We love the look of this roof rack + ladder. We were able to install this ourselves without having to drill into the roof of the van. Not needing to drill into the top of the van and being able to install ourselves was important to us. You really need two people to install this rack, would be difficult to install alone. I was able to call with any questions and spoke to a real person. No automated recording/ leaving messages. Huge perk! Also got a hand written note along with my package. Love the personal touch! The videos along with the written installation guide made install go smoothly. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone!
The Orion Van Gear Stealth+ Roof Rack comes carefully packed with bagged and wrapped parts, all clearly labelled. The easy step by step install directions come both in PDF and video form. (You can see in my attached video that I misinterpreted a bit.) While I did the entire install myself, two would make it faster, easier, and safer.
I required a rack that would be fully adjustable to provide the maximum roof space for solar panels and roof vent. The rack lets you mount the solar panels near with the top of the rack so they won't be shaded, yet stealthily won't see from the ground what you have up there.
I wholeheartedly recommend Orion Van Gear products to anyone considering a roof rack for their vehicle. The Orion Team periodically sent me emails to check in on progress and rapidly answered questions. Wonderful support!
I filmed the entire process, my errors included, without Orion Van Gear knowing; it is posted on my YouTube channel, RoadWhispers.
I am extremely satisfied with my Orion Stealth Rack from the very carefully packed and wrapped parts to the easy step by step assembly directions to install it on my Promaster van. I required a rack that would be fully adjustable to fit the current roof components including Dometic air conditioning unit and solar panels! The Stealth worked out perfectly and will allow me to further adjust for all my river running gear including oars, kayaks, and related equipment! I wholeheartedly recommend Orion products to anyone considering a roof rack for their vehicle. 5 plus Stars and kudos to the Orion Company Crew !
Very impressed with everything about this purchase. Great customer service from the Orion team. They needed to verify some measurements for my Solis Pocket configuration and they were on it in every way. once the rack arrived, the packaging was a step above. It arrived in perfect condition because it was packaged incredibly well. Once opened, assembled and installed, it all went flawlessly. Fit and finish was beyond expectation. Very solid company and product. you can see the attention to pride, quality, & detail that the team puts into the product. It is not the least expensive, but it is the best of the best and worth the extra cost.
Looks and works great. I was able to install my rack by myself but the awning was just a bit to heavy for me so I took it to All American in Redmond Or to get it installed. I’ve added the van side mounts so the dogs don’t wrap their leads around the legs and it works out perfect. Brackets from Orion worked great, install was very impressed with the whole setup!
We've installed a number of other modular roof racks, but the Orion rack is the best by far. The rack looks great, fits the Promaster like a glove, has the built-in versatility of the 8020 strut system--and most importantly--a very comprehensive set of assembly instructions! Like any modular rack, it takes a little time and preparation to install, but the results are top notch, and the process relatively painless. Thanks to Orion for producing a great product!
I love my Orion products. I get compliments on them all the time. Very well made and the customer service is unbeatable.
This rack lives up to the hype! It looks amazing and things went together well. The install would be easier if this was installed on a new van. I had to remove all of my old hardware and solar panels it took 2 people to bring everything off the roof. Having someone to help will make the install easier and safer. I did order the solar brackets for each panel but mounting them separately didn't make sense as there would be a gap between the panels. As you can see in the video, I mounted the panels on an aluminum L channel with 4 solar brackets per side. Even with the added height adding the rail the panels still sit flush with the rack. Remember to apply the included anti-seize on all your bolts as instructed! I didn't add the anti seize to the carriage mounting bolts and I galled one of them. If I get a chance I'll post photos later, but the YouTube video has everything.
Nice weekend project. Easy to follow instructions. Very well designed, great fitment. Spendy but so worth every dollar.
Orion's support is fabulous, they responded to my emails within an hour, and to chat services on their support page immediately. Their instructions for assembly are nicely detailed, clear, and easy to follow. Their packaging for shipping excellent. Everything was nicely wrapped so the order arrived in pristine condition. The parts were meticulously labeled. I’d say these people are perfectionists in what they do, and I, as their customer and consumer of their products greatly appreciated their attention to details.
I purchase 1 extra crossbar to ensure I could place a 3rd solar panel or rooftop deck. At the Orion price you can’t beet it even if you don’t have an initial use, get at least 1. I wish not I had purchased at least 1 more just to have a spare. Totally happy with purchase of roof rack, Ladder and extra rail. Everything fits like its custom made for my van. Will definitely turn to Orion to buy my awning when I’m ready for that purchase.
Ladder install was relatively easy, instructions were great. It did take 2 people to install mostly as I was not strong enough to hold it up and attach top bolts. The fit was very good and clearance to bottom hole drilling and attachment was well sized. Have used the ladder multiple times since install and it is very secure.
It a slick roof that really helps you organize things on your roof without drilling any holes in your ceiling. Use the instruction tips. They are helpful!
I love the look and versatility of this rack. It took me about 10 hours to put together solo. I am quite impressed.😊
This rack is exactly what I was looking for when I scouring the internet for Promaster specific racks, which there are already very few to begin with. It is adjustable in every way and will save many holes and potential leak points in the roof. I wanted a rack that I could set a deck on and would hold some solar. The only other racks I saw that could do this had to be custom ordered, were 2 times the price and had super long lead times. And then didn’t allow for any future changes. The guys at Orion Van Gear are extremely helpful and responsive to any questions. The included instructions with supplemental video made the install super straight forward. I love the asthetic and can’t wait to get the ladder up, after front panel window install then the solar and deck. If you want a rack that checks all the boxes and a company with great personal customer service then look no further.
I got the F45s along with the Orion Stealth roof rack for my Ram Promaster. The awning (and rack) are both fantastic products. The awning fits perfectly to the rack and looks a little cleaner and more out of the way than my friend’s, that is mounted directly to his roof.
The Orion ladder is a must have accessory for access to your roof rack, solar panels and other gear. I love the minimalist design that matches so well with the Stealth Rack. The installation was very easy but does require an assistant to help with the test fittings. I can't wait to build my roof deck to take full advantage of the ladder. Thank you Orion for your great customer service, great products, and for helping me make my adventure van a reality.
I couldn't be happier with the ladder + rack combo! Unbeatable price, unbeatable quality, and straightforward installation! Thanks Orion!!!
I did the entire install by myself. I am fairly mechanically inclined and am pretty comfortable with heights. It would have gone faster with 2 people but other than that it was pretty easy. I did read through the install instructions before I opened the box and was a bit overwhelmed but once I had the parts out I was able to follow along with the instructions step by step it was very easy. I think your labeling and instructions are among the best I have used. The quality of the parts were top notch, everything fit together perfectly.
Can definitely feel the improved aerodynamics, solar panels tucked right at top of rack and no longer catch the wind.
These guys for sure have the best step by step instructions, and videos. But if you are ever stuck, like we did, they were available even on a Saturday to answer our question which was great! We are working on the Fiamma awning next and should be up really soon. Review to come later.
Made installing my awning easy and took the guess work out of making my own brackets. I don’t have to worry about the awning flying off because it passed the test of speeds over 90mph, pouring rain, harsh snowing conditions and passing semi trucks on windy days. Highly recommended if you have the Orion rack and the awning.
Installation time was under an hour.
I unfortunately had already bought/installed a roof rack n my Promaster, but could not find a good quality side mount ladder until I found Orion Van Gear!! Their customer service is truly extraordinary and with a small easy mod I was able to mount the ladder to my existing rack! Love the look and the easy convenience of getting to our extra storage on the roof!