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Removable ladder racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by johnnylaw, May 27, 2008.

  1. May 27, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    johnnylaw

    johnnylaw [OP] Member

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    I am looking at installing "weekender" ladder racks made by Weather guard. http://www.weatherguard.com/pdfs/24-0192.pdf they cost about $280.00. I currently have them on my Tundra. They should mount easily on the rear as there is steel support on the side and the bottom. Up front I have some concerns about mounting to the rail system or bolting through the bed. They are made to only carry up to 250 lbs. Not sure if there is a concern about a bottom puncture of the plastic bed (what a dumb idea). Has anyone else installed this type of rack?:boom:
     
  2. May 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    johnnylaw

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    Those would be fine, except I only use my racks once or twice a month. When not being used I Don't like the look of racks. I have a tool box and with the other system the front rack stays up. With this system I can remove both racks in less than a minute and store them under the tool box. I am mostly looking for any installation help.
    Thanks

    John:)
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    River88

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    Johnnylaw, there's a guy on these forums who had a photo of weekender racks mounted on his truck, I saw it and now i'm back looking for it for my own rig. If i find it, i'll send you a msg.

    River88
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    johnnylaw

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    I put the weekender on my truck. It works great. O blind mounted the front brace to the rails and the rear to the steel post. I though I posted pics many months ago of my install. Let me know if you have questions
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    get thule racks. a couple of guys that i work with that are both carpenters have them for carrying there ladders...i think they look sick as well as seem very functional and well made...im not sure if they are actual ladder racks maybe for carrying canoes...i dunno but anyway check it out im sure its on thules website or something...i wanna get em just cause they look cool, lol:D
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    surfsupl

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