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Over-the-cab + bed rack question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by maybeme, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    maybeme

    maybeme [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 2018 TRD Off Road long bed and am looking for a rack setup that essentially has a flat platform from the cab all the way to the back. The only one fitting the bill (as far as I can tell) is the Dissent Offroad rack - but at $2000 shipped, that's certainly a rather pricey option. That said, the front could be the Dissent cab rack or a Prinsu (admittedly, both are not cheap, either)...but what about the rear? I've seen a negative review regarding the stability of the (more affordable) Thule 500XTB Xsporter and rather would opt for a "full" (and braced) rack vs. separates out back.

    Can anybody recommend a setup that doesn't break the bank? Or do I just need to bite the bullet and go for the Dissent rack? BTW - looking to transport hang gliders, which is why I need the front and the rear at the same exact height (and as many supports as possible).

    Thanks,

    Bernie
     
  2. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    littlefish

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    Why does it have to be the same height for the front and rear racks? You can't have a once piece rack because the bed has to flex separate from the cab. You could do a Prinsu up top and then a KB Voodoo rack over the bed.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Not a one-piece per se - but same height is a requirement as a hang glider is about 15 feet long and needs to be supported for as much of the length as possible. I will take a look at the KB Voodo rack, thanks….
     
  4. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Oh okay. Yeah I was gunna say a one piece would be very bad because the cab and bed need to be able to flex separately.

    I would suggest piecing two brands together. Just ask vendors/manufacturers for height specs.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    I'll leave this here to help with your decision ;)
    While our system may cost a little more than the rest you do get what you pay for. This is currently the only system that offers a matching cab and bed rack who'll offering side accessory doors and fits over a softtopper. This system being modular allows for the rack to adapt to your need as your needs change!
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Email is typically best.
    Thanks!IMG_0693.jpgIMG_0169.jpg
     
  6. Jan 18, 2019 at 5:37 AM
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    Hi Ben,

    Yes, your rack combo is a beautiful design, no question (and I've drooled over it before, lol) and the only "cohesive" front-to-back solution I could find. Looking at your website, I don't see any attachments for a mountain bike like KB Voodoo offers (for the MAX Modular ALUMAX series), so mounting a mountain bike on the side is not an option - or is it? Not a deal breaker for sure, but thought I'd ask...

    Thanks,

    Bernie
     
  7. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Prinsu

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    where are you located? I have a KB Voodoo I'm looking to part with.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Oh yea, I like the Prinsu - but they unfortunately don't offer a bed rack. I'd like to keep my truck bed open, so no camper shell for me (if I had planned on enclosed, I would've gotten a 4Runner :D)
     
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    Leitner Designs also has a bedrack that would fit your needs but is also quite pricey and only covers the bed so you would need a separate rack for the cab.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    Can't haul a dead bloody elk in the back of a 4Runner :D
     
  12. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    I plan on going with a dissent setupwhen I get to that point,pricey yes but cheap man pays twice.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    :rofl:True. Thankfully, I won't be tempted by elks here in Texas...
    That said, I'm surprised that there aren't more racks that fit the bill. Height adjustable would be a nice plus, so one could transport 4x8 plywood sheets or drywall without having to lift these things above cabin height...there's Proline's adjustable bed rack, but that seems to have a span of only about 4 feet (designed for short bed), so that's a little low. I saw a blurb somewhere about KB Voodoo's height adjustable rack, but can't find that anymore...
     
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    A lot of them are below roofline to haul RTT's more aerodynamically. But I feel you. I love having all flush rack. I've hauled 16' lumber up there easily.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    Unfortunately adjustable height isn't that simple. For it to work you either need vertical risers which look funny and are not as strong or the load bars have to be able to narrow and widen as the rack goes up or Down.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    Yup - that's what Proline does...admittedly not a very appealing look, but practical nonetheless.

    proline.jpg
     
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    We have a 1up bike mout tray, it ends up costing a little more than other setups but it's extremely quick and easy!IMG_0832.jpg
     
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    Hi Ben - how does it mount? Can't quite make it out from the pic....
     
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    I would be extremely careful on any modular steel rack! With all those moving parts that bolt together it's just asking for rust issues. Not to mention any time you slide something on top you risk scratching the paint which will need to be touched up to prevent rust. Yes, aluminum cost more but it will save a ton of weight and some future headache.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    There are 2 trays that bolt to the base of the rack, then the 1up rack bolts to those. In our racks all the nuts are pressed into the back side which makes adding and removing accessories extremely easy, no fumbling with a wrench on the back side.
     

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