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Icon5 3 quick rack designs for the camper.

Now this are not scaled right so the size and distance from the cab are not dead on. This is just to get my ideas some where other then in my head. One is simple while the other is a little more complex. Give me your thoughts on them.

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last one looks the best imo
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I don't like any of them. I think it should just go above the camper shell, not extend above the cab.
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Why do you have legs on each side?

I think it only be on the shell, and only as wide as the shell itself
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Make one just above the shell. The third looks good but I'd end the front of the rack above the front doors.
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Yeah i agree, just have it above the shell and not extend over the cab
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Not digging them
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Reason why it is on the side of the shell is because I dont want to drill into the shell. That way if I ever want to take it off there is no damage to the shell. Also the reason I am looking at it going over the cab some is for forward lighting. I will have to get a picture of my friends toyota to show y'all what I mean.
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I don't like any of them. I would personally build an internal frame for the canopy, with mounting feet pushed up to the ceiling. Them bolt through the canopy from the top into those feet. Just four small holes at each four feet.
Also, raising the rack up higher in the front looks stupid to me and doesn't serve any purpose, so I say cut that part out. Extended the rack over the cab a little (6-12"?) would look alright as long as it is uniform. If you must put lights up there (personally I don't think I would) you can mount them just high enough to shine light forward, but the roof can block the light that would normally reflect off of the hood.

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i say go with the in between but end it over the cap and just get a light bar over the cab. that's what i wanna do with mine but i cant afford the lights or light bar.

Here's the closest to dead on side shot i have of mine. ignore the stuck factor and imagine a light bar above the front of the doors.
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i gotta agree with everyone else just do it over the cap.maybe if the part over the cab didnt stick up so high it might look better
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i gotta agree with everyone else just do it over the cap.maybe if the part over the cab didnt stick up so high it might look better
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I'll make some more here in just a bit. I wasn't set on that style. Just ideas I had and wanted them to where i could see them.
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do not like. over the cab only is going to be the best looking option
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or what about a basket over the cap and a second one over the cab?
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how much weight do you want to put up there? if your only going to have 100 lbs or so, I would just get tracks and build a low profile rack off that. then you can pop it off reasonably fast.

The cap roofs are pretty strong, I can walk on mine and it doesnt flex. I called the manufacture about it and they told me (I have a ranch) it can handle 175lbs in any one spot on the roof. So figure spread that load across the roof and I am sure 200 would be safe.

I like brians idea too with the internal cage.
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