Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Review of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier on a 2012 Toyota Tacoma


Today, on our 2012 Toyota Tacoma, we're doing a test fit of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mount and Load Extender. That part number is DTA944. Now, we already have this installed in our first position on our vehicle. We're going to go over some features here and then show you our second position. Starting off, we have all these different mounting points on the T-portion of our Extend-A-Truck. We've got it set to the lowest point here.

It's lined up with our roof. If you did have a roof rack system, you could line it up with that as well. This is going to be great for very long loads that are going to extend over your truck bed and are too long; like any kind of wood, PVC pipe or anything like that. We've got our two tie-down points on each end here. You can pick up straps here at ETrailer.com to secure any of your loads. We'll take a few measurements here.

First, is going to be overall what we're adding to our vehicle in this position. We're going to have eight and a quarter inches. Our closest point's going to be about six and a quarter. Our ground clearance is going to be about seventeen and a half. For our next position, we'll start by removing the pin and clip here at the top.

Now, the great thing about the Extend-A-Truck is that all of our pins and clips are in included so you won't have to worry about finding any. We'll set that portion off to the side and we'll remove the pin and clip at the hitch. We'll take our Extend-A-Truck and just flip that around inserting that into the hitch and lining up the pin holes. Then, with that in place, we'll replace our pin and clip. We'll add on the top portion of our Extend-A-Truck. Then, to measure out the height this needs to be at, I like to open up my tailgate here and line it up as easily as possible.

I'll, again, have this set on the last one. This is going to be great for anything that's loaded up under your truck bed that might stick out too far. Once again, any kind of large load like kayaks or even small john boat. That PVC pipe and lumber will fit, as well. The distance between the end of our tailgate and the edge of our Extend-A-Truck's going to be about twenty three and three quarter inches. That gives you a good idea of whether or not your load will need to be in this position or can be carried in this position. We're going to have about forty-nine and a quarter inches added to our vehicle. That ground clearance is going to be the same. That's going to be our completed look at the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mount and Load Extender, part number DTA944 on our 2012 Toyota Tacoma. .


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