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Is TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack Compatible with Additional Lower Sliding Roof Rack

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I am looking for a way to attach thule square bars to my tracrac sliding base rails. This would give me another rack layer just above the truck bed. I believe I could modify the sliding tie downs to work. Just curious if there are other ideas out there or if Thule has considered anything like this. Thanks

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Thule has not yet made a roof rack style connection to work with their sliding base rails but you are not the first person to ask. Basically you can make something work, but there is not a warrantied application available or a confirmed weight rating, so it would be a one-off custom.

What you can do if you want to proceed is you can use the Replacement Modular Slider for TracRac G-2 Truck Bed Ladder Left Front/Right Rear # TA01-42003 and Right Front/Left Rear # TA01-42004 which are the replacement parts for the TracRac SR Sliding Rack. You will also want the Replacement Nylon Insert for TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack Modular Base Sliders # TAFX-42008 and knob # TAKB-90030-1. Then you would mount the complete roof rack system to these bases.

I would use the Rhino-Rack RLCP Leg Kit for OEM Fixed Mounting Points - Pad Mount - Qty 2 # RRRLCP02F and the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 71" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA180B-2. This will give you the system you desire, but you will need to customize the fit.

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