The Boonedox T-Bone Bed Extender is an adjustable truck bed extender made from aircraft grade aluminum. The curved design allows the consumer to traverse uneven ground without the worry of dragging and damaging their products. Boonedox crafts each T-Bone Bed Extender with aircraft aluminum, which makes it lightweight yet strong and 100% rust free. The Boonedox T-Bone Bed Extender adjusts to accommodate all stock truck bed heights and is wide enough to support up to 2 kayaks or canoes comfortably. Comes in orange or lime colors.
As advertised. Super light weight , quality build. Carries my kayaks very secure and quiet. Also a nice looking extender. No worroes headed down the road with this. I have recommended to friends.
Overall its a high quality product but has a few design flaws: - Sloppy fit in receiver hitch, extender will twist allowing it to drop up to 2 inches when boat is loaded on one side. I have a factory installed 2" hitch, Chevy Avelanche. - The extender will not raise high enough to come even with the tailgate, had to drill another hole as far back as safely possible on the extenders hitch insertion end to get the proper height. - Plastic tie down brackets bend with nominal strap pressure. They are already starting to fracture after using the product only 4 times. Will have to replace them with steel brackets soon.
Works very well -- far better for an older user like me, using a 70 lb kayak, than loading on a high rack. Like some other commenters, I note that it is loose mounting in the hitch receiver. An adjustable linkage such as Yakima puts on hitch mounted bike racks would be nice. It would be nice if there was some practical way to lock the two sections together (locking the yak to the rack, or even one section of the rack to the hitch, is not much help if the rack can simply be taken away, or half of it taken away, with the boat.) It is light, well-made, works great, and very easy to remove and stick in the truck while you are on the water. All in all, an excellent product. My comments are the reasons it is a 4, not a 5, but it still works very well. Definitely buy the pads as well.
T bone bed extender and pads. I received the extender and pads and have been very pleased with the results so far. with tie straps, my kayak is not moving, and the pads have shown no wear on their outing.