BMW 1 series convertible Luggage Rack
Revo-Rack Black £229.95 / $319 / €275
Revo-Rack PA £269.95 / $385 / €309
Revo-Rack is a completely new type of BMW 1 series luggage rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot/deck lid edge. With the Revo-Rack no metal touches your BMW only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your cars boot or trunk. We manufacture the the rack in either a black finish or a version thats hand polished then anodised for a deep shine.
Revo-Rack has been independently tested by TUV Italy part of the global TUV testing and certification business. The rack went through speed, braking and force tests, to ISO 11154:2006 the international standard for car roof bars and the European Directive for general safety 2002/95/CE. Revo-Rack passed all these tests : It won't fly off !
Why a Revo-Rack BMW 1 series convertible Luggage Rack ?
- No clamps
- No bolts
- No drilling
- No paint damage
- Conceived, designed and engineered for BMW's small panel gaps, too thin for a traditional clamp on the boot/trunk edge with a 3mm gap
- 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.
- Supplied with 2 luggage straps and cotton storage bag
- Optional anti theft strap
- Tested to ISO 11154
The Rack Frame :
This BMW 1 series convertible 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 BMW's boot/deck 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 boot/trunk lid, 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. This safety device is still acknowledged 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
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