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Cargo Basket - Highland Venture $94 EDIT, found a MOAB...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by outdoorgb, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Oct 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    outdoorgb

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    I searched...found a few dead threads on it...

    Great Amazon reviews. Seems stout. I need a little more camping storage. Way less cost than Thule or Yakima.
    44 x 35 x 4.25 and would fit my Thule canopy rack perfect , and still fit in garage;).
    Anyone use one of these? Pics mounted to a Tacoma?

    Here it is at Amazon...
    http://www.amazon.com/Highland-1041900-U-Venture-Rooftop-Basket/dp/B007GMHTQ8#customerReviews

    Yes, I may have just created another dead thread:(
    Maybe I'll be the TW test rat, get one, and give a review...
     
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  2. Oct 2, 2014 at 3:54 AM
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    If it's anything like the others, the points where it assemble will rust, so it's best to weld together and then re-powdercoat.
     
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    I'll put in my opinion. It has been my experience that you get what you pay for. Although there may be nothing wrong with that basket I personally wouldn't buy it. I know that the Yakima and Thule are more expensive I personally believe they are worth it.

    And yes KB Voodoo's rack system is great if you decide to go that route.

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  5. Oct 2, 2014 at 6:29 AM
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    Thanks guys...still looking for used Thule/Yakima stuff on CL..

    no bed rails...mount on canopy with Thule track.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    i bought the Reese basket from walmart :anonymous:about the same size as the Highland Venture, same price too.

    Ill post pics once i get mine mounted over my bed. it is a 3 piece design.

    edit: ok after looking at the Highland Venture one on Amazon, im pretty sure its the exact same basket. they just re-badged to sell it with either company. hmm.... i'll post a pic when i get off work.

    Right off, i want to add some sort of support down the center to tie in all the small wire ribs, they are a little to flimsy. The tubing that makes the main frame seems stout enough. We will see.
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2014 at 6:41 AM
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    if you are not going with the bed basket, i would look into the bajaracks for roof or canopy mounts. Price isn't too bad of an increase.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2014 at 6:44 AM
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    In the same boat as you. I'm skeptical of those super cheap ones on Amazon. I am thinking about the Proline safari rack from prolineracks.com. Its $129, and mounts on any crossbars up to 3" I believe.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    I found a Thule MOAB for $175 on CL...if it's as described, I'll pick that up.
    I'll post Pics upon purchase if I snag it.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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    Scored a Thule MOAB with all mounting hardware off Craigslist: $125
    Fairing has seen better days so I'll fab one up myself.

    Quick pic setting on top
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  11. Oct 4, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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    Nice score. I just picked up a used Thule playpen off CL complete nice setup you have! Congrats on the basket.
     

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