Questions you have asked us

We know that the bak-rak system can be a bit confusing, so we’ve done our best to provide help when you need it. As well as getting in touch with us, we might have some information that can help on this page.
Question #1

I have a large car / camper and want to carry a large box and still have access the back door or carry 4 or 5 bikes. What do you suggest?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost.

We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

The standard base unit fitted with a tumble mount will allow the large box to pivot away from the vehicle to access the rear door. A number plate can be fixed to the side of the box if hidden. See offer under big box on Home page

To carry bikes, the tumble mount can be replaced with the Xtender bars and 4 or 5 bikes. If access to the rear doors is needed with bikes fitted, 2 or 3 bikes can be mounted on another tumble mount for easy swap.

BAK-RAK PARTS To be added to a Base and box - Xtender bars , bike-racks x4[Ł100], light bar brkts. [Ł22],

What to buy

Either buy a Combo B4 or 5 below and add the box or buy the Box and Rack from the home page and add the other parts.

Optional Extras

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #2

I need to carry two or three bikes and I want to mount them on any tow-ball as cheaply as possible - can you help?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost. We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

BAK-RAK configuration needed - The standard base unit will take three roof-type bike-racks directly. A light-bar will almost certainly be needed when the bikes are in position.

BAK-RAK PARTS - base [Ł159], bike-racks x3[Ł75], light bar brkts. [Ł22], P&P.

What to buy

Ask for COMBO A2f for 2 bikes or A3 for3 bikes Combo A3

Optional Extras

You can upgrade from G3 zinc plated base-rak to stainless steel G4 for

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #3

What are my options for carrying four or five bikes mounted on any tow-ball even when I change car?

Our Suggestion

An Xtender frame will be needed as a 4 or 5 -bike adapter. A light-bar will almost certainly be needed when the bikes are in position. Always use load straps when working with these weights. Make sure your vehicle tow-bar will carry over 80kg or 100kg for five [bikes rate about 15kg for an adult bike].


Configuration

BAK-RAK PARTS - base [Ł159], bike-racks x4[Ł100] or x5 [Ł125], 4-bike Xtender-rak [Ł35], light bar brkts. [Ł22], Load straps ] Ask for COMBO B4 for 4 bikes, Add to cart for Ł285 or B5 for five .Add to cart for Ł300

What to buy

Either buy a Combo B4 or 5 below and add the box or buy the Box and Rack from the home page and add the other parts.

Optional Extras

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #4

I am going on holiday and will be carrying a lot of luggage but a roof-box is too high and slows the car down. I want to access the rear doors to allow the dog out.

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost. We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

BAK-RAK configuration needed - The standard base unit will take three roof-type bike-racks directly. A light-bar will almost certainly be needed when the bikes are in position.

BAK-RAK PARTS - base [Ł159], bike-racks x3[Ł75], light bar brkts. [Ł22], P&P.

What to buy

Ask for COMBO A2f for 2 bikes or A3 for3 bikes Combo A3

Optional Extras

You can upgrade from G3 zinc plated base-rak to stainless steel G4 for

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #5

I already carry luggage, I want to quickly swap to carrying bikes or I have a 4x4 with a boot-mount spare wheel is this possible?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost.

We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

The standard base unit fitted with a tumble mount will allow the large box to pivot away from the vehicle to access the rear door. A number plate can be fixed to the side of the box if hidden. See offer under big box on Home page

To carry bikes, the tumble mount can be replaced with the Xtender bars and 4 or 5 bikes. If access to the rear doors is needed with bikes fitted, 2 or 3 bikes can be mounted on another tumble mount for easy swap.

BAK-RAK PARTS To be added to a Base and box - Xtender bars , bike-racks x4[Ł100], light bar brkts. [Ł22],

What to buy

Either buy a Combo B4 or 5 below and add the box or buy the Box and Rack from the home page and add the other parts.

Optional Extras

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #6

I need to carry two or three bikes and I want to mount them on any tow-ball as cheaply as possible - can you help?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost. We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

BAK-RAK configuration needed - The standard base unit will take three roof-type bike-racks directly. A light-bar will almost certainly be needed when the bikes are in position.

BAK-RAK PARTS - base [Ł159], bike-racks x3[Ł75], light bar brkts. [Ł22], P&P.

What to buy

Ask for COMBO A2f for 2 bikes or A3 for3 bikes Combo A3

Optional Extras

You can upgrade from G3 zinc plated base-rak to stainless steel G4 for

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #7

We have mobility car and need to carry a mobility scooter for the wife - is this possible with a rak, and if so which one?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost.

We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

The standard base unit fitted with a tumble mount will allow the large box to pivot away from the vehicle to access the rear door. A number plate can be fixed to the side of the box if hidden. See offer under big box on Home page

To carry bikes, the tumble mount can be replaced with the Xtender bars and 4 or 5 bikes. If access to the rear doors is needed with bikes fitted, 2 or 3 bikes can be mounted on another tumble mount for easy swap.

BAK-RAK PARTS To be added to a Base and box - Xtender bars , bike-racks x4[Ł100], light bar brkts. [Ł22],

What to buy

Either buy a Combo B4 or 5 below and add the box or buy the Box and Rack from the home page and add the other parts.

Optional Extras

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

Question #8

Can I mount my existing flanged tow-ball bike rack on a new swan-neck tow-ball car?

Our Suggestion

We would suggest the bak-rak - the load carrier for all reasons 

The bak-rak is completely modular and we will be progressively adding new modules - which is great - but very confusing for the potential user to work out what he/she needs. So below we have given some examples of the likely configurations how they work and what they cost. We have also given a code for the combination to make it easier to order.

Configuration

BAK-RAK configuration needed - The standard base unit will take three roof-type bike-racks directly. A light-bar will almost certainly be needed when the bikes are in position.

BAK-RAK PARTS - base [Ł159], bike-racks x3[Ł75], light bar brkts. [Ł22], P&P.

What to buy

Ask for COMBO A2f for 2 bikes or A3 for3 bikes Combo A3

Optional Extras

You can upgrade from G3 zinc plated base-rak to stainless steel G4 for

Add light bar to cart for Ł25

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