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Old 01-16-2019, 11:20 AM
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Roof Racks

Hey everyone about to pull the trigger on a F250 crew cab and looking at roof racks over the cab for a roof top tent. Reason being is I want to allow bed height for loading a dirt bike or ATV. Moving capacity would have to be around 200 lbs and static around 600.

I noticed these are available:

KC M Rack: (No Specified load rating all they say is OEM spec) KC HILITES | KC M-RACKS 15-18 Ford F150/Raptor/Superduty 50" C-Series Roof Rack - #92091
Rhino Rack Pioneer: (Offroad cargo rating of 107lb) #JB0732 - Pioneer Platform (60" x 56") | Rhino-Rack
Front Runner Slimline II: (No specified load rating and reference OEM but i've seen static load ratings of 660lbs?) https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...imline-ii.html

So with that said the Rhino Rack looks to be off the list due to its low weight capacity. Am I missing any? Does anyone have experience with the M Rack or Front Runner Slimline II? Would anyone happen to know the OEM crew cab roof weight capacity?

Thanks!
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:40 AM
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Not related to any of these racks but I was slightly off the mounting points on my Tacoma and ended up with sizeable dents after a couple years of camping. The rack is only as good as the surface you're mounting on!

I would also poke around expedition portal or some other overland/camping forums for more information, or perhaps an F150 forum?

Good luck with your search!
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:59 AM
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by wheresjames View Post
Not related to any of these racks but I was slightly off the mounting points on my Tacoma and ended up with sizeable dents after a couple years of camping. The rack is only as good as the surface you're mounting on!

I would also poke around expedition portal or some other overland/camping forums for more information, or perhaps an F150 forum?

Good luck with your search!
When you say off your mounting points what exactly do you mean? Which rack were you using?
I've definitely been frequenting the expedition portal there's some good stuff there. Thanks for the recommendation on the F150 the super cab should be pretty similar.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kendall69 View Post
This one won't work for me as it limits the height of the bed. If I were to go this route i'd do the Leitner rack. edit: I see they have a removable crossbar option to make it similar to the Leitner ACS but shew it's an extra $800 for that option.

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Which rack is this? This only takes up some of the bed so it "could" work, but i'd have to put dirtbikes in backwards.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kendall69 View Post
is that Nutthouse too?
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:22 AM
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When you say off your mounting points what exactly do you mean? Which rack were you using?
I've definitely been frequenting the expedition portal there's some good stuff there. Thanks for the recommendation on the F150 the super cab should be pretty similar.
I was using thule roof racks on the cab, not the sturdiest option but definitely worked.
 
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Originally Posted by wheresjames View Post
I was using thule roof racks on the cab, not the sturdiest option but definitely worked.
ok thanks so that's the clamp style. I've heard that happening with that style.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:36 PM
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I'm looking to keep my bed open for ATV and dirtbike while still having a Roof Top Tent. The only solution i've seem to find is a rack on the crew cab for the RTT keeping the entire bed open.

I do have friends that have this and load two ATV's on top sideways but they haul campers which is a pretty cool setup if you have a camper that's not a toy hauler.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:00 PM
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Custom made, I've built a roof rack/platform for a friend that was able to hold 3 motorcycles. We reinforced the interior of the roof panel with lots of steel, think we could stack 1 ton on there now.
 
 


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