Expert Rack Installation – GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle
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Expert Rack Installation


Auto Rack Installation Policy

We offer installations of base car & truck rack systems and accessories when purchased from Get:Outdoors. Most basic rack installations are free when 100% of the parts are purchased from the store.  Hourly rates will be applied to items purchased from other stores, disassembly of old racks, customization, etc.

Some installations take longer than others and occasionally unseen issues arise; please be patient with us during your installation.  When scheduling a rack installation, give yourself 1-1/2 - 2 hrs time, so we can do the install and then show you how everything works, answer any questions, and make sure you are comfortable using your new rack system.  We want to give you the best installation experience possible.


  • Due to busy Saturdays we prefer installations to be done Monday - Friday.
  • Scheduled appointments are recommended for base rack installations. However, appointments are required for custom installations for the following accessories: Thule Hullavator, Xsporter and TracRack systems;  Yakima Showdown, Showboat, Overhaul, Outpost, and Outdoorsman installations.
  • We have the right to refuse any installation, if we deem the install to be unsafe or inappropriate for the intended use.
  • Some old rack parts are not compatible with new rack parts. If safety becomes an issue at any time, the car rack will not be installed.
  • We will not drill holes in your vehicle for the mounting of any hardware.
  • We reserve the right to waive any of the extra installation fees.

Rack Installation Fee Schedule

Installation of base rack systems and accessories from Thule, Yakima, and Malone are FREE with purchase!  Base Rack Systems include the following:

  • Thule - Evo, Traverse, Crossroad, Podium, Gutter, AeroBar
  • Yakima - Q-Tower, Railgrab, Control Tower, Gutter, BaseLine, TimberLine, SkyLine, Corebar, Jetstream
  • Malone - Universal Crossrail systems

Due to the extra time and work involved, there will be an additional hourly fee with the installation of the following items:

  • Thule Hullavator or Yakima Showdown or Showboat - $60.00/ hr
  • Thule Xsporter or Yakima Overhaul, Outpost or Outdoorsman - $60.00/ hr
  • Previously used rack disassembly for using old bars or parts for new installs - $30.00 flat fee
  • Removing or modifying parts/accessories from vehicle to install aftermarket rack systems (i.e. bed liners, factory racks, etc) - $60.00/ hr