I'll be interesteed if you can come up with anything ... I've looked since I
got my DC. Other than strap-ons there's darn little out there because
there's no rain gutter or decent place to mount a track.
I've run across a unit which requires drilling. I don't mind that, but the
rack is rated at something like 75 pounds. My canoe is right around that
weight. Even though I would tie the canoe to the truck at the bow and stern,
it would also be strapped to the rack itself, and I'm concerned about
torsional forces as the truck is moving.
Correct. I know it's a bitch to take down the headliner, but if I did that,
I might be able to attach the rack to something more solid. I'm a glutton
for punishment, obviously.
Yakima and Thule both make racks that work without rain gutters - they
clamp around the door frame, with the door closing over the clip. I
have a set of Yakimas on our Sienna and have no problems carrying
canoes, kayaks, and/or cargo boxes. I have another set on my T100,
the one I use most of the time are mounted to the campershell, but for
long loads I'll put a bar over the cab (one of those I use on the
Sienna) - no problems there either, except I'll carry even more stuff
on the truck... Expect to spend about $300 including locks, extra for
specialized accessories like bike carriers.
Scott, I used Thule clamps on my Taurus, so other than the foot pack, I
already own much of the system. They were secure, but they compressed the
rubber molding enough to cause quite a bit of leakage. Any similar problems
on your Sienna?
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