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Best Bed racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by merkman, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 16, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    merkman

    merkman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got 2012 access cab and want to carry my canoe. Whats the best way to go? Thule? Yakima? what else is out there that you guys like... no hitch on this truck....yet. Do the thules drop down all the way on a 2012?

    Thanks

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  2. May 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    BostonBilly

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  3. May 16, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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    Mmmmmm, racks.
     
  4. May 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    I use my oem roof rack to carry my 10.5 kayak but it only weighs about 50 lbs. I would assume that your canoe is much heavier and yours is a Access Cab so, so much for that.

    I thought about going with This but I didn't want to lose my bed cover. I would actually prefer to have that set up but I like being able to put all my stuff in the bed out of the weather and out of sight. I might just get a Snug Top shell with a rack on top of it because I like to spend money that I don't have lol.
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Boone

    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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    Sometimes I find the best racks on Chive. Doesn't help much with your canoe carrying though.
     
  6. May 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    What fuckin canoe lol?
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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  8. May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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  9. May 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    Heres a few I built

    White one is a bolt up version. green and grey are the ridged version (pick up only) Las Cruces NM

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    bed rack rtt.jpg
     
  10. May 16, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    Eric with ANB Fabrication did an excellent job on my rack. The main purpose was to hold my canoe and mountain bikes. Here are a few other pics that show off the rack a little better.

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  11. May 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    if you have a short box the front bar will not drop all of the way down as it hits the wheel well.

    Thule, Yakima , Trac Rack take your pick. Trac Rack has the largest load capacity of the three. They will all easily carry a canoe
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    :Dcool bed rack
     
  15. May 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    I'd like to install hangers on a bed rack to secure fishing poles and not lose bed space.
     
  16. May 16, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    OOoopps... lol What i was trying to say...I am going to add the predator rack (in my first post) to line up to this rack :D
     
  17. May 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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  18. May 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    Amen!

    Chive On ;)
     
  19. May 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    ^Will defenally carry my canoe.
     
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