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Max roof load, offroading with toppers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meafordmike, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    meafordmike

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    I have already done a search to no avail.
    Any idea on a good max load to carry on the roof of my ARE Z series with Yak bars.
    I could not find a weight max for the ARE Z series or Yak bars. I did call the Cap dealer and they said 150lb heavy off roading no problem. they also said they would repair/ replace if it cracked! But I am heading on a 7 day off roading trip, and would hate to crack the roof day one and destroy my sleeping accommodations.
    They reason I ask, is I need to carry extra fuel and don't have a good mount (swing out bumper) So I am looking to mount 2X 20L military Jerry cans to the Yak bars on the topper. But that’s 40Kilos or 88lbs of fuel up there. Any ideas?
    I don't want to mount in cap as that’s my sleeping accommodations
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    JAG

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  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Sorry but I don't see anything. (well I am not blind, but I don't see anything in your post)
    Thanks
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    I use a cargo box on my MX top with Yakima rack to go to hunting camp...I probably put about 200# up there. There are no roads to get out there - some logging trails, but then the last few miles is pretty much just a trail we have made through the woods. No major stuff but there is a lot of mud, you have to cross a river, and quite often there are downed trees and stuff. I have had no issues and would not think twice about slapping a couple cans of fuel up there. Actually, my biggest concern with that would be it leaking and ruining the paint on the cap. ;)

    Here she is fully loaded...you can see the ass end sagging quite a bit.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    If you have a roof rack I can't imagine the max load being too small, the roof is designed to protect you in a rollover
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Thank you everyone!:) I am currently out in the garage planning something out. I will post photos once I build it. I don't weld, so it will be made out of wood.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Hey sorry bout that. The link was posting when I went to edit... just not on the forum... very strange..

    Well its a hitch rack.

    Check the 2 post again.
     
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