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Old 09-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AKsnowbiker View Post
(snip)Went to Home Depot and purchased a below the bed tool box. Now I have dry, secure storage and I can once again see my hitch plate without having to use a camera. Plenty of room for raft bag, paddles, rowing frame.
What are you towing with? And the length of the bed? Thanks

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Old 09-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #12
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Dodge 1 ton Turbo diesel with 6'5" bed, extended cab. (Overkill I know, but it's low miles and paid for).

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Old 09-08-2015, 01:44 PM   #13
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With the 8' bed I have about 4' of floor space between the hitch and the cab, the trailer sits from 6-8" above the sides of the bed. I agree with Alf, the only concern about something getting in the way of the hitch is the cables. Mine are also in the bed, in the lower drivers side rear corner. A quick measurement shows 22" from the bed to the top of the sides (not including the hitch rails), you'd have room for 8' x 2' tables in my truck along side the hitch, maybe 2'6" wide too. I imagine the 6' tables would work in the 6 1/2' bed too, at least in the Ford.

Even with the tri-fold Tonneau cover you can't see the hitch, but it's not a big deal if you mark the cover and the pin box with alignment marks of some sort.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:52 PM   #14
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Hi: padlin... Up here in the "Rust belt" of Ontario I have my vehicles undercoated by Krown. I asked for a sticker and they said we don't put them on anymore. I still got one and placed it in the lower center of the rear window. Takes perfect aim at the pin from the drivers seat!!! Alf
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