Truck bed extender

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Monty

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Monty
About a year or so ago, as I was I ordering something from Harbor Freight, I noticed I could spend another $20 or so without any more shipping cost. So, on whim I added their truck bed extender to my cart and completed the transaction. I figured it might come in handy one day... you see, my truck has the "length challenged" bed option, and every once in a while I get a load of lumber that just makes me a little nervous.

Well, that extender hung on the wall in my garage until today. I used it to haul some a load of lumber which included a 16' long 4x6. Yes, Woodguy, that's good ol' SYP... pressure treated, no less! :lol: Anyway, I think it worked pretty well:





It extends the effective support out to 10' on my truck, almost two feet beyond the end of the extended tail gate. It made the difference on this load. Of course, a strategically placed bag of sand would have had the same affect!!! :roll: I expect I'll use it again.
 

D L Ames

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D L Ames
Cool. I have always wondered how well those things work. I believe I just saw this extender on sale again at HF. Thanks for sharing.

D L
 

JohnsonMBrandon

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Monty,

I don't mean to steal this thread, but that little compressor on the wall there......was that part of the walmart special? Somehow 3 of those ended up in my truck one of those days.......:lol:
 

Monty

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The weight limit is 350 lbs. And yes, that compressor is the WalMart $40 compressor - I got the last one in Hickory! :mrgreen: I use it all the time.
 

sapwood

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Roger
Good post Monty. I've been interested in those extenders for several years. Does the HF version have the capability to flip up 90 degrees? First saw them for over $200 on truck/camping websites. They could be pivoted up and serve as canoe (ladder) support from cab top to extender. Some of the borgs started carrying them for $75-$100 and the HF version is about $30. 8-O

Will it do this?



Roger
 

D L Ames

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sapwood said:
Good post Monty. I've been interested in those extenders for several years. Does the HF version have the capability to flip up 90 degrees? First saw them for over $200 on truck/camping websites. They could be pivoted up and serve as canoe (ladder) support from cab top to extender. Some of the borgs started carrying them for $75-$100 and the HF version is about $30. 8-O

Will it do this?



Roger
Roger, from the looks of the HF version I bet it could easily be modified to do that. Just extend the vertical piece with some tubular steel and some clevis pins. Just a thought.

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jeff...

Instead of a few bags of sand I use a 4' section of railroad track. I must be a redneck, to own a piece of railroad track - geeze... I need to check myself :drunken_s
 
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