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Old 08-04-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Roofrack mounts

Picking up a roofrack tomorrow that was on a short E350, but has no mounts.

Looking at these smittybilt units, but want to know what you guys recommend.

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Old 08-04-2018, 07:20 PM   #2
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On the old van. Was thinking 3 mounts on each side as sufficient?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:27 PM   #3
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They out lasted my first rack, and now i'm re-using them on my new roof rack.
First rack 12 foot long, new rack 10 1/2 foot long....same van E350EB, used 4 per side
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:56 AM   #4
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Picking up a roofrack tomorrow that was on a short E350, but has no mounts.

Looking at these smittybilt units, but want to know what you guys recommend.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior...YaAjYmEALw_wcB
Smittybilt make two type s of mounts S/BHDS which the S stands for short and is 3-5 inches (the link your showing) or you can get S/BHD which is a 6 inch mount.
4 on each side should be sufficient. I used 5 on each side and the S/BHD 6" mounts. The short mounts seem leave too little space between the roof and the rack.
Aside from the weight, for less then $1000 it's a well made roof rack and brackets with enough cross bars to support a floor. (https://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplie...;pgha2215.html.
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Brought the rack home today, was built with tabs using holes drilled in roof,those are coming off.

9.5 feet long, has mounts for floods on sides/back and a 50" light bar.

Planning to move work light mounts around a bit, replace grating with heavier stuff and possibly another cross bar or two.

Thanks for clarifying about mounts so the 6" ones work better and will order some of those.

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Smittybilt make two type s of mounts S/BHDS which the S stands for short and is 3-5 inches (the link your showing) or you can get S/BHD which is a 6 inch mount.
4 on each side should be sufficient. I used 5 on each side and the S/BHD 6" mounts. The short mounts seem leave too little space between the roof and the rack.
Thanks for input, ordered an 8 pack of the 6" with ebay's 15% off code today.

Setting up shovel mount and a spare mount while it's on the ground before it gets clamped to the van.
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Where was this thread at Wednesday. I paid $75 for contractors crossbars to mount my ARB awning. These mounts would have been perfect! I scoured the internet for 3 days too. haha oh well. Cheers!
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