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I was particularly pleased with the information on their www.suspenz.com website before making the purchase, and again after the purchase the installation video and written instructions makes installing the unit easy. They provide all hardware including mounting screws.
After installation, having the kayak mounted on the wall, frees up my garage floor space and is ergonomically friendly in loading the kayak directly from the wall rack into the bed of my pick-up truck.
There are certainly less expensive wall mount racks out there on the market, but if you're looking for a quality engineered product like I was, there is no better choice then Suspenz, Inc.
Soooo... Thanks to Suspenz for the superb customer service in helping me make space where there wasn't any. The Suspenz racks work great, even better than expected. This is a well built premium boat rack solution, super versatile, as a trip to the Suspenz website will show.
It took longer to mount them than we expected because we had to do some modifications. One of the sets of holes where the pins go was too small for any of the pins so we had to grind them out so the pin would slip through. We also had to use a vice clamp to reduce the size of the yellow flip piece because we couldn't get the knob to tighten down enough to keep that piece from slipping off the end of the suspension bar on three of the four we had for the two kayaks. Now that they are mounted, they work beautifully and we are very happy with their performance. I rated them at an 8 because of the installation issues.
I have a double sea kayak that up to now had been stored during our winters under a tarp on the side of my Seattle-area home. The function of this product, ease of use, and compact design now allow us to utilize this side of my house again. In addition, the fact that our kayak is now above ground removes the threat of environmental damage to the composite hull and very well could free up a future Saturday of paddling that might have been spent re-glassing the hull!
When I installed the unit I found the installation guide to be very helpful. I sent a question about the straps to the company via email that was answered the same day, followed up by a phone call. When was the last time you experienced this level of service from a product you bought?
I want every company to act like this. Everybody should know about this top quality product. It went together in about ten minutes per pair of racks. It fits perfectly. When the company makes kayaks, I want to know cause I'm buying. When this company makes anything else I want to know, cause I'm buying. All companies should care about their products and their customers this much. I can't praise Suspenz enough.
These racks are a very clever design, easy to adjust, and are a breeze to mount on a wall. The instruction guide with pictures was easy to follow & understand.
The only change I made was to use 5/16 x 1 1/2" lag screws instead of the screws provided (One of my kayaks is an 18.5 foot tandem weighing in at 100lbs.). It is probably overkill, but the 5/16 lag screw fits in the mounting box just fine. Well all of my kayaks are fast asleep now and have a wonderful safe home.
In the future... I will buy Suspenz products again... these things are awesome, and besides... my kayaks deserve only the best.