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Side view / description OEM roof rack?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sidney Vicious, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    Sidney Vicious

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    I am shopping for a roof rack for my 2013 DCSB to strap a canoe to and can’t get a good visual on the rack in pictures I have found to understand how a strap might run from side to side and then over the canoe - it looks like the side rails are solid? What am I missing?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    gasgasman

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    On the OEM rack, the side rails unhook and rotate around to become cross bars.
    There are a couple lashing points on each side.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    by lashing points is that a through-hole in the rail? Or like an eyelet? Having trouble picturing it. Thank you
     
  4. Apr 11, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    I found this picture following your link - I see the two loops on each side now - thanks.

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  6. Apr 12, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    I really don't think those plastic hoops will hold up to straping a canoe. I would strap to the cross bars and those are pretty weak too. I think you need at least one support point in the rear.

    Have you looked into a cheap ladder rack?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009VOQ05U/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_7lZKEbBNW2PWD

    Check this thread out for ideas. If you use the factory rack I think you'll need something like this.
    The make a version that will get close to the cab height on the truck.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/truck-bed-extender-69650.html

    Check out this thread for ideas.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ith-your-canoe-or-kayak-mounted.333515/page-2

    You can find alot stuff used on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace
     
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