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Old 06-02-2012  
 
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Nice Rack!!

Would you mind posting a picture of the rack system you have on your truck? I just got a new rig and am contemplating running a raft inflated on the top of the truck for shuttle on day trips. Advice, pros, cons etc are helpful too.

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What truck does it need to go on?
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Dave, its a 2011 nissan titan crew cab.
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Well then you better spring for Aluminum, so you don't over load it or further destroy your mileage!

If you do a typical ladder rack, just add some carpetted 2x4s that span the side rails. We can talk more about it this weekend, but I used to winch the 16'er up on mine, with frame, and some gear.
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I've found that the best solution for trucks is to go with a canopy with a rack, just so you can throw your loose objects in the bed without worry of them flying out and giving you an easy place to sleep at the put-in. (A BedRug + a Paco is golden)

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Leif in Seattle went a little more overboard. His system is a full, custom built Al exoskeleton and basket around a canopy:


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no, I've never driven like that, I just going to the put in
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Big racks on upper owyhee
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if we're showing off racks, here are two of mine:
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Take a look at the size of these nice racks. Primo A1!!! One of these ladies is lucky enough to have husband with a huge boat!!!

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SLAMKAL has the best rack photo by far!!!
Anyone else have more like that??????

I've concluded that Dave Frank and leif go big with this stuff.
I've committed to a custom install over cabin then a topper with custom install over topper. The racks will actually be Thule, not the construction style cage frames. If I have issues I may have a custom side step installed between the shell and the bed rail.
I'll post pix when complete>

Lets see more racks!!!!
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