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Yakima Outdoorsman 300 (MD)

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by Tim A, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Tim A

    Tim A [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought this a couple weeks ago from a 1st Gen Tacoma owner with the intention of modifying it (to fit my 2nd Gen's bed) and putting a canoe on it...but the canoe and/or modification never happened and I've ordered an Inno rack that will just hold some bikes. Description and pics below...asking $250...local sale only. My location is near Annapolis, MD...PM any questions.

    The system consists of (2) Yakima Outdoorsman racks and (2) 66" Yakima cross bars...retail on all this is ~$450.
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    As you can see (and as Yakima admits) there's no way to mount this to the 2nd Gen without modifying either the rack or the truck. If you're handy with a welder then you could get some 3" angle iron and fab up something that would rest on the bedrails and slide along in the rail system.
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    You wouldn't mistake this for new but despite the cosmetic flaws it's completely functional.
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  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    looking good dude!
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    All you have to do is drill a hole in the bottom of the rail track for the J hook and they work fine!
    Good luck with your sale!
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Thanks and just to clarify how those j-hooks work:

    -there's a bracket for each J-hook (not shown, but still included if you buy the rack from me)

    -the J-hook reaches under the bed rail (a sturdy bed rail, that is) and inserts into the bracket

    -by tightening the nut on top, pressure is applied to the bracket which sandwiches the bed rail between the angle iron of the rack and the bracket.

    -on a sturdy bed rail (not like the 2nd Gen's plastic one) this sucker is rock solid
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Right but there's no clamping force being applied and the whole thing would be flimsy no? Not sure if there's a good way to modify this for a 2nd Gen...but I'm no engineer.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Tacoma rack pic 040110.jpgThis works for me. I have hauled two 17' trippers several hundred mile this way.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Interesting...when the whole thing is on the truck and put together etc. does it flex side-to-side much?
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    You have to get it pretty tight,but I can rock the whole truck with the rack!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Alright thanks man and if no one buys it at least I'll have an excuse to go canoe shopping!
     
  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Thanks to eflatlander for showing me his mounting method for this rack...it's no longer for sale!
     
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    Hi,

    this picture is really helpful, got a couple follow up questions....

    is your J-Hook perpendicular to the bed rail?

    is the tower standing straight up?

    Does your J-Hook hole go entirely through the utility rail or does the end of the J-Hook stop at the top of the utility rail?

    I tried this method and was not able to get my towner standing straight up...it was bowing the to fifteen degrees into the truck bed and I could not get the bracket to sit straight.
     
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