*Serious offroading with this much weight on rack is not recommended. Use your discretion when loading the rack and with vehicle speed when driving on jarring terrain. Vehicle instability or damage may occur.
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Q Matt • 04/21/2020, 3:04:54 PM I have the full rack mounted to my gladiator, and was wondering if you offer extra side horizontal rails for sale separately? I wanted to double up on one side for extra mounting space.
A 04/23/2020, 3:52:28 PM Please contact us for more information on this firstname.lastname@example.org
Q Cesar Saenz • 04/23/2020, 3:20:54 PM What camping tent would fit this bed rack? Thanks
A 04/23/2020, 3:53:22 PM It's designed to be universal, but we are running the FreeSpirit High Country 55” on ours at the shop.
Q Mark Frazier • 04/30/2020, 0:48:16 AM I see you guys are running a 55" tent. Do you think the next size up (62") would overhang too much or interfere with tent windows?
A 04/30/2020, 2:54:26 PM The 55 fits great, but the extra 8" for the FSR 63" should not be an issue. May hang over the tailgate a little though.
Q Matt • 05/17/2020, 4:03:19 PM Anyone use with kayaks? Or can recommend a compatible j-style carrier?
A 05/19/2020, 2:18:41 PM Any universal j-mount seems to work fine.
Q Charles • 05/18/2020, 0:10:59 AM Is this compatible with the tri-fold mopar toneau cover? Will it close over top of the brackets on this? If not, are you guys planning to make a solution to go under this to help protect gear in the bed?
A 05/19/2020, 2:18:41 PM No, it's not compatible with the factory bed cover. We recommend the Access line of roll-up covers, please see the videos attached to this product page.
Q Matt • 05/19/2020, 11:25:49 AM I see dynamic is 500lbs what is the static weight?
A 05/27/2020, 3:55:36 PM That is not spec we have as only Jeep knows the ultimate strength of the bed. It would be a the customer's discretion.
Q Tom • 06/09/2020, 5:50:49 AM What is the height difference between the top of the half and full racks, to the top of the hard top?
A 06/10/2020, 4:19:49 PM Roughly 11" for the half rack and 2" for the full.
Q Justin • 06/23/2020, 7:34:15 AM Can the gladiator still get naked with this rack?
A 06/24/2020, 5:25:15 PM Yes, top comes off fine.
Q Rachel • 07/30/2020, 2:16:45 PM Can it be installed without drilling if you don’t have the trail rail
A 08/05/2020, 1:07:37 PM Yes, mounts are included.
Q John • 07/31/2020, 0:53:00 AM Will this work with aftermarket tri fold bed covers?
A 08/05/2020, 12:41:14 PM No it will not.
Q Steve McCullough • 08/10/2020, 9:22:56 AM I have a full rack on order for my Gladiator and was just wondering if it's designed to mount the RTT on the front and rear towers or if the center (fore to aft) bars will support a RTT too? I have the SmittyBilt RTT and I think my mount points for it are narrower than the towers are spaced.
A 08/12/2020, 3:39:22 PM You can mount a tent to either. Whatever is easiest for your setup.
Q Jon Burkett • 08/12/2020, 1:13:41 AM Regarding the Access Tonneau and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator fit-up to the JCR Bedrack...they sell The Limited Edition, Original, Laredo, And Literider. I did not hear in the video what specific model of Access fits best with the bedrack. Please advise.
A 08/12/2020, 3:39:22 PM In our experience they all mount the same. Pick which one you like best. The +1" clearance of some of them is nice.
Q Darren • 08/30/2020, 3:38:53 PM What is the overall length on top from tower to tower?
A 09/09/2020, 2:07:14 PM 44" inside to inside of the front "tower" and rear "tower".
Q Jeff Blanchette • 09/08/2020, 11:51:41 AM In the bed rack installation video you mentioned you can run the rack without the lateral bars. Could you run the half rack with the lateral bars but without the accessory panels?
A 09/09/2020, 1:19:05 PM Sure, would not be an issue.
Q Sam • 09/08/2020, 8:57:32 PM I’m looking to mount some scene lights to side near the front and two on the rear of the rack. Any suggestions or tips on what lights fit the best?
A 09/09/2020, 1:19:05 PM The rack isn't setup for any specific lights, so you will likely have to drill.
Q Jeff • 09/18/2020, 12:46:37 PM 1. Access Tonneau cover does that go on first before installing your rack or the other way around? 2. Can your rack accommodate the FSR 80?
A 09/24/2020, 10:28:08 AM Rack first then cover. An 80" tent is going to stick out the back quite a bit. Also a few feet of it wouldn't be supported by anything. We would actually contact Free Spirit about that.
Q Andre V • 09/23/2020, 5:05:22 PM will the full height rack allow the mounting of a 35in wheel under the top of the rack?
A 09/24/2020, 10:28:08 AM Between the rack and the bed? Sure but you will have to figure out a creative mounting solution to get it there.
Q Pat • 09/27/2020, 10:58:51 AM I have a 70” hard shell roof top tent. With it being 10” longer than the bed, is the full rack high enough for the extra 10” to hang over the cab instead off the back end?
A 10/01/2020, 2:06:03 PM No, you would have to space the tent up 3" or so.
Q zachary Saran • 10/13/2020, 8:36:53 AM How long is this rack
A 10/16/2020, 2:56:58 PM The top mounting surfaces are ~48" center to center, the rack is 55" overall length on the bottom where it mounts to the bed.
Q John Bethard • 11/02/2020, 10:01:16 PM What is the weight limit for the full rack when vehicle is parked. ie...set up for camping with a rooftop tent?
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM We don't have an official static weight spec on these. It would be more of a limit of the bed of the truck, not the rack.
Q Johnny Utah • 11/10/2020, 1:30:47 PM Do you have additional lateral bars available for the top? I'd like to mount a pelican on top but it looks as if there is a good bit of space between the two lateral bars.
A 11/10/2020, 5:08:21 PM We don't have additional bars available at this time. The cargo basket may work for you though (VRK-BSK-PC)
Q Johnny Utah • 11/15/2020, 8:32:08 PM Rugged Ridge tonneau covers look like they also mount inside the rails. Any idea if they will work with the rack?
A 11/16/2020, 10:00:05 AM It looks like they have part of the cover extending over the bed rails on top. This will not work with our rack.
Q Morgan Greenlaw-Morrow • 11/16/2020, 9:45:45 AM HI there! Is there an issue with aerodynamics if you go with the tall rack with the tent on top as opposed to the short one? We ordered an access cover and I know (thanks to your helpful youtube video) it is easier to roll up with the tall rack but with a tent, I am concerned about how it will ride since the tent will be over the top of the truck cab. Thanks!
A 11/16/2020, 10:00:05 AM The tall rack with a tent will sacrifice some aerodynamics (and fuel economy) for the extra room under the rack. How much will depend on your specific build, tire size, gearing, etc...
Q Touy • 11/21/2020, 7:12:19 PM Would the half rack work with a 23 zero 72 walkabout RTT?
A 11/23/2020, 10:29:08 AM Yes, but the extra length of that tent will hang off the back of the bed.
Q Erin • 12/05/2020, 12:51:24 PM Does the rack work with a the gladiator that has a soft top that can be pulled back?
A 12/10/2020, 11:17:58 AM It works with the factory soft top.
Q Keith • 12/29/2020, 9:25:31 PM I have the rugged ridge tonneau cover that folds 3 times. Will this work on it?
A 12/30/2020, 4:42:59 PM It will not.
Q Andrew Forte • 01/21/2021, 5:14:52 PM What is the height from the bed floor to the lowest point of the rack crossmember (across the tailgate portion)? Looking to fit bikes under the full rack with a RTT installed. Thanks
A 01/25/2021, 11:17:28 AM Roughly ~36" on the tall rack.
Q logan • 02/16/2021, 1:42:26 PM Does the access line roll up bed covers work, when the half rack is mounted with the clamp style not the adventure track bar in bed?
A 03/01/2021, 2:33:46 PM You may have to move the clamps around, but yes, they can work together.
Q Jason • 02/18/2021, 4:56:00 PM Hi, I am considering purchasing this JT mid height rack system. I am concerned regarding the stability utilizing the rack system clamps, as I do not have the trail rail system. I am pleased to find your product has the option, however, I’m concerned. Could I run a rooftop tent, bike rack and bike, Roto packs, and various gear and expect to stay attached to the bed even when driving off-road?
A 03/01/2021, 2:57:04 PM We've had no issue in our shop JT with the clamp style and an RTT with gear. You can always buy the rails from Jeep if you'd like to go that route however (Mopar 82215956)
Q Zach • 03/01/2021, 7:45:34 PM A CVT Rainer size tent is 72x48, will this tent work on your half rack?
A 03/08/2021, 12:20:24 PM It will stick out the back of the Jeep 12" or so, but the tent should mount on top of the rack no problem.
Q Gerry Sarabia • 03/05/2021, 1:41:26 PM Will this work with rugged ridge armis soft rolling tonneau cover
A 03/08/2021, 12:20:24 PM It will not.
Q Chris Marquez • 03/18/2021, 9:10:32 PM Will Gladiator JT accessories fit my 2021 Gladiator Sport S Diesel?
A 03/22/2021, 6:12:20 PM The bed rack and related accessories will fit, yes.
Q Cayden • 03/20/2021, 3:22:09 PM Would love to get rack but am worried I won’t be able to go through drive through car washes anymore. Living in Michigan with our winters self washing is a pain with how often you have to wash because of salt.
A 03/22/2021, 6:12:20 PM We wash our Jeeps with racks all the time. It's safer to use touchless washes, however.
Q Kevin McConnell • 03/30/2021, 1:23:20 PM What is the static weight limit of the 12.5" half rack bed rack?
A 04/02/2021, 5:30:54 PM We have no official capacities on this rack, it's stronger than the bed it attaches to. Load at your discretion.
Q Corey • 04/01/2021, 1:03:28 PM Are there any spots to install lighting such as led lights or kc lights?
A 04/02/2021, 5:30:54 PM No specific spots, but there are plenty of mounting holes and slots to install accessories.
Q Bryan Holmes • 04/05/2021, 1:35:23 PM I just bought a 2021 Gladiator and it has the Trail Rail System in the bed. Will your rack work with this option? Cant seem to find an answer to this on your web page. thanks! Bryan
A 04/12/2021, 2:38:55 PM yes, will work great.
Q Colin • 04/08/2021, 8:25:05 AM I saw the clearance for the full rack, what is the distance from the bed floor to the lowest point of the half rack?
A 04/12/2021, 2:38:55 PM Roughly ~27"
Q Steve • 04/12/2021, 11:36:35 PM Hello, is the full height bed rack strong enough to carry the weight of a 37" spare tire on the underside of the rack, and the weight of tent on top?
A 04/21/2021, 3:38:02 PM Yes
Q BWA • 04/15/2021, 10:54:52 PM Can you get this rack with a black hardware kit vs. the silver?
A 04/21/2021, 3:38:02 PM We only offer silver on the bed racks at this time.
Q Allie Hart • 04/21/2021, 9:32:50 AM What recovery board and mounting systems work with this bed rack?
A 04/21/2021, 3:38:02 PM These mounts work and are designed for MAXTRAX: https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/VBR-TRACBO.html
Q Alex Mccash • 04/25/2021, 10:01:16 AM Will the rack work with the Bak revolver x4s?
A 04/28/2021, 4:41:20 PM We have not tested this.
Q Carl Roark • 04/27/2021, 11:19:44 PM I have the factory roll up tonneau cover. Will this work with your rack? Didnt see the roll up addressed in the FAQs
A 04/28/2021, 4:41:20 PM The factory rollup cover is not compatible, no.
Q Sean Wearne • 06/03/2021, 7:43:05 PM What is the rear crossbar dimension on the half rack, from drivers side to passenger side?
A 06/04/2021, 11:31:41 AM It varies based on the rack height. Please contact our customer service team for clarification and we can get you this measurement.
Q Scott Lover • 06/09/2021, 8:19:06 PM What is distance from bed to bottom of cross member on half rack
A 06/11/2021, 3:33:39 PM Roughly ~27"
Q D • 06/13/2021, 10:10:01 AM Does the roll up tonneau by Truxedo work with the half rack by any chance?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM It does not.
Q Joey • 06/13/2021, 11:48:26 AM How quick is removal of the rack if you need full access to your bed?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM Probably 10-20 min to loosen all the bed mounting fasteners.
Q Levi • 06/18/2021, 12:43:20 PM Does this ship completely assembled? If not, why tf is shipping to Alaska $1,200?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM The shipping calc on the site may be wrong. Feel free to contact our customer support team for an accurate quote.
Q David • 06/20/2021, 11:45:54 PM What are the dimensions of the cross bars? I want to mount an iKamper SkyCamp mini on it but the mounts call for a maximum crossbar height of 1.2" (3cm) and a width of 3.5" (9cm).
A 06/25/2021, 11:26:41 AM The bars are 3" wide by 1.5" tall.
Q Ryan • 07/06/2021, 5:38:40 PM What is clearance on the full height rack? I'm hoping that the bike mounts do fine, but I also have a bike tailgate pad and need to fit a 29" wheel on an XL bike in the bed if shuttling with more than 2 bikes.
A 07/08/2021, 2:33:54 PM Roughly ~36" under the tall rack for gear.
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Ray K (Traverse City, MI) | July 17th, 2021
Excellent product. Installed alone and was super easy and product is very sturdy. Looks great and very functional.
Chris Schoening (Wyoming) | April 12th, 2021
I’m extremely happy with my Jcr half rack. The rack is built really well and looks amazing on my gladiator. Instructions were good and straight forward. So far the rack has done very well with my rtt and bed cover. Looking forward to out fitting my gladiator and wife’s wrangler with more jcr products.
Dan (FL) | March 14th, 2021
I'm most likely one of the few that will not be using the rack for a tent. With that said, I chose the JCR Off-road bed rack to attach various kayaking gear to. It is very well made, easy to install and rock solid. The powder coat seems to be a very decent mil and arrived flawless. I was so impressed with JCR Offroad's bedrack that I just recently purchased their stubby bumper with the prerunner hoop and also the lower skid. Can't wait to get that installed. The prerunner hoop will actually aid in tying down my kayaks (this is how I sold it to the wife).😁
Mark (Georgia) | January 12th, 2021
Bought this rack to mount a tent for my gladiator and keep a low profile for less drag and allowing me to still park in garage. The assembly was straight forward no issues and I have mounted some accessories to it as well. Build quality seems to be good only complaint is the coating on the back of some of the top rails chipped off could be from me loading tent on and off but got a little rust. I just bought some rust oleum and that should be fine for touch ups. Would recommend the rack for anyone wanting a low profile rack for their tent. We took the Jeep with tent to Arkansas up to Kentucky and back with no issues off roading and camping
Preston Snyder (Belleville, IL) | December 13th, 2020
This thing is crazy sturdy. I went with the Full Size Bed Rack. We used this for our MOAB and Colorado trip. Smittybilt Overlander XL tent, 8 Gallons of Fuel, 8 Gallons of water mounted to it, contents in the bed secured to it. ZERO give or problems on major off-roading adventures. Plenty of side to side and bumps with all the gear and ZERO problems. This is mounted into the trail rail system in the Jeep bed. My wife and I plus a lot of gear in the tent on top proved this to be super sturdy as well.
Ben H. (California) | December 10th, 2020
I really like this bed rack for my Jeep Gladiator. Half height works really well for me. I had a cab height from a competitor that was really heavy and the drag driving down the highway was pretty bad. This bed rack is made more the sturdy enough to support my RTT off road. I would definitely recommend this half height if your looking to keep the weight ratio low while also cutting air drag on the highway while a RTT is mounted to it.
Steve (South Carolina) | November 13th, 2020
Got the half rack from JCR because I didn’t want my RTT sticking too far above my roof line. Assembly was easy. I don’t have the trail rail system, so I had to use the pressure clamps provided. The rear pressure clamps interfere with 2nits under the bed rail that are tack welded on. I H-D to notch out the pressure clamps to go between the nuts. It worked out and the rack is stable. I have the roam vagabond tent and was only able to get 4 holes to line up to bolt it down. So, because I wheel it with the track and tent attached, I ended up having to ratchet strap the tent down also for more security. Accessories have fit in the side Molle panels (rotopax, air tank and traction boards) with out any issues. All in all, it’s a great rack. Even if I did have to wait a while to get it.
Jeff K (Houston) | October 14th, 2020
Upon receiving my Gladiator full rack, assembly was fast and easy. I've already put it to fast use and like the overall quality and structural integrity. My only gripe would be that I requested to purchase an additional (2) side rail supports for additional accessories to be added, unfortunately, the staff advised that additional side rails are not available for sell, for unspecified reasons. I'm not trying to be overly harsh with a 4 star review, but I was seriously miffed. Regardless, it's a great product and I'm still considering to purchase more products.
Dean Johnson (Illinois) | September 10th, 2020
Purchased several months ago. Install was really easy and it's a very solid rack! Have had a large RTT on it for about 4 months now and just came back from 5 days of off-roading in the Rockies where I was able to get to those hard to get to dispersed camping spots thanks to the Jeep and the rack making it possible to camp pretty much anywhere!
HP (US) | August 29th, 2020
I’ll start by saying that the customer service is top notch. My order was for the full rack for a Gladiator. The order was taking a bit long due to availability. I called and explained that I had a trip coming up for which the rack was going to be needed. They looked into it and shipped my order the same day to make sure I didn’t miss my trip. I appreciate their attention to my concern and their willingness to help me out. I have to say that I am also impressed by the quality of the materials used to make this rack. It was very easy to install by myself and it didn’t take long. Kudos again on a great product and excellent customer service.