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Bed rail cleats

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by InfernoToyo, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    InfernoToyo

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    Anyone had their bed cleats tie down stolen at all? What do you guys for theft prevention? I haven’t I just know they are very easy to take.D257A38B-59BD-455A-B648-139478E440DE.jpg
     
  2. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    vl184009

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    I haven't had any stolen either but if I know I am going somewhere like a mall or a concert venue or something of that nature, I just take them off before leaving the house.
     
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  4. Jul 16, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Long shank, small diameter locks installed on the ends of the rail might work. You would need to drill holes through the top and bottom of the rail to place the lock in. Just a thought.... I've been tempted to do this to mine.
     
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    At $44 bucks apiece they are valuable to the thief IMO. I worry about mine as well and have thought of simple ways of securing (bolts, locks, etc.). After reading this I think I will remove mine for the time being until I can secure them.

    Dan
     
  6. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    BuckWallace

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    On my old Titan you at least needed a wrench to get the end caps off the rails, so that made it a bit more difficult for thieves—I never had any stolen though. I had my Tundra for about 9 months before I put my canopy on and never had any stolen either.
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    I just looked at my deck rails again and there doesn't appear to be enough room to do what I last posted without removing the rails, drilling, and installing a lock from the bottom of the rail. Perhaps you could drill from the bottom of the rail into the rail opening and run a stainless steel screw into the bottom of the rail. A thief could still unscrew it but it would slow them down a little. Or, maybe do the same thing with a small bolt and place a nut on it in the rail opening. That would require a thief to have to have a screw driver and an open end wrench with him to remove it. There has to be a good way to do it; I just haven't come up with it yet....
     
  8. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    10 years with not even a tailgate lock or tonneau, never happened

    I suspect they don't make enough tundra for parts to be in high demand
     

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