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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:49 pm 
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I am planning to buy a new Outback this spring. I am going to use my Toyota Tacoma long bed to transport it and plan to slide it in, hull down, stern first. The supported distance from the cab box wall to the end of my lowered tailgate is 94 inches. The furthest I would transport it is about 150 miles one way (once a year) and normally once a week 30 miles one way and paved roads. My question is would it be safe to haul it this way without a bed extender support or would there be risk to damaging the hull hauling it without extra support???? Thoughts? Thanks, in advance, for any consideration!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:19 pm 
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Thats how I haul mine around for every local trip, except I haul mine bow first to avoid damaging the rudder system . Long distances, it's hauled hull up on my Yakima rack atop my camper shell. Oh yeah, I have a Nissan Frontier king cab, I suppose the same length bed. The main reason is carrying around hull down, I can leave everything in the yak, rather than when carrying hull up on rack, it has to be stripped of everything. Something I don't want to do for every trip. Never had an issue. Don't forget a red flag.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:00 pm 
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Wedge some padding under the sides to help support it so it doesn't dent the hull bottom.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:03 pm 
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Thanks for the quick feedback and help! Now I am better prepared!!!


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