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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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sxs rack (on top of pickup)

I have two sxs's, so I built this rack to haul one on top of the pickup. Also great for an out of town trip if its just me (gets around Cali's 55 mph speed limit when towing). I bolted two 2x2"x.120" tubes in the bed, that each have two kickers going down to the bed. The 2x2's also stab into the stock ladder rack pockets, so the weight is shared by the kickers and the bed. Plus, by tying into the ladder rack pockets, a lot less steel is needed in the bed. I then used 1x3x.065" tubing and 1 1/4 .120 wall angle and built two separate racks (left and right). Each weights a little over a hundred pounds, so I can lift them up onto the bed by myself. Four bolts hold each one on, and it takes about 5-10 minutes to put them on or take them off. On the 1x3" I asked for .083 wall, but they gave me .065". But the .065" is working out fine, and keeps the weight down. It fits my wife's rzr4, my Mav, and it'll fit a sxs up to 76" wide so it should be future proofed! I also used some 1 3/4 .095" round tubing where all the tires rest.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Re: sxs rack (on top of pickup)

WOW! nice, that must be exciting loading and unloading
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Looks good. I'm assuming you got air ride suspension.


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The rear of the truck is five linked and big rig bagged.
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Re: sxs rack (on top of pickup)

Im glad you dont have a patent .... I might copy that !
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