JKU Interior Cargo Rack - AT/Teraflex/Vector

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St8ton

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I've done some searchin' and some researchin' and was just wondering what the OB group had to say about these options I've narrowed it down to.
Option#1 After ExpoEast this past weekend I got to look at a couple and am currently leaning towards the AT Overland Interior Rack. http://store.adventuretrailers.com/products/AT-Jeep-JK-interior-Cargo-Rack.html
Of course it's the most expensive...

Option #2 is the Vector Highland JK Platform. I've yet to see one of these in person, but I like the construction and mounting. https://vectoroffroad.com/collections/all/products/jk-highland-platform

Option#3 is Teraflex JK Wasatch Rear Cargo Rack, looks like it would be a total joy to assemble but gets good marks once installed. Least expensive. https://teraflex.com/shop_items/563ba7c005a25c5bb19c9976

What are y'alls thoughts and what are you using?
Thanks for the input in advance.

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I don;t have any input on those, but I do have this one from Rampage:

It's different than what you posted as it's a low mount shelf, vs those which will fit a fridge or whatever underneath. Quality is about what I expected, which is decent and usable, worth it for the price (IMO). That said, it has its issues.. First, the way it mounts, the strut that helps lift and hold the shelf causes it to tweak a little, so it cathes ever-so-slightly when lifting it. Also, the catches for the release (to lift it) come loose. It doesn't really affect anything though. Finally, when there is nothing on the shelf, it can rattle a bit over big bumps. Not a big deal, and could be addressed with some dense rubber floor covering attached to it, to dampen the sound.

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Thanks for the input. I looked at the Rampage rack and I prefer the height that the others provide. Currently I sleep along the passenger side and need all the leg room I can get. And one day a fridge will ride on the driver side rear.
 
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Yeah, I thought that you might want the high ones. If I get a fridge it will probably go behind the driver's seat, where I keep our cooler right now. I will have to figure out a way to keep the folding function of the 60% rear seat and remove the skinny one though. Well, at least that is what I would want to do..
 
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I have the AT Overland rack. It works well, but you are kinda limited in getting things to fit up there by the opening on the hardtop (other brands probably have the same issue).
 

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Cool, just curious, what has a tendency to come loose? We hit alot of washboard roads in our travels.

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i did not locktight the brackets that mount to the roll bar and they did come loose a little blue locktight fixed the problem. for the record there was supposed to locktight those...i did not on install......over all great rack
 

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I have the Garvin rack.
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Picture shows it installed per instructions. its mounts to the bolts that secure the top with big beefy brackets. I ended up swapping the mounting from side to side and flipping them over to gain a little more height. I have an Engle 35L fridge mounted on a base plate that is a 1/2 inch thick and we still have about an inch to inch and a half between the fridge and rack. The spacing from the base plate to the bottom of the rack is about 17 1/2 inches. We normally throw our luggage on the rack without tying it down and everything stays put. Its a great rack.
 

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I like the rampage cuz it allows you to swing it upright in case you need the height for luggage or so. I also sleep in the JKU and it provides ample space for your legs.
 

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I hope this isn't considered inappropriate, and it's not quite into production yet but hopefully in the next few weeks I will have it available. I'm starting a new business making accessories and this will be the first product, also not sure where the price will be for sure. I designed this because I wasn't happy with the options available. I've been using it for the last six months and I'm happy with it. The photos are of the first rough prototype and my (poorly) sewn bags. :) It can be used with the hinged tray or with the bags or both. The photos aren't great, but I'm getting there slowly. It won't work with soft tops but can be used with or without the hardtop on.image1.jpeg image2.jpeg image3.jpeg
 

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Alright, after some time and additions...here is where I'm at currently. I've kinda pacified myself with the fridge enclosure, adding mounting tie downs to the top of it. I'm still real curious about the Vector shelf.