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#11419551 - 02/17/16 07:40 AM Which truck bed extender?
TreeBass Offline
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Registered: 06/19/06
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Loc: Central Texas
So I’m looking at the Darby at ACK for $99 http://www.austinkayak.com/products/134/Darby-Extend-A-Truck-Bed-Extender.html
Pros- can double as a roof rack
-can haul two kayaks
-local company
-very adjustable

Cons- no bend, so will it drag when weighed down?

The other is the TMS T-NS-HITCH-BED-EXTENDER $64.90 free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KVL...089ZFQ6W8VP#Ask
Pros- has bend to prevent dragging
-uprights on end
-already has reflective tape
Cons- gotta wait for it to arrive

any thoughts or opinions on either of these items? It will be installed on an FX4, so the dragging may be a mute issue

Thanks
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#11419592 - 02/17/16 07:50 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
pontiactech Offline
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Loc: Haltom City Tx
I have the one like that from Harbor freight I got it because it would stand up so I could load yak on top if needed ,it will drag if the dip is deep enough but for the most part I am very satisfied with it .

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#11419841 - 02/17/16 09:22 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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If you want one like the first style I have harbor freight one for sale in the classifieds!

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#11419963 - 02/17/16 10:04 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
HankS Offline
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Registered: 03/06/09
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Loc: Melissa, TX
There are plenty of things that may justify a higher end unit on. This is not one, imo. I have a Harbor Freight one like Nathan is selling. It drug one time when I had it on my 2wd Ford. I seriously doubt you'll ever have a problem with that.
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#11419984 - 02/17/16 10:16 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
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Loc: Kansas
I have a Hitchrack bed extender similar to the one in your Amazon link and have hauled 2 kayaks with it. One sitting flat and the second kayak leaned upside down, with pool noodles between them for cushioning. You can expand the width of the top from 28" to 48".
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#11420009 - 02/17/16 10:25 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
If you are worried about dragging and want the ability to carry 2 kayaks, look at the Boonedox T-Bone bed extender. It does cost more.

http://www.austinkayak.com/products/15163/Boonedox-T-Bone-Bed-Extender.html

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#11420355 - 02/17/16 12:28 PM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
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Lt. Dan

Registered: 06/19/06
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Loc: Central Texas
thanks for the input, I'm not that concerned with dragging since my truck sits pretty high, but that was a comment in many of the reviews.

Wish you were closer Nathan
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#11420862 - 02/17/16 03:50 PM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
Lane H. Offline
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Registered: 03/10/15
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Loc: Odessa
I have the Amazon one. Very happy with it with one minor modification: I wanted some extra padding on the support bar, so I ended up putting a pool noodle (cut to fit with my pocket knife) around the bar and securing it with zip ties.
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#11422400 - 02/18/16 08:58 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
HOU Razorback Offline
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Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 424
Loc: Lantana, Texas
I bought this one off eBay (its like a combo of the ACK and Amazon ones you posted) but only $58 and no tax or shipping.

eBay Truck Bed Extender


It worked great and its lightweight and can be installed/uninstalled in less than a minute.

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#11422739 - 02/18/16 11:06 AM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
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Loc: Grapevine

You might want to consider this type of lock for your extender, they come in chrome or stainless and you can get them in multiples keyed alike.

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#11422957 - 02/18/16 12:36 PM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
I always remove my extender and throw it in the truck after I launch so no need to lock it down. That would be handy though if you had to leave it on the truck for any extended period of time!

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#11422965 - 02/18/16 12:39 PM Re: Which truck bed extender? [Re: TreeBass]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Originally Posted By: TreeBass
thanks for the input, I'm not that concerned with dragging since my truck sits pretty high, but that was a comment in many of the reviews.

Wish you were closer Nathan


Yeah id ship it to ya but its kind of bulky and would probably be cost probhitive at that point lol

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