The Yakima LoadWarrior System isn't just a basket, it's an ultra-capacity, multi-use beast! Merging versatility and a cavernous load-carrying capacity, the Yakima Load Warrior is a monster to be messed with. Yakima accessory compatible: with 1 1/8" front and rear load bars, you can attach Yakima accessories directly to the bars and carry your favorite bikes, skis, or boat. Monster Capacity: 44"x 39"x 6.5". Ideal for loads tall in stature and wide in girth. Weather resistant, heavy-duty steel construction is incredibly durable yet light weight. Custom fairing included. Universal hardware fits round, square and most factory racks. Weighs 25 lbs.
Absolutely love my new Load Warrior with the 18" extension! It works perfectly on my 2009 Honda Element with 58" Yakima Round Bars. This thing helps us consolidate gear up top which allows for comfortable carpool options when driving to our next camping adventure. The Load Warrior will work well with many different accessories from Yakima which is a huge plus. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for more storage for trips.
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought this for my younger brother as he'll be moving up north for college within the year. We put in on his 2007 Subaru Forester over the holidays and it went on in minutes. Incredibly easy install. It is a super burly piece of equipment and looks great on the Fozzy!
If purchasing this I would double check your car racks load limit as the limit of this is 150 lbs but your cars racks load limit may be lower.
I purchased this a while back as a gift for my dad, and he loves it. He has a Toyota Tundra that has a fair amount of bed space, but with two dogs and 3+ people's gear, it can get a bit cramped back there! This is easy to put on and take off, and frees up some extra room for the pooches. Plus it looks good up top, and not at all junky. I will most definitely be getting one for myself, as the dog has started taking over more and more room in the car.
Can someone tell me how much room there is vertically between the crossbar/s and the floor of the basket? I want to know if my stand-up paddelboard will fit in between this (this hasn't been recommended anywhere but it is what i like about this basket). The fold down fairing makes this even more appealing for what i want to do. Having my SUP in the rack along with my bike mounted above is the ideal goal.
Jordan, yes it should. However, keep in mind you will need to visit the Yakima website and start with Fit My Car link. This will select the type of clips, towers and accessories designed to fit your vehicle with or without factory mounted roof rack. The only issue you might have is having to remove your roof antennae. You also might have an issue with the hatch touching when fully raised, but only when you have accessories attached.
I used the Yakima fit guide for this rack for my 2011 Escape and was told it would not fit. Ironic since the image on their site for this and the Mega rack are both sitting on the roof of a Ford Escape. Haha.
Will this fit on the factory cross bars of my 04 Nissan Xterra without any additional purchases or parts? Also what bike racks fit directly to the load warrior for a roof top solution for my road and mnt bikes?
which will also work with most soft tops, as well. Then once you have those, you can pick a basket such as this one to mount on the crossbars, which will be specific to each different type of rack/basket.
Bought a Yakima LoadWarrior from Dogfunk. Great price and free shipping! Installed on my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fits Great! This is my first basket for the rooftop, had a old rocketbox16 but it would not fit on my short Jeep rooftop. Slight wind noise, but basket is easy to put on and solid as a rock. This will enable us to pack more irregular shaped gear for tailgating.
This basket has been so helpful with my wrangler, going to and from college, up to the mountain and back, or down from Alaska to Colorado it has got the done perfectly! Add the net and you have one of the greatest external storage options available out there. I have mine on a Kargo Master Congo Cage that can hold up to 2,000 lbs, I don't put more than 200 in there so I don't roll over on every turn. I love this basket .
Yes. The rack as it is measures 44 x 39 x 6.5 inches, with the extensions, it adds 18" to be 62 x 39 x 6.5". 62"= 157.48cm. So if you're board is 157 cm or smaller, go for it. You could possibly add two sections to be 80"/203cm but that's almost 7 ft and probably longer than most roofs. If carrying a snowboard longer than 157cm is your main concern, just get a cargo box, you can throw all your winter and summer gear up there as well.
Assembly and installation is easy, instructions are adequate, looks good, finish seems durable, is in fact a roof basket which was what I was led to believe.
I should have purchased the extension, as well as the spare tire accessory since I put my spare tire in it which doesn't leave much room for anything else.
Dogfunk communicated well, shipped on time, and was the best price at the time. I usually give a 3 in a 5 star rating assuming the product is what it is supposed to be and the vendor does what they say, because a normal transaction isn't "A+++ the greatest seller evaaar!!!1!L!!" Thanks a lot ebay, hyperbole is now the norm. I gave this a 4 because of the price.
How much weight can you load into the Yakima LoadWarrior? Someone told me I can't put but a few pounds in it? That seems strange... so I need to know how much weight. I have mine mounted on a Toyota Rav $ (new generation) 2006.