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Old 05-18-2011, 10:41 PM
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not sure howd hed be able to clear the trailer w that kind of overhang but its definitely worth looking into!

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looking at pics he will be using a bumper ball so the new ideas are out
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:45 PM
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we need pic of trailer!!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:47 PM
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Ditto!!!!

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:11 AM
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Thanks for the ideas guys, but I want to call on that ladder rack, just not sure if s-10 beds are the same as ours.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:38 AM
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I have seen ppl who have put on a traditional ladder rack just moved the truck box back towards the tailgate. It puts a small two inch gap between the front of the bed and the box but doesn't look half bad. I'll try to find a pic.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:44 AM
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I have seen ppl who have put on a traditional ladder rack just moved the truck box back towards the tailgate. It puts a small two inch gap between the front of the bed and the box but doesn't look half bad. I'll try to find a pic.
Like this but with the ladder rick instead of the window bars.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:58 AM
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I went ahead and called about that rack. The guy says he is positive it'll fit, so I am going to look at it tomorrow night.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:44 AM
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My opinion :::

Round stock or angle iron . Maybe 4 cross supports in the middle ( one on each end and two inside for support . ) . Too heavy and you will never lift it off either . 2 sides .
You can make it as fancy as you like but just a weld job on raw stock . Engine and oars ? Other gear ? Tie down is important on the highway as they have a tendancy to fly , Maybe a bow rope to the front of your truck and a strap in the middle and a tie down on the stern of the boat to the bumber .
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:15 PM
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You could get a cap with racks. I have this one but you would probably want cab high for looks.

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:22 PM
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i gots an idea! how bout just a lumber rack.. whoah.. why wouldnt that work, place the toolbox on the rails, wallahh
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:59 PM
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You could buy my T-Rac!!
Clamps onto bed rails, comes with toolbox mounts. Easy on, easy off.

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:01 PM
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ME WANT!!! ive wnated one for a long time!

whats the weight limit?
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:06 PM
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800 pounds
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800 pounds
thanks, thats not too bad
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:47 PM
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I checked that rack out, and it fit! I bought it and strapped it on. I have to buy clamps this weekend, where should I look?



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