Lumber load with a 5 and half foot truck bed...


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Old 04-21-22, 01:56 PM
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Lumber load with a 5 and half foot truck bed...

Hey folks,

Kind of an odd question but I wanted to know if it's safe/legal in Ontario, Canada to carry 14 ft. Lumber lengths in a five and half foot truck bed or is that too risky?
Here is my lumber load....
for the garage we need 12 foot 2 x 6 x30 14 ft 2x6 x2514 2 x 4 x20 bracing material


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Old 04-21-22, 02:04 PM
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I don't think it's wise. You would need a hitch support and a flag on back, if you are only planning on loading a few... even the hitch support has a weight limit. Go through a big dip when its overloaded and you will bend it. And you would need to tie it down with ratchet straps so that it has no movement whatsoever. Any play and you could lose your load and cause an accident that you'd be responsible for.

I have a rack on my truck... that's the way to transport limited amounts of long materials.

Short beds are about worthless for hauling anything longer longer 8 feet.
 
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Ya, I miss my old work van with ladder racks, made carrying 16' 2xs and 20' rebar a breeze [well at least not too unhandy]
 
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Simple math says more weight would be behind the bed than in it and that physics does not work. I would suggest a trailer.
 
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Got any friends with a boat trailer?
 
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If I am reading your lumber list correctly You might want to do the math first. A KD 2X6 weighs about 2 lbs per board foot. You are wanting to load 55 of them in the back of a small pickup plus a bunch of 2X4s?

What are delivery charges from the lumber yard? It might be easier and safer to just have it delivered.
 
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You just have to buy enough bags of cement to weight them down in the front of the bed!
 
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Thank you everyone! I decided not to take it. Thanks for your expertise folks
 
 

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