This is the only tower your vehicle with raingutters needs to become a gear hauling beast. The 1A Raingutter grabs onto your raingutter and is built with a die-cast interior. It’s an anchor that doesn’t get any more solid than this.
- Die-cast interior for solid, sturdy anchor
- Grabs on to vehicle rain gutter
- Works on vehicles with rain gutters or Permanent Installation
- Use with 1A HiRise Spacer for 3 ½” of additional clearance
- Sold in sets of 4 towers
Attaches load bars to vehicles with traditional raingutters.
Produced: 1980 to present
History: Our first specialized tower design
Weight: 4lbs per set (4)
Height: 7.25” tall, 5.5” wide
Capacity: Varies by car, see fit list
MSRP $175.00 USD
FAQ:Q: What else is needed to complete a basic rack set up?
A: Just crossbars and lock cores. Check the Fit List to find the correct length crossbar. Locks are not required, but a really good idea.
Q: How tall is the tower?
A: 7 1/4" tall from the feet to the top of the bar.
Q: Can I make it taller?
A: Yes you can! By purchasing an additional spacer kit it will allow you to convert the regular tower to be 3 1/2" taller making it a grand total of 10 3/4" tall. The spacer kit is sold separately.
Q: How do I know if the towers are installed correctly?
A: Check the safety steps in the product instructions. These guidelines will help you determine if the fit is correct. Make sure that the black plastic base that cradles the crossbar is completely contacting the crossbar. This will make the towers stand up straight.
Q: How much can I carry?
A: This varies by vehicle, load type and crossbar length. Check the fit list to find out what load types (bikes, skis, boats, etc.) and weight capacity applies to your car. The fit list will also tell you the best crossbar length (48", 58" 66" or 78") to use. You can go up one size if necessary, but duck your head!
Q: Will the rack make a lot of noise?
A: Maybe. Wind noise is hard to predict, but it is more often an issue when the rack has little or no load. We make two products, the Fairing and Windjammer, to help control this situation. Large loads tend to dampen noise also. If you have a sunroof the fairing is a good way to help control air flow.
Q: Will it damage my car?
A: We take fitting cars very seriously, and do everything we can to minimize any effect our rack may have on your cars. However, anything coming into contact with a car's finish, our racks included, will have some effect over time, and some cars are more prone to these issues than others. So where the possibility of such issues is predictable, we make note of that in the Fit List. When the rack will not be in use for an extended period, it is a good idea to take the rack off of the car. You can also do a lot for yourself by: (1) Making sure the car is clean and well waxed prior to installing the rack, (2) Following all instructions for installation and usage, and (3) avoiding situations, like car washes, where the rack may be impacted.
Q: Do I need any Tools to install the towers?
A: Just a Quick Wrench, and it's in the box.
You can order replacement parts from your local Yakima dealer, or directly from us by calling our Consumer Sales Representatives at 888.925.4621.
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