Revo Rack Convertible Luggage Rack - No clamps. No brackets. No tools From $280 & shipping
The Revo Rack convertible luggage rack is made by us, the boot-bag group in the UK. It utilises vacuum cup technology and the latest in aerospace aluminium and magnesium tubing.
With the lightweight modern convertibles of today fitting a conventional luggage rack to the trunk lid without paint damage is getting harder and harder, as car manufacturing improves panel gaps are getting smaller and smaller. On the ND Miata the gap between the trunk lid and rear fender is 0.12' or 3mm there is literally no room for a clamp or strap to attach to the edge of the trunk.
Revo Rack uses three 4.5" vacuum cups to attach to your convertibles trunk these were originally developed in the late 1960's in the film industry to hold camera's to cars. They are very different from suction cups. Vacuum cups use a hand activated pump to remove air from between the trunk lid and the cup using the pressure of the earths atmosphere to attach to your car. Each of the 4.5" vacuum cups can hold a 45 lbs load meaning technically the rack can hold 135 lbs.
We manufacture both the standard Revo Rack and Revo Rack Ultra, if your cars trunk is curvy ( Z4 E85 Lotus Elise ) then you will need the Revo Rack Ultra this features multi directional joints to allow the vacuum cups to be positioned to creature a secure bond to your cars trunk ( shown on the Lotus Elise )
Why a Revo-Rack Convertible Luggage Rack ?
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 / 3.75lbs 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 :
This convertible luggage rack is secured to your cars boot/trunk lid using three 4.5" 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 recognised 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