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New member from just west of weird, Austin, TX,...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by txsundance, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Jul 30, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    txsundance

    txsundance [OP] New Member

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    Just west of weird...
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    Lear Topper
    New member here searching out mod and maintenance information for my 08 Tundra Crewmax. Specifically looking for information about adding a roof rack system so I can haul my kayak and maybe a rooftop tent. I'm looking at a Rhino Rack, but I've received conflicting information about using the Rhino Tract mounted in the "ditch". Rack Outfitters and the Rhino Rack website recommend mounting using rivets through the ditch, but for off road use the "dynamic weight limit" drops down 148lbs. While my off road use will be relatively light I don't want to pull rivets through the metal of my roof while bouncing around my kayak or rooftop tent.

    One company told me the Tundra roofs don't have enough metal in the roof and said that the headliner should be removed and additional support added underneath the "ditch" and inferred that rivets could pull through. Any insight from members who have added a roof rack would be appreciated! I've viewed tx1upper's build and his custom rack system which looks awesome, but likely much more than I would spend.

    I'm also trying to figure how to wire in the 3rd brake light and interior topper light on my topper shell along with dc power outlets. I've just started exploring the sight and expect I should find these and other answers here but shortcuts to these threads would be great!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Sas

    Sas Humor is everywhere

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    Welcome from OK
     
  3. Jul 30, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon No Tomato Crew Staff Member

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    Welcome from Fort Worth!
    It does take some doing to get a roof rack successfully installed. Im sure someone who has done it will chime in soon!
     
  4. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Welcome from Houston
     
  5. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:04 PM
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    Grumpy Uncle

    Grumpy Uncle Pushing string down the hall SSEM #10

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    Welcome from CO.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Welcome from CA
     
  7. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Welcome from CO.
    Aren't they looking to change the name of the city?
     
  9. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Trooper2

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    Welcome from Houston area!
     
  10. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Welcome from CO! South of weird Boulder...Austin's twin.
     
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  11. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Welcome from Obx
     
  12. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

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  13. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Welcome from DFW! Hit up @1UPPER....he has a roof rack.he should be able to help you out. His is from @Coachbuilder1
     
  14. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Prostar 190

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  15. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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  16. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Welcome to the party!!
     
  17. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    Ericsopa

    Ericsopa Old man and the sea

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    Welcome. Just west, not quite far enough, IMO. If the flakes have their way, it won't be called Austin much longer.
     
  18. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    Welcome from Ca.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    ninjajay

    ninjajay Posting from the toilet

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    so would you say... you're just "left" of Austin?
     
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  20. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    That's impossible....just sayin...........................:infantry::broccoli::kona::bananadance::broccoli::kona::bananadance::broccoli::kona::bananadance::broccoli::kona::bananadance:
     
  21. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Trooper2

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    Or a wee bit closer to the "Left Coast" than Austin............
     
  22. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:27 PM
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    Grayota

    Grayota GoPackGo

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    Howdy from HTown
     
  23. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  24. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    HighDesertSurfer

    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

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    Howdy from NM!
     
  25. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    T-Rex266

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