Will Roof Rack Systems and Ladder Racks for Ford F-150 be the Same Height For Compatible Support?

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Are the roof racks the same height as the ladder racks for Ford F-150 for a continuous support?

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Roof racks are almost always a shorter height than a ladder rack on a vehicle and in addition to height difference will also not provide the same support. Most roof racks have a maximum capacity of 165 lbs and some have even less where ladder racks are able to support much more.

If you want support continued over your cab, I recommend getting a system that has support integrated like the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Over-the-Cab Extension # TH43002XT-508EX or # TH91000 with the support integrated.

Your other option is to use a roof rack and then a load extender like # DTA944. These have adjustable heights to meet your roof rack height.

If you let me know the model year of your Ford F-150, I'd be happy to make a recommendation for a confirmed fit on your truck.

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