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Anyone use a motorcyce tire chock on the bed?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by overthehills00, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Jan 14, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    overthehills00

    overthehills00 [OP] New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to the forum. Great place with lots of useful info.

    I was wondering if anyone mounted a motorcycle wheel chock on their truck bed. Specifically, I am looking to carry 1 or 2 sportbikes on the bed, using this wheel chock:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96349

    and I also have D-rings installed in the front of the bed where normally there are just bolts.

    I am wondering if I can just drill on the bed and mount one or two of these chocks.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    overthehills00

    overthehills00 [OP] New Member

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    Maybe I should rephrase my question:

    If I drill bunch of holes in the front of the bed, do you know if this voids my warranty? I remember something about that.

    also are there anything specific to avoid, or is this just a matter of getting out the drill and going to work?

    thanks.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    The only time a modification you make voids any part of the warranty is if it can be proved that the modification caused the defect.
    Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

    So say your bed starts cracking where you drilled the holes. They would not have to remedy the situation under the warranty.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    I was thinking that very same thing. I would do that. 1 is of course you bed will be free of holes. 2 is that your bike will have a level/flat surface to be parked on versus being off balance from the bed grooves or bedliner ridges. I was going to do this same thing if I buy a Taco.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    Phantom has the answer, that is the way to go ! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 15, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    :thumbsup:I like that idea too. Thanks Phantom

    But let me get it right, are you suggestion getting a sheet of plywood that is the size of the bed and cutting out the sides for the wheel wells?

    This might work perfect because it also occurred to me that two get 2 bikes tied down I will need at least two more D rings. with 2 bikes neither of them will be symmetric with the D rings I currently have, which might be ok but not ideal.

    So I guess with this plywood base, I can install the D rings on the plywood as well. something like this pic.

    bikehaul.jpg
     
  7. Jan 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    overthehills00

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    I ordered the parts, I will post the pictures, I cant wait. :)

    I already have D rings in the front, so my thinking is each bike is tied down with 4 tie downs.

    In the front, one tie down goes to the D ring on the bed, the other tie down goes to the D ring on the plywood base.

    Same for the rear of the bikes.

    The front wheel chock serves 2 purposes:
    - holds the bike upright so it is easier to put the tie downs
    - in the event that one tie down comes loose, the chock prevents the front tire from turning and bike falling

    Hey good luck with the 'playboy bunny in need of someone to haul stuff' dream, post pictures :thumbsup:
     
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