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Ladder Racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mchaney, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    mchaney

    mchaney [OP] New Member

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    I'm in need of a stylish ladder rack for my 09 Prerunner with the 5 ft bed and haven't had any luck. The TracRac wont work due to the type of bedliner I have. Any suggestions?
     
  2. May 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Stylish ladder rack? lol Thule Xsporter 422XT is what I use. Track racks suck and aren't adjustable.
     
  3. May 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    Sorry OP...can't let this guy get away with bad info.

    If I knew of a rack that worked with a top I would let you know, but I have no clue.


    Sure they are :rolleyes:

    Thule and Tracrac are the same company you just pay more for the Thule name. Tracrac is made for the pro's and Thule is made for weekend warriors.

    My Tracrac will out haul and outlast ANY rack Thule makes and that is a FACT. 800# rating FTW!


    For $199.00 OTD you can have your adjustment that costs over $200 to have. I just consider that adjustment a future failure point.

    I know what height my rack needs to be so no need to adjust it http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sp...-kayaking-canoeing-thread-17.html#post4796413


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  4. May 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Custom
     
  5. May 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    If all you are hauling is a couple of ladders, the X-Sporter is easily sufficient. The nice thing about is how easy it installs, adjusts and removes if you don't want it permanently installed. The X-Sporter is designed for hauling canoes, kayaks and bicycles not lumber or steel.

    The Trac Rack is designed for more commercial use hence has a much greater load capability.

    I have used an X-Sporter for my outdoor gear for years and it has served my flawlessly. I have a friend who has the Trac Rack. He too hasn't had any trouble
     
  6. May 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    I have a set of Yakima racks for the cab, and a hitch mounted "goalpost" style t bar that I use out back. I modified the hitch bar with a set of hooks and I use straps connected to the bed rails to steady the whole thing. I have carried some pretty long ladders, kayaks, and lengths of electrical conduit and strut. The best thing about this system is that it is removable in less than five minutes.

    Chris
     
  7. May 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Definitely Custom. Had some time and a welder. [​IMG]
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  8. May 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    Cool ^^^
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    I love it.
     
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