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Old 09-11-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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How to haul?


Hi all - brand new here so apologies in advance if I'm asking this in the wrong section (thought I saw a hauling thread, but cannot relocate).
So here it is: I have regular old Silverado 1500, 6'6" bed. I really want to move some doors that are 8' x 10'. Can ine simply lay these monsters atop the bed and tie them down somehow?
Hoping *someone* has attempted this!
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Rent a trailer.
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With the tail gate down, you will likely only have about 6 to 8" of door sticking out past.
Make sure they are tied down good. Ratchet straps are ideal for this kind of holding.
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With the tail gate down, you will likely only have about 6 to 8" of door sticking out past.
Make sure they are tied down good. Ratchet straps are ideal for this kind of holding.
I second the straps. I hauled a roll of vinyl flooring 12 feet long in my 6.5 foot Chevy bed. I wrapped the strap around the roll so the straps came off the top of the roll and ratcheted it down tight so it not only could not rear up but also couldn't move side to side. It never moved in the 18 mile trip home.
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Thanks all! Think I'll have like 8" sticking out from each side and like 4' out back.
Hope ratchet straps can hold slippery flat surface.
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Thanks all! Think I'll have like 8" sticking out from each side and like 4' out back.
Hope ratchet straps can hold slippery flat surface.
I recommend you purchase some no skid shelf liner to place on those slippery surfaces.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:01 AM   #7
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I take back my previous comment. My eyes were playing tricks on me last night and read the size of the door as 8' 10", thinking it was a typical entry door with added height.


I think you can still do it if you are not going very far and stay off the highway.
Tailgate down, put one side of the door down in the box, other side up on the side box rail. You will still have about 4 feet sticking out, but will gain support from the tail gate. But this will also leave you about 2 feet sticking out on the passenger side of the box. Be aware, don't want to star on funniest home videos.

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Renting that trailer probably isn't a bad idea for a long trip.

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With tail gate down you have 8 ft, put the long ones one the bottom. I have just bought bags of playground sand to weigh down the front of a load and take them back the next time.
Shrink wrap around the tailgate works when you have nothing else.
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Quite often I see guys doing local hauls of pallets where they are at least 18" wider loaded than the bed box on each side. They are always well strapped. They do have a few runs down the center of the bed box so some form of center support would be my choice if doing it this way.



Some old blankets or moving blankets to protect the bed rails would be good.


A flat bed trailer is still your best option. Distance roads and traffic are all things to consider.
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