- If you are attempting to use QTowers and our bolt top loader for your vehicle you will need a pair of Q41 clips, sold spearately.
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A permanently mounted bracket that allows 1A Raingutter towers or Q Towers to be used in some situations where no rain gutters exist. Installed with carriage bolts, washers, and lock nuts.
Produced: 1992 to present
History: New design made TopLoader compatible with Q and SST towers. No visible changes since 1992.
Weight: 2 lbs. per pair
Dimensions: 7-1/8 x 2-1/2 x ¾”
Capacity: N/A, custom application.
MSRP $40.00 USD
Q: Can I use TopLoader Brackets on my vehicle?
A: Look in the Fit List to see what is recommended for your vehicle. Brackets are for custom installation in areas where we don’t have a specific recommendation, such as on camper shells (caps, toppers, whatever they call them in your neighborhood) and on a few vehicles noted in the FitList. Our line of brackets and tracks can provide solutions for the hundreds of unique ways customers want to mount their rack, but it’s your judgement call to decide if they are appropriate for your purpose. We will likely have ways to carry your gear that doesn’t require a permanent installation. If you have questions about which bracket works best, check with your cap dealer or manufacturer, a professional installer, or call us at 888/925-0703 for more information.
Q: What are the dimensions of the bracket?
A: The bracket is 7 1/8 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide
Q: Which tower do I use?
A: You can use either the 1A Raingutter Tower, or the Q Tower with Q41 clips.
Q: Is it better to bolt a bracket to the top or side of a shell?
A: We make both to provide solutions for many issues, such as, to avoid an area of double-wall (hollow) construction. The strength depends on what it is mounted to, rather than the bracket.
Q: What is the weight limit for TopLoader Brackets?
A: A weight limit can only be established through testing. It varies by the strength of the shell, quality of the installation, and too many other factors to guess. This is another area where your judgement will be called upon.
Q: How many bolts are used/holes are drilled?
A: There are two holes per bracket.
Q: Does this system have a backing plate?
A: Two, 1-1/2” fender washers per bracket do the trick.
Q: What type of waterproofing is used?
A: There is a neoprene gasket between the bracket and camper shell and silicone sealant is used around the bolts.
Q: Can I use SST towers with Bolt TopLoaders?
A: Yes, and the recommended clips are the Y15 clips.
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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