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Can a bike fit under a softopper?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by fgeorge097, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Dec 13, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    fgeorge097

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    Why the concern with leaving it under a softopper overnight at a hotel?

    It would be locked to the rocky mount on the bedrail and covered with the topper. Would have thought tbat would be ssufficient.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    If ya got a locking tailgate, it makes it a hassle to get bike out
     
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    You would think that would be fine.
    I was parked outside a Holiday inn in Eugene OR and my daughters bike was stolen. I was right by the front door, lots of lighting. My daughters downhill bike was locked in the truck bed under my Leer canopy that was also locked. I figured it was safe, wrong! They pried open the canopy, cut the lock, stole the bike.
    A canopy doesn't stop a motivated thief. They weren't worried about being seen a whole lot.
     
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    No I mean the process for removing and putting that little bar on takes longer when its clipped in like that.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2018 at 5:50 AM
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    If the bike can be seen, it will eventually get stolen (hardtopper or softtopper). I store mine under a hard tonneau (wheels taken off) frequently and don't feel as worried as there is nothing that says "expensive bike" inside.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Not a soft top but I can jam 2 bikes under my shell. With a 5ft bed big bikes (Sentinel) have to be angled. They are locked to Rocky Mounts drive shaft fork mounts. I modified a OEM bed rail the bolted it into the truck using aluminum angle, some security headwear, and the OEM bed mounts. Access to the mounts and locks isn’t too bad via windoors. Relatively secure with the locking fork mounts, tailgate, and glass.

    The opening may be bigger with a soft topper. Which would make loading and unloading easier.

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    Where's the thread with the guy making these? It's more recent, like May 2020.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    I think @Nimble9 is the new guy making these
     
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    Hey op did your bike get stolen
     
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    Cool cool! Just placed the order a few hours ago. Excited to find a working solution for my bikes.
     
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    Thanks for your business! Be sure to post photos and let me know if you have any questions!
     
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