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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jan 25, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    IllTrucko

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    Oof... I dunno, man. Maybe just less "SHRED THE GNAR" and more carvey curvey pow cruising??? I've been in Dallas a few years now, but I sure do miss me some mountains and four seasons :(.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    I love my Fox factory tailgate pad. Keeps the bikes very secure.

    Photo of my two baby’s E340A08A-60E5-45B0-8AEB-61311EC520AF.jpg
     
  3. Jan 25, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    What shells are you two using? Are they level with the cab or are you using mid-rise caps? I'm wanting to get a shell for my 2012 DCSB to put my bicycle in when going camping with my teardrop trailer and wanted some place dry to keep it in. I'm not sure if I would be better served with the mid-rise or go with the ones level with the cab.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    The mid rise would be much easier to put the bikes in... I have a 2x6 board with kuat dirtbag mounts that I use with my 27.5 mtb with a 160mm fork, size medium frame... I have to tilt the bike to get it in and then it will stand upright under my cab high shell (with the dropper post all the way down). I was hoping to make a slide type tray I initially but it’s impossible with the cab high shell.
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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    Cab height. What @jenren81 said is spot on. Tilting is mandatory to load/unload. As much as I like the security of transporting my bikes this way, I’m looking to move to a hitch tray style rack.
     
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  6. Jan 26, 2019 at 4:31 AM
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    I went with a shell that is level with the cab as I needed to be able to put the tandem on the roof rack. It is always a tight fit getting the single bikes inside the shell as I have to rotate the drop bars down to close the rear glass. If only Toyota had given us the long bed option with the manual gearbox!
     
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  7. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    Yea Yeti Tribe!!! Good looking set up!
     
  8. Jan 26, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    Thanks, I found a mid-rise that was the same color as my Tacoma but it was for a 6' bed, I was like doh! I may have to end up going brand new, but my options seem limited that route. LEER apparently does not make them in mid-rise for the 5' beds anymore and I don't think Jason does either, I got a quote for an ARE for a little over 2300 installed with a sliding front window, dome light, kind of hurts lol.

    I have a bicycle rack already that is hitch mounted and works on either 1 1/4" or 2" but does not help when I have my camper hitched up haha.

    I could get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/HiTow-Multi-Use-Trailer-Receiver-Extension/dp/B073TFH46X/ but reading the comments on it and the Curt brand if the trailer is fairly close to the vehicle it is not going to work and my camper does sit pretty close, it has a short tongue.
     
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  9. Jan 26, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Loved the Evoc... but ended going 1up. If anyone wants it, PM me with a decent offer.20170722_111905.jpg
     
  10. Jan 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    IMG_20190125_121728.jpg Swagman, great for the price! It holds up to six bikes securely and plenty of padding as well.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Looking to get my wife into mountain biking. Any suggestions on a good starter bike?
    We have looked at the Salsa timberjack and Norco Fluid HT 2. Anyone have experience with either?
    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  12. Jan 26, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    This would work great for your setup instead of having to install a rack on your trailer. I have one and it works great


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  13. Jan 26, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Those can be nice but you need to watch the weight on them, anything that is an extender can reduce the weight capacity by 50%, if you put too much on it, I've seen pictures of where they have snapped at the weld.
     
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  14. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    Good point if that's the case. That may be an issue with pulling a travel trailer
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    Those are really nice, I have one... but have been nervous to tow the camper with it. My rack I got on the tongue works for now but always looking for better solutions!
     
  16. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    I feel like the road bikes are not represented enough......

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  17. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    :lalala: hahaha JK Its a good way to stay in shape just not as fun... :boink:
     
  18. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Get at least one windoor if you can.... It makes life so much easier. I wish I would’ve done that but was trying to save some cash and now it’s like 400 dollars to add one on!
    This is what I use on my camper.. kind of a pain to put bikes on but works well depending on the shape of the front of your camper and how long the tongue is. Bikes could contact topper if you turn really sharp but hasn’t been a problem for me yet.
    https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-Components-429756-2-Bike-Carrier/dp/B01MYRM7MM
     
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  19. Jan 26, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    • 3in lift • 16in steel wheels • 2nd gen TRD supercharger • ARB front bumper • Custom black metalic flake paint job • KC lights • bed liner • Tow package • Borla exhaust
    I like
     
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  20. Jan 26, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Does anyone know of a good tailgate pad that small enough to fit on a first GEN tailgate
     

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