Choosing a destination – 5 quick tips!

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Deciding where to go for either a road trip or a holiday can be both a stressful and exciting exercise, aside from if you go to the same place every time. One way or another you’re generally going to run into a series of problems and there’s no real way to get around that, but to be perfectly honest, it … Read More

Which style of roof rack will suit me best?

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With many options and styles available within the roof rack market, it can be an extremely difficult decision to make when it comes to working out which style of roof rack will suit you best. The advantage of choosing a certain style is that you get exactly what you are after in a roof rack, and don’t have to purchase … Read More

How to plan the perfect road trip!

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Itching to get back out on or off-road? Perhaps you are new to 4WD’ing! That’s ok, we have you covered with our eight-step guide on how to plan the perfect road trip every time regardless of whether its your first or one hundredth trip! 1. Decide on the destination Choosing a destination can be done simply through a friend’s story … Read More

When should I replace my roof rack?

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Old car in a very dilapidated state with a very basic roof rack on the roof and heading text "Replacement time?"

Picture this. You are out on the job when suddenly your roof rack has given way and your materials cannot be used. Alternatively, you are out with your friends and family having the offroad experience of a lifetime and suddenly your load has come off and been thrown everywhere. Worst nightmare, right? It’s ok, we have you covered with a … Read More

Roof rack or Roof bars?

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Trying to decide between a set of roof bars or a roof rack? Let us help you decide on your next system for your vehicle. Bars and racks have massive differences depending on the application and can affect how you do your job as a tradie on a day to day basis. Our Trade-Max roof bars are specifically designed for … Read More

When to consider rollers for your next Tradesman Roof Rack?

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Rollers are an invaluable option to many of our customers. They are easily adapted and added to roof racks in our range and are an inexpensive solution to some common problems: Sheets of chipboard and plaster marked and scratched from the rear of the rack. Timbers/ladders/straightedges dragging. The racks surfaces being damaged from metal straightedges. Struggling to get tinnies onto the … Read More

Tradesman now supplying 3-Inch Ladder Bars!

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Adding to our ever-increasing range of load-carrying solutions – Tradesman Roof Racks now has the capability to combine our custom roof racks with 3-Inch Ladder Bars. Bought your vehicle without ladder bars and don’t need a roof rack? Tradesman can install ladder bars at any width and height to suit your unique need! Tradesman still offers the 50mm steel tube … Read More

Should I buy mesh with my next roof rack?

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Our customers often approach us confused whether they should purchase a mesh floor or not with their next roof rack. Mesh has unique advantages over a standard crossbar setup. We often get questions and concerns from our customers – here are a few answered by the team at Tradesman: 1. Will mesh add unnecessary weight to my roof rack and … Read More

Do you really need a roof rack?

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As the next generation of off roaders come through, we’ve noticed that the traditional second-hand Toyota’s and Nissan’s are being swapped for brand new vehicles. Dual Cabs and SUV’s are far more common than they have ever been, begging the question of how we carry the massive amounts of gear we bring along on our off-road adventures. Even with the … Read More

Mounting to the rails or the roof? Let Tradesman help you decide!

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Mounting? – the rails or the roof , a quick guide from Tradesman Roof Racks

With an ever-increasing set of ways to mount a roof rack to a vehicle’s roof – it often can be very confusing! We commonly get the question – I have a set of factory rails – can I mount my rack to that? The short answer, yes you can! First of all, let’s cover some cars that we commonly install … Read More