6.5' truck bed

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 15 07:21:22 PST 2012

I used a ranger with  a shell for years. I was a shell six inches higher than the cab.  My friends got a kick out of me loading.  On most bikes I had to remove the windshield or compress the forks with a tie down to get a bike in, and then there was minimal clearance. But it worked. 

That given, I like my Ford Van LOL
On Feb 15, 2012, at 3:26 AM, Erik Weber wrote:

> I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but keep this in mind about
> the canopy. It needs to be tall enough not only for your bike, but for
> you to stand next to the bike and load it.
> I think it was Jo on here who was using a Honda minivan. I don't know
> how he loaded the bike into one of those. The cargo vans tend to have
> a piece of metal coming down from the roof where the doors meet. I was
> constantly bumping my head on that damned thing.
> On 2/15/12, Erik Weber <yoober at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, that's why I like the cargo vans.
>> On 2/14/12, Steve Robertson <srobertson at ssimicro.com> wrote:
>>> Those bed extenders are nice and I have seen some that also convert into
>>> a
>>> ramp, very handy. I want to be able to put
>>> a canopy on the truck (for additional security) so the bed extender
>>> wouldn't
>>> work for me.
>>> They make cages that replace the gate and give you more room.

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