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Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack Review

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Review of the Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack


Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna take a look at the Thule TracRac Tracone truck bed ladder rack. It's available in matte black with part number TH27000XTB and it's also available in silver with part number TH27000XT. If you like Thule for their bike racks and roof racks, check out the Thule TracRac truck bed ladder rack. Because it's a universal design, it's gonna fit in most truck beds. It features a lightweight aluminum construction, but still rugged and durable with an 800 pounds weight capacity. It's perfect for your ladders, lumbar, and other elongated items, such as your kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

This frees up space inside your truck bed for more gear. Customer are wondering if this ladder rack is gonna work with their Tonneau covers or truck bed tool boxes. Unfortunately, it mounts where most Tonneau rails mount on the inside of the truck bed. So it's incompatible with Tonneau covers. In bed tool boxes are fine, but ones that mount to the side rails will interfere with the ladder racks' mounting brackets.

Customer Larry T got around this by mounting his tool box just behind the ladder rack mounts. It includes four load stops, two for each crossbar.They're adjustable along the crossbar. These are gonna help immobilize your load. They can also be use as an enter point for straps and hooks. The crossbars are 65" long.

They're 4" wide and an inch a half tall. The tracks are wide enough and deep enough to accept Thule T slot accessories. The crossbars have an elliptical shape and they're designed to be a lot more aerodynamic than your traditional round or square ladder rack crossbars. The ladder rack sits 26 1/4" above your truck bed rails. The uprights are attached to a wide base that attaches to your truck bed rails.

This is gonna give you great stability. They're also padded so they won't harm or scratch the finish of your truck bed side rails. The base attaches to your truck bed side rails with two C clamps. There is no drilling required. All you need is a 7/32 Allen wrench. Whether you have the matte black or the silver finish, it's powder coated so it's gonna be resistant for rust and corrosion.Customer Jack M says, "I just installed my TracRac on a 2013 F-150 and I'm totally satisfied. Installation was quick, not much more than 30 minutes. The instructions we're clear and easy to follow. I'm impressed with the product." Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. I've already got the front one installed on my truck. The rear one installs the same way. Let's go ahead and show you how we did that. You'll first want to loosely assemble it. That way, we can adjust it to fit our truck bed. Now I'm just gonna set it in place here at the rear. Then I'll adjust it over. The next thing we want to do is make sure we have even bar overhang, which is the distance from the upright to the end of the crossbar. You need to make sure that that's the same on both sides. So I'm just gonna adjust it. If you'd like, you can use a tape measurer or you can just eyeball it. With our crossbar set, let's go ahead and tighten down our uprights through our crossbar.We can repeat the same process on the other side. Now we can put our rubber pads in place. I'm just gonna slightly pick up and slide them in until it's flush and they're precut. So it's not gonna stick out either end. Now we're ready to install our C clamps. Now, depending on your truck, you may or may not be able to set your clamp foot in place before you install your C clamp. For my truck, I just set the clamp in place first and then install the clamp foot. Now you'll want to be sure that your C clamps are at least 3" apartment. I'm gonna put one on the end here and then the other one right here. With them both in place, we can then hand tighten them down. Then we can take our seven 7/32 Allen tool and tighten them the rest of the way down. Then we can repeat the same process on the other side. And that's gonna complete our look at the Thule TracRac Tracone truck bed ladder rack.


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