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Prinsu Rack on an ARE DCU canopy

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Seattleskindoc, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Oct 9, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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    Seattleskindoc

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    Gentlemen and Ladies,

    I’ve got a set of Prinsu racks ordered for my 2016 DCDB. I’m looking at the ARE DCU canopies - I like the side access doors, the weight, and the utilitarian look of this set up.

    My only issue is this - how do I mount the Prinsu rack on the bed height DCU shell. Unlike the other ARE shells (Overland and CX) there does not appear to be a rail system. Perhaps I’m wrong.

    Has anybody done this combo ?

    Is this just a silly noob plan that I should avoid ?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    Cold_Toad

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    Have the rail system installed on the shell.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    fatfurious2

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    I had a ARE DCU with a solid mounted VanTech m1000 rack on it. I just drilled through the cap. You should be able to get a rail system, and then just drill that into the cab. Make sure to silicone the bolts.

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  4. Oct 16, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    Nice truck.

    What's the make of the black case on the roof rack?
     
  5. Oct 16, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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  6. Oct 16, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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  7. Oct 17, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Thanks for the great photos ! Really helps out a lot. Is there anything you disliked about this cap setup ? How did the ARE DCU hold up ?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:37 AM
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    Icon Front & Rear Dakar Leafs Baja Designs S8 30'' & SAE Fogs Shittybilt 9500 Synthetic Arb Compressor Sound Deadened Sound system + Sub + Deck Custom Bed Drawer System Skid Plates
    I'm looking for same info!! How did the DCU hold up? is it water tight?
     

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