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    Best Rack for a Truck with a Camper Shell

    I just got a new to me truck. A Gen 1 Tundra with a matching camper shell on the bed. It has Yakima cross racks or bars already mounted to the shell. I'm thinking about buying a couple of Yakima Highroad Mounts to mount to the cross racks. Like these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Yakima-Highro...highroad&psc=1



    Besides pulling under the garage or carport, whats the good, bad and the ugly with this kind of mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagwood_55 View Post
    I just got a new to me truck. A Gen 1 Tundra with a matching camper shell on the bed. It has Yakima cross racks or bars already mounted to the shell. I'm thinking about buying a couple of Yakima Highroad Mounts to mount to the cross racks. Like these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Yakima-Highro...highroad&psc=1



    Besides pulling under the garage or carport, whats the good, bad and the ugly with this kind of mount?
    The bad: fuel economy will suffer, the garage thing you mentioned, plus any drive through ie... banks whatever, parking garages etc..., can be difficult to get your bikes up there since itís so damn high, unstable on unimproved roads.

    The ugly: yes, they are.

    The good: canít really think of anything, other than they are available.

    Honestly, theyíre not the best option for trucks, in my mind. Get a hitch rack.


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    yup get a hitch rack and put a kuat pivot in service. Best of both worlds. You can swing the bike out of the way and get in the back of your truck. love mine.

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    Adding to the good comments already given, maybe consider something like the RockyMounts BackStage: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/r...JvY2t5bW91bnRz

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