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Best roof rack for ladders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MPW, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    MPW

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    Greetings!

    I need to carry a couple of 8 foot ladders on my 2006 DC. What's the best (value for money and apperance) roof rack?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Get a headache rack and go over the cab and on the tailgate .
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    OZ-T

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  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I've used the Yakima racks on my past 3 vehicles.

    Lots of accessory options for bikes, kayaks, etc.

    Or loading ladders, lumber, plywood, durarock, etc.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    I have a Trac-Rac. Very solid. No drilling required.
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    Mounting pics:
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  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    That Trac-Rack is very nice. Thanks for the great pics. And thanks to all that responded.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Man I saw one of those exact set ups on a taco here in SA this past weekend, walking back to my truck I went over to take a look at it, and the area on the bedsides where that rack was mounted was smashed to $hit. I keep thinking that it was overloaded or something? :confused:

     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    I'm not bashing Trac Rac at all , just saying in my experience as a carpenter hauling long lengths of lumber , I prefer a headache rack because the only issue with a full rack , like the Trac Rac pictured above is that , if you haul long lengths over the cab , you run the risk of having your load whip into the roof of the truck .
     
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