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How are you all transporting your skis?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by packheavy, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. Nov 28, 2023 at 8:09 AM
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    I'm trying to figure out the best way to transport skis. In the past I threw them in the bed of the truck wrapped in a blanket. It works but the blanket get soaked and frozen. Pain to dry out in the Winter.

    Looking for ideas. I'm thinking of Molle Panels on the driver/passenger side. Could serve dual function for shovel, axe, water attachment points as well.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 28, 2023 at 9:43 AM
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    get a soft tonneau cover? I just got my first ever tonneau cover and find it so handy. No shoveling snow out of the box, items are out of sight out of mind, and no worries of light items flying out of the highway.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2023 at 10:35 AM
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    I don't have a cover. Not super interested yet. Doing some other upgrades first which are $$. I was hoping there is a way to attach them to the rail system. I haven't come across anything of interest yet.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2023 at 10:56 AM
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    Depends what you want to spend, molle panels for both sides for decent quality will probably run you around 800. And that is just the panels, not including hardware for mounting the ski's to them. Not sure how many ski's you are wanting to transport but the affordable option would just be to buy a ski bag that can handle the weather and strap it down.

    https://www.rei.com/product/119693/dakine-fall-line-ski-roller-bag?sku=1196930003&store=&CAWELAID=120217890005251828&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=100417470216&CATCI=pla-2205189601151&cm_mmc=PLA_Google|21700000001700551_1196930003|92700077963234145|TOF|71700000065838642&gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZHWhK_nggMVoifUAR3muACwEAQYAiABEgK7nPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
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    buy some thick kitchen cutting board and jigsaw yourself some custom mounts for the rails, snowboard binding ratchets to secure the skiis to the mounts.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2023 at 11:17 AM
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    Just wrapped up ski rack for our Tundra (24 SR5 CM 5.5 bed). OP may already have a solution, but this worked out nice for me. It is based on a "low-profile truck bed rack" from Amazon ($140) and a nice Yakima roof ski-rack (which I already owned). Had to fabricate some steel adapter plates to tie into the bed rails (using t-nuts, also from Amazon). I sprayed the mounting brackets and adapter plates with bed-liner (Herculiner spray).

    Sturdy, low profile, looks good, and it was reasonably cheap. PS: the rack will come off in the summer time because I want an open-bed.

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  9. Dec 19, 2023 at 2:48 PM
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    This was our solution for a trip to Idaho last year, built a bed deck that the skis slide under with a Toyota bed mat to keep them from sliding around we were able to fit 7 sets alternating tips and tails longest were 186cm shortest were 168cm and widest being 116mm under foot. It was about 130$ in material and took about 3-4 hours to build when the tailgate is locked they're secure and we can still put stuff on top of the deck coolers, cookbox, bags etc. I plan to bed-line the deck so it looks better before I put it in for this season but it was functional for the trip last year.





    We may have a ski addiction...waiting on snow currently

     
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  10. Dec 19, 2023 at 3:24 PM
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    Nice solution.
    We used to put our stuff under the sled deck but have since gotten rid of deck. it was nice noing the gear was mostly secure. No unpacking at the hotel.

    i notice Skiis, mtb and dirt bikes, my kinda people ;)

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