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Tacoma Ladder Racks, I Need One !

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by SH7mi, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. SH7mi

    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    I have not seen many Tacos with racks. I need a sturdy rack capable of holding some lumber, look good, and easily removed when not needed. Any suggestions ?
     
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    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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  3. SH7mi

    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    Fenwick,
    If you have the money check out BlueWaterwelding.com. They make custom racks for any truck from 1.5" tube aluminum and they look excellent as far as ladder/lumber racks are concerned. Cost is 2000 plus.
     
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    There are a few guys here that are pretty good builders.
     
  5. SH7mi

    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    Show us some racks, talk is cheap.
     
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Here is one that I built, gimme a few minutes and I will dig up some of the othe builders work

    uploadfromtaptalk1370894548977.jpg
     
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    I have seen a few people locally that have modded harbor freight racks to fit these trucks as well
     
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    Sounds like thule x-sporter racks would be a good choice for you. I use mine for lumber all the time
     
  10. SH7mi

    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    Btnewman,
    I need the rack to extend above the height of the cab and cantilever over top of it, for loading 16' lumber.

    Evanmb31,
    I like the rigidity of the rack being one structure and also I need the cantilever for length. Does Thule have a rack such as this or just the two piece system, I did not see one on their site ?
     
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    The thule xsporter doesn't have anything that cantilevers over the cab. Only holds like 450-500 lbs. i haul 16 footers all the time. I have even hauled 20 foot azek. Just need to use a 16' 2x10 or something underneath them. Its a little bit of a pain loading bigger stuff. But on the other hand they are very convenient and not as much of an eyesore as bigger racks. They are height adjustable, and slide right out of their "boots" i take them out to go trough car washes. Literally takes less than a minute to pull them off of the truck. The tracrack was mentioned above. Thats another option i looked into. They have a setup that cantilevers over the cab, they hold a lot more weight, they also slide forward and back and i think are very easy to remove. The reason i didn't go with those is they are so high, the tracks are sitting on the bedside, don't really like they look off that, and they are more expensive.
     
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    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    I found a Thule with a cantilever but does not look sturdy to me and it was still a two piece system. Let me know if you have seen a one piece Thule.
     
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    Heres the tracrac with the cantilever, this isnt the one that slides
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370897682.345936.jpg
    Heres my racks
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370897700.854239.jpg

    So are you looking for something more heavy duty, like the steel ones. I usually call them contractor racks

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370897944.710332.jpg
     
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    What brand are the racks on the bottom Tacoma ?
     
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    I think the paddler rack with powder coated steel legs and aluminum bar. $399 USA racks
     
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    On the track rack is it top rail mounted so if one wants to put a retractable bed cover over they can ?
     
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    Not sure. I know nothing about that company. I was just looking for a picture as a example and that was the website. Maybe try to find a local fabricator to build you a set, seems like a pretty basic build. Doesn't need to be a offroad fab guy or anyhing. Just need someone that can cut and weld some square stock or tubing. Maybe go to the local lumber yard and ask a contractor where he got his lol.
     
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