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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.
Nice, I was thinking it was some sort of extra bed lighting or backup lights.
Theres a bro-dozer around here that the outside dually tire is past the fender.
How else are you going to 'justify' parking in the middle of two spaces on your off-road trips to the mall?
For Ram owners with that sticky black plastic stuff between the doors, that after a few years will start to bubble and look like shit.
A heat gun and a 1/2 hr later... Who the fuck came up with the idea of yeah, we should wrap the doors of black plastic wrap shit. And then the nimrod who agreed to put this on a million trucks
Some milk crates and a cold beer (or two) helped organize the tool box. Looks a lot better when it's not all just tossed in there.
Lots of recovery and roadside help stuff, diesel filters, tools, fluids... You get the drift.
I will say "buy once, cry once" when it comes to truck boxes. As you can see, the WeatherGaurd box seals nicely. I've had boxes in the past that let enough moisture and dirt in that cardboard boxes inside disintegrated and everything metal turned into rust.
Ditto on the Weather Guard. I used those cheap Husky tool bags from Home Depot to organize mine because it's the "gull wing" kind. I'd prefer one like yours but I got a screaming deal on mine.
I can't imagine having a pickup without a Weather Guard after having one.
I had one, but it got in the way of using the truck for hauling motos and sleds.
Nice, but do you need 9 bottles.
One bottle of PS fuel additive with every other tank of diesel for the sake of the CP4 fuel pump. The additive is cheaper by the case quantity (9x16oz bottles).
The funny thing is I just received that case and it was the reason I got all up in the toolbox in the first place.
There's also a five quart jug of Motorcraft diesel oil and a gallon jug of Motorcraft Orange premix coolant hiding with everything else but that's only because of paranoia. The 6.7 is healthy as can be, but I just can't have a toolbox without some oil and coolant in there, amirite?
Same with the PS red bottle. Very unlikely to need winter 911 additive in South Texas, but...
That's the only downfall. With the tailgate down my Vstrom's rear tire would sit an inch or two from the edge of the tail gate. If I backed into a wall my bike's tire would hit first. I very rarely need to haul a moto, though. When I do I trailer.
I think my next truck will be a CC LB.
@phuzzygnu I keep oil and coolant in my toolbox also.
It's been years since I put a bike in a truck, and frankly even at stock height Betty sits so high it would be sketchy to load anything but an MX bike.
UHaul bike trailers are cheap and work wonderfully.
Honestly, it's more convenient not having a trailer if it's just me. Gearbag in the back 2/3 seat (seat folded up), tools/etc on the 1/3 seat, pack and laptop bag in the front. Sled in the bed, couple fuel jugs up front. Ramp slides in under the sled (pick the sled up, throw the ramp under it, set the sled down on it and tie down teh track/skid).
Don't have to jockey a trailer around in tight turnarounds, more parking options, easier drive there and back.
I definitely see the benefit of loading a sled in the bed. That's a lot of white shit for a trailer.
You do this by yourself? There's obviously something I don't understand about those machines.
I gave up on MC trailers and just put it in the bed if I need to take bikes anywhere.
No hit on mileage, no tiny trailer I can’t see in the mirrors, parking is way easier (well, as easy as it usually is with a 25’ long truck).
Don’t understand why some folks are sketched out by loading bikes in trucks.
A 9 yr old can lift the rear of a modern sled. It's like picking up a bucket of water.
I've never minded a trailer to much, also can't always guarantee there are snowbanks and trees to use.
The tail end is really light, there's not much there. Aluminum tunnel, heat exchanger runs the length of it, and the track/skid.
There's some technique to it. Run the sled in, shove the tunnel over to one side of the bed/tailgate. Shove the ramp in on the other side. Pick the tunnel up and throw it on top of the ramp, then grab the ramp with the sled on it and center it up.
That's a nice setup, thou if you were to be a snowplow guy around here you'd need to add another 50 led strobes.