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Bed Rack for Paddle Board Transport

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LouieGinsburg, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Jul 26, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    LouieGinsburg

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    Hey guys new to the site and the Tacoma world! Can anyone suggest a Bed Rack that would be perfect for hauling more than 1 or 2 paddle boards or maybe guide to fabricate something? Thanks
     
  2. Jul 26, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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    Awesome let me take a look at it!!!Thanks for the recommendation
     
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    No problem. There are lots of rack options, but can get upwards of $600. I thought this one was the best "bang for you buck" with a simple installation.
     
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    I have been looking and that was my issue. the price was getting too much. This is a solid price and i may be ordering this one...
     
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    I just use the oem roof rack.
     
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    Yeah i was looking the the roof racks but i think i may try to modify bed rack so i can utilize the space and the sides maybe for paddle hooks!
     
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    Go with roof racks and use the bed for the other stuff. Used the Yakima system for my kayak. Way less expensive and works very well.

    G.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    Would a hitch mounted bed extender work for you? Boards lie in bed and are supported by the extender? It's how I carry my kayaks.


     
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    Not to hijack the thread but I just bought a couple stand up paddle boards that are inflatable made by Body Glove for about $520 shipped through costco.com. I've been using them for about 2 months and they're so much easier to transport. Ever consider this?
     
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    Do you have the factory tonneau cover?
     
  13. Jul 27, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    I have them in the bed now and my issue is with my boards sticking out of the back. I wanted something on top to span the length of the truck otherwise i would definitely get a hitch!!
     
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    I do not have the factory tonneau cover. I am not sure i want a cover yet.
     
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    I have considered it and looking over my options the boards i chose and will choose in the future probably won't be inflatable. I buy my boards with intention to rent give lessons and then sell again after and inflatables for this would be too much of a hassle ya know. We are going to the Surf Expo this september and will be demoing some new boards coming out soon so if they have awesome inflatables then i may look into it more!
     
  16. Jul 27, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Why? Just flag them well. 15' yaks, 6' bed + hitch mounted extender.



    Of course if you need the bed for something else at the same time, that's a different story. But if you're just doing day trips this is a pretty inexpensive solution.

    I only have the cross boards for my yaks to clear the wheel wells. Lets them sit side by side, in the bed, flat, no rubbing. When I take one, I just put it directly in the bed.
     
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  17. Jul 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    HA dude that is awesome!!! No i hear you but yes i will need the bed at the same time for equipment and PFDs. If it was just my boards i could use this but in the case of transporting more than 2 boards a rack would to the trick...I may get that soft roof rack as well!
     
  18. Jul 28, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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    I have both the Thule Xsporter bedrack and SUP taxi. Depending on how far I'm going I just use the SUP taxi with my OEM roofrack but for highways, I always use the Xsporter.

    Taxi can carry two boards stacked.
     

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