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Recommended Ladder Rack System for 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 With Truck Cap


Is this rackpart # MT70232? able to fit a 2005 Silverado 1500 ext. cab, short bed with a topper in place?


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There is a rack system that will work on your 2005 Silverado 1500 with a topper but the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Over-The-Cab Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70232 mounts on a truck's bed rails and a truck topper will not allow this type of install.

Instead, the ladder rack system I recommend for the camper shell on your 2005 Silverado is the Thule TracRac CapRac Ladder Rack for Camper Shell/Truck Cap # TH29200XT because it gives your Silverado a quiet, yet strong and durable rack on top of your truck's shell.

The Thule TracRac CapRac # TH29200XT, which will require drilling to install, has aerodynamic bars which is what is going to ensure the rack makes minimal noise. This rack's strength and durability comes from its aluminum construction and powder coating which makes it resistant to both scratches and any type of corrosion.

This rack comes with four load stops that will keep your cargo firmly in place. They slide to fit the width of whatever you are carrying and even lock in place so you can be certain they stay exactly where you want them to.

I have added a photo showing what the USA-made TracRac CapRac # TH29200XT looks like when installed on a camper shell so you can get a good idea how it will look on your 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500.

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