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kayak rack / mp3 player

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by army9403, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Apr 15, 2008 at 11:52 PM
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    army9403

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    ok two questions tonight

    i am looking for a bad ass kayak rack. something that is not just a straight bar , any ideas?

    also im looking for the best interface for an mp3 player. i want one i can control tunes from my steering wheel / stereo controls not having to change songs from the mp3 player itself. thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2008 at 4:07 AM
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    Janster

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    What mp3 player do you have?

    We'd need to know what MP3 player you're using to know whether or not the interface will work/or not.

    If you have an ipod - there's several options.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2008 at 7:19 AM
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    Thule rack with a Hull-A-Port. Works great on my access cab. I've been tearing down the highway with 2 14' kayaks with no issues at all. :cool:
     
  4. Apr 16, 2008 at 8:07 AM
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    Yeah, that's a good one. Yakima also has the equivalent "HullRaiser" that is virtually the same thing and what I use. However, with a lift on the truck you might want to look at the Thule Hullavator which allows you to mount on the side and it lifts the boat up and on top.
    http://www.thuleracks.com/carrier_water1.asp

    Boks
     
  5. Apr 16, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    I played with one of those at a sportsman convention a couple years back and it's definitely slick and works great!
     
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    Check out Trac rack, I just got mine yesterday. I'll finish putting together tonight, looks sweet, easy on/off rated for 500lbs. I like it.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance , are these Thule rack feet a no-drill mount ? I didn't see anything on their website that show exactly how they mount to the roof .
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Yep, no drilling. It follows the contours of the truck and clamps itself down.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Dude. Seriously. Did you have to ask the same question on every single thread that ever mentioned a kayak rack? :rolleyes:
     
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    This is my experience as well. For the past 3 yrs I have used a thule rack as well with J hulls on my DC. The kayaks ride nicely up there. You can put another boat in between & carry 3 as well on top too. My side steps work great on securing the straps. Totally happy with this system. Pics are in my gallery.

    Just watch out for bank ATM drive thrus & neighborhood basketball hoops lined up on the street. ;)

    The hullavator is nice too but doesn't allow the use of a fairing. A co-worker had one on their FJ and was practically giving it away for they went to a full size truck. I was tempted until I found out my fairing would interfere. Maybe that has changed?
     
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