Originally Posted by Drainbung
I had Yakima Tracks and racks on my A.R.E. cap and had no problems hauling multiple canoes/kayaks and even had two rafts stacked once. You should have no problems with clearing the cab of the truck. Make sure you use good camstraps when tying the boat down. I've always used Northwest River Supply (NRS) straps. You can get them directly through NRS or checkout REI
Thanks for the info. I think the difference may be is that you have a double cab long bad and I'm dealing with a double cab short bed. I ended finding all the pieces I need for around 200 bucks for a tracked thule rack...Parts are coming in on Friday and I hope to install in this weekend.
This still doesn't relieve the issue of clearing the cab...so I'm looking at two options..first and easiest is to put foam blocks on the gunwales and rest on the cab OR buy another single bar rack for the cab for when I transport the canoe long distances. Seems ridiculous for me to have three bars, but I think that's my best option. The other idea is to put the factor rack on the cab...but I'm not pumped on how that will look.
Thanks for all the input. I'll post pics of the rack and canoe soon.