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Benbacher's Alaskan Stormtrooper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by benbacher, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:42 AM
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    I designed my bed rack around my tent. I knew I wanted the biggest one they had so I made it work. If you've got a long bed the rainier is where its at. Any longer you'll have to add to it like I dis or center it with equal overhang, but in my mind thats a bit less than ideal.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM
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    Ya I mean I want a large tent and I don't know if the all pro bolt together rack is large enough for a tent that large
     
  3. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:51 AM
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    The thing I don't like about the All-pro (and most rack designs for that matter) is that they rely on the bedsides to carry all that weight. Ive had 5 adults and two kids in mine which is about 1200 pounds with the weight of the tent and the rack was rock solid. Thats the case BECAUSE all that weight is transferred to the frame. I'd be REALLY sketched out doing that with the weight on our bedsides. Its just not designed to carry weight there.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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    What if I designed like a footing for the center bars to sit in the bed to support the center?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:09 AM
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  6. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:14 AM
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  7. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:27 AM
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    Yeah the BAMF is a bit overkill but I like the features such as the air holding capabilities and spare tire mount but the weight is a downside. What does the allpro weigh?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM
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    I honestly don't remember but I was able to move it by my self with a little struggle.lol just looked it up weighs about 81 lbs
     
  9. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:31 AM
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    WOW 120 lbs less. You could build an external roll cage using this as an anchor point haha
     
  10. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:33 AM
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    WOW the bamf weighs that much??? geez:eek:
     
  11. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:37 AM
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    that was his guesstimate.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:41 AM
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    Ya ill just have some one fabricate feet for the center that can be removeable for that much weight and price
     
  13. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    My rack is DOM (rollcage material) and it only weighs 110.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    Best quote I've seen to describe my build. "This truck was designed to conquer 99% of challenges, the 1% it fails, is resale.
    :laugh:
     
  15. Oct 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    But how much did the material cost? Also did you fabricate it your self
     
  16. Oct 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    I paid out the butt for the DOM. Theres only one place in the state who carries it. 7 bucks a foot. All told I've got about 700 into it. Did all but the bending.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Geez.lol good quality so you get what you pay for right?lol im just going to design some feet for the center three bars for when I actually sleep in the rtt and have the ability to take them off so I have more room for storage
     
  18. Oct 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    My design doesn't interfere with the bed storage hardly at all which is nice. Down in the states guys get DOM for about 3-4 dollars a foot.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    That's pretty good. For now im going to work with what I got. Gots to be on a budget.:D
     
  20. Oct 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    I threw my budget out the window when I was born in Alaska.
     
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