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Transporting a canoe....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by qtownbullitt, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    qtownbullitt

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    I would like to transport my 14.5 ft. canoe and was wondering if anyone has any recomendations on some sort of rack to outfit my 2012 Tacoma base cab with...open to other suggestions too.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    hang it out the back!

    no but that's a good question. there are a few conoe-ers on here, maybe theyll pipe in. if i needed that functionality i'd either build one myself to mount over the bed and cab; or if just caught in the situation prop it on the cab with some towels between it in the cab to prevent scratching and the bottom pushed on the tailgate. then strap her down.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Superx2

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    You can get a hitch extender that comes out like 4'. That is what i use for my little duck boat.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Sure, here's the expensive option........Thule XT422

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    but there are cheaper options like the goal post thing that goes into the receiver hitch. Buncha options in this thread............

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...eir-truck.html
     
  5. Jun 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Dcoma

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    I built one that mount in like 2 minutes in the bed for my 88 yota, and on my 12 taco I built one that hooks in the reciever. Works great and my canoe is a 17' I will try to post some pic's soon. :D
     
  6. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    bigred_d

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  7. Jun 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    I had an nfab prerunner light bar that I used as the front tie down point.
    The styrofoam feet were on top of the cab and the hitch extender came from harbor freight.
    This set up worked great with a 20-30mph cross wind.
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  8. Jun 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    Maverick904

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    harbor freight..like 50 bucks.

    my 12 foot yak
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    dads 14 foot yak
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  9. Jun 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    RedDragonTaco

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    I second the bed extender. A lot cheaper. I do want a roof rack still though

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  10. Aug 7, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    RRDave

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    Here's a couple of pics of my homemade rack. I bought a back rack for $100 on kijiji. It was originally on a dakota and was attached by drilling holes in the bedrails. I called a local distributor to price the proper brackets for the Taco but they wanted another $100. Instead, I welded some threaded rod to a piece of metal I cut large enough to fit in the tiedown channel. Then I fabricated plate to fasten the back rack. The end result is similar to the manufactured bracket, but ALOT cheaper. THen I notched a 2x8 for the top of the back rack to raise the canoe higher than my cab. I then built a rack for the back of the box out of left over fence material (4x4's, 2x4's and fence boards). A couple of foam blocks and some straps and I was all set. Drove 5 + hours on the highway, (110km/h) and it held up great.

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  11. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    i have an access cab and a 15 ft coleman. I run a small rope through the drivers side tie down then tie it to the front of the canoe because this would be hard to after the canoe is in the truck (i have a cap) > slide the canoe in and tie the rope tight, this will keep the front of the canoe in place. Throw a small rachet strap over the canoe and secure to the rear tie downs and tighten it up.Throw fishing rods, tackle, beer and sandwiches in the canoe and your good to go.There is a lot of canoe hanging out of the truck but it is secure, i have done this many timesI use a small piece of carpet as a softener in front of the canoe because the aluimnm is close to the rear window
     

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