Buick Skyhawk Naked Roof 1983-1985, 1A Raingutter Foot Pack by Yakima®. These towers were designed to support Yakima round crossbars on vehicles with roof mounted rain gutters. Constructed from rugged glass reinforced nylon with a heavy-duty die-cast interior, these towers clamp securely to the rain gutters, creating a rigid, stable base for transporting gear on your roof. Available HighRise spacers can provide 3-1/2" of additional clearance, and adapters are also available to mount the towers to camper shells or other applications without rain gutters.
- Maximum carrying capacity: 165 lbs.
- Provides secure, stable crossbar support on vehicles with rain gutters
- Can also be used with adapters to create a permanent mount on camper shells or other applications without rain gutters
- Clamps to rain gutter to create a rigid anchor
- Designed for use with Yakima round cross bars (sold separately)
- Manufactured from durable glass reinforced nylon with a solid, sturdy die-cast interior
- 7-1/4" tall; height can be raised to 10-3/4" with addition of 3-1/2" HighRise spacers (sold separately)
- Includes clip spacers for use if inside of towers contact roof
- Lockable with SKS cores and keys (sold separately)
- Sold in sets of 4 towers
- Comes with instructions and cross bar end caps
- Limited lifetime warranty
Rain gutters used to be found on the roofs of most cars and trucks, but in the quest for better aerodynamics they’ve been eliminated from vehicle rooflines in favor of smoother, so called "naked" roofs that create less drag for greater fuel efficiency. However, there’re still plenty of older cars and trucks around with rain gutters, and if you want to mount a roof rack to one of those vehicles, Yakima makes the 1A Raingutter Towers. These rugged glass reinforced nylon with die-cast interior towers are intended for use with Yakima round crossbars (not included) and are designed to tenaciously clamp to rain gutters for a rigid, stable base of support for your cargo and accessories. Clip spacers are included in case the inside of the towers contact the roof.
Their versatile design also makes these towers ideal for camper shells, truck bed caps, and any other application without rain gutters with the use of adapters. These adapters, in effect, create artificial rain gutters for the towers to clamp on, and these adapters are available from Yakima. And if you need more roof clearance, or if for whatever reason 1A Raingutter Towers aren’t tall enough for your needs, 3-1/2" tall HighRise spacers are available to raise the tower height to 10-3/4".
The 1A Raingutter Towers are sold in sets of 4 towers, to mount two crossbars, and come with detailed, illustrated installation instructions and crossbar end caps. They can be locked to prevent theft with the purchase of optional SKS (Same Key System) lock cores and keys, and they’re backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.