Saturn Sky / Opel GT Luggage Rack : Revo-Rack Black
Revo-Rack is a completely new type of convertible Luggage Rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the fragile aluminium boot lid edge.
With the Revo-Rack luggage rack no metal touches your Sky only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack.
Revo-Rack has been independently tested by TUV Italy part of the global TUV testing and certification business. The rack went through speed, braking and force tests, to ISO 11154:2006 the international standard for car roof bars and the European Directive for general safety 2002/95/CE. Revo-Rack passed all these tests : If fitted correctly it won't fly off ! Revo-Rack is the only convertible luggage rack globally that has been tested to this level.
Why a Revo-Rack Saturn Sky Luggage Rack ?
No clamps on the fragile trunk lid edges
No bolts, no drilling , no fiddly brackets
Supplied with two luggage straps and cotton storage bag
Lightweight aluminium frame
No paint damage
Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated by TUV Italy at 20kg / 45Ibs
Not immediately obvious how to release the rack from the boot/trunk lid - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
The Rack Frame :
The Revo-Rack luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm/ 1" 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 1.672kg / 3.25lbs. The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is powder coated black. The rack measures 900x420mm / 36"x17"
The Supports :
The rack is secured using three 115mm / 5" vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 18kg/40lb load each. These are very different to suction cups.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
The Revo-Racks vacuum cup's pump feature a plunger with a red line, which serves as a vacuum indicator. Introduced in the1960's, this safety device is still recognized as one of the most reliable warning systems available. A few strokes of the plunger evacuate the vacuum pad, causing it to seal securely to the attaching surface. When the cup is attached completely, the plunger stops moving and the red line is hidden within the pump. A visible red line indicates if air has leaked back into the pad, making vacuum insufficient to use the cup. However, if the red line becomes visible while the cup is in use, a check valve allows the user to re pump the cup without losing the remaining vacuum.