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Surf Fishing Cooler Racks for your Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by CVAC085, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    CVAC085

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    Does anyone have one on their Taco and where did you get it from????

    I'm looking for one for the upcoming fishing/beach/off-roading trips this year and it seems I have to install a hitch on the front of my truck to mount it there or put it in the factory hitch that came stock.

    I have a 2012 tacoma with off road package.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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  3. Mar 21, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    To install a hitch on the front of the truck you either have to remove the skid plate or modify it. And just as an FYI when you put a rack on the front of the truck you get a lot of glare from the rack an the cooler at night. If your windows are at all dirty your going to have a hard time seeing.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    That was my next question. I guess to have one I need to have a hitch installed. I kind of figured that looking at the website you posted here for me. I took a look at the front of my truck and I thought the skid plate would have to go. Or I can just be safe with it (or more dangerous) and just get this and attach it to my hitch on the back of the truck. I just like the look having it up front.

    Also I saw some that drill into the truck on a plate??? Maybe that's not for the Toyota spec's.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    I'd rather just put one on the back.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    I like the look of it on the front but I agree with the earlier post that it can be a pain at night. I have one for the hitch on the back on my current truck and I think it works better.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:54 AM
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    Id love to see pics and possibly how you did the add-on's. I like the price/idea.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2013 at 4:17 AM
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    "Id love to see pics and possibly how you did the add-on's. I like the price/idea. "

    give me some time...I'll work on it-once you see the full length cutting board & how I did it-you will want one...
     
  11. Mar 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Cool, I like the idea.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    the first pic is before I moved the tags cause I got a ticket
    015.jpg this pic is with $30 trailer lights from walmart with the plate holder

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    Roof rack with rod holders, and sand spikes. Tailgate down makes a nice seat!
     
  14. Mar 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    this. Used mine for ice fishing shanty many times.
     
  15. Mar 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    I'd like to see the set-up of what you have. Take your time with it. Still a little early for me to start fishing although around here it's practically year round. I'd like to have something for the summer and when I go off-roading on the beach if there's anything left after hurricane sandy.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    That actually looks nice on the back! I like the setup you have. I guess the cops have to break chops over the plates!? That's a bit much if you ask me especially if you got a ticket. Unless it's a law. I'll have to look into it. That's one reason why I was thinking about adding it to the front.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2013 at 4:14 AM
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    "although around here it's practically year round."
    I grew up on long Island (freeport)- surf fished there for many years....
    you generally cant catch in the surf in Jan,feb,march....there
     
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    Yeah soon enough it'll be fishing season. Just hope the beaches will be ready for the trucks and beach-goers.
     
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