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Offline Staniam

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Truck Transport Of Systainers
« on: April 30, 2015, 07:11 PM »
I currently own a 2008 4x4 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab and I'm looking for good ideas/advice on how to transport my Festool stuff safely and securely.

Obviously I can stack as much as possible inside the cab but the handful of times I've done so it's been a hassle getting them in and out of the truck.

Any of you have single cab trucks with tips on how to best transport systainers and rails?
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Offline sae

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 12:12 AM »
Sell it, get a Ridgeline if you want to stick with compact trucks.



I can fit about 20 systainers and a CT26 in the back seat because the seats fold up and away, leaving a mostly flat floor. The Taco has under seat bins that are useless. I spent a weekend in my buddy's Taco and still can't figure out why the resale is so high on them.

Offline Staniam

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 10:08 AM »
Selling it did cross my mind as I've been longing for a Silverado. I like how you call them "Taco" and the resale... Yeah I'm not sure either but currently it's in my benefit.
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Offline DB10

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 07:25 PM »
Is the Tacoma called a Hilux in the rest of the world?
 If so I had one in the UK for 8 years, never missed a beat and was so dependable, served a purpose but would never go back to a pick up, or ute as they call them here.
 If you like the Toyota reliability, then go for a Landcruiser much more comfortable than a truck and it can seat 8 people if you need to. If you got the space for one, just hook up a trailer if you need to haul the big & dirty stuff.

Offline Brent Taylor

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 10:27 PM »
Before I had children,  I used  mini trucks for work for years.  I used a contractor's topper with a roll out bed drawer and side shelfs. My caps had HD locks  and only glass on the front and back that was heavily tinted, the side doors  were solid. And a ladder rack is a must.  At that time I lived in Michigan  on 16 acres of land in the middle of nowhere,  now  I have to lock up my tools every night. I also now use a 16' trailer when the job  is large enough, if you have the room you might consider a smaller one.     

Offline Ohc917

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 12:39 PM »
Is the Tacoma called a Hilux in the rest of the world?
 If so I had one in the UK for 8 years, never missed a beat and was so dependable, served a purpose but would never go back to a pick up, or ute as they call them here.
 If you like the Toyota reliability, then go for a Landcruiser much more comfortable than a truck and it can seat 8 people if you need to. If you got the space for one, just hook up a trailer if you need to haul the big & dirty stuff.

The Tacoma is a us version of Hilux but parts doesn't fit between them and the body it totally different, Americans that have tried a Hilux wonders why the US got a different version that is just not as good as the rest of the world.

I started with a Hilux and later bought a sprinter, I will newer go back to a truck as work vehicle.
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Offline aptpupil

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Re: Truck Transport Of Systainers
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 12:22 AM »
I built drawers for the back of my truck. I can fit a lot back there and they're secure because the gate locks with my alarm.