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    Default Anyone with a RTT set up with a Topper

    Just wanting to see who has a RTT set up with a camper top/Topper on a Second Gen Tacoma.

    What kind of rack are you using and the tent set up?

    Does the bedsides flare out when you're sleeping in it?

    This is my truck that will eventually get a RTT.



    Thank you,
    Last edited by freeze; 06-23-2009 at 07:13 PM.
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    WASURF63 does.
    I saw his a week back in my town as we were driving opposite directions.
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=28208







    When I saw him the canopy was off,a nd the tent was just on the rack.
    Neat how he can have it both ways.

    His tent is the AutoHome Columbus.
    Looks like my AutoHome Maggiolina when it is down, but his opens up at an angle, mine cranks straight up.

    There are quite a few Tacomas on here with roof top tents.

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    The plastic bed and bed sides of the second gen Tacoma are way strong. I know there has been talk and questions of its strength but I wouldnt worry about it. Ive had several differnt racks mounted to the bed rail top on my second gen with mt RTT mounted and never a problem. Many miles, and no worries NO FLARE in or out of the RTT

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    awesome! thank you for the replies. I've been looking at either the ARB or the Ez Awn.

    Any picts of this set up with a rack on the topper?
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    Here is another Tacoma setup with a tent.
    http://homepage.mac.com/desertdude/0...ent/index.html



    Another build 07 Tacoma
    http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5767



    Wil from Sierra Expeditions setup on a CanBack topper.



    Not sure where I grabbed this from before, but it is mounted right to the top like you are asking about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    Hey thank you for the photo's!

    Do you remember how high this rack sits on the topper?

    I'm trying to get a rack that's low-profile so it's not sitting super high.

    I also tried getting more info form Can-Back for their second gen Tacoma but just got a simple... we'll get back to you when it's finished. That would take off a lot of weight also.
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    Just found this thread while searching for something else...
    Quote Originally Posted by freeze View Post
    Do you remember how high this rack sits on the topper?
    That's my Tacoma in the photo above. I started with a stock Yakima setup:




    It was too high, added unnecessary torque to the shell when offroad and, most importantly, wouldn't fit in my garage. I drilled holes through the roof and bolted on a set of Thule load bars:




    I attached an identical set of Thule bars to the RTT. When I lower the RTT onto the topper the upper loadbars sit on top of the lower set and are bolted together:








    The "lowered" version of the rack handles better on/offroad and fits inside a standard height garage. I sealed the bolt holes with a silicone sealant and haven't had any leaks after many miles of rain and snow. So far, the topper hasn't developed any cracks or other signs of fatigue.

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    You could easily fabricate some sort of support frame that sits within the "topper" itself and bolts to the floor of the tub.....then whatever RTT you decide to fit, just drill holes through the topper into the frame itself and mount it like this.

    it would be low profile and very strong.

    just an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMR View Post


    This is awesome! Would you happen to have more details on how they bolt together and keep the two bars from sliding off each other?

    Has anyone seen what happens to the bed with one of these attached to a topper and doing a steep hill climb with a little chatter or hop?

    Just watching these tacoma's the rear part of the frame really flexes if it gets into a slight hop on hill climbs. It's like an accordion! Wondering if the RTT will make it worse or might even dampen the effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux_Max View Post
    You could easily fabricate some sort of support frame that sits within the "topper" itself and bolts to the floor of the tub.....then whatever RTT you decide to fit, just drill holes through the topper into the frame itself and mount it like this.

    it would be low profile and very strong.

    just an idea.
    This too is a really good idea! Thanks Max
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    Quote Originally Posted by zolo View Post
    The plastic bed and bed sides of the second gen Tacoma are way strong. I know there has been talk and questions of its strength but I wouldnt worry about it. Ive had several differnt racks mounted to the bed rail top on my second gen with mt RTT mounted and never a problem. Many miles, and no worries NO FLARE in or out of the RTT
    Same here. Big stout rack, big Eezi-Awn 1600 with two full size adults up there.

    No worries.
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