One of the challenges I find when going away is working out how to get all of the necessary gear over there with you. If you’re like me, then you can watch your worries walk out the door! Outdoor adventures for Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol owners just became a whole lot easier with the newest addition to Rhino-Rack’s Backbone range. Rhino-Rack’s unique, new range of Long Guttermount Backbones includes the RGMB1 (flat gutter) designed to suit the Toyota LandCruiser 76 Series wagon and the RGMB2 (curved gutter) designed for both the Toyota LandCruiser 80 Series wagon and the Nissan Patrol GU wagon.
Don’t own these vehicles above? Don’t fear! you’re not being excluded, Rhino- Rack has an array of other backbone products designed to suit more vehicles that you’ll definitely want to check out!
Features and benefits
Implementing both function and appearance, these Backbones offer stylish and trustworthy mounting solutions for the iconic Pioneer Platforms, so you can take all that you need with you and more. Both of the new Backbones utilise the factory gutters and mount directly to them without modification, allowing you to prepare for your next adventure in the nick of time in a very desirable no-fuss way.
Weather-resistant and reliable
Designed to suit rugged off-road conditions and experiences, the Backbone has the ability to withstand most types of weather and escapades, ensuring you can be confident to travel through it all with ease. They’re made of a non-corrosive stainless steel, ensuring both durability and reliability for wherever you choose to escape to.
Maximises load capacity
Like me, if you can’t pack lightly, especially when it comes to a camping trip or a long adventure away, the Backbone will allow you to maximise your load carrying capacity to bring with you all the essentials, plus a bit more!
Compatible with the Rhino-Rach Pioneer Platform
The Guttermount Backbone range is designed to mount the Pioneer Platform (valued at $1,409.00), which is stylishly black powder-coated for that highly sought-after black-on-black look to compliment your vehicle. Made with strong yet lightweight aluminium, with fiberglass reinforced nylon corners, it too promises corrosion resistance and has been tested in the harshest conditions to give you an all-round reliable load carrying solution for your transport. The vehicle-specific clamping mechanism allows you to trust that the Backbone will be secured to your roof gutter, which is one of the most reassuring things for me when I’m trailing through the unknown on my way through to my destination.
Before you head off…
There’s no point heading off with all the gear and no idea, so make sure you consider the capacity of your racks and vehicle roof as one of your final steps. Not only is it unsafe to overload a vehicle, it’s illegal. Rhino-Rack has a convenient, easy-to-use load rating calculator so you can work out your on-road, static, and off-road ratings. Before you start, make a note of your vehicle’s load rating from your vehicle’s owner’s manual, as well as the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack system you have installed. Once you know this, you can begin entering your vehicle details here.
With a simplified 30-minute installation time, and weighing a mere 11.2kg (or 43.6kg when attached to the Pioneer Platform), the Rhino-Rack Guttermount Backbone range is sure to be all you need to make space for your upcoming outdoor adventure.