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Baja Rack ideas for surfboards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hwork50, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    hwork50

    hwork50 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fellow (AccessCab) Tacoma owners,

    I am going to Baja Ca. in December and was wondering if any of you have any ideas regarding putting longboards on top on somehow attaching them to the truck.

    Here are my options:

    1. Buy a ladder rack

    2. Buy some sort of in-bed rack system

    3. Attach the longboards at an angle so they will not be in the way of the tents and shortboards.

    Things to consider are storage after the trip, cost as I do not have a lot of money for this, and wind resistance.

    Here is the best place to buy something I think: http://www.rackitinc.com/camperrack.html

    Let me know your ideas,

    Brent
     
  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    :popcorn: I'm always looking for ideas for schleping my boards around!
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    I've always used roof-racks with tie-down straps to haul mine, and my wife's surfboards. This way the box is still available for other stuff, and you're still aerodynamic enough. You can usually find decent used roof-racks on craigslist, ebay, etc... for a good price.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    I put racks on a truck cap, but my buddy has an access cab without cap & he uses roof racks on the cab. Works great for longboards.

    I do a fair bit of beach driving and surf trips, and I really like having a cap on the truck so that shortboards and gear is locked away and out of the dust, and lots of room for longboards and bikes on the roof.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Bumpity bump!
     
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    Only because I just read it, did you hear Andy Irons passed away today? I couldn't believe it...
     
  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    No way, but I read about it. That is incredibly sad, he was an amazing surfer!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    I actually called them but have not heard back from them yet. Great idea as I am excited about getting my baja rack going.

    Thanks,

    Brent
     
  11. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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  12. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Did you figure something out yet? another question is do you have a shell?
    I have used soft racks and let the nose of the board rest on the back of the shell with no issues.
     
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