My 20 years old Yakima Bike Rack System still works
Review by Mary Posted on July 24, 2018I just wanted to say that I have had this rack system for my truck for over 20 years. I use the round bars and the Q Towers (4 of them for the roof of the cab of my pick up truck. I also have the attachable gutters put on my topper (which sits on the bed of my truck) and the whole system is over 20...read more years old. And every pc still works exceptionally well to this very day. When I am not using the racks, they are taken off the truck, and put in the garage out of the sun. I oil and grease (lithium grease) the bolts. That is my only maintenance and I only do that about once every 3 years. I use my racks for kayaks, rowing shells, bikes and oars. I have driven through the woods with my kayak on top and the super long Yakima rack round bars (the mega long bars) have hit saplings and the entire rack got pulled off the top of the truck. Nothing broke. I re positioned everything and on I went. Yakima kicks ass!!!