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The Deck Guy
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I'm thinking about getting one of these on my 2500HD for the very occasional hauling of an extension ladder or longer trim boards, etc...

I absolutely DO NOT want a traditional ladder rack on the truck all the time--I don't need one.

The only thing I can think of that will bridge the gap is a Back Rack...I think.

You guys think that's the best way to go, or is there something I'm not thinking of?

For those of you that have them, I assume all I'd need to do is ratchet strap the material to the anchor points on the inside sidewalls of the truck bed, right?
 

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Working
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I had one of these light weight 33 pound one that go all the way across. (unlike back rack). Found my self using it more than I thought I would. The only thing I didn't like is with a fiberglass ladder it wouldn't stay. Wanted to slide down and off the truck. It made strapping it down tricky by your self. Also the wide width was not needed. The back rack or the narrow one weathergaurd offers would have worked just as well.
http://www.weatherguard.com/truck_tool_boxes/view_products.php?subcat_id=17

Saw a guy at the lumber yard with one of these.
http://www.carparts.com/PRO-GRIP-SINGLE-CAB-PAD/GP_2012051_N_111+10718+600022584_10618.car
 

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JFRAME
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I've got knock-off ''weekenders'' made by Husky(I think) bought at HD about 5 years ago.Works great,easy install,can load them up,and only cost $100. Found them in the ladder section at the depot
 

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Ruane Woodworks,LLC
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Greg I have 2 back racks, they are from my dodges, you might need brackets but i have a few sets. they are in Oakland.
 
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