Rhino-Rack E-mail
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 23:04

RhinoKFM encountered Rhino-Rack at the recent Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. Rhino-Rack entered the US market 4 years ago, bringing to market some innovative rack solutions.  Some of their new products you'll be seeing in the US market include the Tilting T-LOAD Carrier, the Universal Side Loader, and the Nautic 570 Side Loading Kayak Cradles.

"For 21 years Rhino-Rack has been Australia's leading automotive roof rack manufacturer with an incredible line of roof racks and canoe/kayak carriers, now available in North America. Rhino-Rack has a NEW 2013 line of carriers and accessories to suit everyone from the competitive kayak angler to the whitewater athlete. Rhino-Rack roof racks are made and tested to ISO 9001/14001 and TS 16949 standards, and Rhino-Rack engineers work in conjunction with OEM car manufacturers to develop systems custom-suited to their various requirements. Sensible pricing, quality design, and helpful customer service from our Denver, Colorado headquarters reflect Rhino-Rack's total commitment to staying ahead of the industry curve."

Here's a look at some Rhino product that entered the US market this year. Check them out; you might be pleasantly surprised!

Rhino-Rack Tilting T-LOAD Carrier (MSRP $299)

RTL002 clipped greyed out With tilting capability this is the perfect solution for loading and carrying longer and heavier kayaks and equipment, with the ease of 1-person operation. Built tough from E coated steel the T-LOAD allows for effortless loading of kayaks, SUPs, and whatever your day on the water needs. Also incredibly useful outside of watersports for carrying any long load from ladders to timber, plumbing, and electrical supplies.

  • Adjustable tilt position for load assistance and single person use
  • Adjustable height: Min 37.5 inches to 60.5 inches
  • Anti-swivel plate
  • Lockable for added security
  • Hitch and tow ball fitments available
  • Rated to 132 lbs/60kg
  • 3 year warranty
  • Load-stops included to keep your kayak in position and centered
  • Includes: fixed position locating pin, stabilizing plate and non slip mat

Invented with large, seafaring, or broad and heavy angling kayaks in mind, the load-assisting T-loader takes the pain out of transporting your big boat. That way you spend less time and energy loading and unloading your boat, and more of your time reeling in fish.




Rhino Universal Side Loader (MSRP $159)

RUSL G01 The Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader is an extremely convenient, lightweight and cost-efficient tool to help you load your kayak, ladder, camping gear or other longer heavy items onto your roof rack. Simply lift one side of your load onto the Rhino Universal Side Loader, then pivot your load onto your crossbars.

  • Lightweight (4.5 lb) construction
  • Support pole holds up to 132 lbs!
  • Easy 1-person operation
  • Integrated load-stop prevents kayak from slipping off bar
  • Push button for quick release and easy storage
  • Crossbar clamps for stability with all popular roof racks
  • Foam padding to protect your gear and your car's roof

The Rhino Universal Side Loader makes 1-person loading of a bigger kayak, SUP, or other watercraft a breeze. Spend less time loading and unloading and more time catching fish.




Nautic 570 Side Loading Kayak Cradles (MSRP $149)

570 Front and rear cradles Never lift your kayak up and over your cradles again – roll it in with ease. The Nautic 570 Side Loading Kayak Carrier utilizes pivoting cradles that angle toward you, allowing convenient loading and unloading from the side of your vehicle with as minimal effort as possible. Universal fitment allows easy installation with most popular brands and factory crossbars. Offering a one person operation, this system is especially useful if you have gear already being towed behind your vehicle. The 4 (2 front / 2 rear) included cradles are engineered for extreme durability and versatility. Made with 6mm thick TPV (santoprene rubber) the pads offer a large 2.95" x 7.87" contact surface with 3 flexible joints for perfect hull contact. The unique 180 degree rotation of the pads provides easy 1 person loading.

  • Universal fitment to most popular brands and factory crossbars
  • Front/rear pads engineered to fit wide variety of hull shapes
  • 180 degree rotation for easy 1 person loading
  • Large 2.95" x 7.87" contact surface
  • Stainless steel UV protected hardware
  • Water and Rustproof
  • Mold resistant
  • 5 year warranty

Angling can be tough. Getting your kayak loaded and to your destination shouldn't be. Leave the struggling to the fish and let the Nautic 570 Side Loader carry your kayak with ease. Also available – Side Loading Kayak Cradles with c-channel/t-slot fitment, for an extra sleek design and less wind noise! See the Nautic 580.




More information of Rhino-Rack can be found at their website, http://www.rhinorack.com/


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