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  • Top 10 Leitner Designs Accessories

    by Ryan Horton November 06, 2023 4 min read

    If you have a Leitner Designs bed rack you ought to know how beneficial adding Leitner Designs Accessories to that FORGED bed rack can be. Whether you are looking to secure your gear, mount a rooftop tent or awning, or need to mount tools and other accessories, Leitner Designs has what you need. Like the ACS bed rack, all Leitner Active Cargo System accessories are over-engineered and overbuilt.

    Since the days of the ACS Classic bed rack from Leitner Designs, we have been adding and outfitting our Leitner bed racks to suit the adventure ahead. That is one of the great benefits of the most versatile and customizable rack on the market - accessories can easily be added and/or removed as needed. In this post, we will be looking at the Top 10 Leitner Designs Accessories which will all work on both the Leitner Designs FORGED bed rack and Classic bed rack.

    Key Takeaways

    • All Leitner Designs Accessories will work with the FORGED Bed Rack.

    • ACS accessories can be easily interchanged and swapped out depending on your specific needs.

    • Active Cargo System accessories are all over-engineered and over-built. They will hold up to the elements and last for many years to come.

    Best Leitner Designs ACS Accessories

    1. GearPOD XL: The Leitner GearPOD XL is their largest secure storage system that features a lockable, water-resistant design. This pod has a massive amount of storage for gear like chairs, clothing, food, and more. In total, it features 40 gallons of storage and has a weight capacity of 150 pounds.

      Leitner Designs GearPOD XL

    2. Universal Mounting Plate: Are you wanting to mount RotoPax, shovels, or something similar to your Active Cargo System? The Leitner Universal Mounting Plate will be just what you need. This is an aluminum plate that mounts between the top and bottom rail of the bed rack and includes numerous holes and slots for accessories. RotoPax mounts, Quickfist Clamps, and more easily attach the pre-drilled holes on the universal mount.

      Leitner Designs Universal Mounting Plates

    3. Roof Top Tent Brackets: The Leitner Designs Active Cargo System is an excellent platform for mounting a roof top tent. To ensure it is securely mounted, Leitner offers their Roof Top Tent Brackets that have been designed to work exclusively with the Leitner load bars. A universal bracket is offered for most traditional roof top tents including 23Zero, CVT, Eezi-Awn Freespirit Recreation, Front Runner, ROAM, Tepui, Tuffstuff, and more. A specifically designed bracket is also available for iKamper and James Baroud tents.

      Leitner Designs Roof Top Tent Mounting Brackets

    4. HydroPOD: The Leitner HydroPOD is a newer offering that provides on-demand pressurized water. This can be perfect for cleaning up dishes or rinsing off after a day surfing. A rack-mounted HydroPOD is available along with a HydroPOD Carry which is a portable version. Included with the HydroPOD Shower Kit is a 20-foot-long hose that will easily reach around your whole vehicle.

      Leitner Designs HydroPOD

    5. GearBAG: Keeping your gear organized inside Leitner GearPODs can be challenging especially when you are navigating rough trails. Enter the Leitner GearBAG your all-in-one solution for easily organizing gear within your GearPOD. These convenient storage bags can also be ordered with patches allowing you to easily identify your gear.

      Leitner Designs GearBAG

    6. Extra Load Bar: The Leitner truck bed rack will come standard with two load bars. This is plenty for supporting a roof top tent and other heavier items. However, Leitner does offer a Load Bar Kit allowing you to add a third or fourth load bar to your ACS. This can add additional connection points for the items you are hauling and provide added support. Added load bars function just like two load bars that come with your rack in that they can be slid forward and backward on the ACS rack to be positioned as needed.

      Leitner Designs Extra Load Bar Kit

    7. GearPOD: In addition to the Leitner Designs GearPOD XL and GearPOD DUAL, Leitner offers the standard GearPOD. This is the smallest of the GearPODs but shares many of the same benefits including its ability to lock. At just 1/4 the size of the GearPOD XL it takes up less room on the bed rack allowing you to mount other accessories as needed. We have used our GearPOD for shoes, dog food, toys, and much more. It generally is best for smaller items and a GearBAG will fit if desired.

      Leitner Designs GearPOD

    8. Awning Brackets: A vehicle awning can provide much-needed shade on hot summer days and can also provide shelter on days when it is raining or snowing. Therefore, we recommend keeping an awning mount to your bed rack year-round. This can be easily done with the Leitner Designs HD Awning Mounts. These work perfectly with most standard awnings and easily attach to your bed rack and awning for easy deployment.

      Leitner Designs HD Awning Brackets

    9. WireCAP and WireLOK: If you decide to mount auxiliary lighting or light bars you might find it challenging to not only secure but hide the wiring. That is where the WireCAP and WireLOK Wire Guide System Come in. The WireCAP installs directly on the rearmost upright on FORGED bed racks (they will not work on Classic bed racks) and the WireLOK installs on the longer front-to-back rails on the ACS. This allows you to easily run wiring up the rearmost upright or from front to back out of sight. Even if you currently don't have lights mounted and need to hide wiring, the WireCAP and WireLOK can still be mounted without issue.

      Leitner Designs WireLOK

    10. GearPOD XL MAXTRAX Mounting Brackets: Carrying a MAXTRAX on your adventures is a good idea. They work great in snow, sand, and mud. The challenging part especially with smaller vehicles such as a Tacoma is where to store the MAXTRAX. You want to keep them out of the way but easily accessible. That is exactly what the GearPOD XL MAXTRAX Mounting Brackets do. They bolt to the back (inside) of the GearPOD XL and offer an easy attachment point using MAXTRAX Mounting Pins.

      Leitner Designs GearPOD XL MAXTRAX Mounting Brackets

    Overall you cannot go wrong with any of the accessories Leiter Design offers. You can configure your bed rack to best fit your specific needs thanks to the high-quality and functional products from Leitner Designs. If you have any questions or need help on deciding what rack accessories you should go with, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help in any way we can.

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