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Cheapest Option Possible for a Bed Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by johnnydstephens, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Nov 16, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    johnnydstephens

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    I have a 2012 2.7l Access Cab Tacoma, Normally I keep a high-top Leer Camper cover on it. However the 4 cylinder has so little power I'm trying to keep it at maximum power and minimum weight over the winter when I am not camping often.

    Does anyone have suggestions for how to strap on my Thule snowboard rack for the least possible money? I'm willing to jerry-rig up a bed rack, maybe a hitch mount with some sort of cross bars? Rolling bed cover would work for storage but doesn't lock...

    Even just some suggestions for cheaper alternatives works.

    Anything helps,

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 16, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    Musubi3

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    I've seen some people make racks out of wood, like 2x4's. It's light and cheap, but probably won't last super long. Maybe paint it good. I'm sure there's some decent builds floating around online.
    Or, if you know someone that welds, have them make a custom one for you.
    Or, maybe a used rack for your roof, if you're only carrying snowboards.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    Can you use a cable to lock the board to the d-ring in the bed?
     
  4. Nov 16, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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  5. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:40 PM
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    Unistrut and j hooks to the bedrail. Then attach your mount to the unisrut
     
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