Securing Load

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Good Morning,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or not. Sorry if it' not!

How do people secure the load in step-side square bodies? I'm thinking of buying one of those collapsible shelters to take with to car shows, but I don't want it sliding all over. I have looked at those bars that put pressure on the side of the bed, but not sure how well they work. Does anybody have anything that works well for them?

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I always just let stuff lay. Most items tend to stay put, unless you drive real crazy. Very heavy items and very light items obviously need secured though.
 

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I think his bed floor looks nicer than most bowling alleys and NBA courts, so no slidy, scratchy allowed.
You are probably right. That is why John wants to secure the load. Bucket's idea is fine for most things in the bed, but if you are moving your garden tractor, it is nice to have a way to keep it still. @JRichason probably isn't going to be hauling anything like a tractor.
 

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You are probably right. That is why John wants to secure the load. Bucket's idea is fine for most things in the bed, but if you are moving your garden tractor, it is nice to have a way to keep it still. @JRichason probably isn't going to be hauling anything like a tractor.
You are right. I mostly just want to haul a couple folding chairs and one of those shade things. I think I'll try one of those pressure bars to see if they work.
 

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You are right. I mostly just want to haul a couple folding chairs and one of those shade things. I think I'll try one of those pressure bars to see if they work.
I've known people that have used the pressure bars and they work just fine.
 

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@JRichason I don't know how nice the bed of your truck looks so if it is beautifully finished wood that changes things. I always end up carrying an EZ UP brand canopy, 4 to 6 folding chairs, an ice chest and whatever else my favorite-ex-brother-in-law needs for a car show. My bed floor is metal and isn't pretty so damaging the finish isn't a problem. At the relaxed speeds I drive my Old Truck I don't have any issues with things sliding.

I recommend the EZUP or at least a brand that can be set up and taken down quickly and easily. Mine is fast and relatively sturdy, it's easy and simple.


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Here I have it set up behind a friend's car. It makes a huge difference on hot, sunny car show days. It will also attract friends you didn't know you had.

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A rubber mat would hold all but the most naughty driving. Roll it up and stash it for the show (or use as a temporary floor under the canopy), put back for the ride home.
 

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@JRichason I don't know how nice the bed of your truck looks so if it is beautifully finished wood that changes things. I always end up carrying an EZ UP brand canopy, 4 to 6 folding chairs, an ice chest and whatever else my favorite-ex-brother-in-law needs for a car show. My bed floor is metal and isn't pretty so damaging the finish isn't a problem. At the relaxed speeds I drive my Old Truck I don't have any issues with things sliding.
Thank you for the info. I have a wood bed in my truck. I may be too cautious. Will have to see what I can come up with.

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A rubber mat would hold all but the most naughty driving. Roll it up and stash it for the show (or use as a temporary floor under the canopy), put back for the ride home.
That's a good idea!
 

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