Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have questions about our products or just truck accessories in general, please see the list below of the questions we receive most frequently. And, if you’re not seeing your answer here, please be sure to contact us and we’ll get back to you.

It’s our goal to see a Magnum truck rack on every road that we travel – so we’d love to help you find the right one for your truck!

Q: What is the difference between the Magnum® High Pro, Low Pro, and Standard Headache Racks?

A: The Low Pro sits approximately level with the top of the cab, while the Standard and High Pro sit approximately 3″ above the cab, revealing the third brake light and the gooseneck/bed camera (for those selected trucks that offer this option).

The Low Pro and High Pro both have lights. (The Low Pro needs to have lights because it covers the third brake light.) The Standard rack does not come with lights.

Q: When I install my lighted rack, I’m seeing a “trailer connected” icon. What should I do?

A: If you have a 2024 GM Medium Duty model or 2023/24 Ford Super Duty model, you may need to get a replacement wiring harness. Due to the chip shortage, there were product modifications. We are happy to send you a replacement wiring harness. Fill out this form, and customer service will ensure that your replacement wiring harness is sent out at no charge.

Q: Does a modular wire harness come with my rack?

A: Yes. A modular wire harness comes standard with the purchase of all lighted Magnum racks. It’s plug and play, requires no wiring ability and is an easy, accurate, fast install.

Q: Are the stake pocket tie-downs included?

A: Yes. Each truck headache rack comes with two stake pocket tie-downs, as well as a truck-specific wire harness (when applicable).

Q: Can I paint my truck rack?

A: If you want to paint your rack, select the mill finish (bare aluminum) option under Finish Options when you place your order.

Q: What is your normal lead time for shipping?

A: Our standard shipping is 3-7 days, depending upon the time of year. If you have an urgent need, call the office to discuss expediting your order. We do our best to accommodate special requests.

Q: Can I get a colored truck headache rack?

A: At this time, we offer our powder coated standard matte black or satin white finish, as well as a mill finish (bare aluminum), which is paintable.

Q: Is a gloss finish available for headache racks?

A: Not at this time. You would need to order a mill finish aluminum rack and paint it with a gloss paint.

Q: Is a Magnum truck rack compatible with a Tonneau cover?

Yes, in most cases. View our ‘Magnum® Truck Rack Installation with a Tonneau Cover’ video »

Q: Does a Magnum® headache rack work with a tool box?

A: Yes, in most cases depending upon the overall width of the tool box. On the Magnum® website, listed under the rack that fits your vehicle, there is a link to view the rack spec image. That shows the overall width of the rack. Your tool box would need to be approximately ½” narrower than this measurement to comfortably fit.

Q: Is there a warranty on the headache rack?

A: Magnum® has the best warranty in the industry: Limited Lifetime. View details »

Q: Why should I choose Magnum® over other brands that carry truck headache racks and accessories?

A: Magnum® is the absolute best value. It’s not the least expensive but we believe it’s far and away the best quality and appearance. Our product adds far more in curb appeal than the cost of the rack. On top of that, our customer service is unmatched. Our customers go out of their way to tell us how great we are to deal with. We understand your position: we are serious truck enthusiasts ourselves!

Q: Are Magnum® truck racks made in the USA?

A: Yes. We manufacture all of our racks in Waterville, Maine. We strongly believe in creating local jobs and have chosen hand-crafted over robotics. Read more about our story here »

Q: Are your headache rack accessories specific to the truck model?

A: No. Magnum® has the most complete line of headache rack accessories of any manufacturer that we know of. Our accessories are all interchangeable between all racks as they slide along our Glide Track which is the same size on all racks. Learn more about our accessories »

Q: How do I find a dealer near me that sells Magnum® products?

A: Check out our Dealer Locator page to easily find one in your area.

Q: I have another question about Magnum® products that I don’t see answered here. How do I contact you?

A: We would be more than happy to talk to you about your product inquiries. Head to our Contact Us page and send us a message or give us a call.