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Old 02-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Thule racks for Tacoma truck bed

On the bed of a Tacoma, I saw some Thule vertical posts, with padded cross beams to carry a canoe or any kind of boat. The Thule posts looked like they connected right into the Tacoma rail tie-down system. I've looked on the Thule website and don't see them listed. Anybody know of what I'm talking about?
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Something like this?
http://www.autoanything.com/truck-ra...A4841A0A0.aspx
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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No the ones I'm looking for extent up to the level of the roof of the truck so you can carry a long boat or board. Last night I saw the exact thing I'm looking for on a TV commerical for a Ford F150, showing all the things you do with a tuff truck. It was the exact same thing, aluminum uprights, sitting on the rails, with a padded cross bar that's up level with the roof of the truck.
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I'm guessing you're looking for the Thule Xsporter

http://www.autoanything.com/truck-ra...3-001b2166becc
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Xsporter is the rack. If you have a short bed, they will no go down all the way (hit the wheel wells) If you have a long bed they will go below cab height you just have to do some notching to get around that little step in the bed.

Nice racks tho. I was pleased with mine.
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Xsporter is the rack. If you have a short bed, they will no go down all the way (hit the wheel wells) If you have a long bed they will go below cab height you just have to do some notching to get around that little step in the bed.

Nice racks tho. I was pleased with mine.
This. I cut mine for my long bed. Check out page 2 in my gallery if you want to see a pic
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Thule sells attathments so you can use the factory bed rails to secure the racks
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Thule Rack

Yep, that is the one. Thanks.

Ultimately what I'm trying to accomplish is an automatic boat loading system. Check out this video: http://www.4boysmfg.com/product/loaders/videos.html

They sell them in sections and I thought the Thule might be a good base system, but it won't allow for a camper shell. Haven't decided if I want a camper shell but I think I'm going to keep that option open.

Thanks for the info on the Thule rack.
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Yep, that is the one. Thanks.

Ultimately what I'm trying to accomplish is an automatic boat loading system. Check out this video: http://www.4boysmfg.com/product/loaders/videos.html

They sell them in sections and I thought the Thule might be a good base system, but it won't allow for a camper shell. Haven't decided if I want a camper shell but I think I'm going to keep that option open.

Thanks for the info on the Thule rack.
Thats actually pretty cool.
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That is pretty cool. If anyone has the xsporter I have one that is notched for thr longbed. Can go above cab and below cab with no issues. Looking for non notched uprights as i traded to a tundra and no longer need the cuts.
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