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Old 11-24-2011, 07:40 AM
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Need weight of short bed (not truck, just bed) & opinions

On Sunday, we'll be picking up a replacement short bed for our F350 in NC. Finding a trailer has proven impossible in the short time I've got and I'm thinking my only option is to flip the new bed upside down, put it on top of the old bed's rails and strap it down.

That being said, I'm curious if anyone knows the weight of a short bed. I realize this is going to be an SOB, but I just don't have any other options at the moment.

I'm definitely open to suggestions...
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4 reasonably healthy guys can lift it, I see no reason why you can't do this.

I transported a bed on my old Chevy like this, just plopped it down. I used some old blankets between the bedrails to keep my new bed looking nice. The hardest part is finding a way to strap it down tight without damaging the sides of the new bed. I used some 6x6 cribbing to build stands higher than the sides of the upside-down box so the straps were loading the bottom of the box near the rails and not the sides. Ratchet that sucker down tight with some 2" ratchet straps. I used 3, one in front, one through the wheelwells, one in back. Drive it for a ways and check for shift. If its not moving, you are good. I made it from central Kansas to southern Wisconsin with no issues at all.
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