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Old 03-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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If you do not mind me asking
How much will the Jackrabbit tonneau and urge TracRac G2 system cost you?

We are looking at doing something similar.
The total tab was around $2,600 CDN. a bit pricey, but I have the comfort of knowing that each piece is top-notch quality!

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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The total tab was around $2,600 CDN. a bit pricey, but I have the comfort of knowing that each piece is top-notch quality!

OUCH!
I may have to consider making these purchases over a few years
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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Hey guys,
I've been looking for the same thing and I found this: Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts Pick Up Truck Rear Racks rack kayaks canoes Yakima pickup Q-Towers Low Riders control towers Thule Style #2 works with a tonneau. I haven't purchased from them, but the price and concept both seem solid.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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Hey guys,
I've been looking for the same thing and I found this: Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts Pick Up Truck Rear Racks rack kayaks canoes Yakima pickup Q-Towers Low Riders control towers Thule Style #2 works with a tonneau. I haven't purchased from them, but the price and concept both seem solid.
System #2 would work with a rigid flip-up tonneau or a soft cover tonneau, but it won't work with any of the rolling, retractible style tonneau covers. I guess it depends on the type of tonneau you want or have.

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #15
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Thanks for the feedback. I looked at Tracrac yesterday, and it does look like a good system.

Can you tell me if the tonneau can be locked in any positions other than fully open or fully closed? Also, can you open the tonneau without opening the tailgate first? These are some of the features that I was really hoping to have.
Keep in mind the Trak Rac system is a soft cover......a knife will open it.

The tailgate at least has to be cracked open to get to the lever that opens the tonneau cover. If you lock the tailgate, then the cover is locked.

I have tried using the tonneau cover in a 1/2 position, but the wind blows it all over the place. If the cover is rolled up against the cab, it will stay there, even without securing it with the included straps.

I installed the bed rails soon after I got my truck, and haven't had the need to remove them. The racks live in my garage most of the time until I need them.

The Trak Rac tonneau cover is not 100% rain proof. I still get some water in around the tailgate, depending on how the truck is parked on a slope. Regardless of that, I like the Trak Rac system.....it was the only thing I could find with a tonneau cover and racks. The racks are great, with optional tie-downs and rack slides.
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Thanks Mtnguy! It sounds like your system does everything you want it to. I very nearly bought the TracRac Tractonneau as well, because I really liked the idea of having a cargo divider and extra tie-downs integrated into one system. It was only the soft tonneau that I didn't like.

I was more focused on a single system that I could use summer and winter without ever having to take anything off of the truck. I had to remove the kayak racks from my old truck in the winter to put the locking tonneau system back on, and installing and removing rails and parts inevitably led to wear or broken parts.

We do a lot of ski trips in the winter so I really needed a locking system that can keep all of our ski gear safe and dry outside, and of course we load up several bikes and kayaks in the summer. My hope is that the new system is installed once and stays that way for as long as I own the truck.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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The only reason that I take leave my racks off most of the time is so that I can get keep my truck in the garage.....the racks are about 1/2" too tall for the door. The tonneau cover has never been removed since I installed it in early 2007.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #18
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Finally got the truck and racks!

I picked up the truck on Thursday, and went straight to the rack shop where they installed the Pace Edwards Tonneau and the TracRac G2 rack system. It looks great and everything works as expected.

Now All we need is warmer weather so we can get the kayaks out!
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Looks great !!!
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Agreed, looks sharp
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