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Thule racks for Tacoma truck bed

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Zoltan, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Zoltan

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    On the bed of a Tacoma, I saw some Thule vertical posts, with padded cross beams to carry a canoe or any kind of boat. The Thule posts looked like they connected right into the Tacoma rail tie-down system. I've looked on the Thule website and don't see them listed. Anybody know of what I'm talking about?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    No the ones I'm looking for extent up to the level of the roof of the truck so you can carry a long boat or board. Last night I saw the exact thing I'm looking for on a TV commerical for a Ford F150, showing all the things you do with a tuff truck. It was the exact same thing, aluminum uprights, sitting on the rails, with a padded cross bar that's up level with the roof of the truck.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    I'm guessing you're looking for the Thule Xsporter

    http://www.autoanything.com/truck-r...ferralID=1f2a609f-8100-11e2-97b3-001b2166becc
     
  5. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    Xsporter is the rack. If you have a short bed, they will no go down all the way (hit the wheel wells) If you have a long bed they will go below cab height you just have to do some notching to get around that little step in the bed.

    Nice racks tho. I was pleased with mine.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    This. I cut mine for my long bed. Check out page 2 in my gallery if you want to see a pic
     
  7. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    Thule sells attathments so you can use the factory bed rails to secure the racks
     
  8. Feb 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Here is the rack I have. It does not use the factory Tacoma rail system but does allow for a tonneau cover with the movable rack system.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Yep, that is the one. Thanks.

    Ultimately what I'm trying to accomplish is an automatic boat loading system. Check out this video: http://www.4boysmfg.com/product/loaders/videos.html

    They sell them in sections and I thought the Thule might be a good base system, but it won't allow for a camper shell. Haven't decided if I want a camper shell but I think I'm going to keep that option open.

    Thanks for the info on the Thule rack.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Thats actually pretty cool.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    That is pretty cool. If anyone has the xsporter I have one that is notched for thr longbed. Can go above cab and below cab with no issues. Looking for non notched uprights as i traded to a tundra and no longer need the cuts.
     
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