Thinking about outfitting your truck with a headache rack? Here’s everything you need to know about headache racks and the safety benefits they offer.
A headache rack is a vertical rack that attaches with a variety of mounting methods to the sides, bed or front wall of your truck bed. Its purpose is to protect the rear window, cab, and occupants from shifting payload. Some high-quality headache racks, like those designed and sold by Royalty Core, allow for more airflow, include high mounted tail lights, back-up lights, or bed work lights, and reduce heating of the interior of the truck from sun rays.
Headache racks got their name because they prevent headaches, or much worse! More specifically, when you haul around cargo and materials without a headache rack installed on your truck, you’re running the risk of these things launching forward through the back window and injuring someone. They also prevent accidental impact on the back window when working in the truck bed or when loading and unloading cargo.
Headache racks come with a variety of features and options:
When you have a headache rack custom-built, you can choose as many features as you’d like. Read more about each feature here: What You Need to Know About Each Headache Rack Feature
A headache rack offers many safety benefits, the three main ones being:
Read more about each safety benefit here: 3 Important Safety Benefits of a Headache Rack
Headache racks are cool and all, but are they actually worth the cost? They absolutely are if:
Even though headache racks cost quite a bit upfront, they can actually save you a lot of money in the long run because they prevent:
Read more here about what makes a headache rack worth the cost and how you can get one for half the price: Is a Headache Rack Worth the Cost?