Instead of being limited on the length of your truck bed, there are many types of products that can extend the area and offer multiple uses for work and cargo. The extension allows you to pull the tailgate down and adds an aluminum or steel back barrier, effectively expanding the length of the truck bed to the length of the tailgate. While extenders are commonly used for transporting tools and items like long wooden planks, you can get a lot of extra use out of a truck bed extender when you're not working. If you transport your truck to a variety of events, then the extenders can be useful and serve multiple purposes. The following four events are great for using truck bed extenders, which can make a positive difference on each occasion.
Hang out and party at your favorite sporting event by using a truck bed extender for tailgating. The expanded use and opened bars on the extender make it a lot easier to organize and access items. Keep coolers of foods and drinks on the edge of the truck bed by placing them right up against the tailgate extender. This makes it easy to reach in and grab items without worrying about the coolers falling off the truck bed. The bars on the truck bed extender also make it easy to attach small speakers. This way, you can play music or listen to live game feeds while enjoying the tailgating experience.
Enhance your drive-in movie experience with the use of a truck bed extender. The additional leg space allows you to fully lie down while enjoying the outdoor movie. Drive-in movie screens are often placed higher up, allowing you to easily see over the front cab of the truck and still press up against the extender. The extended curve and shape also makes it a lot more comfortable to sit up and enjoy the movie. You can place pillows against the edge, press into them, and enjoy the movie in your own comfortable area. This is also great for taking children to the movies. It gives them a lot of extra room to sit in the back of the truck, get comfortable, and have a higher viewing platform to see the screen on without worry about them falling off the edge of the tailgate.
Large music festivals are typically multi-day events filled with concerts, performances, and parking areas where people will spend multiple nights. If you plan on spending multiple days at a music festival, then you can get the most out of it with a truck bed extender. The extra space not only allows you to pack more food and entertainment items, but it offers a great way to camp out and sleep in the back of your truck. Extending the truck bed gives you ample space to place a large air mattress in the truck bed, and the barriers on the extender can prevent the air mattress from sliding out of the truck bed when it's not being used. The air bed gives you enough cushion and support to get a good's night rest and enjoy the next day full of music festivities. You don't need to feel cramped or be forced to pack extra items like a tent when all of the sleeping can be done right in the back of the truck.
Yard Sales & Flea Markets
Along with extending the truck cab, the extender can be flipped the opposite way to create a nice storage area between the closed tailgate and the barrier bars. This storage use is useful for when you're shopping at special events like yard sales and flea markets. When purchasing items like board games, small pieces of furniture, and collectibles, the items can be securely stored between the brackets of the bed extender and the closed truck bed. The confined area prevents items from sliding and getting damaged in the back of the truck.
As you shop for a truck bed extender, it's important to find the proper size for your truck. This will ensure that it fits properly and securely holds items in the way it was meant to.