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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4runningMan, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Yeah a 5x10 utility trailer was my first mod after buying the 4. I am just getting to a roof rack after 3 years of ownership cuz I'm going to get a RTT. The priority was the trailer and it has paid for itself over and over. It's the best of both worlds and like having a 5x10 truck bed at my disposal.
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    Yeah pretty good video and like I said I don't have a boat but if I did I would have probably pulled down on the tie down as hard as I could. Not good according to the video. Didn't even think about how the heat and cold effects the boat swelling and contracting.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    I know, neither did I. I would of never thought the heat and cold affected them.. I think that is where I screwed up when I pulled to tight on my straps...

    Thanks again for the video
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    4runningMan

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    This is something I often forget. I have an aluminum fishing boat. And if i cinch the straps down tight on the trailer and it sits in the sun for an afternoon, I've had it get to a point where they're so tight I've had to cut the straps off.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    I never could have imagined that but now I can see the science behind it and understand why I had so much issues in the summer putting up and taking down my kayak.

    If I remember correctly, I think I even pulled so tight that I couldn't get it to loosen..
     
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