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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default truck bed atv rack????

Has anyone used one ???

How did you like it ???

What would you do different next time???



I am thinking of making one of these

http://diamondbackcovers.com/atv-car...duty-truck.png

or like this

http://www.utvguide.net/images/UTV-TruckRack-033.jpg





our quads are 2 up and are 8 foot long and 8 foot wide side to side, we have looked at a few toy boxes but I am not a fan of parking a quad in my living room. this rack will allow us the use of a standard camper and still be able to take the quads I have a 8 foot box on my 3500 ram and think i want to make this rack so i can drive in one side and off the other, I should not half to disconnect the camper for loading and unloading with this setup

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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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I have thought about something like this myself. Looks like it would work great and seems like it would be easy to build your own.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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my buddy pulled the bed off his ram and installed some thing like this




but I don't think i want to lose my bed yet
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Old January 27th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #4
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you'd loose a lot of bed space with the second one, id prefer the way the diamondback covers are setup. just basically a really strong tonneau cover. lol
then you dont loose the bed space but you get to transport your quads on top of it.
if it were me, Id make it out of aluminum, if i had the capibility. but i'm sure you could make a damn good one outta steel too.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #5
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The 2-up's wheelbases aren't too long to work with an over the bed setup like that?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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So wait, what kind of quads are you trying to put on top of your bed?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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So wait, what kind of quads are you trying to put on top of your bed?
Google Outlander max From the front bumper to the back bumper there 8 foot long
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I think they work great. I have never used one personally but have seen many toys on I75 heading north.
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Google Outlander max From the front bumper to the back bumper there 8 foot long
How wide is your bed? I'm gonna sketch something up here
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #10
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How wide is your bed? I'm gonna sketch something up here


my quads are as long as these are wide
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So your quads are 8'x4' and your bed is 8'x(?)'
So that's what I'm asking lol
How wide is the bed exactly?
4 foot? 5 foot?
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Never mind, I found it. It's 79.5"
So your gonna have to have it stick out 10" each side of the bed if you didn't want the tires hanging off at all. They should both fit otherwise side by side though.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #13
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Never mind, I found it. It's 79.5"
So your gonna have to have it stick out 10" each side of the bed if you didn't want the tires hanging off at all. They should both fit otherwise side by side though.


I have reread my original post 3 times looking for Any indication, I was requesting confirmation of whether or not I could build this, that was never in question.
Now that I brought you up to speed, do you have anything meaningful to add to the conversation
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Well you said, what would you improve upon, and I was trying to figure what could be improved upon, since I've seen and watched them being used and loaded. But I guess you don't want my input.
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Well you said, what would you improve upon, and I was trying to figure what could be improved upon, since I've seen and watched them being used and loaded. But I guess you don't want my input.
" Seen and watched" that is great
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"Been up close" if that matters
I need to proof read my own posts.
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Do tell, me all about it!!!
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How about a 2 place snowmobile trailer? Chop the axle off it, modify that to fit like a tonneau cover. (And they're aluminum)
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #19
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How about a 2 place snowmobile trailer? Chop the axle off it, modify that to fit like a tonneau cover. (And they're aluminum)
that is a really good idea
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do most of them utilize the stake pockets, or go off of the floor of the bed?

Do you want to park them transverse or lateral?

If I were making one for myself, I would want to park them transverse so I could make the frame smaller that they park on, and try to use the stake pockets with minimal going to floor of bed... maximize space, minimize crap hanging off the sides...
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