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August 2015 - Changes to our Delivery Charges



As from 20th July we have been incurring additional surcharges to handle and transport any box deemed as being "oversized" by our courier, TNT, of which we had little prior notice from them. We are now seeking an alternative distribution supplier who will not only provide a first class service but also the best value for your money. Unfortunately, until another supplier can be sourced, we have to revise our carriage charges according to the current situation. To reflect the surcharges applicable to our products, standard next day delivery for a roof rack will now be £39.90+VAT anywhere in mainland UK but, as usual, separate carriage charges apply to chequer plate and rack accessories orders. Express deliveries and those overseas are subject to carriage charges according to location and type of service required. Please contact us for a quotation or further advice on how surcharges may be applied to your order.

However the good news is that our fitting service for a roof rack which is performed here at our premises in Bedford will remain completely FREE OF CHARGE for the foreseable future!





January 2015 - Changes to our Delivery

Due to the rising costs of packaging and carriage we regret that our 'Free Carriage' offer will be ending on the 1st April 2015. All orders placed before this date will still include this offer. We are still using the major distribution company TNT to ensure you receive your order speedily and in factory-finish condition. All consignments are trackable so we know exactly where your order is.

From 1st April 2015, standard next day delivery for a roof rack will be £30+VAT anywhere in mainland UK but, as usual, separate carriage charges apply to chequer plate and rack accessories orders. Express deliveries and those overseas are subject to carriage charges according to location and type of service required and are all very reasonably priced. Please contact us for a quotation.

However, our fitting service for a rack here at our premises in Bedford will remain FREE OF CHARGE



July 2014 - Jeep Wrangler modifications for 4 week tour of the Pyrenees

This was a new challenge for Patriot as we had never done such a big job on this particuler model of Jeep, a Jeep Wrangler TJ from 2001. Normally we were used to Land Rovers and smaller 4x4s, nontheless we were willing to take it on and make sure the Jeep would be fully ready and equipped for a trip that would see it travel through the Pyrenees for four weeks, two of which as part of the Atlas Overland trek and two as an independant expedition.









 

The rack was fitted with innovative and unique brackets that were moulded to the shape of the bodywork both at the front and the rear. The ladders that were added to side of the vehicle are bolted to the rack and the bodywork, these not only made for easy access to the equipment on the roof from both sides of the vehicle but also added stabilty, which would be really useful as the Jeep was going to be at all sorts of angles during the trek.







 

The rear of the Jeep was totally stripped inside, including the rear seat and seatbelts, to house the custom made chequer plate storage system which consists of two lockable drawers, two lockable compartments to the side of the drawers, a foldable shelf attached to the rear door and aluminium caging behind the side windows, the rear hatch and behind the seats with a sliding panel for easy access to not only the equipment inside but to allow access for dogs when running the vehicle day to day at home, this caging was added to prevent luggage and other items falling out during the climbs and the descents and also to prevent theft when vehicle was left unnatended.









 

Other accessories made for the Jeep by Patriot were tilt security framework support brackets at the front,which were windscreen mounted and adapted to house two spotlights, two spotlight brackets attached to the rear of the framework, an articulated bracket for a mini onboard monitor for rear view camera fitted to aid reverse parking and to replace the rear view mirror which was now obscured by the tilt security metalwork, and the roof box itself, made from light but strong aluminium, which is attachable and detachable thanks to four bolts which go through the rack. This is good example that shows no matter how big the job is, Patriot always deliver.

 

August 2013 - We've moved

We've moved to a better, more spacious industrial unit on Barkers Lane in Bedford. Please update your records as our address is now, 123 Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9RR.

 

January 2013 - Extended FREE* fitting service

If you'd rather not "do-it-yourself" we can offer a fitting service where your rack is fully assembled and fitted to your vehicle by our own engineers. *The fee for fitting a rack here at our premises in Bedford is normally £70 but, for a limited period only, we are now offering this FREE OF CHARGE!

If it is more convenient, it may be possible for us to come and fit the rack at your address or place of work, but charges will apply for off-site fitting. Please contact us for a quotation based on your requirements.

 

January 2013 - New website

Welcome to our new website, we hope you like it and feel free to contact us with your comments.

 

October 2012 - Patriot available in paradise!

"BEINVENUE!" – A warm welcome to Hugues Marine of Saint Barthelemy, in the French West Indies!
A beautiful, unspoilt tropical island paradise – we very much look forward to delivering our products to them in person one day.

 

You can contact Hugues Portier by emailing him: hughesmarine@orange.fr

 

Welcome, Justin and Gill from Landybitz!

October 2012 - We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of the Patriot Resellers family – Landybitz, based in Queensland, Australia. Find out more about them by visiting their website here and to find out why we are so pleased that they have chosen to feature Patriot to compliment their exciting product range.