Landing Pad (8000226) by Yakima®. Set of 2. Landing pads enable Yakima Control Tower Foot Packs to be installed on vehicles with roof mounted factory adjustable tracks, or factory fixed mounting points. They are also available to allow these towers to be permanently attached (holes must be drilled) to the roof and to bolt onto truck caps, tent trailers, RVs, or boats. These sturdy glass reinforced nylon pads are vehicle specific and provide the interface between the rack foot and your vehicle, for a custom fit that ensures a perfect, secure rack attachment. Landing pads come with everything required for installation, including snap-on covers for when the rack is not in use and detailed instructions.
- Ensures a custom fit of Yakima Control Towers to your roof
- Available for factory adjustable roof tracks, factory fixed points, and permanent mounting
- Pads available to mount Control Towers to truck caps, tent trailers, RVs, or boats
- Installation of permanent attachment Landing Pads requires drilling
- Made of rugged glass reinforced nylon
- Includes snap-on covers to install over pads when Control Towers are removed
- Comes with hardware and instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
Landing pads are designed specifically for each application, to ensure that Yakima Control Tower crossbar supports fit perfectly and provide stable, secure support for the roof rack system. Manufactured from high strength glass reinforced nylon, Landing Pads are available for vehicles with factory adjustable tracks, factory fixed mounting points, and for permanent installation.
Some vehicles come from the factory with tracks mounted on the roof. These tracks run parallel to the sides of the vehicle and are designed to mount a roof rack. A track mounted roof rack gives you the versatility to position the crossbars as required to provide the best support for the gear you’re carrying. The rack feet can be loosened and moved in the tracks to position the cross bars as desired. Landing Pads for these applications come with hardware that will allow the Control Towers to slide in the tracks and then be secured when the optimal load bearing location is reached. Other vehicles have rack mounting points built into the roof and these can be accessed by removing the covers from the mounting locations. These fixed mounting points usually already have threaded holes and hardware is supplied with the pads to mount the Control Towers.
Landing Pads are also available to create a permanent mounting for a roof rack system, and installation of these pads and Control Towers requires drilling. There are pads that include hardware for a “blind” installation, where access to the underside of the roof is not possible, and pads that include bolts and nuts that can be fastened from underneath the mounting surface. These applications include truck caps, tent trailers, RVs, or boats.
Landing Pads come with snap-on covers that can be installed over the pads for a clean look when the roof rack is not installed. All necessary hardware and detailed, illustrated installation instructions are included. Landing Pads are 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.