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  • Roof Racks Recommended for Use on Motor Home Roof to Hold Kayaks and Surfboards
  • We offer several types of water-sport carriers for kayaks and surfboards including both rack-mount types and foam block designs that require no roof rack at all. These are quite lightweight and cost-effective; this type can be seen on the link provided. Of course we also offer a range of rack-mount water-sport carriers as well. These rack-mount carriers are generally chosen based on the shape of the roof rack crossbars employed. I have linked two pages on our site, one for kayak carriers...
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  • Using E-Track to Make Bunk Beds Inside of an Enclosed Trailer
  • Sorry Jim but your wife already got to us and I'm afraid you'll have to go on the all-beet diet! I kid, I kid. The Rack'em shelf kit # RA-13 is great for shelves but to make some bunk beds I recommend going with E-Track # E19146. This single 4 foot long section is rated for 6,000 pounds (of course the way it is mounted and what it is mounted to also would have to be rated that high to get the full capacity). But if you used 6 of these (2 extra for added support) then you and your hunting...
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  • How to Manually Move Coleman Popup Camper Up a Driveway with a Grade
  • We offer several types of trailer dollies in addition to the Rack-Em unit you referenced, part # RA20. This Rack-Em dolly has a 1-7/8-inch hitch ball, 13-inch tires and a tongue weight capacity of 500-lbs. For the greatest ease and safety when moving your camper we offer the hand-crank-powered Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, part # STC-V211. The Trailer Valet bolts on to your camper frame and provides two speed operation through the hand crank. It will fit trailer frames...
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  • How to Manually Move an 8,000 Pound Trailer
  • You are right on everything you have said. The manual dollies like # RA20 do not have the capacity for your 8,000 pound trailer. There is a manual crank type, # STC-V211, but its tongue weight capacity is 500 pounds. The motorized ones that you mentioned are not something that we carry but it is exactly what you need. If you will need to move the trailer around manually often then it would be a good investment. You might be able to find a used one by the usual means but remember that...
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  • Recommendation for Moving a Heavy Boat Trailer Short Distances on a Driveway
  • The Rackem trailer dolly, # RA20, would work well as long as the tongue weight of the trailer is something you would normally be able to handle by hand without the use of anything. If not then even though the dolly will make it easier, it may not be the best solution. What I recommend is the Trailer valet, # STC-V211. It kind of works like a winch. Cranking the handle moves the trailer much easier than doing it by hand or using a dolly. I have included a link to a video that shows how...
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  • How Many Racks Come With Rackem Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28
  • The Rackem Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack, item # RA-28, comes with two rack pieces, to complete the rack. You will receive exactly what you see in the picture, except for the ladder. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Will Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28 Mount to a Trailer Without Rain Gutters
  • This Rackem Fitz-All enclosed trailer ladder rack system is intended for use on enclosed trailers with rain gutters. However, you may be able to adapt the installation as follows. Our installers have experience doing this in a similar circumstance. Inspect the interior of your trailer roof near the top corners to see whether there are steel headers. These headers are essentially the support structure for the sheet metal roof. If your trailer does have these, they will serve as an effective...
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  • What is The Heaviest Duty Trailer Dolly Available
  • The Rackem Trailer Dolly, item # RA20, is the most heavy duty trailer dolly that I have seen and it has the largest tires making it easier to maneuver heavier trailers (within reason). Rackem does not specify a weight rating for this item. At this time we do not stock other trailer dollies.
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  • Spare Tire Mount Recommendation for Trailers with Limited Frame Space
  • We do have a couple different spare tire mount options for you to check out. You could go with the Spare Tire Carrier for E-Track Systems, # RA-16HST, that you referenced, but you will also need an E-Track rail. For this I recommend the 4 ft Vertical E-Track, # E19146. The E-track system was primarily designed to be installed inside of an enclosed trailer, but you could install it on the outside of the trailer if you would like. I do not recommend installing it on the side of the trailer...
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  • Will RackEm Spare Tire Carrier for E-Track Work With 6-Lug Wheels
  • I checked out our Expert answers and could not find a reference to limits on the wheel lugs the # RA-16HST would work with. As long as the pilot hole on your tire measures at least 2-15/16 inches diameter, your tire will fit over the end of the arm on the carrier. It uses only one of the wheel lug holes to hold the tire in place. I have attached a photo that shows this carrier being used with a wheel that has 6 lug holes you can check out. To be able to use this carrier you will...
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  • Ladder Racks For Trailers
  • The Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28 has the versatility to fit many of our trailers even though they are not enclosed. If you are looking specifically at one of our trailers I recommend the Let's Go Aero LittleGiant - A-Frame Trailer - Galvanized Steel - 7' Long - 1,500 lbs # TLK864 because the sides are a little more sturdy based on the design which will give you added strength. The Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers # PK-28B would also work,...
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  • How Many RackEm Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Racks Are Needed For 6 X 12 Aluminum Trailer
  • I called my contact at RackEm and asked about the Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack, part # RA-28 and your all aluminum trailer. They told me that two sets would be ideal for your trailer since it is 12-ft long and the load capacity would be increased but how much more it can carry depends on the trailer construction. Many trailers have aluminum shells but have steel beams on the inside. They told me that per the instructions if you are installing this through aluminum only it is...
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  • Can Trailer Wheel Locks be Easily Defeated
  • I can pass along your lock concerns to the manufacturers. Any lock can be defeated given enough time and persistence. A wheel lock such as # RA-25 is a deterrent, as all locks are. If a thief wants that trailer bad enough, they'll find a way. Thieves have a tendency to pick the low-hanging fruit; that is to say that the mere presence of a lock is likely to cause a would-be thief to move on to an easier target. Things that take time like removing a tire from a trailer are not worth the...
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  • Can Rackem Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28 Adjust for Height
  • The Rackem Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28 does adjust horizontally to allow it to fit trailer roofs from 4-feet to 8-1/2-feet wide but its height is fixed based on the position of the roof rain gutters, which are required in order to install this rack kit. It offers a 400-lb load capacity.
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  • Adapter Needed to Use Backpack Blower with Rack'em Rack for Enclosed Trailers
  • If you have a backpack blower that needs an adapter for a Rack'em racks, like the # RA-4 and # RA-19, then you will need either # RA-STIHL or # RA-STIHL420. The # RA-STIHL is designed to work with Stihl backpacks BR350, BR430 BR550, BR600, ECHO, or RedMax Blowers. The # RA-STIHL420 is designed to be used with Stihl backpacks BR420 and 320. I spoke with Rack'em who said the easiest way to determine if you'll need an adapter or not is if the handle of your backpack blower points...
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  • Can RackEm Trailer Dolly be Used to Move a Pop-Up Camper that Uses a 2 Inch Ball
  • You can use the trailer dolly, part #RA20, to move the pop-up camper that uses any size ball. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but for moving a trailer with this dolly it is not necessary.
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  • Slot Dimensions of the E-Track
  • The E-Track has slots that have a length of 2.45-inches and a width of .58 inches. See attached diagram. I couldn't find any information on the ANCOR brand so you would need to compare what you have to those dimensions to know if the accessories like part # RA-16 would fit.
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  • Availability of Trailer Dolly to Move a Motorcycle Trailer That Connects to 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
  • You can use the Rackem Trailer Dolly, part # RA20, to move your motorcycle trailer that uses a 2-5/16 inch size hitch ball. This trailer dolly has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball size. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but for moving a trailer with this dolly it is not necessary. The trailer dolly # RA20, has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the trailer weight. As long as you can physically pull the weight yourself and the tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack for 6 x 12 Flat-Top Trailer
  • It is not difficult to cut down the height of the vertical struts on the Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28. This rack features aluminum construction that makes it both lightweight and easier to cut to size than a steel rack. This system is great for flat-top enclosed trailers as long as they have a rain gutter installed at the roof line. In the install video our techs did trim off about 5-inches of height from the bottom of the strut's top half (they are a 2-piece assembly)....
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  • How to Mount Bicycles to an Enclosed Trailer Wall
  • The Traffic Cone Holder, # RA-26, that you mentioned is designed to store cones that are 12" - 36" tall, and the arm of the holder is 22-3/8" long. The arm does not fold down a full 90 degrees, so this would not be the best option for mounting your bikes to the trailer wall. However, I do have a couple of alternate solutions for you. First, you could use the Single Hook Racks for Enclosed Trailers, # RA-8. These sturdy hooks can hold well over 60 lbs., so they should easily support...
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  • Can I Use The Rackem Trailer Dolly # RA20 To Move Enclosed Trailers
  • The item you selected, Rack'em Trailer Dolly, part # RA20, has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the trailer weight. As long as you can physically pull the weight yourself and the tongue weight of any trailer you move is less than 500 pounds, part # RA20 will work for you. I have linked instructions for the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, part # RA20
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  • Will the Ladder Rack for Enclosed Trailers Fit My 6 foot by 12 foot Haulmark Trailer
  • Yes, the Rackem Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack, part number RA-28 will fit your 6 foot wide trailer. The rack installs easily to the trailers rain gutters and fits all trailer brands. These racks are sold as a set which includes 2 load bars and installation hardware. You may also want to consider the Rackem Load Stop for Ladder Rack, item # RA-28-S, to help secure loads on the ladder rack system.
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  • Does Rackem Double Barrel Trailer Tailgate Assist, # RA-27C Use a Chain or Cable
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Rackem Double Barrel Trailer Tailgate Assist, # RA-27C, to examine it. It does use a chain, like shown in the video linked below, and not a cable. I have also included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Best Placement of E-Track in Enclosed Trailer for Holding Spare Tire Rack
  • A single spare tire mounted in your trailer will not have too much effect on tongue weight but if your application means installing multiple E-Track spare tire holders # RA-16HST then you will want to try to distribute the load evenly if possible. For reference I have linked our main page for E-Track supplies. If the choice is between increasing your tongue weight or placing the weight in the rear of the trailer, behind the rear axle, then I would go for installing them up front. When...
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  • Will The Rackem Magnum Wheel Lock # RA-25 Prevent Wheel From Turning
  • It would be very hard for someone to move the trailer with the Rack'em Magnum Wheel Lock, part # RA-25, attached to your wheel. When the unit is locked the prongs will not move, but the prongs are designed to go through the wheel hole. The tire would have to drive over the lock unit each time the wheel rotated for the wheel to turn. With opportunity and time a determined thief will normally get the item they are after. Using the wheel lock will help deter theft and make your trailer...
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  • Installation Instructions for Rack'em Backpack Blower Adapter for STIHL BR550 and BR600 Blowers
  • I am sorry that you did not receive the installation instructions. To attach to the blower frame, the tubing must be slit lengthwise and wrapped around the frame before attaching the adapter plate with the 2 small U-bolts. The tubing will protect the frame and help hold the plate in place. Tighten the lock nuts until the plate starts to compress the tubing and it is held securely in place. Do not over tighten. Make sure the nylon locking element in the nut fully engages the thread of the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Ramp/Gate Lift Assist For Utility Trailer with Custom Solid Gate/Ramp
  • For a trailer gate that weighs more than 300 lbs, I recommend using two of the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Chain - 200 lbs # RA-27C. If it is right at 300 lbs, I recommend the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 as a more economical alternative for your custom made gate/ramp.
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  • Is the Rackem Trailer Cargo Control Ladder Rack # RA-28 sold Individually
  • If you order a quantity of 1 of these Rackem Trailer Cargo Control Ladder Rack # RA-28 you will both pieces of the rack like the picture shows.
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  • What Size Gas Can will the 5 Gallon Gas Can Rack # RA-1L Hold
  • I went out and measured the 5 Gallon Gas Can Rack for Enclosed Trailers, # RA-1L. I produced a short video also and used a gas can we have here for reference. I also posted a photo with the dimensions I got for you to review. The dimensions of the carrier are, 38 inches overall height, 18-1/2 inches overall width, 10-1/2 inches from the bottom to the top of the side rails and the opening is 15-3/4 inches wide by 12-1/2 inches deep, see photo for clarification. The 5 gallon gas...
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  • Rackem Shelf Kit Brackets are Not Adjustable
  • The RackEm shelf kit brackets are not adjustable. They measure 49 inches long and are fixed, the slots for securing the pockets cannot be moved up and down.
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