Truck Bed Tie-Down Troubleshooter

Do you have problems securing cargo in the bed of your pickup truck? Learn how to fix these issues here

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Simple Solution

Do you have problems securing cargo in the bed of your pickup truck? Here’s an inexpensive device you can attach your tie-down straps to. Cut six blocks from 2×4 scrap to slide into the stake pockets of your truck. Size the pieces so they stick out 4 in. above the stake pockets. Glue a 3/4-in. x 4-in. block to the top of all six pieces. Once the glue is dry, drill a 7/8-in. hole through the center of each piece 2 in. from the top, and tap each piece into a stake pocket. Cut 1/2-in. galvanized pipe so it extends 1 in. past the outside blocks, and have your local hardware store rethread the cut end. Simply slide the pipe through the holes and screw on end caps. — David Nyugen

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