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Recommended Rack System and Rod Carrier for a 2020 Toyota Tacoma with an A.R.E. Topper


My 2020 Tacoma has an ARE topper with tracks installed. The tracks are about 43 inches apart. I want to add crossbars 2 to be used for attaching a rod rack. Recommendations?


Expert Reply:

The A.R.E. topper on your 2020 Toyota Tacoma is outfitted with Yakima tracks. As such, the best thing to use is a rack system designed for Yakima tracks.

I recommend the Rhino-Rack Quick Mount Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars, part # RRRLT600, along with the Adapter Kit for Rhino-Rack RTL600 Legs, part # RRT-FK3. This combination will allow you to mount Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars on the Yakima tracks.

For the crossbars themselves, I recommend part # RRVA118B-2. These are the Vortex Aero bars and are 46" long. I've linked to a video review of them below.

We also have rod racks here. The Rhino-Rack Fishing Rod Carrier, part # RR576F, can carry 11 rods and will fit perfectly with the Vortex Aero bars. I've linked to a video review of this as well.

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Kef G

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