Ok, so I'm the FNG, and this is my first post, so be gentile; I have a 2010 Ram CC SB, and am trying to figure out what words of wisdom I can squeeze out of some of you guys, before I spend a s***load on a rack for my truck. Right now I have my CVT RTT set up on a completely custom set of 2x4s just so I can get out and actually enjoy my investment. So far, when looking for racks, the only thing that is actually off-road capable and made for the Ram 1500s is the Leitner rack; it is modular, and you can put the gearpod and all of that other stuff on it, but is it really necessary? How many people have had their lives changed drastically by using the gear pods or any of that exclusive Leitner gear. Also, I had planned on a very simple design, similar to a headache rack that extends over the cab, and really high bed rails, allowing the tent to be mounted almost at cab height, but the "headache rack" bar would still provide protection from bashing my tent on any low hanging anythings. This leads me to my next question: after watching a lot of guys overloading in some pretty extreme terrain, nobody has frontal protection for their RTT, so do I really need it? Plus any revisions/hindsight are accepted.