Lighten the Load with the Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender From Darby

| August 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Truck Bed Extender

Extend -A- Truck Bed Extender

Darby solved an age-old question for the paddlesports fan – How can I make hauling my gear down to the water even easier? The Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender has long been one of our more popular products and there are several reasons why:

  • It is easy to use.
  • It is relatively inexpensive.
  • It makes hauling boats a lot easier.
  • And gets you down to the water faster!

With a setup that takes only a few minutes, you’ll be sliding your boats into the bed of your pickup or on the roof (with the appropriate rack and/or pad setup) and be out adventuring in no time.

In the upright position, the Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender will adjust to a roof level from 55-60 inches. As the bed extender, it will reach 50 inches out from the hitch and adjusts from 13-20 inches above the hitch. The crossbar is 48 inches wide and has two metal loops on either end, welded on to serve as tie-down points. The Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender can hold two boats at a time and fits any two inch receiver.

While we can sing its praises all we want, our customers have the final say and according to our site, the Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender is a big hit. Based on 83 reviews at the time of this post, the Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender has a 4.8 out of 5-star rating. Here’s one review that speaks to its great problem-solving skills:

This is what I should have purchased in the first place. We have 2 large kayaks, 89 lbs. @ 15 ft each which are very hard to place on the rack above the truck bed/cab, the rack I originally purchased. I would put off fishing trips because of the hardship and hassle of loading and tying down the kayak. Now with the Darby extender I simply pick up the kayak to waist height and slide it in. Then just a couple of easily attached ratchet straps and I’m done. Just as easy to unload. On top of that I can then take the extender off quickly and easily and put the 2 pieces in the truck cab for safe keeping. It goes on and off quickly and very easily. – David F.

We took it upon ourselves to make a video to show you just how easy the installation of the Extend-A-Truck Bed Extender is. Check it out!

-Trent @ ACK

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  1. Jason Strong says:

    My little brother just bought his first truck and he is in love with it. He is looking for ways to spice it up and make it more useful for his job, and I think having a bed extender could do just that. It makes it easy to load things up, unload them, and have more room for storage. I can’t wait to get home and show him this and see what he thinks about it.

    • Genna Tardi says:

      Jason–

      Great news! If you have any questions please get in contact with us @ 888 828 3828, or email (customer@austinkayak.com). Thanks!

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