THE  Unique tow-ball mounting load carrier system


(UK mainland only) not H&I

█  Simple to fit - onto any towball in seconds. Clam shell over ball then mount the rak.

█ Incredibly strong  tested by Lloyds-British to 650kg loading. 

█ A range of solutions - from luggage or bike carriers to winches and vices

█ Modular - Unique to bak-rak .... load vertically or horizontally to create your carrier

█ Three families of racks to cover any requirement with  interchangeable parts

█Change the configuration as you need. A luggage carrier or a bike or ski carrier


Security :  If you want to increase the security level then you can buy our security bolt system that uses a complex spline drive and comes with a single key. Add this to your order for £12 - this includes bolt and  key   Add £12 security bolt and key to cart  Carriage is free.     Click to view    

The mount system will grip firmly with a clean dry towball. However we do offer a location collar for £12 for added grip.  click for details   

We can also supply a 1500mm high quality cable-lock with combination locking (no keys to lose) for £12     Add to cart


The heavy-duty modular carrier for luggage, boxes, rubbish, rubble,bikes,bags,mobility-scooter, etc. Direct fit on any towbar

Base-rak is a simple, robust  tow-ball mounted frame. The starting point for carrying a wide range of loads up to 120Kg. Add modules to do what you want. Add a plywood base with cut-outs to carry a mobility scooter.  made in UK

Tilts up to allow storage when empty or down to open a back door..

The base-rak can be fitted with the flange mount to allow you to use an existing (or bak-rak) towball bike rack with a base-rak. Limited to 80Kg. Specify on order (price is the same).

G4 Stainless Steel Base-rak  £249

The incredibly popular stainless steel version of the base-rak

Rated at up to 120Kg (dependent on vehicle) has square cross-beams on the robust outer frame. It has 10 inset threads in the top face to allow fixing of any possible accessories. Stainless steel allows extensions to be welded onto the rack for specific needs.

The new version offers an angle adjustment to compensate for tilted towbars. Dimensions 80cm wide by 60 cm deep. Weighs  7Kg

Click here for details               Add G4 base-rak to cart for £249 

Add a tumble mount so the box moves away from a van to  get in the back doors

G3 Base-rak in plated steel £159 inc VAT  

20 years of base-rak - rated at up to 100Kg (dependent on vehicle) has square cross-beams on a robust outer frame.

The new version offers an angle adjustment to compensate for tilted towbars.  80cm wide by 60 cm deep. Weighs  7Kg

Click here for details      Add G3 base-rak to cart for £159    

For any base-rak       

 NEW Stainless Steel Tumble rack £65     

Open the rear doors of any van or camper with box fitted. Use tilted rak and tumble for extreme clearance.  

Add tumble mount for base-rak £65   

Tumble mount on G4

Click here for details of the base-rak

Click here for details of base-rak 3,4,5 bike combinations

Click here for details of boxes for the base-rak

   &  Tray-rak


The towball mounted Box or Tray      

A robust plastic box or tray mounted on your tow-ball.    Direct fit on any towbar

Tilts down to allow access to the boot. Unbolts in seconds.

Optional Tumble mount allows the box or tray to tumble away from the car to allow access to boot or back door (£45). Tumble on box-rak good for 50Kg

Use tilt and tumble for extreme clearance. Add tumble mount for box-rak £45

Two bike racks @£48 can also be fixed to the tumble mount. Add 2 to cart . 

                         Tumble mount

We used to do a lightweight box for £65 but as you can buy a decent box for £20 at Wickes or B&Q we merely show the old box as an example and no longer offer it for sale. Those who want exactly that box can order direct from

Tray is (1000X550X150) - can be used to support Amazon carrybag

Box rak will take loads up to 65Kg with any sensible size box.

Box-rak mount system £92

Tray-rak (Tray & mount system)  £115   inc carriage (UK)


Click for more details   Add frame only for £92   Add tray-rak to cart for £115   


Buy the frame (complete with towball mount) on its own for £80 and fit your own box. B&Q, Wickes etc always have boxes of various designs. Try flat-pack cushion boxes as an option. We can ship the frame without box to Europe.   Add frame only for £92  ....  


Latest boxes colour varies. Ring for details


Boxes to Mainland UK ONLY because of carriage charges

Wall Mount

(for Witter and bak-rak bike racks)

Buy bak-rak set and mount your bikes on the wall

A wall mounting system that will support bak-rak, maxxraxx and witter bike racks. The bracket screws onto the wall and onto it you can mount your own bike rack to store the bikes.  Witter no longer make a wall rack.

Add Wall Mount to cart for £40

If you have no bike rack the bak-rak bike mount can come with the wall bracket allowing the mounting on the wall of up to five bikes.

The arms can be cut back if you need less bikes and more space. 

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Add Wall mount and bak-rak bike carrier to cart for £70   


The towball mounted winch       

A high quality  tow-ball mounted hand winch. Available as a Universal 500Kg unit  for serious pulling work. 

Also available a 2000Kg electric winch-in-a-box.  Click here for details        

Complete kit includes everything you need - winch,  15M cable, hook and mountings.

Winch-rak 500 £99inc VAT  inc mounting

Click here for details         Add winch-rak 500 to cart   

     Hooks no longer available

Clever plastic clips lock onto bungee or rope for quick & flexible attachment. Four fitments, plate, joiner, hook and clipper.

Rope and bungee also available

Slidetite 2 for £2  Not hooks

 or 10 for £ 8.50   Not Hooks

Click here for details                            

Pole-rak Family

Canoe-Rak, Windsurfer-Rak,


    the Ultimate flexible Vertical carrier system

A complete carrying solution for anything to fit vertically behind the car. A vertical aluminium pole allows fitting of a range of carrier parts at any height.

For a canoe or windsurfer rack see full details, click here

For full details go to the Pole-rak page.  Click for details

Make up your own set of parts to carry any combination of skis, bikes, surfboards, canoes, luggage etc.





Bike-rak with box or tray


The tow-ball fitting 4 or 5-bike rack that can double as a load carrier.

Fits any tow-ball, swan-neck or flange, on any vehicle (except 4x4 with door mounted spare wheel). With adjustment to get the tube exactly vertical.  Intended for four adult bikes or three adult bikes and two kids bikes. Fantastic new technology in UK allows laser-cutting in tubes that enables us to offer this unit at such a fantastic price. Slots together and stores down inside the main tube.

REVOLUTIONARY system allows the bike arms to be reassembled at low level to carry our (or your own) tray (1000X550X150) or your own box to carry luggage. You can also specify our plastic box.

We used to sell a lightweight box for £65 but as you can buy a decent box for £20 at Wickes or B&Q we merely show the old box as an example and no longer offer it for sale. Those who want exactly that box can order direct from

Our own tough duty Big Box is ideal, much bigger and stronger that any others generally available as it is made of a special indestructible plastic.

Add theTray (1000X550X150) - can be used to support Amazon carrybag

Total weight of the rack is 8kg with loads up to 70kg spread across the rack, tray or box. Autoexpress BEST BUY

Tilts down to the ground for boot access, folds down for no-bike travel. Available with a flange tow bracket mount to fit alongside the towball so can be used while towing. Can also convert to wheelrak to carry your spare wheel.    

Add wheel-rak & fittings  £40   Add Box Mounting kit (4 bolts, washers and handwheels) £9                       bike-rak £109 inc VAT

Add bike-rak to cart for £109     Add bike-rak with tray to cart for £130              

Click here for details    


The simple universal mount for a winch or vice

Use it vertical, horizontal or upside down to mount anything onto your towball, hand winch, vice, flagpole, radio-mast, bag, case, tray or box. Direct fit on any towbar

Complete kit includes mount bracket, outer casting and clamshell            

Uni-rak £69 inc VAT  

for the complete kit inc carriage (UK)          

Click here for details      Add Uni-rak to cart

Swan-neck to Flange Converter

A converter that allows you to mount old flange fit accessories onto a modern swan-neck towball. Use to fit a Dave Cooper MC rack.

          £68 inc VAT  inc carriage (UK)

   Click here for details       Add Converter to cart


Tough Duty Big-box

4ft X 2ft X 2ft (1150x590x600) 450 litres. Made of the toughest plastic we could find (they use it to protect digger windows from vandals) with straps and a lockable catch - both secure and waterproof. It has a deep sided removable lid that can accommodate extra volume. Made to our own design - you won't find a tougher or bigger or better value box. This tilts down to give access to the boot area. Fits to G3 base-rak with a carrying weight limit of 100kg. (or G4 = 120Kg).

The box fits onto our G3/4 base-rak or onto the box-rak frame with 80kg carrying capability. Specify boxrak frame with tumble mount if you need to access the back doors of a campervan. Fitting kit see buy page (supplied FOC if order of G3/4 and box).

Bigger tougher and more capable than any competitors.

Add Big-box to cart for £240             

 Add Big-box with G3 base for £370 (full price £395)    Upgrade to stainless G4 for £55 

Add Big-box with G4 base and tumble mount for £490 (full price £530)



Wheel-rak £130           

A spare wheel carrier that fits on any standard tow-ball. Tilts for entry to boot. Any normal size of wheel from minis to mobile homes.           

Ideal for modern cars with no spare or gas conversions with no wheel well. Folds down into itself so easy to store in the boot. Adjusts for any size of wheel (up to 245 tread width). Weighs 8Kg.

     Available with a flange tow bracket mount to fit alongside the towball so can be used while towing. (specify on order if this type of mount needed)    

Add bike rak arms and crossbar to cart for £45                                        Flange mount bracket

Wheelrak £130 inc carriage (UK)      Click for details  

Add Wheel-rak to cart for £130   Add Wheel-rak (flange-mount) for £130   

 Many modern cars come without spare wheels or can lose the spare-wheel well when converted for gas. Without the security of a spare-wheel then a simple puncture can become a nightmare of waits for a recovery vehicle then local hunting to find an appropriate tyre. Particularly at weekends or in the middle of the night this can make a disaster of any journey. With a bak-rak Wheel-rak and a spare wheel on the towball a solution is available.

Dog-Carrying Box

If you want a towball mounted dog carrier then contact our friend John Ginnel in Ireland. THE ANSWER to carrying dirty working dogs in a clean car. See  Ring or e-mail for details


When we use the web we tend to look for alternative ways of doing a job. Because we believe bak-rak offers far and away the best universal carrier we are making your hunt easier by pointing you to our competitors.

REVIEW - Recent review of boxes in Autoexpress

has bak-rak as the best buy,

We have only a couple of competitors providing anything similar to bak-rak and they are not as strong. not made in the UK and less comprehensive kit at what we think are high prices:

The alternatives on the market are the Thule Easybase system which is a copy of the bakrak concept - it carries 60kg and is £143 for its base unit (the box sells for an extra £269 and the thule box can fit on a bak-rak base-rak to carry more weight).   See

Or the Westfalia Portilo system which carries 45 kg sells for £280 plus £329 for the bike rack it mounts on. See 


Contact details - Tel 01462420102 for orders or delivery queries Tel 0800 1126884 (01619 072 431) for technical queries    e-mail [email protected]