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Kayak Rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by scottsilva1, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Mar 7, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    scottsilva1

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  2. May 26, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    Thread bump. Just wondering how this is working out for you? Any cons to this set up? Or tips/tricks? I think I'll be going this route instead of spending $700 on the thule. Great find and thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 4, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    ermiahj0024

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    Curious if this would work on my 2018 Tundra Crew Max? Same clamps and all?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Diverguy

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    I'd never be able to get mine up there. For the short distances I travel with mine, I'll stick to hanging it off the back of the bed and strapping it down
     
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  5. Jun 4, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Doubt you’ll get much of an answer guys, the post is 2 years old and the OP only has 3 posts.
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Ended up tryjng this with different style clamps and they did not work. Going to return them. The rack also sits really high above the cab when i didnt the initial test fit. The clamps he listed look to be more adjustable then the ones i purchased.
    Ended up just purchasing the Thule Xsporter.

    Just dont get these they wont fit properly.
    $28 AA-Racks P-AC-04 Utility Track System Mounting Clamp for Toyota Tacoma/Tundra Truck Cap/Camper Shell, Set of 4 - SilverAA-Racks P-AC-04 Utility Track System Mounting Clamp for Toyota Tacoma/Tundra Truck Cap/Camper Shell, Set of 4 - Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CHGD28J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VzFfBbQN9NN1R
     
  7. Jun 4, 2018 at 10:31 PM
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    RangerBP

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    For the height impaired or solo paddler, the thule hullavator is a nice unit. Awkward at first, but possible to get the hang of after a couple of tries. No pics of it yet on the tundra. I’m sure it’ll mount fine on a bed rack.

    Yakima has a similar unit now too, if that’s more your flavor.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM
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    Yeah, I have a bumper pull camper I recently purchased and want to be able to take the yaks for my wife and I. Thanks for the responses, everyone!
     
  9. Jun 5, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    speckmon

    speckmon Pray for snow

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    That looks ridiculous. Throw em in the back with some come alongs

    /thread
     
  10. Jun 5, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    1UPPER

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    I have the Thule racks for my kayaks. I’ve had them on three different tundras and they have lasted and done a great job. The initial cost is more but they do last, very versatile and easy to use. B15E8C08-BCAF-4011-93CF-546AEF0F7963.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    Looks good but what a PIA to get those up there. I had an exterra before the tundra and hated getting to yak up there. It's nice to have space in the bed for other stuff but I love being able to just slide the yak in and go.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    I think having a truck bed it’s not bad at all to load them. Pending the weight of your kayaks. The back of the Thule kayak holders are felt so the kayak slides across them and the front holders are rubber to grip the kayak. Once their loaded on you tie the straps while standing in the bed of the truck.
     
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  13. Jun 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    Dang. I spent a couple of hours last night trying to figure how to best carry the 13 foot kayak I bought a while ago. I like keeping it lower since it's easier to get out. Might just get a bed extender or create some kind of platform so I can store stuff underneath
     
  14. Jun 7, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    Diverguy

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    Here’s how I do it for the 5 minute drive to the lake
     
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  15. Jun 7, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    How long is that kayak? I got a 25 minute drive to the lake.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2018 at 3:06 AM
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    It's 11' (Jackson Coosa). I also take it to my cabin like this...about a 1.25 hour drive. It doesn't stick out to the side any further than my mirrors.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    SnrDisregardo

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    Couldn't you lower the tailgate and X tie it down too? Or I have seen some yak trailers as well. Basically looked like they have bicycle tires on them.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    Ended up making my own bed extender. It was also my first welding project. I painted it black. Going to put some reflective tape on it and come up with some tie downs.

    Thinking of running some superstrut on the inside and making tie downs that I can adjust for different widths.

    20180609_190227.jpg
     
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