The roof rack has been the most anticipated addition to the van for me. I have needed a platform to shoot from for a long time. The back portion is expanded metal for standing and the front has rails for two solar panels. The installation went great and I have to hand it to Aluminess again. The ladder is being modified right now to reach from the rack to the base and won't be back till next week. Bummer, have the rack and can't use it yet!!
As I was warned the rack makes a fair amount of noise from 50mph on up. Aluminess gave me a few things to try which I will today. I can also feel the extra weight and drag up there. Not really a concern but it's presence if well noted while under way.
More photos of the installation coming soon.