Rod Rack Ideas

Rod Rack Ideas




Have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that I wanted to put a front receiver on so I could slide my rod rack in it. Appears they do not make one for the vehicle. Just looking for ideas that others have used. Open to any ideas whether roof top or some type of modifications you may have seen for the Receiver up front. Thanks in advance, y'all.


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Have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that I wanted to put a front receiver on so I could slide my rod rack in it. Appears they do not make one for the vehicle. Just looking for ideas that others have used. Open to any ideas whether roof top or some type of modifications you may have seen for the Receiver up front. Thanks in advance, y'all.

SwampDuck


Many of the rack fabricating companies will make brackets that bolt on your frame and have a pipe welded onto them. The rod/Cooler rack is fabricated to have pipes that are at the proper spacing to let you slide the rack into the bracket pipes and a clevis pin to hold them in place. Maybe you can modify your current rack to use this method. I think any shop could make the Pipe brackets for you, but you'll have to add the pipes beneath your rack.
I also have a aluminum rod holder that has a flat plate that can be bolted into your bumper.


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Have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that I wanted to put a front receiver on so I could slide my rod rack in it. Appears they do not make one for the vehicle. Just looking for ideas that others have used. Open to any ideas whether roof top or some type of modifications you may have seen for the Receiver up front. Thanks in advance, y'all.

SwampDuck


Many of the rack fabricating companies will make brackets that bolt on your frame and have a pipe welded onto them. The rod/Cooler rack is fabricated to have pipes that are at the proper spacing to let you slide the rack into the bracket pipes and a clevis pin to hold them in place. Maybe you can modify your current rack to use this method. I think any shop could make the Pipe brackets for you, but you'll have to add the pipes beneath your rack.
I also have a aluminum rod holder that has a flat plate that can be bolted into your bumper.

Squid Pro Quo


Thanks SPQ! I like messing with............racks!


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Have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that I wanted to put a front receiver on so I could slide my rod rack in it. Appears they do not make one for the vehicle. Just looking for ideas that others have used. Open to any ideas whether roof top or some type of modifications you may have seen for the Receiver up front. Thanks in advance, y'all.

SwampDuck


Here is what I have> It is hitch mount and easy on/off. I have a extension attached so I can let the tailgate down. The hitch mount to the frame can be mounted front or rear. Good Luck and Enjoy!





RE: Rod Rack Ideas




Have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that I wanted to put a front receiver on so I could slide my rod rack in it. Appears they do not make one for the vehicle. Just looking for ideas that others have used. Open to any ideas whether roof top or some type of modifications you may have seen for the Receiver up front. Thanks in advance, y'all.

SwampDuck


Is Anglers Aluminum in Wanchese still around? In the late 90's and mid 2000's I bought two front racks from them. The didn't stock the front receiver for my then Dodge Dakota or Toyota Tacoma P/U's but they were able to custom make them for me.


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Thanks Dawiggs!

Drove a 02 Xterra for years down there. Had a Receiver on the front and one on the rear. Hitch all was on the back and rod rack on the front. Gave me plenty of room without cramming everything inside. The Jeep has one on the back so that is an option, and since kids are no longer a consideration I do not need as much space as I used to. Just old and set in my ways I guess...... Fish Fish Fish


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I've seen a lot of folks use rooftop ski racks to hold rods and also large PVC pipes strapped to luggage rack so you can pack your rods (sans reels) for longer distance driving without worry.


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Thanks Laszlo

This will be the Jeep's maiden voyage. If all goes well I will absolutely be looking at customizations. Will find out once we hit Buxton 05/22!


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Thanks Mstaszew

Have looked at those as well. Yakima has some nice stuff! This is one of those "our" Jeep deals where the little lady has some say so about the appearance....... Wink smiley Banana


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Many of the rack fabricating companies will make brackets that bolt on your frame and have a pipe welded onto them. The rod/Cooler rack is fabricated to have pipes that are at the proper spacing to let you slide the rack into the bracket pipes and a clevis pin to hold them in place. Maybe you can modify your current rack to use this method. I think any shop could make the Pipe brackets for you, but you'll have to add the pipes beneath your rack.

Squid Pro Quo


I have the setup that Squid described above. With two points of connection, the rack has no wobble like some one receiver racks have. Easy to slide on and off with only two pins to remove.

The rack in the photo has been on four different trucks (1 Toyota, 3 Rams). I would recommend welding the bracket to the frame instead of bolting it. I had a new bracket made that was bolted to the truck in the photo. The rack had a slight wobble so the very next day I had the bracket welded to the frame like on the prior three trucks. Its bomb proof and I can stand on it to tie down my kayaks.

Good luck with your search.




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Another pic. Plenty of clearance.




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Many of the rack fabricating companies will make brackets that bolt on your frame and have a pipe welded onto them. The rod/Cooler rack is fabricated to have pipes that are at the proper spacing to let you slide the rack into the bracket pipes and a clevis pin to hold them in place. Maybe you can modify your current rack to use this method. I think any shop could make the Pipe brackets for you, but you'll have to add the pipes beneath your rack.

Squid Pro Quo


I have the setup that Squid described above. With two points of connection, the rack has no wobble like some one receiver racks have. Easy to slide on and off with only two pins to remove.

The rack in the photo has been on four different trucks (1 Toyota, 3 Rams). I would recommend welding the bracket to the frame instead of bolting it. I had a new bracket made that was bolted to the truck in the photo. The rack had a slight wobble so the very next day I had the bracket welded to the frame like on the prior three trucks. Its bomb proof and I can stand on it to tie down my kayaks.

Good luck with your search.

Fossilridge


Superb, sir! Thank ya kindly!



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As info> here is the "anti-wobble" hitch pin that I have used for several years. I keeps the hitch assembly tight with no wobble , even when I used the extension and have a lot of weight on the rack!
Good Luck and Good Fishing!




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You might reach out to Platinum Products to see what they have for your situation. It looks like the rack shown on the link has a bumper mount bracket of some sort.
They made this receiver mount rack for me:



plattinumproducts.com/pro...


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My neighbor's son has a 2016 jeep cherokee and he just got a ski rack carrier that goes on the roof rack and can carry probably 10 rods if he wanted to up there.
He was dead set on a rod rack off the hitch but tried this and likes it so much he says it is the only way he will carry them anymore.
Said it's great if you need to pull under a house for parking and is lockable.


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Said it's great if you need to pull under a house for parking and is lockable.

Alexy


I was thinking that would be an added bonus, too. Growing up my dad had the front rack and anytime we went into a parking lot or fast food place there was the slow crawl where we looked up to make sure nothing would hit. Some times we had to remove the heavers for a bit. The roof rack mount looks slick, too. Not being able to carry a cooler is a bit limiting.


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My neighbor's son has a 2016 jeep cherokee and he just got a ski rack carrier that goes on the roof rack and can carry probably 10 rods if he wanted to up there.
He was dead set on a rod rack off the hitch but tried this and likes it so much he says it is the only way he will carry them anymore.
Said it's great if you need to pull under a house for parking and is lockable.

Alexy


I use a Ski Rack on my roof.

I did not get the big one, I have a smaller one and it has 4 rods on it at all times.




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Here you can see my roof storage.




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Also got tired of my gear being all over the place for broke down and spent wayyyyyy too much on the Milwaukee Pack Out System. This thing makes my days fishing so much easier.




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Easy peasy




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One question- can rod racks be used either on the front or back? In other words can a rack that you use on the back of the car be used up front if you install a hitch receiver up there?


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One question- can rod racks be used either on the front or back? In other words can a rack that you use on the back of the car be used up front if you install a hitch receiver up there?

John Bull


Yes Sir. Of course if you live in a state that requires a front license plate, you can sometimes find aa LEO that will cite you for that. (Even if it's an out of state LEO.)


RE: Rod Rack Ideas




One question- can rod racks be used either on the front or back? In other words can a rack that you use on the back of the car be used up front if you install a hitch receiver up there?

John Bull


Yes Sir. Of course if you live in a state that requires a front license plate, you can sometimes find aa LEO that will cite you for that. (Even if it's an out of state LEO.)

Squid Pro Quo


Thank! I'm in NC, so no need for front plate.


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Finished product for now. Like the Rhino Rack carriers on top and added a couple of rod holders to my old hitch all. We shall see how she does. If y'all see her next week stop by and say hi.




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Trip went well. Going to try a trip report at some point once I can catch my breath. Jeep and rod racks worked well. Ramps 38 and 43 were fine. 55 was soft and she was close to bottoming out but made it without sticking her.

Thanks for the advice folks!






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