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    Toyota Taco

    Working on a rack to hold at least 2 bikes upright in the back of my 04 toyota tacoma, without having to take wheels off or anything. Still in the design stage, just wondering what other people do with trucks, don't really like to just throw all my bikes on top of eachother in the bed. I have a few ideas, but would love sujestions.
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    Not sure if this helps or not.

    Hello,

    It doesn't sound like you want to consider a hitch rack but in case you we're, I have an '09 Tacoma with a KŁat NV 2 and with 2 bikes loaded in tilt mode you can fully ope the tailgate. I'm not sure if that even helps but it was something I was wondering about my options for a bike rack until I purchased one. Anyway, good luck.

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    I've got an '04 Tacoma Double Cab. I built one out of pvc, used plans I found and modified to fit. I can fit 3 bikes side by side, works well although with 3 bikes there's a bit of handlebar overlap. Not a big issue though. I do tie the bike/bikes in with cinch straps to the bed hooks, and it's solid.

    First pics are test fit, last is finished painted product. Drilled a couple holes in it and tied it in the bed with a few bungees. Looks decent, light weight, easy to remove. Great solution IMO...






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    I like that PVC design you made there. I have a 2003 Tacoma access cab with a camper shell on the bed, so I can't use that. I'm thinking about a hitch rack at some point. I just replaced all the shocks on my truck. Today I'm installing an add a leaf in the back so my truck budget is pretty low right now.

    I built a sleeping platform in the bed so I need to be able to open both the shell rear door and the tail gate to get into my mobile bedroom.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    In my old Tacoma, I just used 5 tie down straps for two bikes. One on either side of the handlebars to secure the front end, then one through the back triangle to keep the rear in place. Cheap, simple and effective.

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    Anybody ever used a tailgate mat like the Thule 824 gate mate? Ive got a 96 Taco im thinking about getting the mat for.

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    I'm really diggin' the pvc, thats exactly what I was thinking of, but I was gonna weld it out of square tubing, that looks way easier.......and fancy that, I have a Giant too... anyway thanks this is a great idea!!
    Ridin' fo' dayzz

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    -08 Jamis Dragon

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    Here's the link to the basic plan I used, only thing I changed were a few measurements to fit my bed proper. I still have the measurements that I used somewhere, if you're interested I can send them to you or post them up here when I dig them up.
    Make your own Bike Rack

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    If you can find the measurements you used I would love to see them, but it wont be that hard to figure it out
    Ridin' fo' dayzz

    Wheels - 11' Giant Anthem X1
    -08 Eastern Slash
    -08 Jamis Dragon

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    Sorry for the delay...for some reason I couldn't find my measurements...

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    I have an 01 Tacoma and I made a rack similar to the PVC rack but I used 1"x1" tubing. It is very strong and seems to work very well.


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