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Bed Cap with RTT???

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Bmendez1124, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Bmendez1124

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    Been trying to find research on running a bed cap on a crew max with my RTT mounted on top as well Ive looked at several companies and seen the static weight suggestions. Just curious who currently has this set up and it could be any brand just looking for details on whether or not they like it and if the cap can truly support the weight. Thanks pics for details.

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  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    mountainpete

    mountainpete The mountains are calling

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    I will be running an Eezi-Awn 1600 T-Top on my ARE Z-Series starting this summer. I ran it on a Range Rider canopy on my 2003 Tacoma for long before RTT's were cool (over a decade) with zero issues. I just got the ARE canopy on the new Tundra last month so won't put on the RTT until late spring.

    Fiberglass canopies are like boat hulls. They can take a tremendous amount of pressure/load as long as it's dispersed evenly. You can put a thousand pounds in the boat and the hull won't break - but you hit it with a hammer and it will crack. Same thing with a canopy. As a STATIC load (standing still/parked) you can easily have +500 lbs up there.

    No company will give a rating beyond standard roof rack (around 200 lbs) with a few exceptions. The big reason is static vs dynamic. A litigious public can't understand the difference. Regardless of the vehicle, canopy, etc, it is rare that a load greater than 200 lbs is safe on a moving vehicle. It changes the centre of gravity and in a crash it's simply dangerous. This is why no canopy company wants to say yes to any load higher than what a Yakima or Thule cross bar is rated for.

    There are some caveats that really have nothing to do with a RTT, but more the fiberglass cap. For daily use and overlanding they are great. I've done some crazy trails in the past that pushed the articulation of the truck beyond it's limits. But fiberglass isn't great for dessert jumpers and really crazy offroad. There are torsional stresses that crack fiberglass and any weight on the roof multiply the impact.

    My advice, is to get a good quality canopy like an ARE or Snugtop. Use a track system and 3 crossbars to disperse the weight evenly.

    If you really want to research RTT's go to www.ExpeditionPortal.com
     
  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    phogallen

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    I have an ATC with a HD roof as an option that pushes the load rating up to 500 lbs. Rhino Rack rails factory installed... backbone system will now extend over the cab. You could have a party up there...

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  4. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    Huge thanks for the information that explains a ton and makes sense I’ll def check into that website for further research. Thanks again much appreciated.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Bmendez1124

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    Nice!!! Would love to see pics of the whole system complete thanks
     
  6. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    I have a SnugTop with the Sportsman Package which includes a thicker roof to support 500lbs. I’ve got a Prinsu rack on top that holds my Tepui Ayer tent and an ARB 2500 awning. I also have one Baja Design S2 Sport work/scene light in each left and right side of the rack and 2 on the rear of the rack (1 work/scene & 1 combo amber as a chase light).

    Let me know if you would like any detail photos of anything

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  7. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:57 AM
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    Where'd you find that picture?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    phogallen

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    TRD Pro Grill, front bumper end caps, mirror caps and door handles blacked out. ATC Cap, Cap Pack 6 Gun Drawer, LED lights in CAP, Rhino rails on top, 12 volt accessory plugs. Weathertech floor mats, after market antenae. Ceramic tint film to driver and passenger door. Coachbuilder shims ,+2 shackles, steering kit, bumper shims, Bora 1.25 wheel spacers Bilstein 5100's on mid setting. BW flares with blacked out Route 66 screws. Gloss black powder coated OEM rims and Cooper 295/70/18 ST MAXX. Tech12Volt sound system upgrade...JL C2's doors and C1's on dash, 5 channel JL amp, 2 10inch subs in custom box and DSR1 sound processor...Soundskins in doors and back wall. Trunk and body badges removed. Powder coated tow hooks red. Linex bed lining front bra film and flares along with full ceramic coat. Cramic Pro interior plus windshield treatment. Toyota running boards and TRD anti sway bars in front and rear along with blacked out exhaust tip. TRD door latch cover plates. Full VLED light upgrade puddle, license, interior added footwell plus rear tail light brake, reverse. Added ASM turn signal LED's in front. OPT 7 tailgate light in red. Baja Design amber squadrons wc in front and SR2 Pro's in amber on rear bumper. Filmed reverse light in back, added red shackle on tow hitch and new license plate in front
    Backbone system still being configured to new tundras but any other rhino platform will hold a tent set up...I’d highLy recommend getting a cap that has a higher load rating option. I also got mine because I added the cap pack drawers inside which I had configured for 6 long guns

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  9. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    ARE V-Series with FrontRunner rack.


     
  10. Jan 7, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    mountainpete

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    Can a rack be sexy? Roof rack. On a canopy folks. Mind out of the gutter.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    SpeshulED

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    Whoa! Never knew something like this existed. If needed how easy is it to uninstall?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    phogallen

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    TRD Pro Grill, front bumper end caps, mirror caps and door handles blacked out. ATC Cap, Cap Pack 6 Gun Drawer, LED lights in CAP, Rhino rails on top, 12 volt accessory plugs. Weathertech floor mats, after market antenae. Ceramic tint film to driver and passenger door. Coachbuilder shims ,+2 shackles, steering kit, bumper shims, Bora 1.25 wheel spacers Bilstein 5100's on mid setting. BW flares with blacked out Route 66 screws. Gloss black powder coated OEM rims and Cooper 295/70/18 ST MAXX. Tech12Volt sound system upgrade...JL C2's doors and C1's on dash, 5 channel JL amp, 2 10inch subs in custom box and DSR1 sound processor...Soundskins in doors and back wall. Trunk and body badges removed. Powder coated tow hooks red. Linex bed lining front bra film and flares along with full ceramic coat. Cramic Pro interior plus windshield treatment. Toyota running boards and TRD anti sway bars in front and rear along with blacked out exhaust tip. TRD door latch cover plates. Full VLED light upgrade puddle, license, interior added footwell plus rear tail light brake, reverse. Added ASM turn signal LED's in front. OPT 7 tailgate light in red. Baja Design amber squadrons wc in front and SR2 Pro's in amber on rear bumper. Filmed reverse light in back, added red shackle on tow hitch and new license plate in front
    Cap Pack? Or Backbone? Not sure think the mounting rail is installed at the factory but am guessing the dealer mounts the drawers and hardware. Probably straight forward to take out....it’s built like a tank
     
  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply I just googled searched and it popped up
     
  14. Feb 17, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Could you post some additional photos of your rack setup. I've got the same SnugTop and I'm on the fence between the prinsu and rhino rack pioneer platform. I like the prinsu asthetic, but wonder how strong the rack is without the additional lateral supports. Just looking at the design, the pioneer platform looks like it would be sturdier, but would love some real world input based on your setup. TIA
     
  15. Feb 17, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    If you have any you can post along with those requested above, can you please post photos of your scene lighting. Mainly the areas it lights up. But also helpful would be, where it's mounted on the rack, the path the wires were routed... and what controller you're using (where). Have you got a second battary?

    You've got a great set up; I'd like to know more. Thanks in advance!
    So... if you check out KevinK's Komodo build, his (wife's) MGM crew cab has a JB Grand Raid RTT mounted over a custom (low profile) bedrack.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Would love to see pics
     
  17. Feb 18, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    The guy I bought my shell from ran this setup for a few years. Basic Snugtop (it does have the thicker area in the middle of the roof) with 3 Yakima cross bars. He had no issues with him, he's a big guy, and his wife and a couple of dogs.

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  18. Feb 18, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    If you mean you want to see pics of KevinK's CC with the Grand Raid, use the search feature (small magnifying glass near top of your screen on the right, below the Alert. For subject enter "Komodo" and enter KevinK as the poster. You'll get multiple hits and can look through these to find his build.

    I didn't post a link here because, with 248 posts under your belt, I want to make sure you know how to search to get the best info. Someone showed me back when, and it totally got me going.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Wow! There are some real badass scenic camping shots in this thread.
     
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    Hey @SpeshulED, can you post up pics of your side lights?
     
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    Here is a pic of the @Baja Designs S2 Sports. The sides are clear work/scene reflectors. The rear middle is clear wide/cornering with work/scene reflectors until I switch out to spot lens. The right passenger side rear is amber combo lens for my chase light. I plan to add another rear S2 on the driver side with a red combo lens.

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    Here are some side photos

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    Let me know if you have any other questions. I also some detailed photos on my IG account @bigfuun
     
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    Very nice! Gives me ideas. Thank you Sir.
     
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    I have an A.R.E cx hd with the hd bars. It has a dynamic rating of 550
     
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