Thread: Sea-doo in pick-up bed?
06-15-2009, 03:29 PM #1
Sea-doo in pick-up bed?
Hey guys, I have a 96 XP and we are going up north to Traverse City this weekend. We have a boat we are taking up and I also want to take up my ski. Heres the problem, my dad doesn't really want to take 2 trucks and a van, just the one truck with the boat on a trailer and my ski in the back of his bed. He has an 8 foot bed in his truck. What we plan to do is put a seadoo rack in the back of his truck and then put the seadoo on that (the rack isnt like a tall one, its like ground level). Have any of you ever done this and know of an easy way to get the ski back there? I know its not practical, but it will save a lot of gas not taking two trucks.
06-15-2009, 03:47 PM #2
06-15-2009, 03:51 PM #3
I made a quick one. take your bunks off your trailer and go buy 2 6x6's. mount the bunks to the 6x6's and connect the 6x6's with a 2x4 on each end and volia! you have your ski on a rack in the back of the truck
06-15-2009, 03:56 PM #4
we already have the bunks and stuff, its just a matter of getting it into the back of the truck, did you guys just back in the truck far enough to just power the ski on like you would do with a trailer? or did you guys just lift it on. I dont think my dad and I can lift the ski into the truck, plus, my dad just had surgery and he isnt supposed to lift more then 20 pounds lol.
I think what my plan is, is just to back the truck in far enough that the bed is in the water, strap the back of the bunks to the bed so it wont move, and then just drive the seadoo on Im just worried about the seadoo slipping out when we take it up the ramp
06-15-2009, 04:22 PM #5
Picturing my truck on a boat ramp... I'd be afraid to get water in the interior of my truck...
06-15-2009, 04:44 PM #6
06-15-2009, 05:15 PM #7
06-15-2009, 05:27 PM #8
getting the ski off wont be a problem, I meant the ski slipping off while taking it out of the water.
06-15-2009, 06:27 PM #9
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When moving big boats we call it cribbing - 4x4's and a bottle jack or 2
Jack it up (2 to 6 ton bottle jacks from Walmart or Harbor Freight), block it, start again
Given the weight distribution of these machines, you can probably drive right under the front of dolly and push it on the rest of the way.
It will take a while and a bunch of blocks, but noone gets hurt.
06-15-2009, 08:06 PM #10
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