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Weight limits on the Yakima Racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kvnhlstd, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 12:10 AM
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    kvnhlstd

    kvnhlstd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK... Background info first then
    Questions of the day.

    My Yakima roof rack specs state that on a Toyota Tacoma Double cab the max allowable weight that I can load is 100 pounds. According to Yakima reps, the rack is about 23 pounds, each set of bow downs are 25 pounds, so that leaves me with 27 pounds for two kayaks. Not happening in my world, even with fuzzy math. S
    o the question is "Are the allowable weights that Toyota has expressed to Yakima low balled??? How much do TW members load on their trucks??? Has anyone ever bent a door frame by overloading the rack???
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 5:10 AM
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    I want to find out too, Since I have the same brand name roof rack , I almost want to put a extension leader on it, but i have not do it, since i do not want to break it.
    Anyone have any idea or info?
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    "Load weights" typically refers to the load, not the rack. I load my old 75 lb Mohawk canoe on my Access Cab using one set of Yakima racks in the front. The rear is supported by a canoe loader mounted to the drawbar of the trailer hitch.
     
  4. May 20, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    I've carried 2 50# kayaks almost everyday in season (May-Oct) on my aftermarket thule system. Also have shoved a 3rd up there on occasion b/w the J-Hulls. Load bars and rack stayed level and handles load fine. Its been on the truck for two years & works great :thumbsup:
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    I fit my dagger Nomad 8.1 an Blackwater 10.5 at the same time with no weight problems I would say you are fine.
     
  6. May 20, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    kvnhlstd

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    Bump for additional comments please... Also Yakima related that Toyota is advising them that the total load on the roof/door frame should be 100 pounds or less. This seems very low...
     
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