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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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We have now hauled mine in my dually a few times. It beats pulling a trailer but I think when we are camping it will go in the hauler and 2 quads in the bed of the truck.

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I took flat stock, heated it and made a U bend to fit into the stock tailgate lock. Welded it to a flat piece run down to stock tailgate that fit over the tailgate stub. Works great and removable.
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I took flat stock, heated it and made a U bend to fit into the stock tailgate lock. Welded it to a flat piece run down to stock tailgate that fit over the tailgate stub. Works great and removable.
Have you got any picture of that?

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Crowdog, I think you are going to be looking at allot of expense when your cables break or the ends come off!

The past 12 years I worked in the fitness equipment business. We made cables for weight machines both commercial and residential. I did a lot of research before I began making cables, due to the liablelity involved.

Most tailgate cables are a rubber coated 3/16 inch, probably galvanized cable. The breaking strength is 4250lbs. Sounds like strong enough, however the industry standard is breaking strength divided by 5 to get what is called "working weight". This means that each cable should support 850 lbs, But the problem is that cables don't usually fail by just breaking. A large percentage of the cables fail at the connector my simply pulling out of the end. Also the amount of stress put on the cable just sitting there is just fine! But every you hit a bump the stress is multiplied by the G factor of the bump. If you hit a bump hard it could be 5 to 10 G's. Your tailgate cables will not hold your load! I hope you will take some action to reinforce your tailgate before it gets expensive!
If I was going to do it anymore, I would reinforce the tailgate. But I will probably just use my open trailer instead.

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Thats a nice setup for day trips. I like how the trailer floor sits above the tires and wheels. We have talked that if we keep our current toyhauler I might put a flat bed on the duallly so if and when I lt the teryx it will fit.

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Instead of reinforcing your tailgate, just keep the weight off of it by putting blocks about 3/4 the way back. That way the weight will be in the bed of your short bed truck and not on the tailgate.
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instead of doing all of that just back it on a friend of mine said his tailgate wouldnt break or anything. and a few weeks later it wouldnt shut. then he got a new one for his truck and backed it in and his tailgate closes evry time
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I got a gatesaver from PDS Fab

Works great, Teryx is very secure in my F-250 short bed. Feels kind of like a camper back there.
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I tested a great product called the ATV Riser by TRIWORKS INDUSTRIES, it allows for the save hauling of an ATV in a short box pick-up. They also make a UTV riser, which when combined with their riser extensions will allow removal of the tailgate. I'm going to pick up the UTV version for use with my Dodge Ram 3500 short box.

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Hey everyone. Visit TriWorks Industry they have a solution. It's not a 100% but it should be easier on your tailgate.

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