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MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70234 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Heavy Duty Black Steel Headache Rack. Now this heavy duty headache rack will help protect the cab of your truck from shifting cargo, prevents any cargo in your truck bed from crashing through your rear window. It is a grid style wire screen, which creates a barrier without obstructing your view. The cutout right up here allows your third brake light to shine through. And the screen is a welded cold-rolled wire, which 3/16" thick for strength. It is an easy, no drill, bolt on installation.


Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 we're going to be installing the Aries Advantedge Headache Rack in the powdered coat chrome. Part number is AA1110203. It's also available in a carbide black powdered coat finish, part number AA1110103. Now here's what our headache rack's going to look like installed on the truck, the headache portion of itself or that area that's going to protect the back of the truck, going to protect that back glass. This is a nice, heavy-duty material. You can see they've got also the octagonal cut outs here.


Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Aries line of AdvantEdge Headache Racks, available in the chrome or black carbide powder coated aluminum. Search etrailer.com for your truck's exact fit. This is one of the best looking headache racks I've put on a truck. I really like the look. They've designed it with looks in mind, and that's a lot of times why we put these on. The headache portion of itself or that area that's going to protect the back of the truck, going to protect that back glass, this is a nice heavy duty material. You can see they've got also the octagonal cutouts here, really makes it look sharp.


MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70456 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Headache Rack. Now this part will fit many different models of trucks. What I would recommend is to go to the product page on our website of this part and it'll show the vehicles at the bottom of the product page that this will fit on. Now this is a headache rack. It helps protect the cab of your truck from the shifting cargo. It prevents any of the cargo in the truck bed from crashing through your rear window.


B&W Headache Rack with LED Lights Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on our 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crewcab, we're going to install part number BWPUCP7541BA. This is the B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED lights. This headache rack is designed to keep the cargo from damaging your rear view window, keep anything from going through your glass. This has a louvered screen on it so you can still see out the back of your vehicle. These horizontal louvers actually help shield the sun from the truck and may help in decreasing the temperature inside the truck a little bit. Let's go ahead and take a look at the features rack on the side here. Looking on the passenger side, we've got a hand hold right here.


DeeZee Truck Bed Accessories DZ95050 Review

Today were going to review part number DZ 95050. This is the DeeZee aluminum cab rack. This aluminum mesh rack will protect the back of your truck cab from shifting cargo. Its a heavy duty shield that is constructed of a 2 inch aluminum tubing with a mesh protection screen for the rear window. It provides two adjustable tie down anchors right up here to help strap down your load. These cast aluminum tie down brackets just slide along these T-channels at the top and along the side of the frame.


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Headache Rack Questions and Answers

  • How to Wire a B and W Headache Rack to a Truck
  • When you install the B and W Headache Rack part # BWPUCP7522BA it uses a standard 4-way harness to tap into the trailer wiring circuits of your truck. To see exactly how this will wire to your truck taillight circuits fast forward to the 7:30 mark of the video I attached. It will walk you through the process.
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  • Will a Tonneau Cover Work with DeeZee Headache Rack for a 2017 Ram 1500
  • DeeZee Custom Headache Rack # DZ95050RTB is not compatible with Tonneau covers because its brackets are L-shaped and will hang down into the bed. This will interfere with Tonneau cover mounting rails. Depending on how the Tonneau cover rails mount to the truck bed you might be able to use a headache rack that mounts to the tops of the bed sides such as Aries rack # AA111000. If you are not sure email me some pictures of the Tonneau cover open and closed and I can determine if a headache...
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  • Different Ways to Wire a Lighted Headache Rack
  • I have two options for you to install a headache rack with lights such as the B&W Custom Headache Rack part # BWPUCP7500BA on your 2008 Ford F-250. However, both of them will require splicing as they do not make an in-line connector specifically for this application. If you wanted to make the headrack removable in regards to the lighting functions then you would need to install a 4-way like part # HMC20031 on the end of the wiring harness that goes to the headrack and then splice a...
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  • Wiring B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights BWPUCP7500WA on 2017 Ford Superduty
  • The B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights # BWPUCP7500WA is designed so that the two innermost lights will serve as taillights while the two on the outside work as brake/turn lights. These lights are fed by bonded 4-pole wiring like what is typically found in a 4-pole wiring harness. On the passenger side frame rail is a wiring connector you can use to access signals. Use of this connector will not cause the dash light messages.
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  • Will Westin HDX Headache Rack Hinder 3rd Brake Light Camera on a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Westin HDX Headache Rack # 57-8033 that you referenced actually has a cutout for the 3rd brake light so it will not hinder the view of your bed camera on your 2018 Ram 3500. I have attached a picture that highlights the opening in the headache rack.
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  • Install Picture for MaxxTow Headache Rack MT70234
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows the MaxxTow Headache Rack part # MT70234 that you referenced installed on s similar generation Silverado as your 2002. The mounting hardware attaches down in the stake pockets of the truck through the top. As long as your tool box installs between the bed rails its going to fit and work fine.
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  • Installation Requirements for MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on 2013 Silverado
  • Installation of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 on your 2013 Silverado will require you to drill a few holes in your bed rails. If your truck has stake pockets you will need to drill 1 hole on each bed rail; if it does not have stake pockets you will need to drill 2 holes on each bed rail. Mounting hardware is included. The base of the universal-fit MaxxTow rack is adjustable in width from 61-1/2- to 76-1/4-inches and it is fabricated from 2-inch square steel tubing. This...
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  • Thickness of Metal Tubing of the Maxxtow Headache Rack part # MT70234
  • The thickness of the metal used for the tubing of the Maxxtow Headache Rack part # MT70234 is .35 inch.
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  • Dimensions of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234
  • The width at the base of the MaxxTow Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 is telescoping from 61-1/2 to 76-1/4 inches. The width at the top is 44 inches and the overall height is 28-1/2 inches. I spoke to my contact at MaxxTow to confirm these dimensions. This item requires drilling 2 holes, one in each bed rail on trucks with stake pockets and 4 holes, 2 in each bed rail on trucks without stake pockets.
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  • Recommended Headache Rack For 2017 Ford F-350 With Rear Camera In Center Brake Light
  • I see the prediciment, so I reached out to B&W to see about that center louver. My contact said that the center brake light is completely exposed with the placement of this louver, so you shouldn't have any direct issues with your camera. The louver may restrict some of the viewing angle based on the angle of your camera's functionality, so I can't say that you won't have any issue, but I can confirm that you won't have a bar blocking the camera itself. I personally still recommend this...
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  • Will Aries Switchback Headache Rack Work With BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover on 2017 Chevy Colorado?
  • Yes, you can install the Aries Switchback Headache Rack # AA1110109 with the BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover that fits your 2017 Chevy Colorado, # BAK26125 for a 6 foot bed or # BAK26126 for a 5 foot bed. The Switchback Headache Rack mounts in your truck's stake pockets, and as you can see in the accompanying photo of the BAKFlip G2 installed on a '16 Colorado, this tonneau cover mounts inside your truck's bed rails leaving the stake pockets free. The only potential concern is that the headache...
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  • Headache Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For your 2014 Chevy Silverado you would want the Westin Headache Rack part # 57-8025 as it attaches through the top of your bed rails which will allow a tonneau cover to install. If you have a 5-1/2 ft bed you would want the Deuce part # TX771801 If you have a 6-1/2 ft bed you would want the Deuce part # TX772001 If you have an 8 foot bed you would want the Deuce part # TX772201 These covers install between the bed rails of the truck so they would work with the headache rack. Since...
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  • Recommended Headache Rack and Intended Purpose for 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Aries Switchback Headache rack like # AA1110109 is not a fit for your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. I've linked the page to the Aries options that are a confirmed fit for your truck. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Aries AdvantEdge Headache Rack # AA1110104 and for an 8 foot bed # AA1110105. I've attached a video to assist. Headache racks are not rated for the amount of weight or the impact speed as that can obviously vary. They are intended to be a protection from...
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  • How to Wire 4-Pole Harness in B&W Custom Headache Rack BWPUCP7520WA
  • The B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights # BWPUCP7520WA is a confirmed fit on 2003 through 2009 Ram 3500s but it is not a fit for your 2016 model year. For your 2016 (without Rambox feature) the similar headache rack that is confirmed to fit it is part # BWPUCP7522WA. This and other racks are shown on the linked page. This requires standard 4-pole wiring to operate the included LED stop/turn/tail lights. You will splice into the existing trailer harness wiring to access these signals....
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  • Headache Rack Recommendation for Use with Toolbox That Sits on Bed Rails
  • The L-brackets that are used on the lower portion of the MaxxTow headache rack part # MT70234 would make it harder to install a crossover style of tool box that sits on top of the rails but I attached a picture of a guy who was able to do it for you to check out. The Aries rack part # AA111000 would be an easier fit due to the design of the lower rail and how it attaches to the bed rails.
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  • Can MaxxHaul Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 Fit with Tonneau Cover
  • As long as the bed cover (tonneau cover) mounts between the bed rails and does not go over them at all the MaxxHaul Heavy Duty Headache Rack # MT70234 will fit with it just fine. It attaches to the tops of the bed rails so it would not interfere at all with a tonneau that clamps to the inside.
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  • Can Toolbox be Used with Headache Rack DZ95050RTB
  • Mounting a toolbox and headache rack like # DZ95050RTB is going to depend on several factors. If the toolbox does not overhang the bed sides (you would need to know the overall width of the toolbox versus the overall width of the bed minus about a 1/2 inch or so for the thickness of the metal of the headache rack). That will tell you if the two can work together or if you need to find a slightly more narrow toolbox. It looks like the standard width of crossover toolboxes for your truck...
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  • How Does the Westin HDX Headache Rack Install on a Truck
  • Hopefully I can help make the install instructions make a little more sense for you. First thing you need to do is assembly everything that you see in the picture I attached aside from what drills through the bed rails. Once assembled you would set the assembly on your bed rails where you want it to be (centered of course), and then mark and drill holes for the attachment of the rack. There's really not much more too it than that. I attached the instructions link that has more details...
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  • Will a Headache Rack Work with a Tonneau Cover on a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
  • I do have a tonneau cover that will work with the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Heavy Duty Headache Rack part # MT70234, on your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 but the Extang Solid Fold 2.0 part # EX83775 will not. The Solid Fold 2.0 mounts to the top of your truck's bed rails which will minimize it's compatibility with almost all truck bed mounted accessories. In order to use the MaxxHaul Headache Rack on your vehicle you will need a tonneau cover that attaches to the inside of your trucks bed rails such...
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  • Easy Way to Wire B&W Custom Headache Rack to Truck
  • The B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED Lights # BWPUCP7500WA is designed so that the two innermost lights will serve as taillights while the two on the outside work as brake/turn lights. These lights are fed by bonded 4-pole wiring like what is typically found in a 4-pole wiring harness. Your easiest solution is going to be to install a 4-way on the end of the wiring harness that comes with the headache rack like the # A10-4404VP so that you can plug it into a 4-way installed inline...
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