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Lockrack Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier - Side Loading - Channel Mount

Lockrack Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier - Side Loading - Channel Mount

Item # LR28FR
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Adjustable watersport carrier holds 1 surf ski with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes crossbar mounting hardware. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Lockrack. Lockrack Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier - Side Loading - Channel Mount part number LR28FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Lockrack Watersport Carriers - LR28FR

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Bars with T-Slots
  • Saddle-Style
  • Lockrack
  • Track Mount
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Folding

Adjustable watersport carrier holds 1 surf ski with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes crossbar mounting hardware.


Features:

  • Watersport carrier lets you transport 1 surf ski on your roof rack without straps
  • Integrated locking system secures your gear to the carrier - includes 4 keys
  • Expandable base can be adjusted to fit watercraft of varying widths
  • Rubber-coated, ratcheting arms hold your gear securely at 4 touch points
    • Eliminate the need for load straps
    • Protect gear from scuffs and scratches during transport
  • Removable arms allow surf ski to be easily loaded from the side of the vehicle
    • Set surf ski on base, slide outer arms into the carrier, and ratchet them tight against the hull
    • Folds flat at 2" high when not in use to reduce drag
  • Rubberized strip on top of base provides cushioning and slip resistance for your surf ski
  • Easy installation with included hardware and tools
    • Brackets and hardware included for clamp-on installation
    • T-bolt hardware included for crossbars with top channels
  • Lightweight aluminum construction is corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical crossbars with top channels
  • Carrying capacity: 1 surf ski
  • Weight Capacity: 175 lbs
  • Base dimensions:17-3/4" wide to 23-5/8" wide
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


LR28FR Lock Rack Surf Ski X - Adjustable Expandable Surf Ski Carrier - Channel Mount

Installation Details LR28FR Installation instructions



Video of Lockrack Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier - Side Loading - Channel Mount

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




Video Transcript for Review of Lockrack Watersport Carriers - Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier Channel Mount - LR28FR

Hi everybody, Andy here with etrailer.com and today we're gonna take a look at this lock rack adjustable surf ski carrier. This adjustable water sport carrier is going to let you transport one surf ski on your roof rack without straps. Now this does feature expandable bases and arms that can be adjusted to fit various widths. So right here at our smallest configuration, let me go ahead and give you the overall width that we have that this is going to be set at at the smallest configuration. So as you can see, we are sitting pretty close to 18 and a half inches wide on the smallest configuration. And then on this one I have the bases fully expanded, and the arms fully extended.

And so looking at the overall width there, we're sitting right at about 33 inches wide. So you have a range from about 18 and a half inches all the way up to 33 inches of width. And the overall height from the base to the top of the ratcheting arms are sitting at about 13 and three quarter inches tall. Now these rubber coated ratcheting arms are going to hold your gear securely at four touch points. And so that's going to really eliminate the need for load straps while also protecting your gear from scuffs and scratches during transport.

This does feature an integrated locking system to secure your gear to the carrier. And as you can see here, it does include these four plastic keys that are going to fit into the locking mechanisms. And you're just gonna give that a simple twist like so. And then that's going to allow you to freely move the arm back and forth. So you can bring it out a little bit, and then you can take that key out and then push that in as you secure your gear to your rack until you get that really nice tight fit.

The arm can also be removed. So I'm gonna go ahead and re-insert my key, give it a twist. And as you can see, the arm can come completely out. That's going to allow you to easily load your surf ski onto the rack from the side of your vehicle. And then when you have that imposition, you can just slide this arm back into place, and you can hear again that ratcheting mechanism.

And I'm gonna push it all the way in, just like that. And then that's going to be nice and secure for you. So it's a pretty simple operation as you can see. Now these arms can also be set in a flat position and I just want to give you a brief demonstration of that. So on this end, the locking mechanism is on the rear side. So I just want to go ahead and remove this ratcheting arm. And I wanted to show you here, this hole. And what that hole is for is when you lay this flat and that hole will then engage with the locking mechanism here. So you won't have to worry about the arm sliding out when this is laid flat. So I'm just gonna put this in the flat position, slide this in, and now it is locked into that flat position. And just to give you a better idea of what this is going to look like, I have a picture on your screen showing you what this rack is going to look like when you have these arms in the flat position. Because of space limitations, I really can't demonstrate that for you on my table. So I hope that picture kind of gives you an idea of what this is going to look like flat on top of your vehicle. So let me go ahead and unlock this arm that's in the flat position. Pull that all the way out, remove our key, and I'll just slide this back in. And again, you hear that ratcheting mechanism, and then I'll just put it as we had it here at the most compressed if you will position. So these, if you also notice here, we've already talked about these rubberized arms. This also has a rubberized strip on top of these bases, and that's going to give you cushioning and slip resistance for as you're transporting your surf ski. And this features a lightweight aluminum construction, so it is corrosion resistant. And this weighs all together about 17 pounds. And the carrier itself has a weight capacity of 175 pounds. So you just wanna make sure that you do not exceed your vehicle's weight specifications or weight capacity for the roof. You wanna make sure you don't exceed your roof weight capacity. Now we do provide this carrier in two options, and what I have here will easily install into most crossbars with the top accessory channels. But we do also offer this with a universal crossbar adapter. And that adapter will let you mount this on round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. So whichever version would work best for you, I have that item number on your screen. And so you can take the item number, either for the channel mount, if that's gonna work best for you, or for the universal crossbar adapter. Take that item number, put in the search field of our website and that will take you to the version of this carrier and you are looking for. Well, that's gonna conclude our brief look today. I do hope that it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me.


Customer Reviews

Lockrack Adjustable Surf Ski Carrier - Side Loading - Channel Mount - LR28FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (56 Customer Reviews)

Adjustable watersport carrier holds 1 surf ski with rubber-coated, ratcheting arms and an adjustable base - no need for load straps. Integrated locks secure your watercraft to the carrier. Includes crossbar mounting hardware.

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I mounted it on my Yakima racks. Very easy to do (directions could really be improved by having someone describe the steps more clearly). I have not used this. Could be a month or so. However, initially, it looks good. Too bad the angled arms that hold the kayak are not adjustable depending on the angle needed.



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This is the best and quick way to transport your sup, surf ski, OC etc. load and lock in 10 second. Secured and effective set up. Couldn’t be happier with the purchase.



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Wow I am loving my new set up Thank you Nicole and etrailer for all your help in getting the right look and fit



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I installed the racks on my vehicle and the Rubber for Lockrack 9-7/8" Base blew off of the racks before I ever got to put a board on them now they want $80 to replace all four of them… I just spent over $400 for the rack and I’ve already got about $80 worth of replacement parts. I guess I should’ve glued them on also it may say they lock but anybody else who buys one will have the same key plus the installation bolts are not tamper proof either.



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Rec'd earlier this week, so today i will install. The item was obviously a return. The logos are nearly scratched off in places, all the items were loosely thrown in the box, and the 10mm wrench and hex key were missing. i think everything else is there. The keys should be a bright color instead of black, some spray paint will fix that. Anyhoo, i am a little disappointed.



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Awesome invention. Greatly reduced the amount of time and frustration usually associated with loading up our 2 SUPs and small sport kayak. It does take some time to install but that is expected. Don't assume the initial installation is a 10-minute job. However, once the system is in place, loading and locking the SUPs and kayak was simple and quick. We did have to experiment a bit with the best combination to make everything fit. I was hoping we could fit three SUPs on one rack, but no chance. My only complaint is that the keys provided are plastic, and strip very easily when unlocking the bars to remove or make adjustments. Without a key, your stuff is stuck. We hope that LockRack with come up with a more sturdy, metal replacement key for this system.



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I had doubts when I first opened the box. No way would this thing hold my boat. My yak is a loaded 13' beast suitable for ocean and large lake fishing. Well over 100 lbs. I was tempted to return the rack but decided to install it, and let me tell you this Lockrack thing is as solid as a rock. I can cruise at 65 mph and my big old fishing yak doesn't wiggle, not one little bit. It's EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you!!!



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Unfortunately I did not have the best of luck with this product . I spoke with the company multiple times to ensure this would work with my rack. It did not. This system is made to work ONLY on a roof rack . I have a truck with a rack and a slot in the middle . We had to make different bolts and holders to install this. For using 2 Paddleboards we also had to modify the back of the racks holders to actually touch the boards to hold them in place . After the modifications and many many adjustments we have it working and it does hold great.



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Great Quality; love ease of use, especially as a woman; snug fit. love how they look on my SUV. LOVE!



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The keys are an issue (wish they were metal), but everything else is great! I go sunrise kayaking only and hate putting straps on with cold hands at 3:30 in the morning. I have a Nissan Pathfinder and was able to put this on with another set of Malone J-hooks so that I can have a second kayak when I go with someone. Once the fear subsides of it possibly falling off, you realize how quick and easy this thing is to use. It takes me 1 minute instead of 9-18 minutes to get my kayak up and secure. I have tested it at 75mph without any jiggling or issues. I sat on this in my shopping cart forever and finally pulled the trigger. If you kayak at least 10 times a year or are going at high speeds for extended periods of time in warm weather, totally worth it. If not, well, there are cheaper options out there.



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Great substitution for the original lock rack. The only major difference is the arms. They are straight, and not bent like the OG lock racks are. They work great! I ordered the adjustable base (21" minimum) to match the other rack. These are great!



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The lock rack is an awesome product and a must have for any surfer. Very courteous and professional staff, they updated me promptly about the status of my order. Will definitely be using them again.



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Fast shipping and great product. The lockrack XL watersport carrier is perfect for my hobie pro angler 12. It's strong enough to handle the weight of the pro angler 12. I still use a tie down to strap it to my Rhino-Rack. Overall great product.



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These racks are perfect. Easiest and most secure way to carry my sup.



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I picked excellent because it will eliminate climbing on a ladder to put on straps. When I first looked at it mounted on my car I never thought it would be secure. I recruited my neighbor to see if I could side load using a small stepstool. (I am 5'3"). With my old Thule rack I could cover the back of my car with a rug and slide my kayaks on up to the roof. Fortunately, I have a very light Eddyline kayak that I use most of the time, so for this kayak it is manageable. When I secured the kayak with the arms, I was surprised how tight it was with absolutely no movement. Haven't driven with it yet but I am sure that it will work well. The only problem I had was it took all afternoon to put it together. I think you need to improve the photos and have more detailed instructions. A current installation video with this newer designed kayak rack. The videos I found had several different arms.



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I'm very happy with this purchase, They installed very easily and the adjustments were easy to do and secured my kayak with ease.



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Very sturdy and easy to use as a solo paddler loading it on my own. I just leave one side facing up and once kayaks on the roof, slide the other 2 arms to lock it in place, then put a strap around it for extra security if im traveling far



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Did not include all the parts in the box



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I chose this product because I feel as though it will secure my kayak with minimal damage. I used cam straps in the past and they create so much pressure on the top and bottom side of the kayak. The Lockrack allows you to secure your kayak without applying a lot of pressure, plus it provides security from theft.



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They work very well, Good product!



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The product is really nice. I like that most of the parts are aluminum and it's highly adjustable. Included instructions could be better but the etrailer videos were a big help.
Also, etrailer customer service was great in providing fast answers to my questions.



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Original package was damaged during shipment, but Customer Service resolved the issue with no friction. Great experience. Lockrack is the easiest to use rack I’ve used. 30 seconds or less to load and unload kayak and paddle boards.

I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. Only cons are a slightly difficult installation and the quality of the plastic keys used to unlock the arms. Highly recommend the product.



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I use the Lockrack system to transport an inflatable stand up paddleboard. I know, seem counterintuitive, but while we transport our two boards in their deflated state for long distances (beach trips), they get more use locally if you can leave it inflated and toss it on the car and go. The Lockrack system is genius, and avoids all the fuss with ratcheting straps down, and hoping they are secure. Since these racks are not widely used from what I gather, it is somewhat difficult to determine the specs, and there are not a large number of reviews with specific examples of what can be carried. So for what it's worth, it CANNOT carry two inflatable paddleboards- specifically the Tower Adventurer 2 models. It might be able to fit a second board if it was the racing model (skinnier in width), and the composite SUPs are likely not as tall, so it really just depends on what you have. I already had a classic Lockrack double SUP rack (that only fit one of my inflatable boards), and was hoping the XL expandable rack would allow for both boards, but at max expansion it is actually the same width as the classic, non-expandable Lockrack. I think the XL adds a few inches extra height, but nothing in terms of width. So while I'm returning the XL model, it is not for lack of appreciation of what it can do. One day we'll upgrade to boards that can both fit, but for now, even cutting the time in half and inflating one board instead of two is reward enough. I don't own a kayak or canoe, but after watching friends struggle with transport, I would highly recommend the Lockrack system for that as well.



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I love this rack. It fits my double ocean kayak perfectly. It was easy to install and now I don’t have to do the tie downs that the other racks require. Also I can take it on out of town trips as it locks my kayak onto the rack. Finally somebody designed a easy lockable kayak rack. This product is a must have.



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I don't really know what I am doing when it comes to mounting my gear on top of my truck but I just went with what I had. The Rhino Rack dual bars and Lockrack made it simple and very secure while hailing my camper and other items stored in my truck bed. It went just as I planned. Both my wife's SUP+ and my kayak traveled secure and out of the way. Looking for many more trips in our retirement.


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