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Old 06-01-2007, 08:19 AM
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Can tailgate handle loading an atv?

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I was wondering if the tailgate can handle loading an atv via ramps? I have a toolbox in the truck with the shorter bed so I really would need to have the tailgate on there.

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That's what I do. I load the ATV and since I have a long bed, I load my daughter's ATV and it rides solely on the tailgate.
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Great! Now I just need to find a good set of ramps for a lifted truck.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:26 AM
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I just made my own with 8 foot 2x8s you can get the ends at tractor supply or northerntool.com
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With a lifted truck, the length of the ramps would need to be longer (angle lessoned). I bought ramp kits for 2x8/2x10 and bought the pressure treated 2x10s. Run a 2x4 down the middle of the 2x10 to form a T of sorts and cut the 2x4 short at the ground end of the ramp. Total cost, less than $50.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:28 AM
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thats the way i did it too
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How much of a pain is it putting the homemade ones in the car? If you put a piece in the middle to make a T doesn't it become hard to throw them in the truck with the atv? Or am I way off in my picture of how that would go together?
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LOL!!! Don't you have any ground clearance on your bike?????

I sldie them under the bike. I have the long bed so they never stick out. The short bed is only a foot and half shorter and with the tailgate down, they still won't stick out.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:38 AM
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not hard at all the T only adds an inch and a half to the ramp thickness. The T isnt really necessary though depending on the weight of your atv
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ok. I think I understand what you meant by the T now

And yes, there is room under the atv. I pictured the ramps being connected together by piece in the middle making for a large piece. Its early. I am not firing on all cylinders yet
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