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Old 10-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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I've got tens of thousands of miles on my truck with a snowmobile in the back. It's fine. If you're really concerned about it, yeah, a sheet of plywood will help. With one bike, you can load it in diagonally. My bike fits in the shortbed diagonally, along with my 8-foot snowmobile ramp, with enough room to close the tailgate.

Depends on the truck though. I've seen some trucks (mostly the smaller ranger/tacoma types) that bend because of weight on the tailgate. I'm sorry, but if it can't handle two or three grown men sitting on the tailgate, it's not a very useful tailgate. And with that kind of weight on it, a bike or sled is not going to be a problem. Just keep an eye on the cables, replace those every year or two.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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I put 3 bikes in mine with the tail gate down ,and have never had any issues.
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