ARB vs Baja Roof Rack (1 Viewer)

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I am trying to decide on a full-length roof rack. I like to sleep on the roof rack, no tent just a bed-roll, and I am 6'6" and 270 lbs. My old Con-Ferr rack with plywood on the bottom could handle this without a problem. This rack was stolen so I need a new one.


This rack is for an FJZ80 and I am debating between getting the full-length ARB roof rack with mesh flooring , possibly in Alloy or the Baja Rack and adding some plastic nursery grating to give it a solid bottom.

Has anyone walked on the ARB Alloy roof rack? I am afraid it might bend under my weight so I may go with the Baja Rack as it is less money and should be able to hold the weight.
 

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Not what you asked but my Kaymar Tradesman is very strong. I can walk on the mesh floor no problem.
 
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I had the ARB Tradesman style on my 100 series and it held up fine to my weight (120kg). I even had a 10ft step ladder with me atop it standing on the rack. No bends in the mesh or the steel sheet at the front.

I would assume that the one with the least distance between the crossbeams (less unsupported mesh) would be your stronger option, spreading the weight out over more of the rack....
 

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I may be a bit bias, but do check out the Front Runner racks. They weigh about 70 pounds, and I have had 8 guys standing on my 100 Series without issue.

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