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Is 500 lb Weight Rating for MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack Dynamic or Static

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Is the weight rating for this rack the dynamic rating? I only ask because Id like to use it to mount a roof top tent 150lbs, but when stationary we will have adults, kids and gear up there. I think to be safe Id need more than 500lbs static capacity. Thanks

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The 500 lb rating for the MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70386 is the dynamic rating. Since static weight capacities tend to be higher I'd imagine that this can hold a little over 500 lbs when the vehicle isn't in motion but MaxxTow hasn't tested for this so they wouldn't be able to verify any fits. I can say that even if the ladder rack has enough capacity for your application the crossbars have about a 1.90" diameter which is well over what most roof top tent mounting hardware can fit.

If you can tell me the year/make/model of your vehicle I can see what other options are available that would allow you to carry your tent.

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