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Pitbull Trailer Restraint system - anybody?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jd1986s, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    jd1986s

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    Just picked up a Pitbull Trailer Restraint system for my 2012 Taco and was curious if anyone else has mounted one in their bed yet. Just trying to do some research before I start drilling holes in my bed. Thanks
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Just googled it, thost things are pretty sweet!
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Yeah, it's a sick set up and so much easier than strapping/chocking. I've used it on trailers before but it's time to put one in the bed
     
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    What is a few holes on the bed? That thing is a beast.
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    As long as they're the holes I need for the base plate then I'm happy...I just don't want be drilling excessive and unused holes. I'm not sure what I'm going to run into underneath the truck
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    I believe the underside of the bed has ribs in a criss cross pattern so you'd want to make sure you don't hit one of the reinforcing ribs. Also not sure what you'd do about the top because the bed is corrugated, unless you mount it at the back of the bed where the corrugations end. Since that secures the back end of the bike, where would it need to mount? Hopefully you don't have a short bed!
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Hopefully the spacing is appropriate for that corrugation; the base plate for the system only requires four holes but I haven't had a chance to line it up and see if it will. I won't be able to mount it that far back where the corrugation ends; it essentially will need to mount approximately ~10" forward of the rear axle and luckily I have the long bed!

    EDIT: Here are a couple pics; the first is the base plate itself
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