GOBI Racks Safety Guidelines

At GOBI Racks, your safety on every adventure is our top priority. We recognize the thrill of venturing into uncharted territories and the joy of making memories along the way. To ensure each of those memories is a positive one, we have a few guidelines and suggestions for you.

While our racks and gear are built tough, and can easily carry double our suggested load limits, it’s essential to remember there’s an optimal weight limit to maintain the stability and safety of your vehicle both on-road and off-road.


Vehicle Stability During Highway Swerving: Overloading can shift the vehicle’s center of gravity. In situations where a sudden swerve is necessary, an overloaded vehicle may become difficult to control, posing a higher risk of accidents.

Handling in High Winds: A vehicle carrying excess weight, especially if not distributed evenly, is more vulnerable to strong winds. The added weight can make it challenging to steer correctly in gusty conditions.

Maneuvering Curves on Highways: An overloaded vehicle may struggle to maintain its lane during curves. The extra weight can cause the vehicle to drift or respond sluggishly to steering.


Breaking Efficiency: The heavier the vehicle, the longer it might take to come to a complete stop, increasing the risk of accidents.

Suspension & Tire Wear: Excess weight can cause premature wear on your vehicle’s suspension and tires. This not only results in additional maintenance costs but can also compromise safety.


Distribute Weight Evenly: ensure that the weight on your rack is balanced on all sides to avoid tilting or pulling in one direction.

Secure All Items: Always check that everything is tightly secured. Loose items can shift during driving, affecting stability or potentially becoming a hazard.

Regularly Inspect Equipment: Before every adventure, inspect your rack and cargo for any signs of wear, damage, or potential issues. Promptly address any concerns.

Adhere to Manufacturer’s Recommendations: Always refer to your vehicle’s owner manual for specific weight restrictions and recommendations. This ensures you’re not exceeding any limits set by the vehicle manufacturer.

Adjust Driving Style: When carrying cargo, especially close to the weight limit, adapt your driving style. Drive slower, take turns with care, and increase your following distance.

In conclusion, while we’ve designed our equipment to endure and support your explorations, we strongly urge adherence to the 300 lbs. dynamic cargo load limit. By doing so, you’re not just ensuring the longevity of our product but, more crucially, safeguarding your journey and everyone on the road.

Here’s to countless safe adventures and cherished memories!