The creator of the Hook-Um Dano ladder lock must have been a fan of Hawaii Five-O, but then, who isn’t? We’re not exactly sure how this product relates to a cop show set in Hawaii — what it does do is secure one or two extension or step ladders to your ladder or roof rack, quickly and without tools.
The Hook-Um Dano is made of heavy-gauge steel with a red powder-coat finish. Steel pins on the ends of the cross bar keep it from spinning after it’s in position, and a center bushing allows it to slide on a J-bolt. To secure your ladders, hook the J-bolt to either the front cross bar or center cross bar of your rack, slide the cross bar down the J-bolt to hold the ladders, spin the keeper on, and lock it to the cross bar.
The Hook-Um Dano starts at $32, which includes shipping and handling. The lock probably isn’t included, but it’s not specified on the website.