In an industry filled with long lead times, expensive shipping, and a lack of selection, we decided to do things differently. We stock our products, offer them with free shipping, and design premium parts and accessories that both the DIY’er and Professional Upfitter love.
Welcome to Flatline Van Co. We are van people for the people.
I installed this myself with a ladder in less than 45 minutes. Lightweight, sturdy, adjustable and great looking. These will be my go to racks for future builds. Plus this company is just the best, customer service is A++++ Thank you
This is a really solid rack and excellent value. After shopping around this one was by far the best value. It fits the factory mounting points perfectly and was easy to install. Customer service was excellent and it shipped out instantly after ordering.
Very easy install on a 2016 Low Roof Sprinter 2500 with after-market rails (VanTech). Took less than an hour to get to get the side and cross bars set-up. No special expertise or skill required: if you can screw a bolt in, you can do it. Was able to fit 2 Newpowa 175w solar panels vertically in front with about 1/2" to spare across (max width between the rails is about 53 1/2"). Not only did they fit the panels but they are also flush with the top of the rack. One nice feature of the rack is that the 6 rails, which you can mount almost anyway up and down the rack, are 10-series 1x2" 8020 aluminum T-Slots so you can use whatever 8020 compatible fasteners, hardware, panels, etc. you want to easily create a custom set-up. For example, I mounted a Road Shower 4 across the back, which fits with about and inch to spare, by attaching some small 15-series 8020 crossbars to the rails. I also ordered some custom aluminum plates from 8020 and was able to fasten them directly to the rails creating a nice walkable roof deck/tie down area. The solar panels were also fastened directly to the rails by using 8020 compatible hardware. The rack has attachment/mounting holes down the outside length of the rails so you can easily attach things like antennas (I attached a SureCall cell booster on one side),awnings or whatever. Net/net, not sure why one would pay $3 or $4K for one of the "custom" roof racks when you can buy this rack for a lot less and very easily customize it yourself in whatever configuration you want.
This is a great rack value for what you get. Fit perfectly with the Fiamma F65S and also locates a perfect spot for light bar in the front and/or back. I plan to use these on our future builds because they are so customizable. If interested, search Northpole Light 42" 240W Waterproof Spot Flood Combo LED Light Bar on amazon for a nice light bar that fits perfectly with this rack.
My new FVCO rack for my Transit AWD is incredibly well made and really heavy duty. Customer service was super responsive and their shipping was so fast. Can't wait to see what other gear they come up with for my van.
Really happy with my purchase. the product arrived fast (very rare right now) and in perfect shape thanks to the careful packing (even rarer right now). The quality and workmanship are outstanding and the styling and finish are exceptional. Rock on guys!
I recently installed my roof rack on the new 2020 Ford Transit AWD High Roof Model. Flatline Van Co. really nailed the design and provided a balanced solution to both aesthetic appearance and functionality. As a solo builder, I was able to install the entire roof rack by myself in a couple hours! I've already received plenty of compliments.
The rack will create a great foundation for my (3) 100w solar panels and roof deck. The design allows for future improvement and you’re not limited to a single layout or design. The fact that you can locate your maxxfan anywhere is also another bonus given the sliding members on the pill slots.
The ability to add additional competent such as ladder, light bars and aluminum cross members was a huge plus for me. You don’t have that option with the more expensive variant from Aluminess. This really is the best value on the market.
Check out my install video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efz0WajbRcs
Before I installed the fairing I was getting a very distinct buffeting sound coming from the rack. Once I installed the fairing that buffeting sound is gone. Don’t think that it will completely silence the fact you have a rack on your roof, but this definitely helps.
The roof rack was out of stock when I was initially looking to purchase one, however the email notification process worked well and shortly after being notified the roof rack was delivered.
Customer service from the Flatline team was excellent as was my first impression of the product.
Emailed PDF Installation instructions were simple and effective. Installation to owner installed roof rails was extremely easy (2016 MB Sprinter 170 4x4). Modular design provides great flexibility depending on your exact roof layout or anticipated use.
Early days but it seems to be a well designed and manufactured product which is supported by great customer service. Ideal start. 10/10.
Had the single sided factory rear step on my sprinter. Wasn’t cutting the mustard so I got this one from FVC. Super happy with it. Clean look. Easy install. Not too small not too big. I like that it maintains clear space at the tow hitch if I need that for various reasons. Notice it also makes as a nice footrest when sitting on the back of the van just hanging out. Very happy with it and would highly recommend it.
This rack looks awesome on top of my 2019 Sprinter 170" 4x4. Ot was very easy to install, extremely high quality manufacturing, and highly modular. I was able to fit in 2x fans, the Fiamma awning, and 500W of solar. Highly recommended. Plus they have excellent customer service too!
We wanted as low profile ladder as we could for our 144 Sprinter. And this turns out to be perfect. Its got just the right bends to match the exterior shape of the van. Plus its sturdy as all heck and feels solid when using it. The ladder went on in a very short amount of time. Makes climbing to the deck a joy rather than sketchy ;) Thanks FVC!!
These racks are great! High quality and very clean welds. Super easy to install and it shipped next day. The people at FVC are fantastic to work with and are producing great products.
I did an insane amount of research while trying to find the best rack for my '17 Sprinter. I can't say enough incredible things about this rack.
I have seen zero gas mileage decrease.
A very fun and easy/simple job to install.
Super customizable for your DIY fun!
I have no wind noise.
Works well with the Fiamma Canopy
25,000 miles, no issues, A super fun for life!