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weight capacity of bed rail system?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zombie Runner, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Does anyone know the weight capacity of the bed reail system?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    chris4x4

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    so if each rail is 200lbs then If I mounted a bed basket on the rails My total weight could be right at 400?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Im guessing.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    Kelson

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    200 lbs is the rating but it can't really hold that much. i had around 160 ( my weight) spread around 8 bed tie downs (made a hammock) and the rails were sagging..
     
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  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    well thats good to know then.
    I have one bed bar already and have been thinking about making another one and mounting a bed basket on them or a bike rack or something. I just dont know what yet.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    i thought the capacity of the bed rails was 400 lbs and the tie down cleats were 200?

    Kevin, you can run a bed basket. i've been doing it for a long time with plenty of gear in it. If you spread the weight out onto the bed sides, then you'll be fine. I'll post some pictures in a sec
     
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    i've used this basket since november and just recently re-worked the mounting brackets. the tubing goes all the way across the bed side to distribute the weight and then i have tabs that hang down and lock into the rails. It has room for 8 bolts, but i usually just use 4.

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  10. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    That's impressive. We all know tires aren't light. Nice!
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Cool, I was thinking something similar to that. do you have any close up pics of how it mounts?
     
  12. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    and just think about how much to full jerry cans weigh. I don't usually fill up both, unless i'm going camping or something because one is for water. But i've put that thing through some rough terrain and it's never had a problem.

    through my experience the bed rails on the truck are very stout. if i had to do it again, i would do the exact same set up i have now. using the bed sides to assist is the best way to do it IMHO

    EDIT: i'll get some pictures for ya
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    sorry, i haven't had time to cap all the open ends. and it still needs to be painted. But you get the gist.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    well thats pretty sweet! Im gonna have to show my pops and see about building one. Ill probably put some expanded metal on the bottom of it though.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    tying something down to them and fully supporting the weight of a bed basket is not the same thing;)
     
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    What kind of bike did you tie to the rails and how'd you do it? I wouldn't have thought to trust the rail system to hold up a motorcycle. I put D-rings up front on the floor and use the factory ones in the back whenever I haul my bike.
     
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