1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Rod/Reel rack install on Factory roof rack

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Mikes07toy, Jun 29, 2011.

?

Rod/Reel rack

Poll closed Dec 26, 2011.
  1. Factory roof rack

    33.3%
  2. Fishing rod mounts

    66.7%
  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 4:19 PM
    #1
    Mikes07toy

    Mikes07toy [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3878
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Tx (Bellair Area)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Black TRD/SR5 Prerunner Shortbed
    Flowmaster Exhaust, K&N 77 Air Kit,Toyota single bike rail mount bracket, Toyota All-weather 4pc Floor Mats, Roof Rack Bars w/6 Fishing Rod mounts. Factory: TRD Sport Package, Roof Rack, Tow Package, Backup Camera, Hood Scoop, all Window Tint.
    This is a Thule #45058 CrossRoad rack installed on to the Factory roof bars. It is currently setup for 4 Spinning Reel/Rods and I will add 2 Conventional Reel/Rod mounts to the far outboard sections in the future. The tubes are 2" white PVC with Black Rubber coating and a rubber bed inside the tubes to smooth out the fasteners that attaches to the lower tube stabilizing brackets.

    HPIM0931.jpg
    HPIM0932.jpg
    HPIM0930.jpg
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    #2
    toughtaco

    toughtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Member:
    #11547
    Messages:
    5,750
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma dbl cab short bed
    TRD CAI, MBRP dual exhaust, PIAA headlights and driving lights, 5% limo tint, 3 inch Skyjacker lift , AFE throttle body spacer, 285/70/17 BF Goodright AT TA KO, Grillcraft MX with PIAA's behind the grill, anytime fog light mod, reverse camera anytime mod, and PIAA fog lights on the rear bumper anytime mod light bar behind back window with truck lights for reverse assistance, Optima Red Top Battery, Onza 3x5" LEd reverse lights attached to light bar behind cab
    Looks good, how long did it take? Is it regular pvc like what you would get from Home Depot? I know the initial cost of the Thule rack is the only expensive part but overall it looks like a sturdy, well built, and most importantly very useful rod holder.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:33 AM
    #3
    Taco4Fish

    Taco4Fish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46977
    Messages:
    162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    j
    I use the yakima fat cat 6 SKI RACK, it has a rubber pad that the poles get clamped between, you can also lock it and cant remove the rod unless you bust off the guides. But my fishing poles are 13ft and about a 1.25" thick so thats why the racks can get a firm mount to the pole.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:01 AM
    #4
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    10,256
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    I'm a multifunction guy so I use 2 bedrail cleats and a couple of buckle straps to lash a couple of rod/reels together and they just hang from the bed rail cleats inside the bed. For rods longer than the bed I just leave the buckle strap looser on the rod end where the rod ends up angled over the top of the tailgate. Nice setup here on the roof racks too. Also multifunction action. Diggit.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:47 AM
    #5
    Mikes07toy

    Mikes07toy [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3878
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Tx (Bellair Area)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Black TRD/SR5 Prerunner Shortbed
    Flowmaster Exhaust, K&N 77 Air Kit,Toyota single bike rail mount bracket, Toyota All-weather 4pc Floor Mats, Roof Rack Bars w/6 Fishing Rod mounts. Factory: TRD Sport Package, Roof Rack, Tow Package, Backup Camera, Hood Scoop, all Window Tint.
    Thanks Toughtaco, I used sch40 pipe from Home Depot, 3/4" wide x 1/8" thick aluminum flat bar bent to go under the crossbars and fastened with all Stainless hardware. The tubes have 7.25" spacing to allow 6 rods once 100% finished with a total time of about 14 hours labor. I use 6'6" and 6'9" rods on my boat which is 40 miles and 1 hour away and this setup gives me bed room for coolers and gear. Tested to 70 mph on the Freeway with no rattle or noise.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM
    #6
    toughtaco

    toughtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Member:
    #11547
    Messages:
    5,750
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma dbl cab short bed
    TRD CAI, MBRP dual exhaust, PIAA headlights and driving lights, 5% limo tint, 3 inch Skyjacker lift , AFE throttle body spacer, 285/70/17 BF Goodright AT TA KO, Grillcraft MX with PIAA's behind the grill, anytime fog light mod, reverse camera anytime mod, and PIAA fog lights on the rear bumper anytime mod light bar behind back window with truck lights for reverse assistance, Optima Red Top Battery, Onza 3x5" LEd reverse lights attached to light bar behind cab
    Nice I dont fish that far away. I have 3.... 7' one piece rods that stick out of the back of my truck when I put them in the bed. As long as they are secure I would do something like that. I like that it looks like you bought the kit especially with the rack. I like it.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM
    #7
    timmah

    timmah Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Member:
    #55373
    Messages:
    20
    Gender:
    Male
    Dry Ridge,KY
    Vehicle:
    10' Prerunner
    ORU 3" front, Brighton Spring 2" rear, AllPro spacers, BDS shocks, Yokahoma Geolanders 265/75/16, K&N, Anzo headlights
    Hey thats a really great set up, can you take some closer pics so I can see more detail. That would be great. Im guessing I can set it up with my Yakima racks. Thanks.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM
    #8
    toughtaco

    toughtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Member:
    #11547
    Messages:
    5,750
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma dbl cab short bed
    TRD CAI, MBRP dual exhaust, PIAA headlights and driving lights, 5% limo tint, 3 inch Skyjacker lift , AFE throttle body spacer, 285/70/17 BF Goodright AT TA KO, Grillcraft MX with PIAA's behind the grill, anytime fog light mod, reverse camera anytime mod, and PIAA fog lights on the rear bumper anytime mod light bar behind back window with truck lights for reverse assistance, Optima Red Top Battery, Onza 3x5" LEd reverse lights attached to light bar behind cab
    ^^^^X2
     
  9. Nov 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    #9
    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Member:
    #64537
    Messages:
    2,206
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    05 Speedway Blue PreRunner TRD Off Road
    3 inch lift OME 885, 2in AAL, 5100's, Black Badges, Fog anytime, ABS on/off, window vents, Blacked grill and rear bumper, Afe pro s dry drop in filter.
    Just a suggestion, cover your reels when traveling. Road grime and what ever else is in the air will get in the reel and gunk it up. Its not even a good idea to leave your rods and reels on the front deck of a boat when traveling. Routine maintenance is very important for the life of you reels. Every 6 months or more often depending on the amounts of tournaments im fishing I clean my reels. I break down all 10+ of my reels to a bare frame to clean them and re grease and oil the gears and bearings.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:06 AM
    #10
    toughtaco

    toughtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Member:
    #11547
    Messages:
    5,750
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma dbl cab short bed
    TRD CAI, MBRP dual exhaust, PIAA headlights and driving lights, 5% limo tint, 3 inch Skyjacker lift , AFE throttle body spacer, 285/70/17 BF Goodright AT TA KO, Grillcraft MX with PIAA's behind the grill, anytime fog light mod, reverse camera anytime mod, and PIAA fog lights on the rear bumper anytime mod light bar behind back window with truck lights for reverse assistance, Optima Red Top Battery, Onza 3x5" LEd reverse lights attached to light bar behind cab
    ^^ Nice, its that time of year right now for me. The spools wont drop line til spring but I do grease the gears. I end up doing that like 4 times during fishing season anyway.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM
    #11
    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Member:
    #64537
    Messages:
    2,206
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    05 Speedway Blue PreRunner TRD Off Road
    3 inch lift OME 885, 2in AAL, 5100's, Black Badges, Fog anytime, ABS on/off, window vents, Blacked grill and rear bumper, Afe pro s dry drop in filter.
    My Fishing season is year around. If you clean your reels once you need to keep doing it because if your like me i put barley enough grease to see helps with casting distance. I soak my bearings and gears in mineral spirits to clean them.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM
    #12
    S Rod

    S Rod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Member:
    #97342
    Messages:
    45
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCAB SB Storm Trooper
    3" Suspension Lift "Old Man Emu" with Bilstien 5100's, Dash CAM (1080p w/IR's), Rear View Mirror Re-locator, Color Matched LEER 180 Shell, Piaa 520 Lights on LineX-ed Push Bar, LineX-ed Side Step Bars, Blacked out Back Bumper, iPad mount, Relentless Front Plate Bumper.....
    Looks great!
     
  13. Feb 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM
    #13
    ToyTaco79

    ToyTaco79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2013
    Member:
    #117208
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Red dirt middle America
    Vehicle:
    11 Tacoma TRD sport 6cyl
    this is the exact set up I have been thinking about doing! after braking my 7' rod last year from stuffing it in my bed I really need to build a rack for this spring.

    I to would like to see some closer pics if you wouldn't mind showing them.

    gr8 job btw
     
To Top