Need advice, I want to haul my atv 3,200 miles and worried about causing damage to the truck. Any ideas on what I could do to keep the atv from riding on the tailgate. Toyota dealer suggested I have someone fabricate something that the atv would sit on. They werent much help. My husband passed away and so I'm on my own.
I was able to fit my Polaris Sportsmans 550 XP in the back of my short box and it just fit. The tailgate did take the weight. ATV was straped to the hooks on the side where the tailgate closes instead of the tie downs on the floor of the bed. When ATV was in the box (did ride nice), I stopped for gas and the door to the gas cap really made a creaking sound but no real damage. Also after atv came out we think because of where it was straped down, the tailgate wouldn't close until some adjustments were made to those hooks. (I hope that is all it is). I still had the stock tires on and they rode/slid between the wheelwells, but was a tight fit.
Any suggestions? I will try to upload a photo. Thanks in advance.
(I do have an enclosed trailer but don't want to haul it that distance).