Reese Ladder Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

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Review of the Reese Ladder Racks on a 2016 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Ford F-150 Super Cab we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Reese Tow Power TransRack Ladder Rack. That's Part Number RP7063500. Now this ladder rack has an 800 pound weight capacity, which is surprising because it's made out of aluminum. It's right up there. It has the same weight capacity as a steel ladder rack. Also with the aluminum design we don't have to worry about any rust or corrosion.

It's gonna hold up to the elements.Now having a ladder rack is very beneficial. It's gonna allow us to get our elongated equipment, gear, or lumber out of our bed, and put it over our bed, so we've got more room for the rest of our gear. As you can see I've got my truck just filled with all the tools I need, cooler, anything else. I'm able to get that ladder out of the way and on top. Now it's also beneficial if you like to carry elongated water crafts, things like, kayaks, or paddle boards.

Again, it's gonna allow you to carry those above your bed, so you can throw anything else in your truck bed.Now I'd say it fits this Ford F-150 perfectly. The uprights are 27 1/2" tall. And we clear the top of our cab, so we don't have to worry about anything coming in contact. Now the crossbars are aerodynamic, so we don't have to worry about any wind noise or drag. There's gonna be minimum noise when we're traveling down the road compared to a round bar style or a square bar style.

The crossbars themselves are 67 1/2" long, so we're gonna be able to maximize our carrying capacity.Let's go ahead and take a look at how it's mounted. We can mount them anywhere along our truck bed side wheels we want just as long as they do not interfere with any humps along the way. They use a C-clamp style. One of the C-clamps goes on one side of the upright, and the other one on the opposite side. They are a 9 1/16" size.

They use a jam nut to prevent them from coming loose. Go ahead and take one off here, so you can get a closer look. Give me an idea here.It is a large C-clamp. It just fits over our upright, and then it tightens down underneath, squeezing it and holding it in place. You want to be sure that when you install it that you have at least enough that way you can go underneath. Get it centered on the top plate. And then we'll hand tighten it all the way until it makes contact underneath, and then tighten it down the rest of the way. With both clamps installed it holds it firmly, and you don't have to worry about the ladder rack moving. And if you'd like you can tighten down that jam nut, and again you don't have to worry about that becoming loose on you.But that's gonna complete our test fit of the Reese Tow Power TransRack Ladder Rack, Part Number RP7063500, on our 2016 Ford F-150 Super Cab.

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