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Old 07-12-2019, 01:24 PM
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Tie downs recommendation

Hey y’all. Just a random opinion question. Right now I have an 84 f150..and I need some anchors or tie down points so I figured I’d ask everyone’s opinion..which do you prefer the little anchors that mount in the bed holes, or bed rails? I was also contemplating just installing a set of d rings in the bed floor..but I’m not very keen on drilling holes into the bed..whatcha think?
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:37 AM
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I am using the rrings that mount in the stake holes.

They are not meant for much weight though so if you are going to do some heavy stuff and need strong tie down points then welding some d rings on the bed may be the best alternative.
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:40 AM
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I am using the rrings that mount in the stake holes.

They are not meant for much weight though so if you are going to do some heavy stuff and need strong tie down points then welding some d rings on the bed may be the best alternative.
Can it handle enough weight to tie down a motorcycle?
 
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:42 AM
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Yes with four tie down points I would be ok with it.
 
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Stake pockets work really well. I put nuts and 2 large body washers on a 1/2" eyebolt, self locking nut on the inside of the pocket. They work really great for holding everrything down and haven't had anything fail or come loose.

I put 4 in the front but but 2 are on the headache rack. The 2 in the back are on the front to rear axis and are great for holding a load. With them near the top you can find them blind as long as you can get your hand in there. I've had 2 loaded Jobox with over 3000 lbs held in using 2 off the very front without an issue.
 
 


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