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Old 05-05-2021, 01:50 PM   #1
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Anyone here hauling an electric golf cart in their 5.5í long bed of F150 4x4? Any issues with this much weight resting on open tailgate?

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Old 05-05-2021, 02:04 PM   #2
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Anyone here hauling an electric golf cart in their 5.5í long bed of F150 4x4? Any issues with this much weight resting on open tailgate?

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Tailgate isnít the concern. The tailgate cables though have been known to fail in this exact situation.


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Old 05-05-2021, 02:04 PM   #3
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Ive a lot it with Polaris Sportsman 500 and 800. I wouldnt the weight different would be too different but check the tailgate cables .
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:14 PM   #4
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Throw some 2x6 or 2x8ís that extend from under front tire to rear of tailgate to distribute the weight better!
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:17 PM   #5
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Tailgate isnít the concern. The tailgate cables though have been known to fail in this exact situation.


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That is what Iím referring to.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:19 PM   #6
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Hauled a Harley bagger 920lbs dry weight all over the USA in bed of my 2005 Cheby short bed crew. Rear tire with bags and tour pack loaded put most of the weight dead center on the tailgate. Probably well over 500 lbs. No bends no stretch nothing.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:23 PM   #7
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Hauled a Harley bagger 920lbs dry weight all over the USA in bed of my 2005 Cheby short bed crew. Rear tire with bags and tour pack loaded put most of the weight dead center on the tailgate. Probably well over 500 lbs. No bends no stretch nothing.
Why didnít you Ride it?
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:25 PM   #8
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My neighbor has one of these. The hitch receiver takes almost all the weight off the tailgate. Easy on and off with his Bagger. https://www.off-road.com/aimages/art...w_text0002.jpg https://www.off-road.com/aimages/art...w_text0003.jpg

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Old 05-05-2021, 02:32 PM   #9
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You can use ratchet straps on the tailgate to take weight off the cables. Thereís also a company that makes a metal piece that does the same thing.


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Old 05-05-2021, 02:39 PM   #10
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I hauled my lifted club car to and from the deer lease (7 hours) in the bed of my 2015 F150 with the 5.5' bed with no issues at all.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:41 PM   #11
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Here's a picture of it loaded up I found.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:41 PM   #12
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Back it in, most of the weight is on the rear axle(batteries).
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:48 PM   #13
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Back it in, most of the weight is on the rear axle(batteries).
Canít. It has rear seat that sticks out too far.
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:25 PM   #14
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I did this in my 2006 F250 and it dented the heck out of my tailgate. I would not recommend this at all. I have a 2020 F150 4 x 4 and I would not do this at all. A trailer is your friend here.



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Old 05-05-2021, 08:36 PM   #15
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Maybe something like this. I know nothing about them or how much they support. Probably other brands out there as well.

https://www.dgmtailgatesupport.com/
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