We’re fairly sure your vehicle has a roof…are overland convertibles a thing yet? We digress. Eezi-Awn has been synonymous with roof racks, bars, tents, awnings, you name it, for the past 4 decades. And for good reason. For example; the K9 Roof Rack Kit for the Toyota Tacoma is a turnkey solution for a low-profile, durable, and adaptable roof rack for their Tacoma.
The K9 Roof Rack System from Eezi-Awn is a revolutionary advancement in expedition-style racks; it is thinner, lighter, stronger, quieter, more functional, more aerodynamic, more durable, and more aesthetically complimentary to your vehicle than the competition.
Capacity of the K9 roof rack system is broken into two measurements, static weight and dynamic weight. Static is when the vehicle is stationary. Dynamic is when the vehicle is in motion. We have not tested the K9 racks on vehicles to the point of roof failure. We can tell you what we have tested ourselves effectively. A dynamic capacity in the range of 500 pounds is possible. A static capacity of 1000 pounds is possible. An example of static load increase would be adding people in the tent on the roof. Please understand these capacities are on vehicles that have modified suspensions designed to manage this amount of weight. They are not a warrantied or guaranteed capacity. Your load capacity will vary.
Installation of this rack system can be done by one person in approximately 1-1/2 hours. Help lifting the platform on the roof would be appreciated. You start by removing the factory roof rack, then attach the K9 mounting rail to the roof, followed by a full set of feet, and finally a platform on top. Please see our Roof Rack Installation 101 video for more in depth explanation. Written instructions are also provided with each rack system. Click Here to Download Instructions.
The 700mm long rack has a shorter mounting rail that attaches to the front (2) mounting points, and the center mounting point. It comes with (4) feet, (2) 40mm rear feet and (2) 50mm front feet. The 1M and the 1.4M racks use the full length mounting rail, mounting at (2) front points, (1) middle, and (2) rear. The 1M platform comes with (4) feet, (2) 40mm rear feet and (2) 50mm front feet The 1.4M rack comes with (6) feet, (4) 40mm rear feet, (1) 40mm middle feet, and (2) 50mm front feet.
The Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack System comes with a complete array of bolt on accessories. Jerry Can holders, Axe mounts, Shovel mounts, Hi-Lift Mounts, Max Trax Mounts, Awning Mounts, Under Rack Table mounts, and much more. Take a look at the accessories page to see all our options.
Thule & Yakima Compatible
The K9 Roof Rack is also the only overlanding rack on the market that is easily compatible with your existing Thule or Yakima sports bar mounts for bikes, kayaks, etc. With store-accessible 6mm hardware that attaches to the K9's perimeter, your hobbies won't become obsolete with your "old gear."
Thule Models Podium Foot Pack 460
Fit Kit KIT3101
Yakima Models (1) Skyline Tower
(2) Landing Pad 4
"The K9 Roof Rack System is a welcome alternative to the cage-style racks that once defined the typical overland roof rack. It is sleek, understated, and complimentary to the aesthetics of vehicles new and old. It is most importantly, remarkably robust, an attribute we would naturally expect from the engineers at Eezi-Awn."