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Old 04-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #10
Hey! Watch this.
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I had heard the same thing, so I did as some others had done and put a solid 2x4 across the gate under the rear tire. This is suppose to spread the load out over a wider area than just the foot print of the tire. It must work as I went round trip 1100+ miles with no problems. Have also seen some guys will run a c-channel front to back wide enough for the tires to sit in to take some of the load off.

Originally Posted by bunghole View Post
Did you reinforce that gate? I have a Taco and I've heard the gates will bend under load.
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