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I have an 02 Silverado Short bed with a 6" and 35'' Superswamper SSRs

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I also have a toolbox.

How many of you carry your 500's in the bed of you chevy and have a toolbox?
Im either going to buy a trailer $650 + for a little 5x8 around here, or get a long set of atv ramps and ride it in my truck.

The thing is 1 I dont know if it will fit,
and 2 if the truck will drive/stop funny being lifted and having that much weight so far in the rear of the truck. I know weight placement plays a big deal.. and having the foreman riding on the trailgate (if it even fits) might get strange going down the road.
And if any of yall happen to have a pic of yours in the bed so I can get an idea of fitment that would be cool

What do yall think?
 

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Well.I have a Dodge Ram1500 with 6 and1/2 foot box.My 500 Foreman sit far back,rear tires are on tailgate.I was thinking of getting a toolbox just because without one I need to keep the atv back so it doesn't bump into the back window and SMASH!I have some boards against the front of the bed to keep the atv back.Besides,a toolbox would be great for helmets,boots,and other junk.
 

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if it fits in my tiny Colorado, you will be fine in your Silverado
 

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Hey robb can you measure from the front of the bed to the rear portion of the trailgate when its down like that for a referance number.

With the toolbox I have I bet it would a tight race in space.
 

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82.5 inches from the front of the bed to the end of the tailgate.
 

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i have a silverado 1500 and i have a tool box and i also have a 2" lift on it it took a while to find some ramps long enough but i got some and mine fits just fine i can even shut my tailgate but mine is extended cab i would take a picture but i aint got no camera and the whole weight thing is a little scary but i just took corners slow.
 

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I got 79" from the toolbox to the end of the tailgate
 

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Make your own ramps. You can buy the parts at Home Depot, Lowes, or any of the autoparts places (the part the goes from the wood to your tailgate). Then you just get some 2x8s, or 2x10s and make them any length you want.
 

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QUOTE ("500Foreman05":2z6klxpv)
I got 79" from the toolbox to the end of the tailgate
It will fit on that, no problem.
 

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QUOTE ("mudluver":2niwtark)
i have a silverado 1500 and i have a tool box and i also have a 2" lift on it it took a while to find some ramps long enough but i got some and mine fits just fine i can even shut my tailgate but mine is extended cab i would take a picture but i aint got no camera and the whole weight thing is a little scary but i just took corners slow.
If you can shut your tailgate you must have a long bed
 

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QUOTE ("Robb":zgfmeiy0)
QUOTE ("500Foreman05":zgfmeiy0)
I got 79" from the toolbox to the end of the tailgate
It will fit on that, no problem.[/quote]

Sounds like it is going to be CLOSE if thats even the word for it. Shoot you almost have 3.5" on me
 

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well looking at my pictures, imagine a bike with a NORMAL set of tires on it, it would fit much better. I think you will have plenty of room.
 

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yes i do have a long bed and it is kind of annoying i can barely get out of parking spaces without hitting anything. i did make my own ramps they lasted for about a year then as i was coming down them off my friends dodge one snapped then i almost wet my pants but didnt flip
 

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Yeah that would suck to break the ramp like that, great, now I gotta think about that every time im loading and unloading!
 

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I hope so. Its either that or a trailer, and I dont really want to spend that money on that. Guess Ill just have to figure out a place to put my fullsize spare tire

With the spare out... thats going to be a fun ride up some ramps
 

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just check the specifications of the fourwheeler in your owners manual or on the internet and look at its lenght
 

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Hauling

Well, I finally broke down and bought one of the Louisiana Guard Dogs for securing the ATV, and let me tell you, I think that is the best money that I have spent. I have a Dodge 3500 dually, and my Foreman sits on the tailgate also. I also have a trailer ball in the bed, so my ramps will not slide in all of the way, but I just run the arm of the LA guard dog through the ramp rungs, lock the hitch that locks on the atv ball, and the atv is safe, and my ramps are safe. It takes me about 2 minutes to lock the atv down, and I am gone!

Also, the new system comes with a trailer receiver, so I tow my 5x8 trailer with my buddies atv and we put mine in the truck.

You should definitely check it out, and I recommend getting it directly from the manufacturer.

Again, it seems pricey, but well worth it to me. Also, it is a really nice quality piece of work.

Jon
 

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A not eto 500Foreman05:

If you are goig to pu you bike in the back of your truck, power brake it to bury the rear end. Or you will need to find a bern to back up to, in oder to load and unload safely. My buddy has a F350 on 35s w/ 4" lift and thats what he does. If not his ramps are a better than a 45 deg angle.

I have a F-150 long-bed, w/ a tool box and the taile gate will not shut w/ the bike in it. I used to use 7.5" ramps, but I feel a trailer is much safer and easier on back windows! (right Robb). I have had two ramps break so far, so unfortunatly I use the bed as a last resort.

I can speak from first hand experience, Robb's Foreman is shoehorned into the Colorado. I personnally do not like all that weight on tailgates. Ecspecially if you have to go down bumpy roads. That is asking alot of those 3/16" cables holding the tailgate up. The LA Gaurddog Would help eleviate a lot of that pressure.
 

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I have to open my back window in my chevy ext cab to get my foreman in and shut the tailgate. I think anyway it was way to cool to try it but it looked like it would fit that way. I'm just going to get a trailor, I used my buddys to go and get my wife and my fourwheelers yesterday and I think it's the way to go.
 
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