Toolbox compatible truck rack installs without drilling in 5 minutes. This truck rack fits conventional bedrails and track systems including Toyota Deckrail and Nissan Utili-track. It carries up to 400 pounds on the job, but is also a popular kayak rack or canoe rack for pickups.
Because it also works with track systems, Rail Racks are also Toyota Tacoma truck racks, Toyota Tundra truck racks, Nissan Frontier truck racks and Nissan Titan truck racks.
Will the Rail Rack fit my truck?
The Rail Truck Rack has two expandable cross-bars which telescope for trucks of different widths. It is designed to fit any pickup truck with conventional fleet side bedrails. This includes the vast majority of pickup trucks. The model 2007-2R Rail Rack is our standard height rack which is 26.5 inches as measured from the bedrail to the top of the cross bar. This is the right height for almost all trucks. The Ford Super Duty trucks and the Dodge Ram Mega Cabs have extra tall cabs, however, and require the model 2007-2XT Rail Rack, which measures 28.5 inches tall.
Will this truck rack fit my newer model Toyota Truck?
The late model Toyota trucks often have an accessory rail that runs along and just below the top of the bedrails on the sides and front of the bed. This is called the Toyota Deckrail system. U.S. Rack is one of the only companies to adapt a truck rack to this rail system. Rail Rack models 2007-2TAC and 2007-2TUN are designed to attach with the use of special parts to the Tacoma or Tundra with deckrail system. For Toyota trucks without the deckrail system use Rail Rack model 2007-2R.
Will this truck rack fit my newer model Nissan Truck?
The late model Nissan trucks often have an accessory rail that runs along and just below the top of the bedrails on the sides and front of the bed. This is called the Nissan Utili-track system. U.S. Rack is one of the only companies to adapt a truck rack to this rail system. Rail Rack models 2007-2FRT and 2007-2TIT are designed to attach with the use of special parts to the Frontier or Titan with Utili-track system. For Nissan trucks without the Utili-track system use Rail Rack model 2007-2R.
What is the Rail Truck Rack used for?
The Rail Rack is a very versatile truck rack because it can be installed or removed in minutes without any drilling, because each part of the rack can be installed anywhere along the bedrails to carry loads of varying lengths, because the rack can be easily loaded with a fork lift and because it will carry up to 400 lbs of cargo. The Rail Rack is not just for carrying heavy loads, however. It is ideal for carrying canoes, kayaks, ladders and other lighter cargo.
What is the Rail Truck Rack made of?
The standard Rail Rack is constructed of 8 major interconnecting tubular steel structural parts. The exterior surfaces of these parts have been powder coated for long service outdoors. All threaded parts are stainless steel. The high density polyethylene plastic used is in the end caps and a rubbery material is used to pad the only surfaces that the rack rests on. A high hardness rubber nub compresses against the bottom side of the truck bedrail with models 2007-2R and 2007-2XT, and metal inserts engage the accessory rail systems with other model racks.
How does Rail Rack Model 2007-2U attach to my truck and how secure are they?
These models attach by employing a universal clamp system that is extremely strong and durable. A portion of this nearly invisible clamp extends down from the Clamp Box on the base of the rack. This clamp extends around the lip of the truck bedrail and then up behind the lip to contact the bottom side of the bedrail. When the clamp screw is tightened it draws the clamp up firmly. This squeezes the bedrail of the truck between the clamp below and the base of the rack above. To help protect painted surfaces of the truck and prevent slippage, the top of the clamp has a very hard rubber nub held in a steel casing and the bottom of the rack has rubbery padding. This truck rack will safely carry up to 400 lbs. of cargo when load is evenly distributed.
How does Rail Rack Model 2007-2TRA attach to my truck and how secure are they?
These models attach by employing inserts that are placed into either the Toyota deckrail or the Nissan Utili-track systems. Stainless steel screws bind the inserts, rails, and base of the rack firmly together. To prevent slippage the bottom of the rack has rubbery padding. Because the weight of the rack and its load rests on the bedrails of the truck rather than on the small accessory rail, there is no chance that the weight can press down to dislodge or break the accessory rails on the truck as might occur with another design. This truck rack will safely carry up to 400 lbs. of cargo when the load is evenly distributed.
Can I use my truck rack in conjunction with a tool box?
Yes. Since the base of the rack lies flat on the bedrail a cross-mounted or side-mounted tool box can sit on the base of the rack. In order to determine how wide a box will fit, measure the distance between the bedrails then subtract one inch from each side to account for the width of the Clamp Boxes on Models 2007-2R and 20007-2XT, or subtract ½ inch from each side to account for the inserts on other models.
Can I use my truck rack with a bed liner?
There are many different types of bed liners. Spray-on bedliners offer no obstacle in installing the Rail Rack. The rack can be used in any case where the bottom of the clamp can hook around the lip of the bedrail and tightened against the bottom of the bed rail. The newer style under-the-rail bedliners work easily with the Rail Rack because they allow access to the bottom of the bedrails. The older style over-the-rail bedliners, which were a single piece, will require that a slit or a hole be made in the bedliner. U.S. Rack offers a bedliner kit, consisting of a 2-1/2 inch hole-saw to make a hole plus 4 plastic caps to plug the holes again later, when the rack is removed.