Dodge RD200 1978, Contractors Rack by Smittybilt®. Carry ladders, building supplies and other lengthy cargo safely and securely overhead instead of hanging out of your open pickup bed, with the Smittybilt Contractors Rack. This rugged adjustable rack can be installed on any full-size truck regardless of cab size or bed length, with no drilling required. Constructed from 2" diameter 0.120" wall thickness steel tubing with gusseted corners for extra strength, the Contractors Rack can hold up to 800 lbs., with the weight evenly distributed. Dual stage textured black powdercoated for appearance and durability, the Contractors Rack comes with hardware and installation instructions.
- Enables a pickup truck to carry long cargo like ladders and building supplies
- 800 lb. carrying capacity with weight evenly distributed
- Classic design with enhanced features
- The most economical rack on the market today
- Fully adjustable, can be installed on any full size pickup, regardless of bed length or cab configuration
- Adjustable legs and feet for complete customization
- Manufactured from 2" diameter 0.120" wall thickness steel tubing
- Gusseted corners for extra strength and rigidity
- Removable center and rear cross bars for extra tall loads
- Built-in air deflector to eliminate cab noise
- Built-in tie-down anchor points
- Gold zinc-plated grade-8 hardware
- Dual stage textured black powdercoated finish
- Installation with supplied J-hooks requires no drilling
- Permanent mounting can also be accomplished with supplied hardware
- Comes with hardware and detailed installation instructions
- 5-year limited warranty on finish
- Limited lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials
At one time 8 ft. beds were ubiquitous on pickup trucks, but today more of a truck's chassis is devoted to what can be carried in the cab than in the bed. Most trucks today have short (5'8") or standard (6'5") beds, so hauling long cargo like standard 8 ft. long building supplies, as well as long ladders and pipe, has become somewhat difficult. Instead of having the extra length hang out the back of the bed where it could become damaged or at worst fall out, transport this cargo safely and securely overhead with the Smittybilt Contractors Rack.
The sturdy construction of this rack enables it to carry up to 800 lbs., with the weight evenly distributed, and its adjustable design makes it easy to install in any full-size pickup, regardless of cab size or bed length. The Contractors Rack is manufactured from 2" diameter 0.120" wall thickness steel tubing, with gusseted corners for extra strength and rigidity. For the best appearance and long-term durability, all rack parts are acid dipped to remove impurities, a special "E-Coat" is applied inside and out, and finally a dual stage textured black powder coat finish is applied.
Besides it's stellar cargo carrying capability the Contractors Rack is also packed with features you won't find on lesser racks, like a built-in air deflector to eliminate cab noise, built-in tie-down anchor points to secure just about anything, and gold zinc-plated grade-8 hardware. The rack has adjustable legs and feet for complete customization and the center and rear cross bars can be removed to handle tall loads.
The Contractors Rack is easy to install and just as easy to remove if it's not needed, thanks to the supplied J-Hook mounting system that requires no drilling. However, if permanent installation is desired, it can be accomplished with the supplied hardware. The Contractors Rack comes with illustrated instructions detailing the installation procedure, and it's covered by a limited 5-year warranty against finish defects and a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
SmittyBilt®, located in Compton, California, is the leader in the off-road parts and accessories market because they were there at its inception. Founder Basil Smith, also known as "Smitty", was one of the original Southern California 4WD enthusiasts. He started a business called Rock-ett Products, making specialized equipment for trucks and Jeeps, in his garage/machine shop in 1956. Smitty's son Tom began working at Rock-ett at an early age and became head of the ever-expanding enterprise when it became Smittybilt in the 1970s. Under Tom's leadership, the company created innovative products like the original "Nerf Bar" side step, and tubular front and rear bumpers for Jeeps. Today, thanks to their continued involvement in off-roading at all levels of the staff, which enables them to keep abreast of the latest trends and needs in the off-road market, Smittybilt remains the industry leader with a selection of over 2000 different products for trucks and SUVs.