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Problems with ski rack adapter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cntstan, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    cntstan

    cntstan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought a ski holder for my roof rack and am having trouble mounting it. The adapters that you need to fix the ski holders to the roof rack crossmembers do not even come close to fitting. I've taken it back to the dealer and they tell me that these are the only adapters that they can find for this application. They have offered to take them back but I wanted to just give it a quick run by you guys and see if anyone else has dealt with this same problem. Are there different adapters for the 2nd gen. roof racks? Here are the part numbers and some pics:
    Roof Rack: PT278-35050
    Ski Rack: PT278-89062
    Adapter: PT278-89061

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    The threaded rod that is supposed to flip up and latch is already threaded out as far as it can go, it's like the crossmember bar is too large for the adapter to fit. Thanks to anyone who can help!!!!
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    In the last pic it appears as though the bracket is not moved forward all the way on the crossbar. The rubber non-slip bushing looks like it isn't seated properly, causing it to not allow it to be fastened......Try removing the rubber section and check it for fit. If it works, re-install the rubber and ensure its in correctly.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Does that black plastic bushing in between the clamp and the crossmember come off? Try flipping that around and see if that matches up better with the curvature of the crossmember.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Sack17

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    I have a Yakima roof rack and I know this is gonna seen kind of "African Americanish," but I got some thick zip ties and tied it down to my factory roof rack bars. The attachment pieces for my set up was like $40 so I thought I could do it for way cheaper. I have the rack that holds 4 boards or 6 skis and have traveled over 8 hours on the highway (about 80mph) with 4 boards and no problems at all.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    cntstan

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    I stopped by Toyota today and had one of their "master techs" take a look at it. He was just as stumped as me and we tried every which way to get that adapter to work. They even called Toyota directly and they said just to refund my money and that they were aware of the "fitment issues" and that there was no fix for it :confused:. I didn't feel like making an issue out of it (even though it seems completely rediculous) so I stopped at a bike shop on the way home and picked up a Yakima Powerhound ski/snowboard holder........50 bucks cheaper and it holds 4 sets of skis instead of 2. I guess it worked out for the best this way. Anyways, thanks for the input guys!!!!!
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    nuckinfuts

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    That's pretty retarded. Glad to have the long bed!
     
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