H1: Heavy-duty, strongly recommended for commercial use, available in steel and aluminum, includes ladder accessories. H2: Heavy-duty rack for heavy loads up to 1,000 lbs, only available in aluminum. H3: Low-profile, aerodynamic, wider crossbars, more geared towards recreational use (carrying biking, kayaking, etc), available with or without ladder accessories. J Series: Low-profile, light-duty, aerodynamic, available with or without ladder accessories, only available in aluminum. M Series: Low-profile, light-duty, available in steel or aluminum, available with or without ladder accessories.
2-bar racks – 400-500 lbs. 3-bar racks – 600-750 lbs. 4-bar racks – 750-1000 lbs. H2 midsize – 600 lbs. H2 fullsize – 600 lbs.
Most noise comes from wind deflecting off of the windshield of the vehicle on to the rack. Find out which rack you have and see below H1 – You can try moving front crossbar forward or backwards by roughly 3 inches on a fullsize van, or you can purchase a wind foil (use crossbar size to determine the size). H2 – You should have received x amount of rubber bar guards, see instructions for reference. Send out if you’re missing them. J Series – You should have received rubber bar guards. Send out if you are missing them. M Series – See below.
Steel: stronger, heavier, low resistance to corrosion (rust). Aluminum: lighter, high resistance to corrosion (rust), all aluminum racks have reinforced crossbars and are thicker in gauge than their steel counterparts to hold the same weight capacity.
Vantech OE system can clamp on to factory roof rails that have at least a 1/2” of space between the rail and roof. The factory roof rails cannot exceed 1.5” tall or 3” wide.
Your luggage rails may need longer bolts than included with the OE system to clamp onto the raised luggage rails, or you may have flushed luggage rails with which Vantech OE system is not compatible.
If you need a rack for your 07-On Sprinter, you must have the factory roof tracks installed. If you don’t have them, you can purchase them.
You need to specify if you have a 144” or 170” wheel base van to determine which tracks they need.
Vantech racks will not work on fullsize vans with sliding doors. The door slides back to where the mounting brackets get installed.
You need to purchase the 36” roller plates.
The roof on a Transit cargo van has paint covering the threaded mounting holes that can be removed with a blade or sharp tool.
Taiwan, assembled in the USA.
As wide apart as possible without drilling into air bags, or electronics in the roof.
H1 = 30 min. H2 = 2 hours. H3 = 30 min. J Series = 30 min. M Series = 30 min.
No, it does not.
Yes. If you are ordering a 3rd bar for a van with a curved roof, you should specify whether it is going in the front, middle, or rear.
Leading the pack in design and technology, Vantech® is a number one choice for commercial roof racks for vans and truck. At Vantech, they make top-quality rack systems to bring your gear to your job or trails and back safe and sound. The brand offers highly efficient roof carrier solutions for safely hailing building materials, ladders, recreational equipment, or anything in-between without breaking a sweat. Designed to boost your productivity and reduce fatigue, Vantech roof racks offer generous room for everything you need to carry along with a host of safety and convenience features to get the job done in a fast, easy, and reliable fashion. Roof carriers by Vantech are manufactured from steel, aluminum or stainless steel to be strong and durable to to handle the load, providing many years of trouble-free service. From commercial trucks for contractors to recreational SUVs for the outdoor enthusiast, Vantech has the rack for any needs.