Originally Posted by dmac
I had a load warrier and it worked ok. What I didn't like is that it sits so high on top of the roof rails. There are a couple of inches from the base to the roof that you can't use. Also the locking brackets are crap. Someone just cut them off with probably bolt cutters and the rack, high lift mount and shovel mount were gone in minutes.. Considering the cost of all these items I took the insurance money and got a Baja rack. It's custom made for the Xterra
and similar to the Gobi at several hundred dollers less.
I would have recommended throwing out the bolts that come with the rack, and upgrading the hardware to something much tougher and bigger. I've only used mine for camping, so I wasn't worried about it getting stolen. But if I ever use it on a road trip I'll get some larger bolts that are grade 8. And of course, a cable lock as well.
But yes, the baja rack is better!