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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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looking for a rack

I have a 2010 ranger with a "wedge"type cap and im looking for a rack that would fit to carry a boat etc..... im not to found of the ones that demands drilling holes in the cap. There are a few on the market that attach to the bed and fit over the cap but i dont think they would fit a wedge type cap. If anyone have ideas please let me know.

The cap is a HAWK like this one
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, I can't see those racks that mount directly to the roof of a fiberglass canopy being able to bear much weight. Eventually the fiberglass is going to start cracking from stress. I had crossbars like that on the canopy of my old truck, but I never put anything other than a few pieces of lumber or a foam mattress up there. There were only 3 or 4 screws per corner holding it on with a backing plate, inside. The weight of a boat would have probably wrecked it.

What if you got an external frame type, as you mentioned, and have it raised a bit, by cutting the legs, and welding in a few extra inches of tubing (enough to clear the roof of the canopy)?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 01:34 AM
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i think i seen one tonight...... actually lots of racks out and about...... lol

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