Mercedes SL Luggage Rack R107
Revo-Rack Black £229.95 / $285 / 275€
Revo-Rack PA £269.95 / $359 / 309€
Revo -Rack is a completely new type of Mercedes SL Luggage Rack for the R107 model made between 1971 and 1989. It eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot/trunk lid edge. Revo Rack can be fitted in under a minute.
With the Revo-Rack SL luggage rack no metal touches your Mercedes only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your SL's boot or trunk.
We manufacture two versions Revo-Rack Black which retails for £229.95 and the Revo-Rack PA ( Polished & Anodised ) £269.95.
Revo-Rack has been independently safety tested by TUV Italy to ISO 11154 : 2006. Along with braking and speed tests to a loaded rack they applied a 645N force. A lifting force of around 65kg/145lbs for 10 minutes to a Revo-Rack with a 20kg load on it the rack stayed secure and did not bend or deform. If attached properly Revo-Rack is as secure if not more secure than a traditional clamp rack.
The rack will also fit the current R231 SL the R230, R129, R107 and beautiful W113. Please read what our customers think of the Revo-Rack here
Why a Revo-Rack Mercedes SL Luggage Rack R107
- No clamps
- No bolts
- No drilling
- No paint damage
- Mercedes SL's have a panel gap thats very thin for a traditional clamp 3-4mm, with significant risk of paint chips if you fit a conventional rack.
- Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 25kg / 55Ibs
- Not immediately obvious how to release the rack from the boot/trunk lid - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
- If you do stop for a prolonged period and are concerned about your luggage we suggest you remove the rack and luggage and place it inside your car, a 30 second task.
The Rack Frame :
This Mercedes SL luggage rack for the R107 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 SL's boot/trunk lid using three 120mm 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