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Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack

Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack

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Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Darby. Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack part number DTA968 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Darby Roof Rack - DTA968

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Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit.


  • Removable rack creates convenient, temporary cargo solution for your vehicle
  • Strap-through design makes installation quick and easy
    • No tools necessary
  • Powder coated steel support bar is sturdy and durable
  • High-density foam pillars won't scratch your vehicle's roof
  • Universal fit for nearly any application
    • Adjustable, telescoping crossbar and tie-down straps
  • Single-rack design is expandable
    • Add another Turbo-Rack for a complete roof-rack system
    • Pair with Darby's Extend-A-Truck load extender (sold separately) for long loads that need extra support


  • Application: universal
  • Bar length retracted: 45"
  • Bar length expanded: 60"
  • Capacity: refer to your vehicle's manual for roof capacity

To install, simply set the crossbar and foam pillars in place on top of the vehicle. Then, open the doors and run the strap through the interior of the vehicle. Secure the strap with the included cambuckle.

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Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack - DTA968

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)

Universal-fit, quick-mount, easy-to-remove roof rack makes cargo control a snap for any vehicle. Foam pillars hold the sturdy, steel crossbar in place without scratching your paint. Strap-on design guarantees simple installation and adjustable fit.


I liked the rack, and made a couple of changes. I added different connectors to the roof rack, a more rugged strap attachment and also put a pvc pipe on the rack to act as a roller. The other suggestion is adding a anti rattle clamp in two place, one at the hitch and one at the upper connection. I use it for a canoe carrier, with a tonneau cover on my truck


The product works just as needed and was received on time with next day shipping. I’m sure the combo hitch package will work for your kayaks or boards. It is easy to set up and take down.

I drive really fast on the interstate and back roads and it held up the last three 200 mile trips with my 11’ SUP (stand up paddle board) nose ratchet tied to it. I used the provided strap for the rail/bar.

The brand also has a tail gate extender. (Not detailed in picture.)

This has been working out perfectly the last year. foam blocks do show some wear after multiple uses in extreme desert heat. Since I drive very fast I never trusted the straps it came with due to uplift so I started to add two black adjustable hole rubber straps from Home Depot as a backup. My truck doors closes properly with it. Provided straps work too by themselves when driving around speed limit coming down a windy hill.
Andrew - 08/20/2020


Excellent product. Exactly as described and good quality. All parts spec’d were included. This was part of a combination of items I purchased, which also included an Erickson Big Bed Tailgate Extender Junior.
I originally ordered a separate combo that was out of stock due to manufacturer issues and Matthew with etrailer customer service was absolutely amazing, helping me understand the issue and find this very suitable alternative, sticking with me and promptly replying to my emails until we found the right solution to my needs. I can’t say enough about the customer service and the products I received. They’ve earned my future business.


This adjustable bar with my trailer hitch load carrier work well together for carrying really long loads on my truck.

Still holding up.
Jeff - 06/23/2021


The product is very good very strong I definitely recommend the only thing is there is a warning in the instructions about side airbags which I do have didn't realize that when I bought the product but I will use anyways I will take the risk.


I have used once and it is really the only option I could find for my convertible. Did ok, could be a little higher and I'm not crazy about the S hooks. But so far so good. Overall happy for a solution for my kayak.


Used it to carry a kayak for a three-month trip with the front of the kayak on this bar and the rear tied down to the tailgate. It 'worked' but often came looser and slipped backwards. Straps can damage the rubber window moulding and the tiny z-clamps periously bend and risk loosing the strap when really pulling it tight. We got through the trip with some constant attention, but not a solution we're going to repeat. I didn't expect much as it was a cheap solution. Threw it away afterwards.


I purchased the rack with the extend a truck. Unfortunately after 4 uses the strap that holds the roof rack bar became weak at the clamping point and I wasn’t able to secure the rack properly. Is there any other heavy duty straps or replacement straps? I was suprised as this strap seemed very low quality for the application it is used for.


Shipping was very fast! I have not used either product yet, but I did mount both of them to check for quality. They seem like they will work fine for picking up lumber and hauling my 14' canoe. My only concern are the gaps in the welds on the extend-a-truck. It still seems sturdy but I will check it periodically. Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase and


This is a pretty flimsy product. I bought it for mounting kayaks, but it is not sturdy enough. I would only use this for mounting lightweight and inexpensive items that you are carrying short distances. There is a lot of wobble to the round bar because of it's particular two-piece design (if you have a short width to span on your vehicle, you might not have as much wobble, noise or bend to the bar, but my setup had it extended as far as it would allow). Also, the webbing strap is very thin. I've used other straps of similar thinness and quality that have failed, so I decided not to take the chance with these straps. I'm returning the product but if I were to keep it, I'd use the foam pieces but replace the bar and strap with something much more sturdy.


Arrived on time, and performed as expected. Easy assembly, n sturdy materials.


Both turbo rack and bed extender were easy to put together and install on my F-150. Lining up the t-bar level with the roof rack was simple and both lined up well. The extender is fairly loose in my standard truck receiver but is a common problem and will just add a tie down strap to secure it better. Good products....


The concept is really great for people like me who own a car a little bit tricky to put a roof rack on put the round bar is not a good idea, i had to drill a hole and put a bolt through the J and the round bar because the J's spin around the round bar. The same thing with a square bar would be a lot better, excellent in fack.


I have not used the product yet, however I have mounted the crossbar and everything looks great. I know I will have no problem with the kayak I plan on carrying. I really appreciate how fast the product got to me. I was told I would not get it until thursday or friday and it came today (Tuesday). I will definitely order from etrailer again and let my friend know about you as well. Thanks again,



met my expectations. I would like some tie brackets on the frame adding perhaps a roller for ladder or material handling, I would like tie downd on the car top bracket. I have put both into sevice hauling a long ladder I use for inspections.


Very insecure way to strap down a canoe. The s-hooks pop out of the tube. I could not tighten the straps enough to keep the rack in place. I travel thousands of miles each year with my canoe and I would never rely on this rig to carry my boat.


Used it on my Ford f150 super crew for a 17ft aluminum canoe. Quick installation and did what I needed it for. Only complaint, is that the rubber pads did shift at little during bumpy turns. I would recommend product, service was fast and painless.


Roof rack and load extender are great! Shipping time was excellent. I actually received the items quicker than expected.
Thanks for the great service and product!


The service is very good. The price was perfect and the delivery was fast!


Nice product. Maybe a bit pricey for what it is, but it is universal. I am using it on the back boot of my Citroen 2CV and have it set to the minimum length. The foam pad supports are sturdy and soft enough to not scratch the paint. I ordered these and had them at my door within a week.


Timely delivery. I received my rack and extender and promptly put 'em on. My canoe fit fine and rigged 2 hangers for kayaks without any problems. Gear hauled solidly. Very pleased.


used in tandem with the bed extender and is easy to install and remove. very stable when strapped down per instructions,


Adjusts well to truck roof. Took a long time to get delivered. Got good help from Adam E at e-Trailer and was resolved.


Box arrived torn partially open upon arrival, with lose bolts found in the corners of the box. Fortunately, all parts were accounted for.


Great product and even better service... 3 day shipping turned into 2 day... couldnt believe that! Good company to deal with here at e-trailer!

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