Cargo Bar for Penthouse lift assist
I've just broken another cargo bar while lifting the Penthouse. This is the second in 3 years, both broke the same way, with the ratchet teeth stripped out. I'm asking more of it than it is designed to handle. We often carry a raft frame or kayaks on the roof and need help raising the top when we do. Between boats and gear, Yakima rack, and a solar panel, I'm guessing we're trying to lift between 120 and 150 lbs.
I've adjusted the PH springs already and I've got the materials to build the LenS electric drill lift. It remains the be seen if the electric drill lift is up the challenge that has destroyed 2 cargo bars. I sure hope so.
In the meantime, I'm looking for a better made, more robust cargo bar than I've been able to find at Home Depot or Lowes. Any recommendations?
2005 RB-50 5.4L V8 E250 "Blanca"