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Questions on "factory" bed accessories

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob_s, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    I'm looking at accessorizing the bed with a few things and wondered if anyone had any tips on the following:

    Tacoma Bed Extender.
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    Is anyone using this with a hard tonneau cover? Can it be folded forward with the cover down? Does the cover open wide enough to allow the extender to fold out onto the tailgate?



    Cargo Cross Bars.
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    Are these reversible so that they offset down instead of up? If so, anyone using them under a hard tonneau, and will it clear the cover? Can they be locked in place? How do they install/remove?



    Cargo Divider.
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    How sturdy is this? Again, will it fit under a hard cover? Is it lockable?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    The last one (divider) is solid as a rock. All aluminum and very sturdy. Don't know about fitting under a tonneau. It's not lockable with existing hardware but not that quickly removed. Just sold mine too. Was always in the way.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    I got the bed extender and I don't use it as much as I thought I would...
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    You may want to consider the Roll N Lock cover, which is much more theft-proof than are the tonneau covers. The factory cargo divider doesn't work wit the RNL cover, but they sell a cargo manager that is even better, imho. Go here for additional info.: http://www.rollnlock.com/
     
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    I use the AMP Research bed extender and it works really well with my tonnaeu cover down.
     
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    What would make you say that the RNL is more secure than a traditional hard fiberglass tonneau?
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    Secondarily, my concern with the RNL is how much room it takes up at the front. I have a DC shortbed. If I knew I was going with the RNL I would have opted for the long-bed I think.
     
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    First let me say that NOTHING is absolutely theft-proof...where there's a will, there's a way. However, the the tonneau cover can be pried open with a lug wrench or pry bar (quite easily, depending on the model of the tonneau cover). The RNL can't be pried open...there's no visable opening to get a pry bar into. It could be hammered into submission, eventually, with a sledge hammer. Or cut with an oxy-acetylene rig, I suppose. But I'm of the "soft target - hard target" school of thought. Your average smash-and-grab petty thief will go towards the path of least resistance...and imho, that will always be a pryable tonneau cover v. a RNL cover.
     
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    I watched the video online of the relative time it took their thief to get in. I found it interesting that he never pried forward on the RNL but only up.
     
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    I didn't intenionally pry on mine, for obvious reasons. However, I did look to see how it could be done, and there's no visable or inherent means for prying on it, unlike the tonneau cover.
     
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    The RNL takes 12" of bed length...but only to a depth of 8", leaving just a little more than 12" below the RNL cannister, so one is left with the ability to slide lumber, etc. below the cannister. I too have a DC short bed...entirely for the look. (And because I had two DC short beds before, plus one AC short bed.)

    I haven't had any problems with the loss of 12" of bed...but then again, I have a 5'x8' utility trailer and a 10' box trailer for serious hauling.
     
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    Watch this video. He clearly has no trouble wedging the prybar in, but he only ever uses it to lift the lip of the RNL, never lifting the rear of the prybar to try and force the RNL forward.
     
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    Finding the crossbars may be a bit of a hassle. They are supposedly discontinued so you may have to search online or through some different dealers till you can find them.

    They use cleats like the removeable tie rail tie down points. Now whether they attach on to ones you already have or come with their own set I dont know.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Cover King Seat Covers, WeatherTech Liners, PopNLock, storage bin locks, N-Fab Step bars, and G4 Elite Tonneau cover.
    The divider and crossbars would fit under my Fold A Cover G4 cover. Don't know about the bed extender.
     

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