This unique Racor Garage Rack is a wonderful product. I got one of them some time ago. It has been working constantly for us all. My pals were actually shocked by just how affordable it was considering how very well the item worked. I would certainly recommend Racor Garage Rack to nearly everybody. It is an excellent product that every house owner should certainly possess. You will most likely not need it everyday but when you do you shall be grateful that you bought it. If every tool that I paid for ended up being as wonderful as this Racor Garage Rack I probably would turn into a very thrilled homeowner. I feel that this would be excellent as a surprise. I know that I love it so very much I will give it to everyone else that own their very own very own home. Good items are scarce and this one will certainly continually be really worth the cash you pay on it. Homes are better as soon as you have a Racor Garage Rack inside the house. I know that for a fact. If you think of your self a Do it yourself form of man or woman make sure you defintely consider purchasing this item.
I was expecting a well built product from the Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift model since it was supposed to be the heavier duty version of the lighter weight model Pro+. I bought two of these at once and was dissapointed at the cheap materials and construction when I opened the package. The wire grid sections were bent and fit terribly on the support beams. The J-hooks and nuts were of inferior quality with three of them having stripped out threads. The included lag screws for mounting the support rails to the ceiling rafters were cheap grade and I twisted off two of them upon installation into the joists after following the directions and pre-drilling 1/8″ pilot holes for the lag screws. Do yourself a BIG favor and make a trip to the local hardware store and pick up some quality hardened lag screws and extra J-hooks to avoid the frustration I had trying to install this product.
Worst thing of all is that both of these units were shipped with the WRONG gear box assembly for the hoisting mechanism. They were packaged with the lightweight PRO+ gearbox which apparently has a much smaller drive shaft than what ships with the HeavyLift model. There was NO POSSIBLE WAY to continue the installation until the correct model gearbox can be shipped as replacements to what was obviously poor quality control during packaging of these units. I mean, BOTH kits had the WRONG part!! So, I’m stuck with partially installed units hung on the ceiling awaiting replacement parts.
Do yourself a favor and avoid this product. It’s not worth it! caulking
Racor Garage Rack reviews
Bought this product to help allow my two car garage to actually hold two cars. Once installed, I am quite pleased with the function of this item. Granted, it takes what seems to be hours to get the lift up and down, but once it’s up, it’s up – and by lowering the shelf it is a lot easier to load and unload than non-moving units.
When installing this item – take your time and download the instructional video. The paper instructions included are not nearly detailed enough and you can easily end up having to backtrack and fix some of your installation.
I would also like to see a different gear ratio for the drive gears. As it is now, the lift takes quite a while and a fair amount of strength and stamina to raise and lower – maybe there should be a drill attachment – hmmmm?!
* Overhead Storage
* Don’t need a ladder to access
* Takes a long time and a sturdy arm to raise and lower
* Installation can be tricky
I have 4 of these and love them. It is great to organize our garage. Christmas and Holiday stuff is easy to store on a single shelf. Kids seasonal sporting goods on another. Tools that are not used often on another. We also purchased 2 ceiling bike hangers. I love this product. I modified one of the handles by removing the plastic handle, which is easy just remove one pin. I put the metal end in my cordless drill to raise and lower the shelf. I wish they would make a straight shaft, I make weld one myself but it would be nice if your could get one from the manufacturer. here
It’s great once installed, but the installation nearly did me in. I strongly suggest two people are needed. Make sure you can find your ceiling joists and that there are two exactly 48 inches apart. If not, go to Home Depot, etc. and get two 2×4’s 48 inches long and eight 3/8″ x 6″ bolts with washers to mount into the joists you can find. Pre-drill the 3/8″ holes in the 2×4 and tap a slightly smaller hole in the joist above to avoid splitting the 2×4 and easing the installation into the ceiling. A socket wrench is key.
Once its up, its great.