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Bed rack options - roof tent


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Looking for options for the purpose of taking with me a roof top tent when we get out.

I've seen since cool ones by CBI but I don't believe they make them for our rigs.

Last, I need it to work with a bed cover.

What do you guys have/recommend?

 

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Putco makes a pretty nice bed rack that I have seen on a few peoples trucks on this forum. 
I saw a video last night w/ the Putco bed rack, but was a lacking details. Thanks for suggesting.

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I have a Retrax XR with Yakima Outpost HD System. When attached to the Retrax you get 300lbs on-road and 180lbs off-road. Should be enough to support a tent.
 
https://yakima.com/products/tonneau-kit-1
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That sounds good... Wondering is I can add storage on the side.

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The price of the bedracks are ridiculous these days. I ended up going the DIY route. Just angle iron, lateral supports from compact camping concepts. Everything came under $250. Fits my stock tri-fold, which takes up a lot of room on  the rails. Some drilling is involved.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, 3tspapat said:

The price of the bedracks are ridiculous these days. I ended up going the DIY route. Just angle iron, lateral supports from compact camping concepts. Everything came under $250. Fits my stock tri-fold, which takes up a lot of room on  the rails. Some drilling is involved.

 

 

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Do you have a link for the lateral supports.

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I got them from https://www.compactcampingconcepts.com/

I got the unfinished ones and then painted them myself. I was in a hurry for a trip to Zion so had to throw it together quickly. If I had more time and money, I'd get everything powder coated or use bedliner spray on them. I got the cross bar (square 1.25") and angle iron for a local metal shop. Then I found comparable from Home Depot for cheaper! I went with 2" angle iron, which is overkill. 

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55 minutes ago, 3tspapat said:

I got them from https://www.compactcampingconcepts.com/

I got the unfinished ones and then painted them myself. I was in a hurry for a trip to Zion so had to throw it together quickly. If I had more time and money, I'd get everything powder coated or use bedliner spray on them. I got the cross bar (square 1.25") and angle iron for a local metal shop. Then I found comparable from Home Depot for cheaper! I went with 2" angle iron, which is overkill. 

Thanks. 

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The price of the bedracks are ridiculous these days. I ended up going the DIY route. Just angle iron, lateral supports from compact camping concepts. Everything came under $250. Fits my stock tri-fold, which takes up a lot of room on  the rails. Some drilling is involved.
 
 
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That looks really good. Im looking at Putco right now, I heard a number of $1600.00 installed. [emoji53]

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Thanks! I was looking at some of the super high end ones and loved how they looked so rugged. Then decided just to go the DIY route and spend the money elsewhere. I must say I have received numerous complements from people looking for racks. From those who already have pre-fab racks I get nothing but stares and hate ?

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On 12/23/2020 at 7:56 AM, MaverickC2 said:

I have a Retrax XR with Yakima Outpost HD System. When attached to the Retrax you get 300lbs on-road and 180lbs off-road. Should be enough to support a tent.

 

https://yakima.com/products/tonneau-kit-1

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Looks good, do you have more pics of your setup?!

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Looking at a 3-4 person iCamper roof top tent. When I look at the specs of this yakima outpost HD rack, it days 500 lb on road max. Not sure if the static weight of the tent (155lbs) + two average size adults + and 2 young girls will work?

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