was complete. I ended up building some spacer blocks out of square tubing to go between my outer skin and inner wall just BELOW the headers. Inside the trailer I attached 1/4" thick steel straps to the 2 nearest vertical supports in the trailer frame. I then drilled and bolted (1/4" stainless bolts) through the pre-drilled Pack'Em mounting brackets, the trailer skin, the spacer blocks, wooden inner walls, and steel straps and secured with lock washers and nuts. Some of the materials used probably constituted major over kill but I used what steel and hardware I happened to have on hand. Despite the fact that this project took 2 1/2 days (because I'm a design as I go backyard engineer) I'm quite pleased with the outcome. This bracket kit is well designed and well built but alternative mounting systems might be required on some trailers. I'll try to get some photos in later. I would recommend this product and I definitely recommend the folks at etrailer. I've ordered a lot of stuff from them for this project. Their how to videos have helped immensely and the staff there has gone above and beyond more than once to make sure I was a happy customer. They have earned my business! 191317



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The Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit worked out great on my Kayak Carrier Trailer Project... so did the Tires and Wheels... the Spare Tire Carrier... and Spare Tire Lock... I couldn't be more satisfied with my purchases... Thank you etrailer !!! 606069



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Product is as expected. The quality of the aluminum assemblies, welds, drilled holes and fasteners seems excellent, but it would be a better design if the four mounting holes (to trailer) were staggered, not in a straight line. Including snap-in plastic caps for the tops of the brackets would make for a more finished appearance. Instructions should include recommended drill sizes for the fasteners supplied. Instructions should discuss the possibility of shortening the brackets for flat-topped trailers. Instructions should address how best to square the brackets when adding the wood cross-members. It is difficult to imagine why 2 X 6 cross-members ever would be necessary. 2 X 4s are perfectly adequate. 565434


Comments
Still in use exactly the way I installed them except that I added stainless steel eyes to the 2 X 4 cross pieces.
William - 09/15/2019

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Here's a pick of the racks on my cargo trailer which hauls everything I need to spend the weekend camping. They look and work great for my 14.5ft canoe! 147862


Comments
My girlfriend and I are in the travel nursing industry. We were on assignment in Seattle, WA when I ordered the ladder racks. Originally, I just wanted them to support our canoe which it worked very well from our cross country trip to New Hampshire. Once we were to leave NH, I had acquired some extra gear, so I used them to construct and secure this rather unique storage area above our cargo trailer to haul extra items AND to secure the canoe! We did our spring assignment in NC, a 1,000 mile trip and are now in Alaska which added another 5,000 miles! I havent had any issues with the performance of these racks. I love them! Thanks for following up!
Frank V - 08/21/2015

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Excellent kit. Easy to customize to fit any trailer. Was a tad to tall for my flat top trailer so I took 8 1/2 inches off of each one. I highly recommend. Great quality and an even better price. 300699



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Great product! It was thicker aluminum than I thought it would be , with great welds. 751535



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Just received the PK-28 Roof Rack Bracket Kit today, which will be mounted atop my 6x12 cargo trailer. This roof rack kit will function as a support frame into which I will mount solar panels supporting electrical needs as I convert the trailer to a camper. I chose this kit for its simplicity, quality of construction and the flexibility it affords me in designing the final rack structure. The kit arrived in good time, well packed and all components are well built. I look forward to providing a picture of the finished installation near future. Thank you eTrailer!! 749632



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Product was perfect for my needs 726486



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Very happy with my orders from this site , good quality and quick shipping . 715505



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Looks great. To be honest i have not installed. Installin this comin week. 639502



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Delivered very fast, I did shorten them 3.5” but installation was easy. Haven’t used them yet but may get another set for more weight and to have one mounted close to the door for easier loading from behind. 601110



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Product appears to be stronger and easier to install than expected. Delivered on time! Very satisfied ! 600875



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Well built worth the money will buy again if need more 600338



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extremely easy to install and good quality parts. I opted to use some rectangle aluminum tubing instead of 2x4's but same concept. very happy with my purchase! 587634



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Received PK-28B kit within a few days. Aluminum parts were all finished nicely. Since my trailer is not rounded at the top edge I had to cut several inches off. Very quick and easy install. I installed a single kit (4) to create two racks on my 24’ enclosed trailer for traveling with kayaks. Perfect for this application. 582396



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Just what i was looking for a ladder rack that could be removed when not in use. 556514



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Super easy to install. I did have to shorten it, but the total install was under an hour. 552722



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Really good quality, sturdy and nice lo oking. 545739



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Went together very easy. Nice and stur dy. 542331


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  • Can The Pack-Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit Be Installed on a Trailer with a Flat Top and Rain Gutter
    The Pack-Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit can be mounted on a trailer with a flat top and a rain gutter. You will want to make sure that the bracket is mounted to the header on your trailer. This header will provide additional support for the ladder rack. The brackets should be tall enough to not interfere with your rain gutters. I have included an installation video of a very similar rack system on a trailer. In this video modifications were needed, and this might be the same for your particular...
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  • Availability of Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers w/ a Quantity of 6 Brackets
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  • Creating 3 Crossbars for Enclosed Trailer with PackEm Ladder Rack Bracket Kits
    The Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers # PK-28B comes with 4 brackets to create 2 crossbars. To create 3 crossbars you will want 2 # PK-28B kits. I confirmed with my contact at Pack'Em that they only sell the brackets in quantities of 4 to create 2 crossbars. The installation hardware is included with the # PK-28B brackets, and the crossbars are designed to mount to the rain gutters of most enclosed trailers. The 2x4 lumber used to create the crossbar is not included.
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  • How to Acquire Three Rackem Ladder Rack Part # RA-28 Crossbars
    In order to receive three crossbars you would need to purchase two sets of the Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack part # RA-28. We also have the Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers part # PK-28B which will allow you to create your own ladder rack with 2x4's but you would also need to purchase two sets in order to receive three crossbars. This option will however be more economical if that is of a concern to you. I have attached an install and review video...
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