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I see folks talking about hauling the Kodiak in a Toyota Tacoma. How is that possible? Looks to me like the Taco bed is too narrow. I'm about to buy a hauler and it looks to me like the Chevy Silverado long bed is the way to go. Who hauls in what???
 

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You will be hauling the Chevy with the kodiak more than you think. Lol
I have hauled in my ram, but i prefer in my cargo trailer as its all set up for hauling.

I just did a quick google-fu on taco world, the taco is 52" between the bed sides, 43 between the wheel wells.
I even found a pic of a 700 grizzly in the box

Get the taco before any gm product.


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I see folks talking about hauling the Kodiak in a Toyota Tacoma. How is that possible? Looks to me like the Taco bed is too narrow. I'm about to buy a hauler and it looks to me like the Chevy Silverado long bed is the way to go. Who hauls in what???
Both 09 & 19 Grizzlies fit just fine in my 2008 Ridgeline
 

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There is also an option to purchase a Diamondback ATV tonneau cover for mid-size trucks, taco included, so that the wheel wells don't interfere with loading. Those tonneau covers are very useful and well made, I've been using one for years now but on a 1-ton truck where I can pull my travel trailer and have the bed available for additional supplies.
 

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Many years ago I started a project trying to figure out how to haul two ATV's on a long bed pickup at one time, or even one for that matter. The biggest problem that I could see with that was how to attach a set of racks without drilling into either the bed or the side rails. Then I found the perfect ebullition when looking in a magazine. I called the manufacture, a mom and pop operation up in Oregon and talked to them for about a hour and decided to purchase their product.

These racks were made so that the ramps would store inside of the racks themselves. They would fit a compact or a full size truck, short or long bed to be able to carry two ATV's. The sad part is that they sold their patent out to someone who never followed up with manufacturing them. The only two sets of them that I have ever seen are mine and a friends who saw mine and ordered his the next day.

The biggest and nicest thing is that you have the whole bed available to use if you are going on a trip. We changed around how we strapped them down and now have a very secure way to do it. I have also thought about making up a second set just to sell to those who see them on my truck and like the idea. A welder, grinder, and a chop saw, and the metal would be all you need to make up set. The ramps extend out 11' on either side of the truck so it is pull on and pull off. I have backed my ATV down them a few times and it does get interesting.



 
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I just had to jump on here and represent Ford...
Lol!!!
I’m using an F-150 short bed with a hard folding cover. I build a little 2x8 frame that sits up front, holds the ATV back about 12” or so.
If I’m hauling 2, I have an enclosed trailer so I can do overnight trips, bring extra gear, and keep it all locked up.
 

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I just had to jump on here and represent Ford...
Lol!!!
I’m using an F-150 short bed with a hard folding cover. I build a little 2x8 frame that sits up front, holds the ATV back about 12” or so.
If I’m hauling 2, I have an enclosed trailer so I can do overnight trips, bring extra gear, and keep it all locked up.
Nothing wrong with ford. Good truck. You can tell because it doesn't have a little boys bowtie or gmc on the grill. Lol

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You will be hauling the Chevy with the kodiak more than you think. Lol
I have hauled in my ram, but i prefer in my cargo trailer as its all set up for hauling.

I just did a quick google-fu on taco world, the taco is 52" between the bed sides, 43 between the wheel wells.
I even found a pic of a 700 grizzly in the box

Get the taco before any gm product.
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How do you get it past the fenderwells?
 

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I’m thinking the 90”X50” long-bed clearance FTW


Nice, new well appointed 4X4 for $35k-ish always get’s me going
 

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How do you get it past the fenderwells?
You would just Drive up over them, it's an atv, it's built to go over obstacles.

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Put a wood block into the bed for the tires to run up on and sit on if needed.
 

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Not that high eh..
Wheel wells are approx 8" ground clearance on a bike is 11"+
If you can't drive over the wheel wells in the truck, I think it's time to look for a much larger cc bike or have a tune up done on yours. If neally needed, toss a 2x6 or 2 down across the front of the box where your front tires will rest.
My 450 Honda fit in my buddies ford ranger no prob. Just drive up over the wells. That bike was alot lower than the kodiak/grizzly.

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I haul mine with my 2009 GMC Sierra ext cab 6.5 ft box. Bought it new and it just hit 300,000 km(186,000 miles) .I've had zero I ssues with this truck. Even has original ball joints and tie rod ends.Hands down best truck I have ever owned. I'm actually afraid to replace it. I also have a 9ftx6ft trailer with ramp that I sometimes use to haul the quad.
 

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I have a 2005 chevy 2500 diesel. 170K miles and very few issues. It pulls my camper, jeep, or whatever else. I pull it on a trailer because I'm too lazy to pull out the 5th wheel hitch.
 

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I use a 14 f150 stx with the 5.0, bought it used from a older gentleman last spring with a whole 32,000 miles on it . Hitched to it is a 6 by12 Karaven trailer that has fold down rails, we can fit 3 kodiaks on it side ways . I also have a 4 by 10 ft tilt bed trailer that my oldest son uses to haul his kodiak.
 

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View attachment 10284 I use a 14 f150 stx with the 5.0, bought it used from a older gentleman last spring with a whole 32,000 miles on it . Hitched to it is a 6 by12 Karaven trailer that has fold down rails, we can fit 3 kodiaks on it side ways . I also have a 4 by 10 ft tilt bed trailer that my oldest son uses to haul his kodiak.
Very nice!
 
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I see folks talking about hauling the Kodiak in a Toyota Tacoma. How is that possible? Looks to me like the Taco bed is too narrow. I'm about to buy a hauler and it looks to me like the Chevy Silverado long bed is the way to go. Who hauls in what???
My F150 with a 6.5' bed fits my Kodiak perfect. The tailgate closes with maybe a half inch to spare. Don't even need straps it so tight. Then 2 fold up ramps from Harbor Freight fit underneath the quad perfectly. And a cargo carrier in the hitch for any dead critters.
 
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