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Tacoma Ladder Racks, I Need One !

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

  1. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    SH7mi

    SH7mi [OP] Fish On !!!

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    Yes I am looking for something like this. I like to keep it simple and sturdy. No moving parts. These are racks I will use 6 to 10 times per year. Accommodate 16' lumber with no problem.

    P.S. Oz-t,
    Leave the word 'evolve' for the other thread.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    6-10 times a year? I wouldnt spend 1-2 grand on a custom built rack unless i was using it alot more than that. I haul 16 footers all the time with my basic thule racks, they were aroud $600. If there is a big framing order then i just have the lumber yard drop it off. On friday i had a 24' aluminum plank on my racks. No problem to haul at all. I have easilly had 500 lbs on those racks also. You said no moving parts, keep in mind that most contractor racks have a swinging rear cross beam, which allows you to get big things in and out of the bed easier. Unless you have a bed cap, then its not necessary.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Evolve
     
  4. Jun 30, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    You can just get a $400 headache rack and haul 20's up over the cab like my old headache rack
     
  5. Jun 30, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    I saw those Thule racks, I can guarantee I would break them and damage my truck. There is nothing to the Thule rack and to buy the cantilever with it the cost is 1000 bucks.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    You can haul 20's and serious weight with just a headache rack and you negate the risk of the load coming down on the roof

    Load it like this

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    With this

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  7. Jun 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Saw it mentioned earlier, mine is a Rack It rack, sucker weighs about 200-250lbs, not light but very strong, I have had 20 footers up there, I have had 900lbs of lumber on there, serious rack for the contractors, it actually does not mount to the bed, it has posts in the front that come inboard and mount to the Torx frame rail bolts, in the rear it's mounted to the steel pillars at the corners of the bed on the inside. Surprisingly stiff and strong.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Roof of a shed I hauled, probably 500 pounds

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    What about deflection with the overhang of the material, in Pa we can't have more than three feet hanging past the back of vehicle?
     
  9. Jun 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    No problem unless you are carrying something whippy like small diameter 20' pipe or rebar ( 20' )
     
  10. Jul 10, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    I went with the tracrac g2, had the t-rac before that was on 4 vehicles I believe and sold it to a friend with a ranger when I bought the g2 for my 09, now its on the 13. Only issue is the the long ass bolts make it hard to take on/off but I changed them to shorter ones when I installed on the 13 although I probably will never take it off. Can't remember what it was rated at but I haul a 28' ladder on mine. Purchased both from industrialproducts, best price I could find at the time several years ago, they sell the generic trac at home depot these days but you would probably have to order tacoma kit.

    DSC08069chop.jpg
     
  11. Jul 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    I looked into the Tracrack and I would need to buy the cantilever with it, 1000 bucks is not worth it plus I will be loading close to 800 lbs on them, I would break them for sure !
     
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    I paid $299 for my universal Tracrack at Lowes and another $79 for the Tacoma clamps. Then I just cut it down to fit my truck. Had to spend $3.99 on a 3/8" tap to re-thread the holes once I cut it down.

    Ive hauled 20' lengths of 4" x 6" aluminum no problem and 16' lumber plenty of times. For $379 you can't beat a 800# load rated Tracrack IMO.

    Just modded mine some more today to fit my needs.

    "L" track hooks in the bottom corners
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    and some "L" track on the sides

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    old pic hauling 13' yaks like a boss
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  13. Sep 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    Anyone have experience with the Thule Xsporter on a newer Tacoma (2013)? Only hauling boats on the weekends so want a rack that will have a lower profile when not in use, but the bed-liner/wheel wells are pretty intrusive. Thinking of cutting holes allowing the uprights to sleeve all the way down (pending it doesn't hit the tire), but cutting into anything on her makes me nauseous.
     
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    Cut the racks, not the bed. Thats what i did.
     
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