Modular Bed Rack
Why choose ORO’s Modular Bed Rack?
Every part of our modular rack has been designed with the end user in mind.
The highest wear parts of a bed rack are the load bars, as this is where your tent or cargo rests.
We’ve selected anodized aluminum load bars to prevent the rust issue that is inevitable with steel bars.
The t-slots on all sides of the load bars offer even more options!
It’s also shipping friendly, can be stored easily when not in use and can be shipped anywhere within Canada!
Do you offer other heights for the Modular Bed Rack?
As of right now, we have a 12″ and a 19″ rack height option for our modular rack.
A 12″ rack height keeps the vast majority of the tent below the roofline to prevent fuel economy loss, without completely obstructing your rearview mirror.
If you have a need for more storage below your tent, or looking to add an annex, go for our new 19″ option. It provides even more accessory options and gets that tent up nice and high!
If you’re set on a different height, check out our round tube options!
Do I need to pay extra for tonneau compatibility?
An important point for us when designing this bed rack was to give our customers the best flexibility WITHOUT costing more!
Our Modular Bed Rack will work with a good number of tonneau covers as is! See the next FAQ for more info.
Why do I see a Tri-fold Bracket option for $175 then?
Alright, you caught us…
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size fits all when it comes to bed racks and tonneau covers.
We also understand that when you pay a dealership $1500~ for a tonneau cover prior to realizing you need a bed rack, you may not want to part ways with that cover any time soon.
While we do consider these brackets to be a bit of a last resort, we still haven’t sacrificed quality or strength with these brackets.
They are as thick, or thicker than the competition.They are wider than the competitors, measuring 6″ wide as opposed to the more common 3-4″ which provides more surface area to resist bending.
Why a last resort?You won’t be able to open the tonneau cover while the rack is mounted.They will never be as strong as the standard brackets due to space limitations (can only fit so much material).
To summarize – these will do exactly what you want them to do if you are set on keeping your factory, or aftermarket “on-the-rail” tri-fold cover.
If you don’t have a tonneau cover yet, or are willing to replace the cover, we are happy to suggest some cover options that work with our standard brackets.
What tonneau covers can work with the Modular Bed Rack?
Although we have not come up with an exhaustive list of tonneau covers yet, we can give you the information required to determine if your existing cover will work or not.
Mainly, if the tonneau cover covers LESS than 1″ of the top of each bed rail, you should have no issue mounting the Modular Rack with the tonneau cover.
If you haven’t bought a tonneau cover yet, we can definitely recommend some good options within a variety of budgets. Check out our recent blog post on the topic!
- Use heavy gloves when handling your firepit.
- Make sure there are no burn bans and be aware of the wind.
- Never use indoors, or on or near any flammable materials.
- Set the firepit away from any tents or overhanging brush.
- Never leave your fire burning unattended.
- Always have a means to extinguish your fire nearby. Be it a bucket of water or a shovel.
- When placing/removing the grill, use heavy gloves, or a large stick through both handles.
- Allow the fire to die and make sure the ashes are cool before dumping them out. If you must extinguish the fire quickly, use water.
The Flatpack Firepit was designed and built to be durable and long-lasting. It is not indestructible.
Stainless steel was the ideal choice of material as it is extremely corrosion resistant and durable. It can withstand a sudden overnight rain storm and will still look good in the morning.When packing away the firepit, wipe down each panel with a damp cloth in order to remove the bulk of the dirt and ash before packing away for travel.
At the end of a trip, a good cleaning will do it well with some dish soap and a brush.
Flat metal panels subjected to high temperatures have a good chance of warping.
Many of the alternative options on the market do little to address this common issue.
Our firepit has strategically placed bends in various panels to help resist this common problem.
Some warping is still a possibility, but should not take away from the usefulness of your firepit.
The grill/griddle will droop slightly while in use, but when removed from the heat, the vertical edge helps it to regain it’s shape as it cools.
We recommend that the grill be removed from the fire when not needed for cooking.
It is important that the firepit be set on flat ground during use. All 4 feet must be firmly on the ground during use, or more significant warping can occur.
Is powder coating maintenance free?
As with any available coating, powder coating can wear away or be damaged.
If damage occurs, a simple touch up with a small brush is all that’s required.
Ask us for our recommendation on touch up paints.
PS – The aluminum rails on the bottom of rooftop tents can be particularly nasty on coatings. Be sure to install with a friend to avoid sliding the tent around on the bars (lift into position).
Do ORO bed racks work with tonneau covers?
Our fully welded, round tube bed racks have an optional tonneau cover compatible option when ordering.
These brackets can work with or without a tonneau cover, so if you think you may get a tonneau cover in the future, be sure to add this option to your order.
Our new modular bed rack provides some tonneau cover functionality out of the box without the need for any added options.
Do ORO bed racks work with soft top bed covers?
Our standard options will NOT work with soft top bed covers.
That being said, we have built racks to work with both top brands of soft top bed covers for various truck models.
Measurements will need to be confirmed as we do not yet have a measurement list for all truck options.
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