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Ski rack suggestions?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pauldotcom, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    I just installed an OEM roof rack on my 2010 Double cab, and am looking for suggestions on ski racks. I only have an additional 10 inches space up top so it doesnt hit my garage door.

    If you have any pictures it would be great. Looking to hold 6 skis (3 pairs). Thanks in advance
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    :notsure: I was going to order the Thule setup for mine since I have the crossbars and rack. The garage will probably be an issue though...
     
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    Check INNO racks. I bought mine for $60 from gearscan.com. And they still look brand new after 3 years.
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    you can put a set of Yakima powder hounds on your factory rack cross bars and still be way under your 10 inch maximum. It will carry 3 pairs of skis for sure.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Is that INNO a 4 ski or 6 ski size? How high is it from the rack? Thanks
     
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    I can fit 4 snowboards. So you should be able to fit 6 ski's. I'll have to get height when I get home in a few hours.
     
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    I like your setup, where did you get the crossbars that you mounted the rack to?
     
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    I would go with the Yakima Fat Cat6...very aerodynamic design, and they look great.
     
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    I dont understand. Why not just use the bed of the truck?
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    I dont like tossing the skis in the back; they move too much and scratch up. I prefer to put them no the rack; just a personal preference.

    I'd rather hear suggestions then opinions on ski placement pleaes, no hijacks.
     
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    resurrecting an older thread here, but we still have plenty of snow in NH, and I just setup a new "ski solution", so naturally I need to tell someone about it.
    Rack is a custom made rack that normally houses my rtt. bought 2 yamika clamps off of a guy on CL for $50. Makes a lot of sense to buy this stuff used, as I've found that ski racks can be pretty pricy! I had to buy longer screws to fit them on my rack but they work great. Im going to flip them upside down in the summer so they mount underneath the rtt and will use them for fishing rods. IMG_4114.jpg
    IMG_4115.jpg
     
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