I haven't posted here much lately. This site has a great crew of helpful guys so i thought i would share this. Maybe someone finds it useful.
Since i move my sled twice a year i don't want to spend the $$ on a single place trailer so i came up with this:
I have a 2006 F-150 STX with a 5'-6" box. These plans can easily change for whatever size box you have.
With the sled loaded the track will hang off by less than 4"
(2) 3/4" 4x8 sheet plywood (bought for $10 a piece off craigslist)
(4) eye screws
(1) used bed liner (bought a 8' Chevy liner off craigslist for $20)
various screws, nails, beer
I cut up the bed liner after hosing out 10 years of old motor oil.
It was my luck that I bought a bed liner that had weird traction in the pattern, never seen it before.
I used these 6" wide strips as sliders for the ramps.
I got 3 total, 2 long ones for the ramp and 1 cut in 1/2 and screwed to the deck.
If anyone wants the traction part they are still laying in the garage.
The bed liner was easy to cut up with a circ. saw.
I built the ramps in the garage, you can see the bed liner strip and plywood blocking used for traction.
Note the heater in the background. It can warm the garage from 40 to 70 in under 10 minutes.
I built the 2x6 deck in the back of the truck. Here i am putting the blocking in the far end of the deck
between the 3 joists. After, I spun it around and attached to the bed.
I used turnbuckles in the corners to attach it to the bed. The turnbuckle came with 1 hook and 1 eye,
I sawed a little off the eye to create 2 hooks. I mounted the screw eye slightly higher and away from the bed hook.
When tightened it pulls the deck down and towards the cab.