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do any of you leave your bed extender in the tailgate??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jasona250, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Aug 9, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    jasona250

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    just curious has any of your been stolen just got mine instaled today and it seems really easy for some one to just come up and jack it haha
     
  2. Aug 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    sorry im stuiped i meant leave it in the bed not the tailgate
     
  3. Aug 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    jandrews

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    The bed extender cannot be removed if your tailgate is closed, so if you invest in a tailgate lock, theoretically you could leave it in there. I considered this, but when I looked at what would have to be broken to get it out with a locked tailgate, it was stuff that looked pretty easy to break.

    I keep my BE in my apartment when not in use.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    TacomaMtnMan

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    I got one but also installed the electric tailgate lock. No one can steal it (unless they really wanted it, it course.)

    So I would suggest if you dont have a tailgate lock, its pretty easy for someone to steal.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    motopilot

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    I do but it is under a tonneau cover and also use a cable to lock it to the D rings. Cheap insurance.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    :)
    My Dad has had a bed extender in his 2002 F150 Super Crew since he bought it new. No one has taken it, but he does live in a nice area.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    guyjones10

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    just put a bike lock cable around the extender and the D-ring. i have done this for years.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    2009Silver

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    X2 - that's enough where I'm from.

    Ps - if you string the cable around the middle bar you can swing the extender in and out without having to unlock the cable.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    rme

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    I"ve had mine in my 95 for over 8 years and not stolen yet...but I'm knocking on wood since I said this...
     
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