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Gobi rack delays

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Brother708, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Sep 3, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    They also said there struggling with welders that they can’t find them or have to baby sit them because there not doing good. So that would be great get the rack after waiting a year and a half then all the welds busting out. It’s mig on mild steel a monkey could do it. I’m not sure what the problem is. They gotta have a jig and know all the bends there’s no reason a guy couldn’t weld at least 5a day. And they talk like they have multiple welders but there Facebook and everything is always blowing up with there (adventures) Maby take 5 on that and make and ship some racks. Powder coat should be swamped causing the hold up not welding or anything else for that matter if it wouldn’t be 500 cancellation fee I would abort in in a second
     
  2. Sep 3, 2021 at 9:46 PM
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    Does anyone know if @Brother708, the OP who popped the cork on this miseryfest, ever got his Gobi rack? He hasn't posted for about a year...
     
  3. Sep 11, 2021 at 6:34 PM
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    It was delivered about three weeks ago, so as they said after I called them in April. Not happy with how this all turned out (16 weeks promised, 34 weeks actual) and I will not buy from them again, but the rack is good and it looks nice on the 4Runner.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    It’s a total joke I already got a different rack, I’m gonna sell mine if it ever gets molded and sent to me
     
  5. Sep 11, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Yeah, I understand. If I were to permanently mount gear on the rack, I'd do the same. But I need something where I can be flexible what I mount where, change stuff around, on the fly add/remove things etc. The mesh with ratchet straps and/or RokStraps works best for me since it is just the most flexible rack in this regard.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Anyone got an extra cross bar they want to off load ?
     
  7. Oct 3, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    After a year and a month, I finally received my Gobi backpack.

    if you're considering buying one from Gobi, I'd be willing to part with mine for the low low price of only $300.

    Skip the year wait and get your backpack now!! :rofl:
     
  8. Oct 3, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    But it’s a 2020 model… lol
     
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  9. Oct 3, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Yeah, I was wondering about that. Surprised that it takes this long but I imagine they only place an order for it when the rack is delivered to not have to cover folks canceling their order. I don't mind, I have too many backpacks anyways, but still.

    So, is it at least worth the wait?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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    I was actually able to order a Gobi Stealth rack from OffRoad Alliance and they had them in stock! If you call, they may still have some!!
     
  11. Oct 3, 2021 at 10:09 PM
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    Their site says "20-24 weeks". That must be Gobi's extended new lead time bumped up from their "16 weeks" they had been using. I'm on week 39 now. But they billed me and I am waiting for the carrier call.

    When I got the invoice with the companies name, it all started to make sense.
    https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/intelligentdesigns2000corporation-aurora-co-14168583.html
    They do the back pack and hand bags because they are a sewing company.
    Maybe its why the welding is so damn slow?
     
  12. Oct 4, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    It's actually a really nice backpack.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    :worthless:

    LOL!!
     
  14. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    Agreed. It became my dedicated camping clothes bag. I can easily fit 3-4 days worth of clean clothes two towels and my toiletries bag with all my normal stuff in the main compartment front I keep an extra first aid kit in it and water bottle holders I keep one water bottle in one side and a tourniquet and two chest seals in the other.

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  15. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Spoke with gobi yesterday. They claim mines going in production on the 8th. Claim they powder coat in house. So we will see. Likely to turn into the 8th of next month?
     
  17. Oct 6, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    Since you are using the word 'claim', I'm guessing you're not too optimistic...?
     
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    They have been spot on with the dates given once mine was assigned to a welder. So, I’d say you should have your rack soon.
     
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    Just keeping my expectations low I suppose
     
  20. Oct 6, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    I ordered mine late Feb and got order confirmation early March. Hadn't heard from that at all until I called a few weeks ago. They told me it would be ready for shipment mid October. I called and spoke with Claudia today and she confirmed that it would be out by October 11th. I even had her email me that. I wasn't in a hurry, so I was okay with the wait time!
     
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    My rack is supposed to be delivered tomorrow (ordered 12/31/20). The freight company was having trouble contacting me, the number Gobi gave them had two digits transposed, lol. I am praying for no freight damage.
     
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    I ordered mine 3rd week of February so hopefully our dates of the 8th and 11th are correct
     
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    Just got email Confirmation for the billing from gobi
     
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    How long did that take ?
     
  25. Oct 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    Mid February I placed the order
     
  26. Oct 11, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    Are they delayed for everything? Or is it just for full racks? I have a Gobi but want to add some accessories (cross bars, sunroof cover, etc…) and I was wondering if there is a long wait for those as well…
     
  27. Oct 11, 2021 at 11:53 AM
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    Spoke to them today. Said bars and sunroof add on are 8-10 weeks out
     
  28. Oct 11, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    This just just stupid… how do they even stay in business???
     
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    an confirm. 8-10 weeks for one stupid cross bar. I’m halfway tempted to see if I can find someone to fabricate me one.
     
  30. Oct 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    It’s 1” tube yea? I found the clamp ends. Be super cheap and easy to make
     

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