Supertracks is a canopy track extension for side-by-side RV’s with the sliding canopy. Once installed, this allows the canopy to slide back an additional 8″-9″, giving you an incredible amount of room to load and unload the baggage compartment.
Supertracks is easy to install and is designed to be simple to use – there is nothing to detach, adjust, or prop up. It’s the same simple forward and aft motion that you’re already used to.
This kit includes everything you will need to install Supertracks:
Curious to know what goes into installing the Supertracks? Check out our instruction video below
Q: I’m still in the building phase, is it better to get Supertracks now or wait until the canopy is finished?
A: The Supertracks kit is designed to go in any time, and there’s not much that changes if you’re retrofitting vs. building new. The only real change is that if you’re still building you can opt to build the spine track as one single piece rather than using the extension piece that we provide.
Q: How do I do that (build the spine track as a single piece)?
A: Typically, this starts with picking up an extra RV-8 spine track from Van’s. The curved profile of the track is a little different on the RV-8 track, so you’ll need to re-bend the new track to match the profile of your original spine track, then cut the new track to give yourself about 10 inches of extra travel beyond the original. Build and install the new track as normal. The Van’s part numbers you will need are these (prices may be out of date):
If you are building the track from a single piece, you won’t need our track extension. Toggle the checkbox above the “add to cart” button to knock $10 off your order cost and let us know that we don’t need to include the extension.
Q: The spacer block that you sent is different from what’s shown in the video! Will you send me the one that I see in the video?
A: RTFM. We have updated the design of the spacer block to an improved version that drops the screw clamps on the S-track side. Trust me. The new one is better.
Q: How much weight does the Supertracks kit add?
A: The installed kit should weigh in about 1lb 11 oz., most of which sits very close to your airplane’s CG. You could take your shoes off and have a bigger effect on your weight and balance than the tracks will have!
Q: Can the Supertracks be used with the Anti-Splat Almost-14 mod?
A: Yes, these two mods play together nicely. In a rare case, we’ll sometimes have customers have issues with a fastener from the Almost-14 mod interfering a little bit with the S-tracks. It’s up to you to figure out how to deal with that but it shouldn’t present much of a problem for a person who has built the rest of an airplane!
Q: How hard is this to install? How much time does it take?
A: Take a look at our installation video here (bit.ly/installsupertracks). Most people can get this done in an afternoon of work. You’ll need an extra set of hands a few times during the installation, so bring a buddy. The biggest places people run into problems come from two places: (1) “I didn’t read/follow the instructions,” and (2) “I’m afraid to drill a hole in my airplane.” If you can follow instructions and you’ve got the courage to drill a few small holes, you’ll be fine!
D. G. –
Vince & Blake, You’ve come with some great products before, but Supertracks takes the cake. Not being a builder, I was surprised how straight forward the installation was. WOW, talk about a huge difference. Being vertically challenged I always have trouble reaching into the luggage area from the ground. I’d even have to step up on the wing to grab my jacket out of the back. Not any more! I can now easily reach anything in the back area from the ground. Thanks, Dan Grimm | RV6-A
Blake Frazier –
Today I finished the SuperTrack canopy mod on my yet to be completed RV-7A. In my opinion this is one of the highest quality mods I’ve had the pleasure to add to any aircraft. Your workmanship was not just good, it was off the charts excellent. The design is so simple, yet elegant. Installation was pretty straight forward, but there are few “gotchyas” I ran into.
Also, your instructions and video are really good, but didn’t prevent me from finding new and innovative ways to make life a little more difficult!
Blake Frazier –
Here is a review sent to us by a customer: “Today I finished the SuperTracks canopy mod on my yet to be completed RV-7A. In my opinion this is one of the highest quality mods I’ve had the pleasure to add to any aircraft. Your workmanship was not just good, it was off the charts excellent. The design is so simple, yet elegant. Installation was pretty straight forward, but there are few “gotchyas” I ran into.
Also, your instructions and video are really good, but didn’t prevent me from finding new and innovative ways to make life a little more difficult!”
Blake F. –
Another review from a customer: “My kit arrived last week. Very impressed with the machining and packaging. Had to jump north to Alaska for work on this rainy weekend… but have time blocked out next week to install the kit. This design is going to solve a long standing issue with loading and unloading the plane. I am so looking forward to using it. Thanks guys… for figuring out how to accomplish it and not make it a NASA project to modify the original. WELL DONE.”
Chris Kimble –
I used too much red Loctite when I installed my Supertracks (rookie mistake) and succeeded in locking not only a screw but also one of the rubber rollers. YouTube was no help – I could not heat the screw without melting the rubber. So I called Blake. Within a couple days I had a new roller and spacer in hand at no charge. Blake would not even let me pay for the shipping. That caliber of customer service is not surprising given the quality of the product. Both say everything about this company. I love my Supertracks; it is the best mod ever for the RV series!
Jonathan W. –
I wouldn’t own an RV without this modification. Day and night difference. Very happy!
Mark H. –
Hi I recently purchased the super tracks for my RV6 . All I can say is works as advatised which is what you want .installation was easy with a little bit of fiddling around to get the positioning right
John W. –
The Supertracks Canopy Track Extension Kit has beautifully machined components, easy to follow instructions, and is a breeze to fit. The result is an easily accessible baggage area and a very much reduced possibility of damage to the canopy whilst accessing it. Well worth the dollars and the effort.
John M. –
Excellent kit and instructions. I would do it again. It is much easier to access the luggage area for the dog.
Allen T. –
Very easy to install. Very happy that I purchased this product.
David F. –
Install was straight forward,and as advertised,would highly recommend
Rick S. –
I recently purchased the Supertracks canopy extensions for my RV9 build. Great machining quality of the product, although I have not yet installed the product on my build, Im looking forward to the extra space granted by the extensions. Standby for future updates.
John A. –
Looks like a well manufactured product which I hope installs as well as it appears
Mike Y. –
Install went very well. Watch the video and it goes well. Good product.
Randall D. –
Wonderful product and great service.
Robert Gee –
No RV that can use this mod should be without it. No more getting on the wing to load your baggage area. It was fun doing this mod knowing how much it was going to help getting my stuff in the baggage area without falling off the wing doing it.
William Mahoney –
A must have for any slider!
Michel T. –
Bought this at Oshkosh. I hesitated as i felt this was expensive. The installation went fairly well although I spent more time on it than the average builder…. Now that this is done I only regret I kept it in a box for so many months. This is a game changer, making the baggage compartment so much easier to use. I am very happy that I bought this.