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How do you haul your over sized outdoor gear?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by texastacobueno, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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    Hey guys,
    My 08 DC/SB didn't come with a factory roof rack and i have a whitewater kayak, a canoe, and a tandem kayak. I'm trying to find the best ways to haul these over sized item, just short of fabricating a new one. If youve got a rack or made one, and if you've got to cents and maybe some pictures (thats ALWAYS helpful). Please throw em in!
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    kinkrider101

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  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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    did you make that rack yourself? that looks incredible!!! what type of lift/tire setup you got? that truck looks like it should be on the cover of something!
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    11ft and a 12 ft kayak, we just throw in the bed. But I have 2 additional D-rings in the front of the bed floor to hold the noses down. Yea they stick out a bit, but it works fine. As for a canoe, only carried one once, with the 'padded' roof setup. Not pretty, but no scratches.

    Search away, think there are some other posts about racks.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I use J-Hulls on my Thule rack & can fit a 3rd kayak/canoe b/w the attachments leaving the bed open for other gear.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    satchsd

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  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    the wife and I do a fair amount of camping and canoeing, and with my 01 DC it had a cap so throwing the canoe on top with those soft pads worked like a charm for cheap. Now my new to me 07 doesn't have a cap so I have search around and found this:
    http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/product/0030168017442a.shtml
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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  11. Feb 6, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    texastacobueno

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    any custom racks out there?
     
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