Look for the interior of my ATFlippac to be highly influenced by TacoDoc's build with some twists of my own to suit the Tacoma longbed platform and surfboard storage. Rest assured I'll be picking your brain (and Martyn's) again in the future.
I ordered the rain fly right from the beginning. PacNW outings most often involve some sort of sogginess for sure. Thanks for the advice on water/dustproofing. I can see daylight through several areas from inside the bed, mostly in the tailgate and rear hatch areas, that will need some weatherproofing.
I've just noticed two leak points (minor gaps) after some heavy rain today. Both front corners where the bottom edge of the canopy meets the top edge of the bed are letting water drip in.
I will definately pay attention to sealing up all the points of water/dust entry that you mentioned above.
this is my first post to the site, but I can't resist on this one.....I saw you driving home on highway 99 between Bakersfield and Visalia. I almost ran off the road as I saw you driving in the opposite direction because I have a 2008 white Taco crew cab long bed with black wheels......and an AT Flip Pac on order. I should be making the same trek to Prescott sometime at the end of June. I've started building the storage/sleeping platform for the bed....I started with a drawer that has 60" drawer slides. I should be at a point to take pictures and send along ideas by this weekend.
Right now I'm gearing up to ride in the Garmin-Transitions team car for tomorrow's stage of the Tour of California from Visalia to Bakersfield.....the ultimate dream for any cycling fan.
That's about as nice a flippac setup as I've seen! If I were to do it again, I'd get the same options you got. Nice job.
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I'm continuing the sleeping/storage platform build in the back of my Tacoma as I wait for my AT Flip Pac to arrive in Prescott....Wasurf, I tried to PM you as to keep technical questions out of the mix, but I have a feeling not many people check their Personal Messages.
Would you be willing to measure the overlap on the inside of the shell? I need to know how far the shell sticks out past the sliding rails where it is bolted on. It looks to be about 2 inches, but I need a more exact measurement than I can get by looking at pictures. If you could check the side rails and the front rail (nearest the cab), I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance!
I have had a ton of fun planning and building the platform....I've spent hours on this site looking at storage solutions, kitchens, battery back-ups, suspension, drawer slides, etc. I'm addicted to my Flip Pac and it hasn't even come in yet. Forget the camping....I could spend the next year planning and building. My wife thinks I've lost my marbles.
Sorry, never got anything in my PM from you, but
here's the info your hopefully looking for...
Driver side /fr track rail inward = 1 3/4" overhang
Pssgr side /fr track rail inward = 2" overhang
Driver side /fr bed wall inward = 2 3/4" overhang
Pssgr side /fr bed wall inward = 3" overhang
Front of bed /fr track rail inward = 1 - 1 1/8" overhang
Front of bed /fr bed wall inward = 1 1/2 - 1 3/4" overhang
There appears to be some minor inconsistencies in my Flippac mold or maybe it's just sitting on the bed rails a little uneven. Either way it's minor and not really noticable to the naked eye. Also take into consideration that the '05+ Tacoma bed is wider up front than in the rear and the Flippac is basically a square shape.
Just my .02 , wouldn't you rather wait until you have it mounted to your rig before you build a custom platform?
BTW you havn't lost your marbles, but you need to break the news to your wife that you are addicted. It's like the mafia, "once your in you can't really get out".
The build "is" fun but don't forget about the use. Get out and enjoy your AT Flippac as soon as you get it!