I have had a pair for years. Very strong, very reliable. Just make sure they go with your vehicle. A lot of modern vehicles have curves all over the place. You need a decent sized flat area on the bonnet and a decent sized flat area on the roof. This latter bit can be a problem if you have to push it back a bit to get away from the curve of the roof and then find you have a perspex sun roof which it won't attach to. And of course they are no use for aluminium bodied vehicles.
The instructions say to clean the areas of the car they are going to attach to. For vacuum holders this is because otherwise they won't work. For these magnetic holders it is because they can pick up bits of grit which then scratch the vehicle. For the same reason they are bext stored together in accordance with the instructions.
Just ensure your car is actually steel on both hood and roof. When I got a new one recently, the magnetic one didn't stick to the hood.
So now I have magnetic on roof and the "Quad" with suction cups on the hood.
Following a thread I started a few days ago about rod holders for a defender having found out my magnetic vacracs were of no use. Am sure there will be others who have found out their magnetic holders are no use on a new motor, so I thought I’d share the way I converted mine to suction versions...
Anone ever knocked upna set of vaccume rod holders for the car ? Magnetic would be easier but ive got an ally bonnet. Now im thinking glass carrying suction thingys would be pretty solid and foam pipe insulation but just looking for ideas for attatching the rods. Sent from my SM-G930F using...
Sumo are very good, a couple of years ago I left my vacrac carriers at home, had to get some new rod carriers from Orvis in Banchory , Sumo was all they had. Didn’t like the price, but must admit they are very good, are they worth twice price probably.