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Old 12-06-2017, 07:48 PM   #61
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Yeah ladder racks for canopies stick out pretty far, I think it's an odd look. I don't think mounting 4 actuators plumb to each other would take much time at all, build a jig for it.
It can be done.
I plan on getting it if ever have the time or money. Tired of squat walking in my truck haha
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #62
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I just picked up a set of the TracRac Trac One racks from the local Home Depot for $88 marked down from $300 and sold at the specialty rack place down the street for $500.
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It can be done.

I plan on getting it if ever have the time or money. Tired of squat walking in my truck haha


Get a bedslide and side opening windows for shell.


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Get a bedslide and side opening windows for shell.


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I have a love-hate relationship with mine, it wastes a lot of space.
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If I was setting up from scratch I'd go with the cab height full length tool boxes that sit on top of the bed sides, leaving the entire bed and 4' between the boxes wide open. Would also incorporate ladder racks.
Leaves the entire bed open for hauling, plus these boxes are much easier to see and access your tools, and you don't scratch up your truck leaning against it like top opening boxes.
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I've had all 4 setups coupled with a 14' enclosed trailer. Currently the trailer is off the rd because its to much of a PIA so its truck cap only. Running the cap and a tool box I made is what works best for me. All my hand tools remain in the truck & my large tools stay onsite. I run lean & mean.
IMHO the worst part of running a cap is having to remove it. If you have a good system for removing a cap solo they are not that bad.
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I have a love-hate relationship with mine, it wastes a lot of space.


They die waist some space but not having to climb in and out make it worth while in my eyes.
On my other truck I have a tonneau (jury is still out on how I like it. The theory was I could roll up and still carry larger things that would hinder the shell) I built side compartments so I could use more of the bed.



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They die waist some space but not having to climb in and out make it worth while in my eyes.
On my other truck I have a tonneau (jury is still out on how I like it. The theory was I could roll up and still carry larger things that would hinder the shell) I built side compartments so I could use more of the bed.



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What are those trays that straddle the wheel wells? I need a set.
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What are those trays that straddle the wheel wells? I need a set.


I built them. They are just plywood I wrapped and mounted with angle brackets. Works really well so far. Gives me more usable space to keep stuff. Perfect for my levels, caulking guns, etc.


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Kinda late to party, but at my work we have one with the camper shell, one with a kapenhide shell and one without anything plus my personal truck with a box and another employees truck without anything. For work I pefer he kapenhide. I feel it is more organized than the camper shell and holds more. Nice thing about the box is you can take it on and off in minutes but if you need to hold a lot you run out of room fast.
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