Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Ladder Rack Installation - 2018 Toyota Tacoma

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How to Install the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Ladder Rack on a 2018 Toyota Tacoma


Speaker 1: Today, in our 2018 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to be test fitting the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Truck Bed Ladder Rack. Part number: 59799.The Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Ladder Rack is a lightweight aluminum ladder rack, specifically designed to work with your Tacoma's deck rail system on the inside while maintaining use of the tie downs of your deck rail system.While it's designed to carry ladders, it certainly isn't limited to just that. This can carry anything from lumber to home improvement materials, or even kayaks and stand up paddle boards while you're heading to the lake.Even with the ladder installed, you still have plenty of space to store anything in your truck bed, and again, you do have full use of your tie downs to secure those loads. The ladder rack has a carrying capacity of 800 pounds. It does have lockable end caps. With the end cap removed, you can also see it has a T-track system. To use T-track accessories with this, such as load stops, which are sold separately, you would remove the strip, place in your load stops, cut the strip to length, and put it back in place.

When not used as a T-track accessory holder, this can provide cushioning for your ladders and such once they're being installed. Also, once this is locked into place, your T-track accessories are going to locked in place as well.This also has locking knobs on the inside here. It comes with two of these and we put one on each side. Once they're locked into place, they just free spin so these can't be simply removed from your existing rails.This is very easy to install. It simply bolts together and there is no drilling required either, which is another big bonus.The bars themselves do have an aerodynamic shape to them and that's going to cut down wind noise and drag while you drive as well, providing a little bit of a quieter drive.

You will notice that there's an open slot on the bottom here. There is a strip that you cut into place and put there in between each of the screws, but for demonstration purposes we went ahead and left that out.With the bars being aluminum, and the legs here being of the black powder coat finish, it's going to be rust resistant and corrosion free so it's going to maintain its appearance for quite some time.The load bar dimensions are going to be 65 and one-sixteenth inches long by three and one-sixteenths of an inch wide and the height of the uprights is going to be about 25 inches.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the ladder rack system, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We have our bars closest to our cab already installed and we started installing our rear portion, as you can see here.Our first step is we're going to go to the deck rail system here where we're going to push out the end cap so we can start installing our bolts to slide into the track system.We'll take our turn knob here, completely loosen it up, and be careful because it does have a washer under it as well. Then, we'll take off our spacer block here and this is only going to be used with Nissan models so we're not going to need it. We'll take this T bolt here and slide it in toward deck rail system and we'll repeat that with our lockable knob as well.With our bolts in place into our deck rail system, we can now install the final leg.

What you want to do is line them up and do the same with the other bolt. Once they're both starting to go through, take the included washer with one of our bolts and start to tighten it down, then do the same with our locking. This doesn't have a washer with it. Then, we can start tightening them down completely.Alright, with our leg tightened down, now we can move onto the cross bar on top.Here's our final cross bar. We'll take our included keys and remove our end caps first.

We'll do this on both sides. The reason why we take the end caps off is so we can remove the strip on the bottom here to start sliding some of our hardware in. Now, you are going to have to make some cuts here, and there are measurements in the instructions as to where you need to make these cuts to fit around the hardware. For demonstration purposes, we're just going to go ahead and remove the strip completely.You'll see there's two different sized T bolts here. We're going to take the smaller of the two, put one in on each side first. Then, we'll take one of the large bolts each, put those in as well, and then we'll install the plastic brackets on each side. These are going to sit on top of the legs. Finally, we'll put our last of the large bolts on each side.With that done, now we can install our end caps on both sides. Now, we can set them on the legs.Set them on top. Then, we're going to try to keep it even both sides as far as cross bar overhang. Then, we'll take a measurement to be sure that that's even.As you can see, we already have it partially installed here on one side. On the other, we'll make sure this is pushed in all the way. We'll put a flat washer, a lock washer, and our nut. Then, we'll get our 17 millimeter wrench and tighten that down.Next, we'll take one part of our bracket, install a lock washer and a nut on the bottom of that to hold it in place, we'll install an Allen screw, just finger tight at first and then we'll tighten it down; there's going to be an included Allen wrench for this. We'll be using a 13 millimeter wrench for our top portion. With everything installed, we're ready to load up our ladders and hit the road.There you have it for the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Truck Bed Ladder Rack on our 2018 Toyota Tacoma.


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