The Transit Safari Rack is made from 1 ¼” Aluminum round bar and features a 3/16" thick laser cut decking with strategically placed L-track compatible mounting points. Everything we design is built to live with your van for the life of your van.
Our Transit Safari Rack is the perfect place to catch the sunset and store all your extra gear.
The Safari Rack is versatile and designed to accommodate lights and an awning. Mount up the Fiamma F45S awning for protection from the sun or rain, and add lights or a light bar to brighten up the trails at night.
All Safari Racks come standard with built-in mounting plates for the Fiamma F45S and other wall mount style awnings.
Unlike other companies, we stock our products and have live inventory on our website - when it says it's available to purchase, we have it sitting in our warehouse. In stock Transit Racks ship out for free within 1-2 business days.
The Transit Safari Rack is a large item. It ships via freight, so we highly recommend having a forklift or friends ready when it arrives. If you don’t have that option, we recommend visiting our Certified Installer page and setting up your delivery and installation through them.
We installed the safari rack and ladder at my friend's warehouse utilizing their forklift and warehouse space which was very helpful. We've already used the ladder for a couple camping trips and we use it frequently for sporting events for my kids. Sitting on the roof is AMAZING and you get a nice breeze and view compared to sitting on the ground. The rack and ladder essentially expanded our living area!
I went with this rack primarily because they had it in stock and others were months out. It arrived on time and in a solid crate. Instructions were okay, better information online from folks who have installed it. Cutting the whole for my fan was fairly easy, though I ended up cutting it a little tight and had to grind on it for a bit to make it fit. It bolted up to my 2020 Transit without a problem and the brackets for the awning worked as advertised. I am pretty happy with the end result, though it does make some noise when traveling at highway speed. I wish I had ordered the side ladder, it's a ling way up to the roof!
Aside from the fact that FVCO has these solid racks in stock, which is huge in today's world, the safari rack (and ladder) can't be beat. A friend with a bobcat was able to get the huge pallet off the truck, lift the rack into place with straps, and we bolted it to our new Transit with no problems - total time was about 2 hours, which included some BS'ing. The rack is exactly what we needed for our professional off-road cycling team - it's going to provide a great lookout point, hold extra gear, maybe a tent, and definitely some light bars and a Fiamma awning. And the best part of all - the communication with the company was continuous, friendly and reliable. Hoping they come out with some more products for us to buy! Thanks FVCO 🤟🏼 (btw - also adding Method wheels, rear door spare wheel mount, brush bar with receiver)
IT’S SOLID! Had it for two months now. It’s everything you want in a platform that sits on top of your van. Sturdy enough to watch the fireworks from on the 4th of July. With the rails around it, it’s Easy to load up with tents, chairs and tables for camping. Having the L-track connection points make it very user friendly. Hooking straps around the side rails is okay, but using the L track connectors is the way to go. You can move your straps almost anywhere on top of the rack and have an extremely solid tie down point. You can buy them on amazon in packs of 10 for about $20. I tried a few but I like these the best.. Brand is Gripon (Single Stud L-Track Fitting with D Ring for L Track/Airline) Bought a couple of low profile chairs from REI to sit on top of the deck - great venue for reading or computer work. I can’t say enough good about the safari rack - so happy I purchased it! Also, Very happy with FVC.. going to order Fiamma awning next.
BTW- it took 3 guys to position it on top of my Ford 2020 AWD XLT Van. Took us about 3 hours to complete everything from beginning to end. We took it very slow - did not want a single scratch on my new van.
Thanks for the review, Rodney! Your Transit van is looking great, and thanks for letting us be part of your build.
We recently purchased a 2020 Ford Transit AWD XLT as Stewart Surfboards company van for everything from trips to Baja, evenings at San-O, delivering surfboards to our retailers and more. Our search for a rack was exhausting on the internet until a customer recommended we check out Flatline. We got really excited about the low pro rack but once we started going thru the additional opportunities that the safari gives you we switched gears. The craftsman ship on this rack is not only clever (we love the built in, laser cut “L-Track” anchor points) and stout, you can easily lift this rack up with an adult on either end (prior to mounting). Attaching the Safari rack to the top of the van was easier than expected and we did not get a professional up fitter to do so. The mounting feet screw into the Ford factory rack attachment points and we ran a bead of silicone around each bolt (and on the threads) to eliminate any water intrusion down the road. Luckily our neighbor had a forklift and we were able to set it gently down on the mounting brackets and bolt together. We did spend quite a bit of time measuring and even building a template to cut a hole in the rack for our MaxxFan. Happy to say we nailed it!! The roof rack is sturdy enough for multiple adults to stand on and a great place to check the surf. We also added the transit side ladder from Flatline which bolts onto the rack with supplied mounting hardware. The ladder is surprisingly sturdy.