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Tonneau options with no bedrail?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoSaus, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    TacoSaus

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    I’m disappointed! I just realized my 2018 TRD OR is missing the bed rail system. I had a tonneau on order that I had to cancel due to this.

    Question is: Am I screwed? Or are there tonneaus that don’t utilize this system. Or a better bed storage solution altogether?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    My 19 didn't have the rail right behind the cab window. I bought a rail and just screwed it on. Would the two side rails be any harder to just install?
     
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    Not even side rails?
     
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    No side rails:/ that’s all I need :/
     
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    I thought all third gen tacos had the side rails but not the bulkhead rail. Someone must have removed them, are the visible screw holes?
     
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    Did you buy truck new or used? All Tacoma's come with side rails. Not sure about SR utility.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    bought it used so it looks like they were removed
     
  8. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    There are visible screw holes
     
  9. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    Then obviously someone removed it, prob sold them before selling the truck to get more money.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    correct, not concerned if they are there but more if I have other cover options or just need to buy new bed rails
     
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    Buy rails..
     
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    I’m certain that all third gen Tacoma trucks use the bed rail system for any if not all aftermarket tonneau covers. I have not seen one that doesn’t.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:10 PM
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    Perfect, thanks
     
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    Even if you don't get a cover the rail system is useful for all kinds of stuff so I'd get the rails and then you can get the cover you want.
     
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    You are THE MAN! This made my night. I found an MX4 for a steal on CL so this should be the perfect answer. This is what I wanted but couldn’t justify retail cost.
     
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    Picking up a Bakflip mx4 tomorrow morning!!!
     

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