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Postby billmccaff » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:29 pm

Hey new to this forum. What do you guys think of the cap and roof rack so far
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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby HenryJ » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:27 pm

Cool roof / ladder / construction rack. First long rack I have seen like that. Looks like it is "pinned"? Just a two piece design, or is there some adjustablity? What are you hauling up there?

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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby billmccaff » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:55 pm

I'm mounting kayaks and extention ladders. It is not adjustable but I'm pretty sure I can cut it down and weld it smaller. might be a fun weekend project. It mounts to the bed walls under the cap
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Postby HenryJ » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:01 pm

Looks awesome. Kayaks sounds like fun. Any plans for a deck and sleep up there? I have a friend that used the "Turkey mats". Sort of a synthetic grate material. That was a very long time ago now.

I don't see your location in your profile. What part of the world do you live / frequent?

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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby billmccaff » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:22 pm

Haven't set the profile yet. Pennsylvania. I camp in the bed usually. I do alot of rock climbing so I can sleep on the crash pads. I have thought of adding decking but I don't know what to use. The rack has helped me overcome some of the small bed issues. Had a couch up there the other day
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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby billmccaff » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:55 pm

http://www.rhinorack.com/products/shade ... ning_31100
Want to put one of those on there next
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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby HenryJ » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:35 pm

We have become very accustomed to sleeping off the ground. The small bed is usually pretty full with stuff. Chuck had some grating material attached to his rack that mad a good summer sleeping platform. I'd be very tempted to look at a RTT for the back of your rack if the kayaks would work up front. The RTT would act as an awning for the back and a nice place to set up the kitchen :)
Those foxwing awnings do look cool. Jury is still out in my book though. Quite a few end up selling them it seems and the cost is on the high side. Watch EP for them, they come up from time to time.
I like my CampingLabs awning. There are some similar ones available. CVT awnings would be top of my list today.
I recently picked up one for my Dad's Westfalia. http://www.busdepot.com/ezyplus Very affordable and simple. Not attached to the roof for travel, but looks pretty compact and better than a tarp.

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Re: New to forum how do you like the truck

Postby Built2Bend » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:59 pm

I don't know if you've seen this but it's pretty cool. Home made RTT My only wonder is how it's holding up.

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