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Safari Rack for Double Cab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TwoToneTundra, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mar 6, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    TwoToneTundra

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    Does anyone have any recommendations of brands for both luggage rack and safari rack for my double cab? Anyone have their double cab with theses mods? Pics?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Are you planning to install over the bed or on the roof?
     
  3. Mar 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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  4. Mar 6, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    *Following. Thinking of doing this too.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    No one has any info???

    Guess I'll be the trend setter...
     
  6. Sep 13, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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    I don't yet have a safari rack, but I have the rails and cross bars installed. If you do get them installed be sure to get rails installed, and not just have the feet installed into your roof. Installing the rails allows you to first move the positioning of the cross bars for multiple applications, but also distributes the load more evenly on the roof, which makes for a safer and more secure load.

    I don't have the best images right now, but this should give you an idea. I use it with a hitch extender to carry a 17' canoe and a pair of kayaks, but I did want to get a basket for camping goodness. I got the Rhino Rack because it's aluminum and comes with locks already (Thule and Yakima are plastic and you need to pay extra for locks).

    Hope this helps!

    13701110_497764133762104_178420275654581248_o.jpg
     
  8. Sep 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    Thanks fellas! All great info... I've been doing my research over the last few months and I'm going with the Rhino Rack, with a go rhino safari rack.
     
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  9. Oct 19, 2016 at 12:07 PM
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    Do you have a cost on the bars? I am looking at Yakima bars for a roof top tent in the furtue. Let me know how you like yours. I have a Crewmax not a DC
     
  10. Oct 19, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    I have a Crewmax too. The full system, installed, was around $850.

    I chose Rhino because they are aluminum and come with locks by default. The Yakima bars are plastic and you pay additional for locks.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  12. Oct 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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    Backslider, I'm sure the Yakima cross bars are a plastic coated steel bars or else they couldn't support the loads they do. They do look plastic if you don't remove the end caps.
    https://www.yakima.com/crossbars
     
  13. Oct 26, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    They are just plastic, even the rack and road guys will tell you that. They do make an aluminum bar but you pay a premium for it.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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    Having owned Yakima bars and rack systems and worked in bike shops, last time I checked, they're steel with a plastic sleeve/coating.
    Just trying to help.
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