Over 6 months have gone by since first cinching the Prinsu Design ROOFRAC on to the rain gutters on my 80 series. In that time the trusty Land Cruiser has seen a a half dozen camping trips, beach drives, and has logged nearly 5,000 miles with the rack on board.
My goal with with ROOFRAC was to free up interior storage while preserving access to Washington, D.C.’s parking garages – all while keeping handling and fuel economy as close to stock as possible. Long story short – so far so good.
How’s the overall quality? Stellar – stout and precise. Hardware has been great – no loosening to date.
What did it do to MPG? It slipped from about 13.5 to 12 on the highway.
Any wind noise – that thing must whistle..? Negative – no noise whatsoever.
The rack typically holds my tent – a big ol’ Turbo Tent – and a Pelican 1600 mess kit. That’s about 100lbs combined that used to dominate the cargo area. It has also seen firewood duty and a kayak or two.
My only gripe is with the rain gutter mounts – specifically that they sometimes clip the door gaskets and that they have to be massaged to fit. The rack sits in the full length of the rain gutters and is essentially as strong as your roof. I had some concerns about how rain would shed but nothing has changed – the gutters drain as usual. In the near future the rack is going to get a chainsaw mount and accommodations for bicycles to be mounted upright.
If you are interested in a low profile, US made rack that is overbuilt like your Land Cruiser, the Prinsu Design Studio LC80 ROOFRAC is worth your consideration.