Loading in SB Pickup-do you use anything on tailgate?
I've got an F250 with 6'6" box and tried to position two 2"x6"x4' planks under the tailgate and rear wheels to help distribute the load so the entire rear axle weight isn't on the tailgate. Not having a ton of luck as the wood shims slide a bit as the front wheels bite while coming up the ramp. Two questions for you:
1) is there any reason to add planks as I've done or can the tailgate easily withstand the roughly 500lb load (even over bumps)
2) My problem would also be solved if I crawled up the ramp in 2 vs 4 wheel drive as the planks wouldn't move since the front wheels wouldn't grab them but I haven't tried that yet. Is 4 wheel drive for loading a smart move or will 2 work just fine?
Thanks for your input!
Tusk rear window