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Loaded my ATV in the truck...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigmooze, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I normally have my tool box fitted in the bed of my truck, but was curious to see how my ATV would fit in the back. I tried the quad back there with the toolbox in, but didn't like how so much weight was on the end of the tailgate.

    Here are pics for those who were curious...

    Here's the truck, unloaded. Mine came with the overload leaf from the factory (aka rear leaf TSB):
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    And here it is with the bike. Overall it drops 2.5". I'll test drive it when I install more D-rings in the bed.
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  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Capita

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    Looks great man. It's nice the quad isn't resting on the tailgate. Mine looks very similar to your truck loaded. I have a Honda TX420fm.
    The d-rings is an excellent call. Those things worked great with my atv.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    08TRDOFFROAD

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    I haul my atv with the rear tires pretty much on the tailgate and have zero issues.

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  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Capita

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    Oh thats good to hear. Hopefully nothing for me to worry about in the future :)
    On the same topic, do you guys put anything near the rear window? I'm afraid of putting the front of my quad right through it.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    08TRDOFFROAD

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    The first few times I loaded my quad I stacked several 2x12's that I cut to about 12" long so that if I came flying in, the tires hit the stacks of 2x12's long before I ever got close to the rear window. I never actually needed them, but it was nice to have them for piece of mind.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    niit_train

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    No mods, just extra accessories. Realtree bug shield, vent visors, and a custom Realtree Hunter 4X4 Bully
    Something I learned in my old S-10 was to load the ATV by backing it in. The rear wheels would hit before the rear rack, thus not having to worry about the back glass. I am not sure if this will work in a Taco, but may be worth a try.




    NT
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    bigmooze

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    My neighbour recommended that I run a tie down strap from the trailer hitch to the bike to prevent the forward movement when slowing down/stopping.
     
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