Rod Saver Vehicle Rod Carrier
great storage system
I installed this product in my suv. It is a snap to install and workes great, with the rods and reels up there is now danger of them breaking and room for more fishing gear
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April 25, 2006
Great product for transporting rods
If you spend a bunch of money on rods like I do, it's a must that you get this product. I easily mounted the anchors and straps in my Chevy Trailblazer. Now I don't have to worry about rodtips in doors, someone sitting on a rod or just simple clumsy breakage. I would definitely recommend this to any angler who transports rods in an SUV.
Money well spent.
March 6, 2007
Not bad, some flaws
I purchased this product for a 1200 mile round trip to Canada. It does what it says it does, carries your rods safely. However, installation can be a bit cumbersome and I found that the best way to install it was to not use the mounting hardware and simply tie the adjustable straps right onto the grab bars themselves. You'll get a much tighter fit by doing this thereby keeping the rods closer to the roof as opposed to dangling and hitting you in the head. I also had to install the front strap upside down. Installed the recommended way, the tips of the rods tend to hang down and hit you in the head again. With it set upside down the rods are much closer to the ceiling but have a tendencey to move back and forth. This is easily remedied by putting small hand towels in the openings which keep the rods in place.
All in all I like the product, It just took a bit of finagling to make it work to where none of the rode were bouncing off my head or "tick-ticking" together all the way to Canada.
August 4, 2007
Good Concept .. but.....
like the others say or imply, doesn't fit all vehicles so there is the possible need to be willing to drill. the mounting pieces had to be screwed into my existing clothing hangers in my yukon xl and the front strap had to be connected to the grab handles, making it a long reach between straps. that means shorter rods don't get hung. so i'm gonna have to figure out a place to drill and install the front strap closer to the rear. still a good concept but i think i probably could have done the same thing using bungee cord or simple para cord with knots and loops. after this writing, gonna go stare at it a while and figure it out. so before you buy it, figure out where you're gonna mount it.
February 2, 2013