Revo rack is a completely new type of car luggage rack that virtually eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot/trunk lid edge its universal design also allows it to fit any boot lid that takes the foot print of the rack, irrespective of size or shape.
With the Revo-Rack car boot rack no metal touches your car only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your cars boot or trunk.
Revo Rack is part of the boot-bag group, all we do and have done since 2008 is look for innovative ways to increase the luggage capacity of your convertible coupe or saloon. Since 2008 we have been manufacturing the innovative boot-bag.
In early 2016 we decided to look at making our own traditional luggage rack. The criteria was simple :
- Lightweight ( for composite and aluminium boot/trunk lids )
- Modern design for modern convertibles ( Z4,SLK,MX5 )
- Won't in any circumstance damage paintwork
- Simple and Innovative
The thing thats always put us off conventional luggage racks is the high risk and in the case of some designs certainty of paint damage, caused by clamping or strapping the rack to your car. Many modern convertibles also have very small panel gaps in the region of 3-4mm : that does allow room for a conventional boot/trunk edge clamp. Metal always ends up chipping or scratching your boot's edge or worse the surface, no matter how careful you are.
We are based north of Oxford just 15 miles from Silverstone, and take real pride in designing producing and manufacturing our products.
You can contact us on 01865 - 693063.
Managing Director of the boot-bag group
Why a Revo-Rack ?
- No clamps
- No bolts
- No drilling
- No paint damage
- Perfect for todays sports cars with panel gaps too small for a traditional clamp
- Fits any boot lid that takes the racks foot print of 102 x 48 cm / 58" x 29"
- Revo Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 20kg / 45Ibs
The Rack Frame :
This car luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm/ 1" 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 1.672kg / 3.6lb perfect for todays aluminium and composite boot/trunk lids. The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is powder coated black. The rack measures 900x420mm / 36"x17"
The Supports :
The rack is secured to your cars boot/trunk lid using three 115mm vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 18kg/40lb load each.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
The Revo-Racks vacuum cup's pump feature a plunger with a red line, which serves as a vacuum indicator. Introduced in the1960's, this safety device is still recognized as one of the most reliable warning systems available. A few strokes of the plunger evacuate the vacuum pad, causing it to seal securely to the attaching surface. When the cup is attached completely, the plunger stops moving and the red line is hidden within the pump. A visible red line indicates if air has leaked back into the pad, making vacuum insufficient to use the cup. However, if the red line becomes visible while the cup is in use, a check valve allows the user to re pump the cup without losing the remaining vacuum.
Lifting on the release tab near the edge of the pad allows air to refill the evacuated space, so that the vacuum cup detaches completely. The racks sits 7.5cm / 3" off the boot/trunk lid
Revo Rack Car Luggage Rack and a Bag of Cement
Revo Rack Car Luggage Rack ; Secure, Stable, Safe