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  1. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    Good to know! Bummer the truck rolled, hopefully everyone was ok. I found this video while looking at Softopper installation vids. This guy did a very similar setup but had the older Adarac rail vs the t-slot rails. It looked like he had quite a bit of room to adjust/install the rack. He also...
  2. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    This is exactly what I was HOPING to do! They told me the same thing, so I’ve been hoping to get measurements or pictures to see what’s possible. That’s great it worked for you and gives me hope it might for the f150 too. With the Softopper mounting rails moved inboard, was there any water...
  3. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    That’s a nice one! I’d agree canopies are super useful, they’re just not the best solution for me (at least, not at their price point since I know I only need that volume a few times a year). What I’m also finding is I use the tailgate pad/mtn bikes twice a week; I know a canopy won’t interfere...
  4. Happy with 5.0?

    Pretty cool! What wasn’t clear from the animation was how it prevents the solenoid from deactivating at the wrong time and locking the portion of the lever down but I’m assuming it’s either timed with the cam shaft or designed to allow the lever to always go up before the solenoid locks it in...
  5. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    Those all look good. I’m back to leaning towards the Adarac. I need to do a few measurements but I’m keen to see if I can build a short-leg rack that will carry a large ski box UNDER kayaks/SUP’s, giving us more volume (and only needed for larger trips). My hesitancy for a canopy/rack is mostly...
  6. Work surface

    Agreed! GM trucks also have a shallow pocket. Small but still useful for things. Never enough storage available , I swear! If i had ordered my own new build, I would have chosen bench/column shifter. Nothing WRONG with console shifter but: - wasted space. Other than small motor and cabling...
  7. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    One thing that looked promising is Thule sells an attachment for their crossbars that overhangs the cab a bit. They call it "Cantilever Extension". Like everything Thule, it ain't cheap ($500 US). But it looks like it'd allow longer kayaks/SUPs to safely rest much further forward. I was...
  8. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    For anyone curious, RazorTop was very responsive/helpful when I asked and gave me access to their installation instructions. It IS a clever system but I concluded it was just TOO close to overlap with the stake pockets and the mounting system didn't appear compatible with something like...
  9. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    Indeed! I follow the Min of Trans BC on IG and they recently posted pulling a tractor-trailer over. Vehicle had tire issues, no paperwork, pulling full tanker of diesel... WTF?? I'm MORE than happy to have them pull over folks that appear over the limit - the highways between the coast &...
  10. Gas Prices Are Headed Back Up In February (No Politics)

    This was pretty useless IMO. A better prediction might be based on: - Europe won’t be using Russian diesel which will drive up diesel prices/potentially pressure gas prices (just saw this headline today; not sure if diesel/gas prices directly link, I don’t think there’s a strong one but maybe...
  11. 2023 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 1500

    Well, AB gas IS quite a bit cheaper to start, lol!
  12. 2023 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 1500

    Nice!! I looked hard at 22/23 Sierra/Silverado Duramax’s. I liked the interior and some of its features. But in the end, got a comparatively equipped F150 at lower price and interest rate. (still, every time I drive past a gas station, I look at the diesel prices, lol! Duramax almost makes...
  13. I’m out of control!,

    Yeah, I think most of us are with ya, haha! A big reason I was looking at used (Gen13) trucks was because I knew accessories were going to add up. Now I have a brand new 22 and ZERO regrets but it’s definitely caused me to scale back on accessories. Bed mat instead of bed liner (seems to suit...
  14. Is the weather icon supposed to be clickable?

    For those whose icons do something - do you have factory Nav installed? My 22 XLT had Nav deleted and my weather icon also gives no response.
  15. What did you do WITH your F-150 today?

    Thanks. So far, so good! The inside of this pad (Raceface T2) has foam with deep slots that the downtube sits in; along with the velcro strap, this keeps the bike pretty locked in. I don't pay attention to which way the tire is facing, tbh, and I haven't noticed anything different. The...
  16. What did you do WITH your F-150 today?

    Night ride in the rain with friends at the local trails last night. The heated seats felt AWFULLY NICE after 2 hrs in 7C rain, lol! I really like the tailgate pad - so much easier/quicker than my rear-hitch rack or squeezing the bike into the back of my old Element.
  17. Death Valley and Eastern Sierras offroad in the F-150 PowerBoost

    Awesome pics/trip! What type of rack is that holding your tent (may have missed it if you already mentioned)?
  18. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    Thanks! I like what I see with the Adarac - seems to be one system that allows lengthwise adjustment and 2 different height racks (not adjustable but that’s ok). I wish the shorter rack was even shorter. One reason I’m not looking at some other sliding rack systems (like RackTrax I think or...
  19. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    I did inquire to RazorTop who thought their system was compatible with stake pocket racks. They offered to forward their installation instructions so illl take a look. It’s a clever system but…not exactly cheap. Cheaper than a fibreglass topper with a rack added but not by much.
  20. Alternative “carrying capacity” options to Canopy topper

    I looked at the Softopper quite closely but the company said it’s incompatible; it looks like the stake pockets are partially if not fully covered. BillieBar mounts looks compatible but they’re too short (unless I manufacture taller towers myself). Some outlander companies sell racks that go...
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