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Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack

Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack

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  • Darby
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Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Darby. Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack part number DTA968 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Darby Roof Rack - DTA968

Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit.


Features:

  • Removable rack creates convenient, temporary cargo solution for your vehicle
  • Strap-through design makes installation quick and easy
    • No tools necessary
  • Powder coated steel support bar is sturdy and durable
  • High-density foam pillars won't scratch your vehicle's roof
  • Universal fit for nearly any application
    • Adjustable, telescoping crossbar and tie-down straps
  • Single-rack design is expandable
    • Add another Turbo-Rack for a complete roof-rack system
    • Pair with Darby's Extend-A-Truck load extender (sold separately) for long loads that need extra support


Specs:

  • Application: universal
  • Bar length retracted: 45"
  • Bar length expanded: 60"
  • Capacity: refer to your vehicle's manual for roof capacity


To install, simply set the crossbar and foam pillars in place on top of the vehicle. Then, open the doors and run the strap through the interior of the vehicle. Secure the strap with the included cambuckle.

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Video of Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack


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




Video Transcript for Darby Roof Rack - Complete Roof Systems - DTA968 Review

Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Darby Turbo Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack. This removable rack creates convenient temporary cargo solution for your vehicle. It's gonna feature a strap-through design. So what that means is that the strap, or how it's secures to the vehicle roof, actually goes through the vehicle. So it's going to make for a quick and easy installation. It does not require any tools.

The strap is going to have a hook located on each end, and a cambuckle in the middle. So you would attach a hook to one end of the bar, open up the vehicle, run the strap through, open up the other door, attach the other hook to the connection point here on this end of the bar, and then simply pull the excess or the slack out of the strap through the cambuckle to tighten everything in place. The bar is made from a steel construction with a powder coated finish, so it's gonna be very sturdy and durable. It's also gonna come with your high-density foam pillars that are designed for strength and durability, and they're not gonna scratch or harm your vehicle's finish or your vehicle's roof. This is a universal fit for nearly any application. So this bar right here has adjustment points, so that way it can telescope.

And then it comes with inaudible 00:01:16 when it comes to the strap. That way it can stretch across the width of the vehicle on the inside as well. So adjustable design makes the unit a really nice universal fit for almost any application out there on the market. It's a single rack design but it is expandable, so you can add another turbo rack for a complete roof-rack system. Or you could pair it with Darby's Extend-A-Truck load extender, that's sold separately, for long loads that need extra support. Now the bar length, when it's fully retracted, measures 45 inches from end to end.

If you extend it, all you gotta do is push in on that area there, extend it out until it snaps into place. So fully extended, it actually extends out to 60 inches. And it's gonna be able to adjust in 5 inch increments, from 45 inches to 60 inches, which again makes this a nice universal design. So it's gonna adjust in 5 inch increments. The diameter of the bar, the thicker portion, is 1 and 1/8 of an inch.

The more narrow portion of the bar is 1 inch in diameter. When it comes to the capacity, what you need to do is refer to your vehicle's manual for the roof capacity on your vehicle. And you're gonna be limited to that capacity. When you're ready to set it up, super simple. It's a really nice, easy to use design. Basically these pads right here can be adjusted. And you wanna put that on the outer point of the roof. So you have the roof at the top of the vehicle. The edge starts to taper off, where it goes down to the side of the vehicle. So you wanna place it on the flat portion up top, before it falls off to the side. One pad goes on one side of the vehicle. The other pad goes on the other side of the vehicle. Adjust the bar to the length that you need. Run the strap through. You know you connect the hook on this side. It's got three attachment points on this side. Run it through, connect it to one of the three attachment points on this side, pull the excess out. Make sure it's tight, and then you can go ahead and secure or install your gear to the bar itself. But that's gonna be it for today's look at the Darby Turbo Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack.


Customer Reviews

Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack - DTA968

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit.

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used in tandem with the bed extender and is easy to install and remove. very stable when strapped down per instructions, 614871



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Shipping was very fast! I have not used either product yet, but I did mount both of them to check for quality. They seem like they will work fine for picking up lumber and hauling my 14' canoe. My only concern are the gaps in the welds on the extend-a-truck. It still seems sturdy but I will check it periodically. Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase and etrailer.com 71621



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I purchased the rack with the extend a truck. Unfortunately after 4 uses the strap that holds the roof rack bar became weak at the clamping point and I wasn’t able to secure the rack properly. Is there any other heavy duty straps or replacement straps? I was suprised as this strap seemed very low quality for the application it is used for. 539302



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I recently ordered the Turbo Rack. Once the order processed I received an email saying the product wasn't in stock and that one of their associates would check other warehouses to locate one. Next day this product shipped! And it processed over the weekend! These guys are great and I'm happy that they went above and beyond to satisfy a customer. I will keep this in mind when ordering in the future. Much appreciated! 259361



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Product looks good with one exception... one hole punch out left a sharp tag from the hole at the edge. I will break that off with pliers and file to avoid getting cut. Pleased with shipping time. Easy to use. Will look for other products on your site. 114632



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Nice product. Maybe a bit pricey for what it is, but it is universal. I am using it on the back boot of my Citroen 2CV and have it set to the minimum length. The foam pad supports are sturdy and soft enough to not scratch the paint. I ordered these and had them at my door within a week. 192879



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The concept is really great for people like me who own a car a little bit tricky to put a roof rack on put the round bar is not a good idea, i had to drill a hole and put a bolt through the J and the round bar because the J's spin around the round bar. The same thing with a square bar would be a lot better, excellent in fack. 78118



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I have used once and it is really the only option I could find for my convertible. Did ok, could be a little higher and I'm not crazy about the S hooks. But so far so good. Overall happy for a solution for my kayak. 454784



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Works great for SUP's on the cab for my UTV 574326



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everything worked as expected, pictures and videos made it easy for me to decide on this product 556699



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The product is very good very strong I definitely recommend the only thing is there is a warning in the instructions about side airbags which I do have didn't realize that when I bought the product but I will use anyways I will take the risk. 517268



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Timely delivery. I received my rack and extender and promptly put 'em on. My canoe fit fine and rigged 2 hangers for kayaks without any problems. Gear hauled solidly. Very pleased. 379594



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Shipped as promised Works awesome! Easy to use, very secure 288836



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Used it on my Ford f150 super crew for a 17ft aluminum canoe. Quick installation and did what I needed it for. Only complaint, is that the rubber pads did shift at little during bumpy turns. I would recommend product, service was fast and painless. 262363



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For this price and for what you're getting, this seems like a good value. It's very easy to assemble and install and seems solid enough for the weight limitations. 254554



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This product fit our needs and expanded our opportunity for adventure at a reasonable cost! 234046


Comments

Still works great

Ken B - 03/13/2017

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I have not used the product yet, however I have mounted the crossbar and everything looks great. I know I will have no problem with the kayak I plan on carrying. I really appreciate how fast the product got to me. I was told I would not get it until thursday or friday and it came today (Tuesday). I will definitely order from etrailer again and let my friend know about you as well. Thanks again, Marc 228441



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I was nervous, but good products and great service. Extend a bed is a little lose as expected, but after strapping to bumper it works great. 199771



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Great product and even better service... 3 day shipping turned into 2 day... couldnt believe that! Good company to deal with here at e-trailer! 97627



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Both turbo rack and bed extender were easy to put together and install on my F-150. Lining up the t-bar level with the roof rack was simple and both lined up well. The extender is fairly loose in my standard truck receiver but is a common problem and will just add a tie down strap to secure it better. Good products.... 76380



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Salespeople very helpfull. And friendly shipping ,was on time as promised I was surprised I received durning the blizzard hats off to all thanks. 66122



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Roof rack and load extender are great! Shipping time was excellent. I actually received the items quicker than expected. Thanks for the great service and product! 65894



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Performs as described. Prompt delivery. Excellent on line catalog and ordering. 56660



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Works like it should, and easy to insta ll. 49025



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will fit on any vehicle 43202



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Works as advertised. Very pleased with product. 38511



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met my expectations. I would like some tie brackets on the frame adding perhaps a roller for ladder or material handling, I would like tie downd on the car top bracket. I have put both into sevice hauling a long ladder I use for inspections. 36286


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