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New Rhino Rack Platform on ARE Camper Shell

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Wildtrout, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    Wildtrout

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    Built and installed a Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform on my ARE Z Series camper shell. Bought it from Rack Outfitters in Austin, TX with free shipping and no tax. Easy build and fairly easy to install on the ARE Yakima tracks after some careful measurements followed by a little tweaking. I plan on installing a second over the main cabin roof to continue the rack lines and versatility. The rack runs about 50lbs and is very well engineered and built. Great quality! I plan on using it to attach a couple of ARB awnings and for general utility.

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  2. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    Dang..I need to do that. Well done.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    Looks nice. Do u know how high is it from roof, 4 or 6 inches?
     
  4. Aug 13, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    From the roof of the shell to the base of the platform is 4.75.”
     
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  5. Nov 23, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    What are the dimensions of that rack? I have the Retrax XR and am looking to put a platform on it, need to get the right one.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    “60x”54
     
  7. Nov 23, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    I have one on my tundra, I love it!
     
  8. Nov 23, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Having a second installed over the cab next week. Don’t want to attempt drilling, riveting, and waterproofing on my own.
     
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  9. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Look forward to pics!
     
  10. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    Frontrunner rack...

     
  11. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    That looks awesome!
     
  12. Nov 30, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    Very nice. What ARE shell are you running? Is it reinforced for weight or did it not matter? I have a Z series ARE and I’m know kind of wishing I got the reinforced model rated at 500lbs.
     
  13. Nov 30, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    Here’s how the second Rhino Rack ended up on my ‘18 Crewmax. Very happy with the fit and how it lines up almost perfectly with the original on my cap. I had a local shop install this one as I wasn’t interested in drilling into my cab and riveting, etc.

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    What size of FrontRunner did you use?
     
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    That turned out awesome!
     
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    I went with the V-Series. Not sure what you mean by reinforcement but none added. Are you talking about bed stiffeners?
     
  17. Dec 3, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    ARE, Snugtop, and Leer make models with much higher weight ratings. Better for RTTs, etc.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    Oh ok. Mine works just fine without that.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    That is awesome
     
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    Were those tracks factory installed?

    I got some Thule tracks that I’m going to install myself, and I’m wondering how far apart (center to center of tracks) yours are apart?
     
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  21. Dec 8, 2020 at 8:37 PM
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    46” on center is the spread for tracks on the ARE Z. I installed Rhino tracks on mine.
     
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  22. Dec 9, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    The Yakima tracks on my ARE were factory installed.
     

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