Tub Racks

Front Runner Bed Load Bars Kit For Toyota Tacoma (2005-Current)
Load Bed Load Bars Kit For Toyota Tacoma (2005-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters For the owners of a Toyota Tacoma 2005+ who don't need a full rack for the bed of their pick-up, a Load Bar Kit is enough. A good...
$542.00
Front Runner Load Bed Bar Kit For Toyota TUNDRA 2007-Current
Load Bed Bar Kit For Toyota TUNDRA 2007-Current - by Front Runner Outfitters This is one of the best load bed bar kits for a Toyota Tundra 2007-Current that you will find in the market. Easy to install, strong, durable and versatile, that's...
$558.00
Front Runner EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit Nissan Navara 2014+
EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit - Nissan Navara 2014+ by Front Runner Outfitters Never worry about not getting enough cargo bed spage, get the Front Runner's EGR RollTrac Slimline II Load bed rack kit and bring all...
$1,550.00
Front Runner EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit for Toyota Hilux 2016+
EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit - Toyota Hilux 2016 to 2022 - by Front Runner Outfitters Create more cargo bed space by putting all your favorite off road accessories on the Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit...
$1,880.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit Jeep Gladiator JT 2019- Current
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit - Jeep Gladiator JT - 2019 to Current - by Front Runner Outfitters Still looking for the best cargo carrying solution for your Jeep Gladiator JT? Check out the Slimline II Load Bed Rack kit...
$1,590.01
Front Runner Slimline II Top Mount Load Bed Rack for RAM 1500/2500/3500
Slimline II Top-Mount Load Bed Rack Kit for RAM 1500/2500/3500 - 6'4" Bed - By Front Runner Outfitters Free your bed space and still conveniently bring your adventure gear and toys over your Ram bed with the Slimline II Top-Mount Load...
$2,310.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit Ford Ranger T6/ Wildtrak/ Raptor 2012+
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit - Leg Mount - For Ford Ranger T6/ Wildtrak/ Raptor  2012 to Current - By Front Runner Outfitters Enjoy a bigger load bed space by carrying your adventure gear and accessories over the load bed with...
$2,810.01
Front Runner Pickup EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit / 1425(W) X 1358(L)
Pickup EGR Rolltrac Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit / 1425(W) X 1358(L)  By Front Runner Outfitters Bring more with this full-size, heavy duty rack kit. Create more cargo space on your vehicle while keeping your RollTrac. This versatile rack kit from...
$1,820.01
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Front Runner Slimline II Kit for RAM 1500/2500/3500 CREW CAB (2009+)
Slimline II Kit for RAM 1500/2500/3500 Crew Cab - Low Profile - 2009 to 2021 - By Front Runner Outfitters Built to roam and for off-roading, explore more with your Ram and install this tough low-profile roof rack that is made as tough as your...
$1,680.00
Front Runner Double Load Bed Bar Kit For RAM 1500 5.7' Crew Cab 09-Current
Double Load Bed Bar Kit For RAM 1500 5.7' Crew Cab 2009 to Current - by Front Runner Outfitters Drive with confidence and bring all your favorite gear to your next off road trip.  Suitable for RAM 1500 Crew Cab...
$689.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Chevrolet SILVERADO (1987-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit for Chevrolet SILVERADO Standard Pick-Up Truck (1987-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Chevrolet Silverado, you'll want to equip it with the best and toughest gear in the market. The right...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Mercedes-Benz X-Class W/ MB Style Bars 2017-Current
Slimline II Bed Rack Kit For Mercedes Benz X-Class With MB Style Bars 17-Current - by Front Runner Outfitters One of the best possible truck bed rack kits for your Mercedes X-Class with MB style bars from the 2017 to the current...
$1,028.00
Front Runner Pick Up Mountain Top Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1762mm L
Pick Up Mountain Top Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1762mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a pickup truck with a roll top and want to add a bed rack without having to take...
$1,044.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1425mm W x 1762mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1425mm W x 1762mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a roll top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It...
$1,750.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tacoma (1995-2000)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tacoma Pick-Up Truck (1995-2000) - by Front Runner Outfitters Front Runner makes one of the best Pick up Bed Rack Kits for Toyota Tacoma going from 1995 to 2000: the Slimline II....
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tacoma (2005-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tacoma (2005-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Toyota Tacoma 2005 - Current, having the right bed rack kit is essential. The Slimline II rack by Front Runner Outfitters is...
$1,590.00
Front Runner Ford F150 F250 F350 Pick-Up Truck (97-Current) Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit
Ford F150 F250 F350 Pick-Up Truck (97-Current) Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit - by Front Runner Outfitters Front Runner Outfitters is one of the biggest manufacturers of off-road vehicle accessories and gear in the world. This South African brand has been...
$2,520.00
Front Runner Slimline 6'4" II Roof Rack Kit For Dodge RAM W/ Rambox (09-Current)
Slimline 6'4" II Roof Rack Kit For Dodge RAM With Rambox (2009-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters This kit creates a full-size rack that sits above your Dodge Ram's (2009 + w/OEM bed rails and RamBox) load bed. This Slimline...
$1,940.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack For Chevrolet Colorado Pick-Up Truck (04-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack For Chevrolet Colorado Pick-Up Truck (2004-Current) - Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Chevy Colorado from 2004 onwards, you'll want the best bed rack possible, and this Slimline II Front Runner Bed Rack Kit fits...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Nissan Titan (2003-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Nissan Titan Pick-Up Truck (2003-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal load bed rack kit, with a 660 lbs load rating for your Nissan Titan Pick-Up Truck from 200 onwards. This high quality,...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Pick-Up Truck (1988-1994)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Pick-Up Truck (1988-1994) - by Front Runner Outfitters Vintage is still going strong, and those who own a Toyota Pick-up Truck 1988-1994 know that they want the best possible equipment to go with their...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tundra (2007-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tundra Pick-Up Truck (2007-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Toyota Tundra, you'll want to take it off-road, on tough paths, exploding the outdoors. During these overlanding and camping trips...
$1,650.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tundra (1999-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Toyota Tundra Pick-Up Truck (1999-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal load bed rack kit for your Toyota Tundra pickup (1999-current), is one that has a high load rating, that will be durable, sleek...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack For Ford F150 (2004-2014) Roll Top 6.5'
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Ford F150 (2004-2014) Roll Top 6.5' - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal bed rack kit for you Ford F150 2004-2014 Roll Top 6.5' is this Front Runner Slimline II.  Designed in South Africa and tested on...
$2,780.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Nissan Frontier (1997-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Nissan Frontier Pick-Up Truck (1997-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal load bed rack kit for your Nissan Frontier truck is the Slimline II by Front Runner. This is a reliable, strong bed rack...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Trucks 1475(W) x 1358(L)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Trucks 1475(W) x 1358(L) - by Front Runner Outfitters The perfect load bed rack kit with a size of 1475mm Wide (4.84') and 1358mm Long (4.46'), for pick-up trucks is designed by...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Truck 1255mm(W) x 1358mm(L)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Truck 1255mm(W) x 1358mm(L) - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal load bed rack kit for pick-up trucks with a bed that's 1255mm (4.12') W x 1358mm (4.46') L. This Front Runner Slimline...
$1,570.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Chevy COLORADO Roll Top 5.1' (2015-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Chevy COLORADO Roll Top 5.1' (2015-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters The Chevrolet Colorado Roll Top has been gaining popularity as one of the best trucks in USA. Not for nothing, it's normal to...
$2,050.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Truck 1425mm(W) x 1358mm(L)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Pick-Up Truck 1425mm (4.67') W x 1358mm (4.46') L - by Front Runner Outfitters The ideal bed rack kit for any pick-up truck with a dimension of 1425mm (4.67') W x 1358mm (4.46'). Built by Front...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit for Dodge RAM MEGA CAB 2-DOOR (2002-2008)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit for Dodge RAM MEGA CAB 2-DOOR Pick-Up Truck (2002-2008) - by Front Runner Outfitters The Dodge Ram is known for being one of the best and strongest pick-up trucks out there. It deserves to be...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Dodge RAM MEGA CAB 4-DOOR (2009-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Dodge RAM MEGA CAB 4-DOOR Pick-Up Truck (2009-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters An excellent bed rack kit for your Dodge Ram Mega Cab 4-Door has to be the Slimline II by Front Runner. Designed...
$1,850.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Ford RANGER (1998-2012)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For Ford RANGER Pick-Up Truck (1998-2012) - by Front Runner Outfitters Ford is known for quality and durability, one of America's oldest car manufacturers deserves to be paired with one of the best car equipment manufacturers....
$1,570.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For GMC SIERRA (1987-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For GMC SIERRA Pick-Up Truck (1987-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters The GMC Sierra is a classic model of pick-up trucks. Front Runner decided to come up with one of their impressive Slimline II...
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For GMC CANYON (2004-Current)
Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit For GMC CANYON Pick-Up Truck (2004-Current) - by Front Runner Outfitters An outstanding piece of gear, we're talking about the Front Runner Slimline II Load Bed Rack Kit, ideal for your GMC Canyon, from 2004 onwards....
$1,700.00
Front Runner Pick Up Roll Top Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1126mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack Kit For Pick Up Roll Top - 1425 mm W x 1126 mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters This pick up bed rack kit by Front Runner is an excellent choice if you have a...
$1,470.00
Front Runner Ute Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1762 mm L
Slimline II Ute Bed Rack Kit  - 1425 mm Wide x 1762 mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  A universal bed rack kit for your ute, that sits above the bed, and will fit into the already existing tracks. This...
$2,150.00
Front Runner Slimline II Truck Bed Rack Kit For Toyota TUNDRA Regular Cab 2-Door 2007-Current
Slimline II Pickup Truck Bed Rack kit For Toyota TUNDRA Regular Cab 2-door From 2007-Current - by Front Runner Outfitters One of the best truck bed rack kits for your Toyota Tundra Regular Cab 2-Door pickup from 2007 to 2019....
$1,760.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Toyota TACOMA Regular Cab 2-Door 1995-2000
Slimline II Bed Rack For Toyota TACOMA Regular Cab 2-Door 1995-2000 Pick-Up Truck - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2-Door Pickup Truck from 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000, then this is...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Toyota TACOMA XTRA Cab 2-Door 2001-Current
Slimline II Bed Rack For Toyota TACOMA XTRA Cab 2-Door 2001-Current Pick-Up Truck - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 2-Door Pickup Truck from 2001 to the current model, then this is the bed rack kit...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack Kit For Toyota TACOMA XTRA Cab 2-Door 2001-Current
Slimline II Bed Rack For Toyota TACOMA XTRA Cab 2-Door 2001-Current Pick-Up Truck - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 2-Door Pickup Truck from 2001 to the current model, then this is the bed rack kit...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For GMC CANYON Roll Top 5.1' 2015-Current
Slimline II Bed Rack Kit For GMC CANYON Roll Top 5.1' 2015-Current - by Front Runner Outfitters An excellent truck bed rack, tested in the toughest South African off-road trials, suitable for your GMC Canyon Roll Top 5.1' Pick Up Truck from the...
$2,050.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2017-Current
Slimline II Truck Bed Rack Kit For Mercedes-Benz X-CLASS 2017-Current - by Front Runner Outfitters For owners of a Mercedes Benz X-Class pickup truck from the 2017 to the current model, in search of a solid, reliable and durable truck bed rack,...
$1,700.00
Front Runner Pick Up Mountain Top Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1358mm L
Pick Up Mountain Top Slimline II Bed Rack Kit 1425mm W x 1358mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters If you own a pickup truck with a roll top and want to add a bed rack without having to take...
$1,590.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1465mm W x 1560mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1475mm W x 1560mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a roll top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It...
$1,980.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1475mm W x 1358mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1475mm W x 1358mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a roll top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It...
$1,680.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1425mm W x 1560mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1425mm W x 1560mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a roll top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It...
$1,910.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack Kit For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1358mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1358mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a mountain top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It has a...
$1,650.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1762mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1762mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a mountain top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It has a...
$2,120.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll Top 1425mm W x 1358mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Roll  Top 1425mm W x 1358mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a roll top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It has...
$1,620.00
Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1560mm L
Slimline II Bed Rack For Pickup Mountain Top 1475mm W x 1560mm L - by Front Runner Outfitters  If you own a pick up truck with a mountain top cover, then you'll want to purchase this truck bed rack. It has...
$1,930.00

Ute Tub Rack Review

If you own a Ute and want to try and maximize the carrying capacity, or what you can load on the back of it, then a tub rack is what you need. Your Ute will finally be able to transport heaps of items, accessories, gear, and just stuff. A tub rack is a solution for you to be able to still use the space in the tub and carry even more things above it.

Tub racks, also known as bed racks, come in different shapes and sizes. Some of them drill onto the inner walls of the tub, some to the sides or the borders of the tub, and some just clamp or bolt onto the existing inner rails of your Ute.

Installation tends to be simple, not as complex as it may seem. However, depending on the size, weight, and mounting feet of the rack, you might need some guidance. Regardless, the tub racks we sell are all the highest quality, and you can be sure that you will find the best tub rack in Australia right here.

When we mean that they come in different shapes and sizes, that’s because amongst the tub racks you get different options:

  • Bed or tub load bars
  • Mid height tub rack
  • Cab height tub rack
  • Roof rack height tub rack

To quickly explain or differentiate amongst them, the tub load bars, or bed bars are basically two or three crossbars that go over the tub of your pick-up truck, come at an affordable price, tend to be easier to install, are much lower height and profile and can handle lighter items or gear.

Mid height tub racks are those that sit around 30 cm above the Ute’s tub height. A cab height tub rack is one that sits at 45 centimeters above the side of the tub, and finally a roof rack height tub rack will be around 50 centimeters tall. 

In this collection we will do our best to explain the different tub racks we offer, for the different Utes or vehicles you are interested in, as well as explaining the importance on the features, the load rating or weight carrying capacity, as well a show the height affects the items you can carry.

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Best Ute Tub Rack Rhino Tub Rack
Hilux Tub Rack Universal Tub Rack
Ford Ranger Tub Rack Roof Top Tent Tub Rack
Nissan NP300 Tub Rack Tub Rack FAQs


Best Ute Tub Rack

Choosing the best Ute tub rack is not as easy as it seems. What this means is that there are heaps of brands out there, and although we carry some of the best, ideally you want to choose based on your vehicle and needs.

The Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack is easy to install thanks to the 4 feet that go inside the tub of your Ute, it offers a 660 lbs load rating, and it has heaps of aftermarket accessories to install onto it. You will be able to easily mount roof top tents, as well as bike carriers, canoe carriers, shovel mounts you name it.

Nonetheless, before we continue, we will jump onto specific vehicles and make recommendations on the best tub racks per vehicle. We will go over some of the most popular utes in Australia, such as the Toyota Hilux, the Ford Ranger, or the Nissan Frontier NP300.

 

hilux tub rack

Front Runner Slimline II Toyota Hilux Tub Rack

Front Runner is one of the biggest brands of overlanding and 4wd drive accessories in the whole world. All of their tub racks are manufactured in South Africa and tested on tough outdoor trails and conditions, similar to those we have in Australia.

The Slimline II Toyota Hilux tub rack is no exception. As mentioned above, this rub rack offers a 300 kg load rating or weight capacity. This enables you to mount bicycles, roof top tents, recovery gear, ladders, and other tradie items that you might need. 

Thanks to the flat tray at mid height, you will easily mount anything on it without having to reach too high or too low. This Hilux tub rack still offers enough clearance from the bottom of the tub to carry items or gear underneath it. From the bottom of the tub to the rack itself there are around 55 centimeters, which are enough to store quite a few things underneath it.

A great feature of all Front Runner bed racks is the fact that Front Runner has hundreds of aftermarket rack accessories, such as surfboard carriers, bike carriers, shovel mounts, spare tire mounts and light mounts. Whatever you need, you will be able to easily install it on this Toyota Hilux tub rack. 

Pros

Cons

300 kg weight capacity

Only comes at a mid height level

Hundreds of aftermarket rack accessories for it

Not enough side mounting features for it

Easy installation

 

 

ozroo tub rack

Ozroo Ford Ranger Tub Rack

Ozroo tub racks are made of high-quality tensile steel and powdercoated for a durable finish exterior, capable of withstanding any weather condition, even the outback burning sun. The OzRoo Ford Ranger Tub Rack comes with Wildtrak feet and it’s available in 3 heights: full height, 3/4 cab height, and half cab height (mid height).

This Ranger tub rack has a 400 kg load rating, making it ideal for any roof top tent. As a matter of fact, the OzRoo tub rack is great due to the fact that it has two additional bars going from front to back that are perpendicular to any roof top tent’s bottom rails, allowing you to install them easily.

This ute tub rack can be easily installed thanks to the Wildtrak feet. Another fantastic feature is the LED lights already installed at the back of the rack, for you to easily reverse improving visibility at the back of your ute. The modular height and width of the design ensures perfect fitment on the Ford Ranger. And let’s not forget a 2 year warranty that guarantee durability. 

Pros

Cons

400 kg weight capacity

Weight rating is degraded if tub rack is used at full height

3 different heights for you to choose from

 

LED lights integrated at the back of the tub rack

 

 

nissan np300 tub rack by front runner

Front Runner Slimline II Nissan NP300 Tub Rack

Like all of other Front Runner Tub Racks, the Slimline II Nissan NP300 Tub Rack is designed to easily be installed on any Nissan Navara or Frontier NP300 Ute from the 1997 to the current model.

It has the great advantage that it can even work if you have an EGR RollTrac tonneau or tub cover on it. The bed rack itself will simply have four legs, two on each side that fit onto the existing EGR RollTrac channels of your NP300 allowing you to install or use an EGR roll cover simultaneously with the tub rack.

Potentially, Front Runner also makes another NP300 tub rack, that works without any ute tub cover. It might not have the same use as this one, but it’s still a great option. Virtually the same, 4 legs and comes a tmid height.

Like all Front Runner tub rack kits, it can hold 300 kgs of weight, which make it ideal for roof top tents, bikes, surboards, fishing rods and heaps of other rack accessories. It is an elegant tub rack for your ute, made of high quality steel and powder coated in black, which can withstand any Aussie weather condition.

Pros

Cons

300 kg weight capacity

Only comes in mid cab height

Works with a ute roll tub cover

 

Plenty of aftermarket rack accessories to install

 

 

rhino tub rack

Rhino-Rack Tub Rack

In this section we will very quickly cover the Rhino tub rack, which at the moment doesn’t work with many utes in the Aussie market. As a matter of fact, it’s available only for the Jeep Gladiator and the Dodge RAM. Hopefully, Rhino-Rack will soon develop other tub racks for more Utes.

If you own any of the after mentioned models, then the Rhino Rack Reconn-Deck 2 bar ute tub system is a great choice. These are two load bed or load tub bars, sitting at a mid height, so lower profile, helping minimize your ute’s height and giving you an easy access to whatever you mount over the rack itself.

The Reconn-Deck tub bars come with integrated channels on all four sides, so you can mount a high range of accessories, amongst them most Rhino-Rack accessories integrate perfectly with them. No drilling is required for them, they’re very simple to install as they mount onto the existing trail rails on the tub of your Ute. The load rating is not as much, but they can handle boards, ladders, even roof top tents.

Pros

Cons

Easy installation, can be mounted to trail rails

Only available for Jeep Gladiator and RAM

Low profile, ideal for easy access of what’s over the tub rack

Not the greatest weight capacity

Plenty of aftermarket rack accessories to install

 

 

 

Universal Tub Rack

This section will mention one of our preferred tub racks in Australia, one that’s universal and capable of being installed and working perfectly well with most utes in the country. It needs to be adjusted, but all in all it’s a fantastic option. As a universal tub rack, besides the adjustments it is not as vehicle specific, so there are certain features it may not have, but it certainly comes at a great price and quality is top of the line.

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PSR Universal Tub Rack

A universal tub rack is that which can fit most utes in the market, and as explained above, they tend to be adjustable and have legs that are easily installed into most tub inner rails. PSR does a great job of making one of the top tub racks in the market, the Baja Rack Flat Universal Tub Rack. 

It’s particularly designed to fit late model dual cab utes. Made from 42NB thin wall tube, this tub rack is only 29 kg of weight, reducing the stress or weight on the sides. The legs are adjustable, as needed for any universal tub rack, allowing you to mount it to any ute with a tub that has an internal minimum width of 1380mm and a maximum width of 1610mm.

The legs are also adjustable in height, ¼ leg height sitting on 105mm above the top of the tub, ½ height at 230mm above the tub line, ¾ height at 405 mm above the tub line and finally the full roof height at 70mm above the cab of the roof. Overall, a fantastic choice for an adjustable long lasting tub rack.  

Pros

Cons

Can fit most late model utes

The flat tray doesn’t enable the use of as many accessories as some may want

Adjustable leg heights allow you to position it at 4 different heights

 

Lightweight tub rack at only 25 kg

 

 

Roof Top Tent Tub Rack

Choosing the correct tub ack to mount a roof top tent can be a bit tricky. Honestly, the most important thing is that the tub rack itself can hold a dynamic weight capacity (that’s when the ute is in motion), that’s higher than the weight of the roof top tent itself.

We could say that given that most tents don’t weigh over 100 kgs, you will want a tub rack that has a weight capacity of at least 100 kgs, hopefully more. Besides that, the choice is then down to you, do you want the tent to be sitting at the same height as if it was installed on the roof? Or do you prefer it mounted lower with a mid-height tub rack?

One of the preferred roof top tent tub racks in this collection are the OzRoo as well as the Front Runner Slimline II tub rack. The Front Runner bed rack has a lot of aftermarket accessories, such as the Quick Release Roof Top Tent Mount Kit, which makes putting on and taking off the tent a much faster and simpler process than using the traditional brackets.

We recommend that if you end up getting a Slimline II, then adding the Quick Release is a must. With this tent mounting system, you are going to be able to turn your tub rack into a roof top tent rack in seconds. No more spending literally an hour just loosening the bolts from under the tent, and bending in awkward positions. In a matter of seconds, you and a mate can lift on or off the tent from the tub rack.

 

Tub Rack FAQs

How easy is it to install the tub rack?

Installation of most if not all the tub racks that we sell is quite simple. Of course, it’s not a 5 minute job, but these tub racks we offer, whether that’s the OzRoo tub rack, the Front Runner model or even the Rhino tub rack, don’t require any drilling. Therefore, you either install the feet to the inner tub rails, by using nuts and bolts, or mount it over the tracks of a tub cover (depending on what you have). Given they can be a bit big, a help of a mate is encouraged, but around 30 to 45 minutes is enough to install one.

Can I use my tub rack to mount a roof top tent?

Sure, as long as the tub rack has a dynamic l weight capacity (DWC) that’s higher or larger than the weight of the tent itself. The DWC is when the Ute is in motion, and if the tent weighs 100 kg and the DWC of the tub rack is 110 kg, then you are good to go.

Will a universal tub rack fit my Mitsubishi Triton?

Yes it will. The PSR Baja Rack universal tub rack will certainly fit a Mitsubishi Triton, as well as Toyota Hilux, Nissan NP300 and a Ford Ranger, as well as many other models. If not, we also sell specific models for each of these vehicles.

Can I use a tub rack with a tonneau cover?

Depending on the model, and the answer is that not all of them do. Front Runner does make a tub rack that fits the EGR Roll Cover, but the other ones we offer won’t work. However, there are other brands out there we don’t carry that do!

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