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Recommended Options for Adding Roof Rack/Ladder Rack on Toyota Tacoma Shell Top

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I am looking for a roof rack cross bar system to install on top of my toyota tacoma shell/I am going to have to attach it to the shell top. there is no gutter. What do you recommend. Thanks. I dont want to spend a lot of money

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We have a couple of options for you to add crossbars to the shell of your Toyota Tacoma. As you noted, these roof rack/ladder rack options will require drilling into the shell on your Tacoma to bold the rack to the top of the shell.

One options to provide a rack on your Tacoma's shell is the TracRac CapRac Ladder Rack for Camper Shell/Truck Cap # TH29200XT. I recommend this ladder rack because it is made from a durable aluminum construction and includeds 4 heavy-duty aluminum load stops to keep a ladder, lumber, and other cargo in place. This rack will match your shell's weight capacity. The crossbars included in the # TH29200XT ladder rack are 65 inches long and the system is made in America. I've attached a review and an installation video of this rack for you.

If you are looking for a rack that will be compatible with roof rack accessories like bike racks and kayak carriers, a great budget friendly option is the Swagman Roamer LT Roof Rack for Pop-Up Campers and Camper Shells # S80510. This rack features square crossbars that will fit a variety of different accessories and the bars are just over 8 feet long. The crossbars can be cut to fit your shell's width. The rack has a weight capacity of 150 pounds.

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