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post #1 of 27 Old August 11th, 2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

Hi all. Just purchased a 2016 570 rzr trail and looking to load it in 2016 2500 silverado with 6.5 bed. I have seen several pics with it flat both forwards and back but looking to ramp nose up to allow rear of rzr inside box and close tailgate. Anybody done this? Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 27 Old August 11th, 2019, 06:29 PM
 
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

Seriously? Without some kind of ramp/rack?
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Maybe I didn't explain very well. Using a ramp to load, I am thinking of building a ramp in the bed of the truck to raise the front of the rzr and allow the rear wheels to fit entirely inside the bed, not on the tailgate. Have used truck ramps for years with an atv to do this but the ramp would have to be a little steeper and higher for a rzr. Anybody try this?
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

I don't see how that's gonna work well. You're trying to put something over 8ft long in a 6.5ft spot. Would have to be at a crazy steep angle. Why not just leave the gate down?
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Can't pull a travel trailer with the gate down.
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

I donít think the one in the link you posted would work. Something more like this.
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First of all, the rzr I have is 50 inch trail version. And my chevy truck has the 6.5 bed. The angle has to move the rear tires about 24" forward. Not as severe angle as the pics which are a 5.5 bed.
Just curious if anyone has done this. Thanks
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

I have seen it with something similar to that "rover" someone posted.
You will need to angle the front up with ramps and stands inside the bed.
You can test the measurements by jacking the front up and measuring the overall length as the Rzr angles nose up and the length shrinks.
Not sure if you would ever be able to close the tailgate but you can probably get it angled and tied up enough to tow the trailer.
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

Think it might be cheaper, easier, and more practical to have the tongue of the trailer lengthened by 2ft. Or get a truck with an 8ft bed...
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

I've seen a quad loaded sideways on the bed up at the cab for a fifth wheel trailer to still work. It takes a pretty long ramp for this though.
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

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If you jack up the front of the Rzr to test measure will that one work? You might be able to just do the loop the tailgate cables over the round strikers to raise the gate enough for the trailer too. That gives you about a foot I think. You can measure that too.
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All good ideas. Just trying to research this. Agree that I might not be able to close the tailgate all the way but straps can hold it up at an angle. I have the skills and tools to build this but not trying to re-invent the "wheel" if it's already been invented. Thanks
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Re: Loading rzr 570 trail in 6.5 chevy bed and closing tailgate.

I measured my 2000 Tundra bed to see if this would work...(bed was closer to 6')... figured it would need the angled ramps to go up near the roofline to clear the tailgate to get it propped up enough to tow.

I ended up selling the Tundra and bought a Ford F150 with the 8 ft bed. That truck handled my 800 S no problem....I did remove the gate when I towed- easier than propping it up.

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8' bed would be nice. Did some more measuring and looks like front wheels would need to be above cab. Not sure I'm going to do that. I have an enclosed 20 foot trailer I can use as a toy hauler but our triple slide camper would be nice when the wife goes. Got to weigh out all the alternatives. Thanks
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