Monday, July 10, 2017

Rogue R-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack Reviews | Rogue R-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack Installation Instructions

Rogue Fitness R-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack Reviews 2018

The Rogue R-3W is one of the best folding racks out there in the market. The R-3W is made with 2″x3″, 11-gauge steel uprights, while the Rogue RML-3W has 3″x3″ steel, and is fully compatible with Infinity Series accessories.

  • Made in the USA
  • Affordable
  • High quality
  • Unique hinge and pin system
  • Westside hole spacing
  • Pull-up bar can be easily removed and the sides of the rack are easily fold-able after workout
  • Space saving : it takes up only 5” of space from the wall
  • Available in two depths, 20.5” and 40.5”*
  • Infinity J-cups, 4 mounting 4, 5/8” x 5” detent pins
  • UHMW plastic caps to protect your floor
  • Quick-attach Pull-Up Bar
  • Largest accessory selection
*The 20.5" depth version only folds inwards while the 40.5” depth unit, the sides can still fold in or out.

  • The 20.5" depth unit is not suitable for kipping pull-up movements especially if you’re too tall
  • Installation process may take some time longer than you expected.

Rogue R-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack Installation Instructions

You may need

  • Measuring tape
  • (2) 2x6-8FT stringers
  • (2) 6' 2X10 boards
  • Impact Driver
  • Stud Finder (use one that finds center of stud)
  • (2) 4' x 6' stall mats from tractor supply
  • (16) 3/8" x 4" lag screws (attach stringers to studs)
  • (8) 1/2" x 2" lag screws (attach rack to stringers)
  • (8) 1/2" x 2" lag screws with washers to attach rig to stringers
  • (16) to (20) 3/8" x 4" lag screws with washers to attach stringers to wall studs
  • Additional lag screws or bolts with washers to mount the four brackets into the stringer boards
  1. First unpack/break down the boxes and then use tape measuring for the stringers. Then, locate the center of the studs and measure where the stringers will attach. Decide where the mounting brackets would be placed stringers.
  2. Next attach the bottom and top stringers then we attach the mounting brackets (you may need small screws first then use lag screws).
  3. Next measure from the floor surface for stall mats, put them down prior to drilling your pilot holes and installing stringers.
  4. Next drill 15/64" pilot holes for the 3/8" lag screws and 5/16" pilot holes for the 1/2" lag screws. As for installation, double-check measurements prior to drilling.
  5. You may have to drill through concrete for the bottom hangers; install bottom two rig mounts into cement foundation lip; then install top hangers and rig hardware.
Note that Rogue does NOT recommend installing its fold back mount racks on a wood, drywall, or metal stud wall without a stringer or additional support.

Rack Installation Video

Rogue R-3W vs Rogue RML-3W

Rogue R-3W has 2″x3″ steel and is fully compatible with Infinity Series accessories. Depths: 20.5” and 40.5”.

Rogue RML-3W has 3″x3″ steel and is fully compatible with Monster-Lite accessories. Depths: 21.5” and 41.5”. The Rogue RML-3W is $20 more expensive.

Which one to choose? Well, it's up to your choice for steel sizes, depths and accessory selection. If you upgrade from Infinity or Monster-Lite series you'll clearly know which one to buy to match with the accessory compatibility.


Rogue R-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack Alternatives

Titan Fitness T-3 Series Fold Back Power Rack

  • Cheaper than Rogue R-3W
  • Same look, design, size, height and depth
  • Made with inferior steel, cheap hardware
  • Cheap coating
  • Hardware and accessories such as pins and bolts may not fit the holes without drilling
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