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Rifle storage and transporting in a DC

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joker8824, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Joker8824

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    Have recently found a major issue when trying to take rifles to camp with my family. I don’t have enough room for all of our gear and rifles.

    what’s some ways y’all transport and store rifles inside a DC truck? Anyone ever do anything with behind the seats or under the seats?

    share ideas if you’ve done something.

    thanks
     
  2. Sep 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    potstech

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    I put mine in a holder that hangs down across the back of the front seats. Got it at Bass Pro several years ago.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    how much room does that take away from back seat passengers? My issue is space with the kids riding down to camp too.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    Have you tryed to see if they fit under back seat?
    My two rifles in soft cases fit in the storage bin.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    Tcomaboy

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    can you post a pic. I can’t imagine a rifle fitting under the seat storage compartments
     
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    No sorry but not with guns right now.
    Flip up both sides and there's room all the way across.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2020 at 7:54 AM
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    havent tried that yet. But if you can post pics of yours and how they are secured Id be interested. I wonder how they would travel there without knocking the scopes....

    Ive seen one kit produced for a gun int here and they always show a shotgun in the ad.
     
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    How old are your kids? I havent ran into this w my newly acquired family yet, but their feet dont hit the floor. I built a real simple platform that sits on the backseat when it's folded down that allows 2 cased rifles to sit there and then all my gear goes on top. I'm talking real simple: half inch plywood and a 2 inch dowel I cut into 6 inch lengths and ran a screw down into each. Could you put in a "false floor" high enough to get a rifle or 2 under without making the seats too uncomfortable? Unless you took out the plastic storage bins behind the seats there's no room for a rifle back there
     
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    Here’s an idea on how much room I have with mine. One rifle on the top row is doable, the passengers can put their legs under it. Two rifles is pushing it, they’ll be cramped. Three is too much

    2AA9D96A-6C3E-49FF-BE51-E7041492D1C6.jpg
     
  11. Sep 8, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    My kids are 11 and 14 and camp is a 2 hour drive.

    I was kind of hoping to find some behind the back seat ideas even if i had to remove the OEM storage boxes.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    Id have to take a minimum of two rifles. Kids might not approve of me taking what little room they do have back there.
     
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    You can probably shove one or two rifles in the cubby below the seats, depending on the shape and length. And then the other on the top of the backseat. Another option is behind the headrest on the backseat. It’ll be visible through the back window though, check ur local laws about that
     
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    Lol yep, nevermind. Their feet dangling from the booster seats like mine doesnt apply
     
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    I was going to suggest this lol. Then I read about the kids... I just ordered new seat covers last night and saw those from CoverKing. (I didn't buy those)

    tactical-customer-install1_4.jpg
     
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    I like the idea.... but can’t risk them bumping a scope or something as it creeps on their leg room
     
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    Sounds literally impossible.
     
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    Could you get a pelican case or equivalent and store them on the roof?
     
  19. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    If they are ARs, I would just toss them in a duffel bag and in the bed. If they are something semi fancy, buy a pelican case or similar and toss in the bed. Leave an adult in the vehicle during stops at rest areas---OR, just keep the stuff covered and not really worry about it too much at rest areas.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    If you remove the storage bins behind the back seat you can get a molle panel and attach them to that.
     

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