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Rack Systems Compatible With PowertraxONE XR Tonneau Cover on 2021 Ford F-150 w/ 6-1/2 Foot Bed

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Hi, exactly what rack systems are compatible with this Retrax PowerTraxOne XR cover for my 2021 Ford F-150 6 foot 7 inch truck? Im looking for a low profile sliding rack system that can be locked/secured. Thanks

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So there are a couple of options for your 2021 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed to get a rack system that is compatible with the PowertraxONE XR Hard Tonneau Cover # RTX48YR.

While there isn't a sliding rack option, they are low-profile, as well as lockable, and both will fit directly in the accessory T-slots of the Retrax tonneau for your F-150. Here are your options, one from Yakima and one from Thule:

- Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack for Tonneau Cover # Y01151-5855

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- Thule ProBar Evo Crossbars # TH713600
- Rapid Podium Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH460R
- Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet # THKIT3101
- Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders # TH450400

The OverHaul HD comes with locks so you don't have to purchase them separately, and its uprights are adjustable between 19" and 30" above your truck's bed rails. The Thule system is more of a standard roof rack option, and will sit just a few inches above the bed rails.

Both have T-slots so you can mount accessories, but the biggest differences, aside from the height, is that the Yakima allows for more weight as it has a 500 lb capacity compared to the 165 lb capacity of the Thule set up, and the Yakima system is also the more premium option.

So the best option for you really depends on if you want the lowest-profile system, the weight of your gear, and how often you use the rack. For the lowest profile possible, or if you aren't carrying heavy gear, or only want the rack for occasional use, then the Thule is the better choice. But for frequent use and heavier cargo, the Yakima rack is the one to go with. No matter which option you choose though, your F-150 is getting a very high-quality rack system to go with one of the best tonneau covers in the PowertraxONE XR Hard Tonneau Cover # RTX48YR.

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