Looking for some advice/input on creating rod storage in my pickup bed. I have a Toyota Tacoma with the bed rail system that I am planning on using to create a horizontal rod rack in the bed. What I would like to do is use T-nuts (see photo with nut in the rail) to mount 2 crossbars/rails across the bed. To the crossbars I could attach some basic horizontal rod racks to carry my rods. this would essentially be like a roof rack rod mounting system but in the bed. To complicate matters I have a roll-up bed cover, so what I am thinking about doing is dropping the crossbars down using some wood or sheet metal. In the end I would like to be able to carry my rods horizontally in the bed with the cover on. Few questions:
1) Has anyone done anything similar
2) Suggestions on cheap crossbars and/or mounting hardware
3) Suggestions on what type of rod rack I should mount to cross bars.....simple berkley ones? Adjustable Taco style? Or cut them out of PVC? (don't really want a rod vault).
I will appreciate any other input