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Has anyone thought about using one of these



but place it in the bed of the truck? What I was thinking was, to rig some bars to go across the bed using the rail system and then attaching this cargo box on that. Still leaving room underneath to store your gear e.g. snowboards, camping stuff while keeping your clothes etc nice and dry.

Anyone thought of doing this?
 

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you can do that. just need some of the d-ring bed cleats, and cargo cross bars. all OEM stuff you can buy at the dealer or online. i assume you already have some d-ring bed cleats already though, so you would just need the cross bars. Adventurenorth has successfully mounted a yakima loadwarrior on the OEM crossbars. so it should work.
 

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I always wondered what people put in those things...








year round.:dunno: Maybe the kids, when they act up?:lol:

Or is it that much of a PITA to take off?
 

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hmm kids LOL it's a good temp solution when you go out for short trips...surely not an expedition type solution.

Thanks for the heads up w/ adventurenorth...i'll search
 

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dont bother searching, i am here. i know.:kingme: :cool:

here some pics of his setup. the cleats and the cross bars are oem stuff.

as you can see in this pic, the cross bars mount to the cleats, and the cleats mount to the rail system. and because it is on the rail system, it is very adjustable.



and the cargo box goes ontop of the crossbars obviously



here is a pic of the rack on the cross bars.

 

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Doc, you are the man! thanks! i was trying to find pics but only read references to his mod that OE crossbars look pretty dam sturdy
 

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foofighter said:
Doc, you are the man! thanks! i was trying to find pics but only read references to his mod that OE crossbars look pretty dam sturdy
The cross bars are but the rail system isn't. If you plan on hauling any weight in a rack or in a cargo box you will want to reinforce the rails with some angle iron or square tubing. The rails are pretty weak when a load is applied vertically to them.
 

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AN, hope u didnt mind, i went diggin into your photobucket cause i know you had these pics and he wanted to see.

and yeah, my only concern would be the amount of weight actually being put into the box.
 

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that's pretty shabby to have a rail system and a cross bar attachment and the rails cant handle a lot of vertical load :(
 

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foofighter said:
that's pretty shabby to have a rail system and a cross bar attachment and the rails cant handle a lot of vertical load :(
Limit is 50 lbs a bar, but it's pretty simple to fab up some iron to brace the rails a little better. I did it with mine and can stand on them now, they don't move. I'll try and get some pics later.

Edit: Here follow this link. I stole the idea from Sisyphus, here is his writeup.
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30652
 

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I've got a Thule Mountaineer that I use to haul my backcountry skis and gear, but I haven't really given much thought to mounting on the bed (yet). I've got footpacks to carry it on the roof, and I think it's guestimated at 125-150lbs with that setup. Plus it's 7+ feet long, so it would be hanging off the back of the truck quite a bit. But the convenience of carrying the load lower does have it's pluses....
 
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