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oilersfan2 01-19-2011 03:05 PM

Anyone haul a UTV with thier Quad cab?
Curious if anyone has hauled a UTV in the bed of thier Quad cab? I have just purchased a Polaris RZR, and have been told the weight will snap the cables on the tailgate (as the wheels sit half way on the gate)? I have hauled a few quads and never had any issues but this machine is about 300lbs heavier. Wondering if anyone has had any issues, or if they guy was full of BS. Thanks.

Juice420 01-19-2011 03:50 PM

It makes sense. That's alot of weight on the tailgate. Maybe you could reinforce the tailgate by adding thicker cable, or chains.
Everyone I know that has a UTV uses a trailer.

RootBeer 01-19-2011 03:55 PM

Another option would be to install a bed extender and remove the tailgate when hauling the UTV.

Or put down a couple 1" sheets of plywood that go from the front of the bed to the end of the tailgate when it is down. The plywood would spread out the load not put it all on the tailgate.

oilersfan2 01-19-2011 04:01 PM

Thanks for the ideas. I have a trailer, but sometimes it's just easier to load in the truck and take off for a quick trip. I know there are tailgate supports you can order online. But for some reason they only make them for Ford and GM.....Might just have to deal with using the trailer for every trip. Tailgates can be very expensive!!!

GTyankee 01-19-2011 04:29 PM

read what i found here, look at the gate saver
setup & loading video

most people back it on, little scary, block of wood or something at front of truck bed, build diagonal ramp are all suggested

oilersfan2 01-19-2011 04:54 PM

Sweet thanks, now if I can get that shipped to Canada cheap, looks like the answer!!

2010ramtrx4 01-19-2011 09:26 PM

i also have a rzr i used to haul it in the back of my 07 short bed silverado and never felt safe i also 1 time backed it in to the bed once to put most of the weight in the bed itself check the rzr forum lots of hauling topics over there hope this helps.

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