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Gaston
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Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?

The bed on my new truck is foot shorter than it was on my previous truck, and even then my paddleboard hung out a good 5.5'. I have a giant roof on this truck so I'm thinking of going up there with a rack. Prices on these things vary wildly. I really like this flat rack made by bajarack, thinking it may be the forerunner.

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I think flat would work better than this setup for my board though.



JAB528
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
Josey has a pretty sweet deal for transporting his kayak.


Gaston
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
I saw a sweet wooden setup for hauling yak in the back of a Tacoma this weekend in Bay St Louis, was Josey in town?


Salmon
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
I have a quadcab Tacoma, but I hate how the racks look on the roof, so I just bought a bed extender. I like it.

*not my truck



El Josey Wales
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
Josey was not in town.

Josey has a hitch rack like the one above.


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Gaston
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
Did you get the long bed Tacoma? They didn't make it with the manual transmission for some damn reason.


Salmon
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
quote:

Did you get the long bed Tacoma?


god no

those look horrible

my set-up

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This post was edited on 7/29 at 10:35 am


LSURoss
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
I seen't you out and about

At one point my uncle was going to weld me up a rack, but we never got around to it. I just strap my rig on the jeep and hit the trail


Langston
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
old school pipe rack ftw


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The Last Coco
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
I have a ranger with a 6' bed and just use ratchet straps. Those boats aren't going anywhere. I've put two 14' yaks back there with no issue. Just tie them down.


thedice20
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
Yea, thats all i do. Ratchet strap it down real tight.


Gaston
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
My board is only 32 lbs and it has a ton of surface area compared to y'alls boats. I could hang it out of the bed, but I doubt I could fit anything else in there. I'd have a problem of keeping the cab end of the board down as well. I'm not putting a tool box on this truck, which made up the front end of my retention system for my last truck. I worry about beating the crap out of my board with the roof rack though, not sure how I'd go about getting up on there.
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DieselTiger1
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
I bought a contractors ladder rack for mine. It was less than $100 and works just fine




Salmon
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
sorry about your penis, bro


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Gaston
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
That's badass. Have any problem getting them up there?


DieselTiger1
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
Nope. if you can lift it into your truck bed you should be able to get it on the rack. I lift one and into the bed then jump up there and lift it onto the rack .not hard at all
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convertedtiger
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
That is the setup I was looking at. Keeps the bed free for coolers, camping gear and such. I have also seen guys using a cheap little 3 X 5 utility trailer with a tongue extender and a rack for even more space.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
My buddy has a Yakima and really likes it.

I just strap mine down in the back and let it hang off the tailgate.


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CarRamrod
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re: Anyone racked their truck for Yak haulin?
is the rack removable?


Polar Pop
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Ratchet Straps FTW

I used to be paranoid about it flying out and used like 5 ratchet straps until I saw Coco put that 14 footer in his Ranger with 1 strap and roll fine with it


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