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Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: JPouchet] #149066 09/24/20 11:01 PM
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Yes - all better now.

Finally got a chance to test it out last night. Winch Mount fit like a glove. The 1 !/2-inch wide watching tie-downs I got from PowerTye were amazing! The held the mount in place with enough retention to pull a Harley. Only knock, the S-hooks were too thick in my mind. Going to be difficult to double hook to the same U bolt in the bed.

Looking forward to a 'real' use.

https://youtu.be/5Burf_wnstc YouTube video from wife's phone

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Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: JPouchet] #149067 09/25/20 12:02 AM
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What did the guy pay for that Tacoma? Thought I heard $1000, but not sure..


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Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: JPouchet] #149073 09/25/20 03:53 PM
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Cool, glad it worked!


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Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: JPouchet] #149076 09/25/20 09:01 PM
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can you provide some detail on the attachment to the bike? that ramp's wider than a single but, not quite a double?

Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: ptxyz] #149081 09/29/20 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ptxyz
can you provide some detail on the attachment to the bike? that ramp's wider than a single but, not quite a double?

Sure - Trackside wide heavy-duty from Cycle Gear

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/trackside-heavy-duty-wide-aluminum-folding-ramp

Note - I've seen a few videos that say you can use them side-by-side. Not 1`00% accurate.

Yes, you can stick them side-by-side but they are far from flush with each other. The hinge bolts and hinge brackets get in the way pushing the ramps apart. No amount of strapping or clamps will change the gap. So don't plan on riding straight up the middle of the two ramps.

I use one for walking and the otter for the bike.

Actually, now that I have a winch I would consider just using one and a step stool to make the step up to the bed of the truck.

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Re: Portable pickup bed winch mount? [Re: JPouchet] #149100 10/01/20 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by JPouchet
.....now that I have a winch I would consider just using one and a step stool to make the step up to the bed of the truck... JP..

Personally, for what it's worth, I'd avoid a 'step stool' to assist in loading a bike. You might be fine with it 99 times out of a 100, but the one time you've got your bike half way up the ramp and your footing on the step stool that particular moment causes you to slip, will probably be the last time you load your bike from a perch like that.

Would hate to see you or anyone else lose control of a bike half way up a narrow ramp because of faulty footing. I used and still have a full width heavy duty ATV ramp that works well loading a bike in the back of my long bed Dodge Ram using my bed winch with me walking the ramp beside it. Sold my last bike some time ago, so it's been a while using it for that purpose. But the ramp still serves for winching heavy loads up and into that tall truck bed, although I seldom walk up beside them as I did with my bike..


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