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Old 02-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Tonneau cover and kayak racks

I've been looking far and wide for a combination system that allows me to have a lockable, retracting tonneau cover AND a set of kayak racks on my truck at the same time that don't interfere with each other.

I need the ability to store and lock up camping materials in the box of the truck, and carry two kayaks at the same time. I would also like to avoid drilling holes or otherwise modifying a brand new truck.

I tried Retrax, but they don't have a system that does both. Roll N Lock is the same. Pace Edwards has a system, but it looks very 'industrial'. TracRac has a system too, but it is a soft tonneau that is not lockable.

Has anyone found a good system that works and looks good too? I'd like to find a solution before the camping season starts here in Calgary in May!

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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I own a TracRac. I have had it for years. I recently purchased a new truck and have not relocated the TracRac to it as of yet. When I had it on the Dodge, I carried 2 bicycles using the bicycle carriers and carried a canoe on top. I have the tonneau cover too. I like the TracRac.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Can you post some pics? I have been trying to solve the problem of transporting the bikes and kayaks (10'6") at reasonable or, preferably, no cost. I haven't tried it yet, but we could probably fit them into the TT. I would prefer not to have to resort to that method.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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Pace-Edwards looks like a solid product.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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TracRac system

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I own a TracRac. I have had it for years. I recently purchased a new truck and have not relocated the TracRac to it as of yet. When I had it on the Dodge, I carried 2 bicycles using the bicycle carriers and carried a canoe on top. I have the tonneau cover too. I like the TracRac.
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.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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I have a lockable, roll-up Tonneau, and a set of roof mounted Thule racks for my three 'yaks....

The Thule's mount without drilling, by utilizing existing screws under the rubber drip-edge around the door frames. The tonneau and the 'yak racks are completely independent of each other, and don't interfere with each other in any way.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Pace-Edwards looks like a solid product.
Pace Edwards was my top choice for the tonneau, but the rack system looks so 'industrial' that my wife vetoed that choice.

the search goes on...

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I have a Retrax lockable bed cover and a Adarac utility rack over bed that I carry a 12' aluminum boat on. No drilling a the rack used the stake pockets of the truck bed.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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The pieces have finally come together. I have a Pace-Edwards Jackrabbit tonneau matched up with the TracRac G2 sliding rack system and Thule 883 Kayak racks. It should all be installed on the new truck this week.

Now all I need is for the last of this snow to melt so that we can get out there!!
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The pieces have finally come together. I have a Pace-Edwards Jackrabbit tonneau matched up with the TracRac G2 sliding rack system and Thule 883 Kayak racks. It should all be installed on the new truck this week.

Now all I need is for the last of this snow to melt so that we can get out there!!
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.
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