Retrax adapter pads
Review by Chris Posted on August 24, 2019Just got done installing my new yakima hd overhaul racks on my truck with a retrax xr1 bed cover. The quality of the racks and accessories are top notch, love it, with one glaring exception. The adapter mounting pads that are needed to install racks to the retrax bed rails are a huge disappointment....read more Insted of being powder coated aluminum like the rest of the system parts, they are a cheap rubberized plastic, which will undoubtedly fade, crack and fail over time. Also the shape gets distorted when the uprights are tightened. I would think with the cost of this unit yakima could do a lot better. I would suggest that yakima change this design emmediatly and i am sure the additional cost would not be an issue for most buyers. This also would be an easy fix. Just reverse the pattern on the mounting pads that come with the kit that get used on trucks that do not have a bed cover. Hopefully this gets corrected soon. If it does i will be a buyer, i purposely purchased the retrax xr1 knowing i was able to add the yakima racks to it. Very disappointed, but i cannot change anything now, too much money invested in all of this!!!.