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Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Surf Fishing Cooler Racks for your Taco

Does anyone have one on their Taco and where did you get it from????

I'm looking for one for the upcoming fishing/beach/off-roading trips this year and it seems I have to install a hitch on the front of my truck to mount it there or put it in the factory hitch that came stock.

I have a 2012 tacoma with off road package.
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http://www.cpidesigns.com/rodracks/rodrack2.html

I've had this step up for 13 years on 6 different trucks. I like the new black powder coated.
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To install a hitch on the front of the truck you either have to remove the skid plate or modify it. And just as an FYI when you put a rack on the front of the truck you get a lot of glare from the rack an the cooler at night. If your windows are at all dirty your going to have a hard time seeing.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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To install a hitch on the front of the truck you either have to remove the skid plate or modify it. And just as an FYI when you put a rack on the front of the truck you get a lot of glare from the rack an the cooler at night. If your windows are at all dirty your going to have a hard time seeing.
That was my next question. I guess to have one I need to have a hitch installed. I kind of figured that looking at the website you posted here for me. I took a look at the front of my truck and I thought the skid plate would have to go. Or I can just be safe with it (or more dangerous) and just get this and attach it to my hitch on the back of the truck. I just like the look having it up front.

Also I saw some that drill into the truck on a plate??? Maybe that's not for the Toyota spec's.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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I'd rather just put one on the back.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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I like the look of it on the front but I agree with the earlier post that it can be a pain at night. I have one for the hitch on the back on my current truck and I think it works better.
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I bought one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-...ier-92655.html

and modified it ...with a cutting board ,rod holders,sand spike holders

works great and costs less than these custom ones you alway see for sale...
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I bought one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-...ier-92655.html

and modified it ...with a cutting board ,rod holders,sand spike holders

works great and costs less than these custom ones you alway see for sale...
Id love to see pics and possibly how you did the add-on's. I like the price/idea.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #10
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"Id love to see pics and possibly how you did the add-on's. I like the price/idea. "

give me some time...I'll work on it-once you see the full length cutting board & how I did it-you will want one...
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Cool, I like the idea.
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Rack pics

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the first pic is before I moved the tags cause I got a ticket
Surf Fishing Cooler Racks for your Taco-015.jpgthis pic is with $30 trailer lights from walmart with the plate holder
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Roof rack with rod holders, and sand spikes. Tailgate down makes a nice seat!
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the first pic is before I moved the tags cause I got a ticket
Attachment 203085this pic is with $30 trailer lights from walmart with the plate holder
this. Used mine for ice fishing shanty many times.
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I bought one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-...ier-92655.html

and modified it ...with a cutting board ,rod holders,sand spike holders

works great and costs less than these custom ones you alway see for sale...

I justt got the flyer in the mail today for that. I was thinking about doing the same!!!
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"Id love to see pics and possibly how you did the add-on's. I like the price/idea. "

give me some time...I'll work on it-once you see the full length cutting board & how I did it-you will want one...
I'd like to see the set-up of what you have. Take your time with it. Still a little early for me to start fishing although around here it's practically year round. I'd like to have something for the summer and when I go off-roading on the beach if there's anything left after hurricane sandy.
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the first pic is before I moved the tags cause I got a ticket
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That actually looks nice on the back! I like the setup you have. I guess the cops have to break chops over the plates!? That's a bit much if you ask me especially if you got a ticket. Unless it's a law. I'll have to look into it. That's one reason why I was thinking about adding it to the front.
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"although around here it's practically year round."
I grew up on long Island (freeport)- surf fished there for many years....
you generally cant catch in the surf in Jan,feb,march....there
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"although around here it's practically year round."
I grew up on long Island (freeport)- surf fished there for many years....
you generally cant catch in the surf in Jan,feb,march....there
Yeah soon enough it'll be fishing season. Just hope the beaches will be ready for the trucks and beach-goers.
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