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Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate

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Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:05:09 am »
Has anyone mounted a pitbull trailer restraint to a truck tailgate?  Just got a new (to me) truck and I don't want to be drilling holes in the tail gate if they're going to eventually rust.
Or is it better to just buy a Baxley or Condor wheel chock?
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Re: Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 02:58:51 pm »
 Instead of drilling holes in tailgate I mounted trailer restraint in front of rear wheel. It's more of a hassle than installing behind wheel nut once you get the hang of it it's no biggie. I wouldnt trust mounting to tailgate and have never seen it done.
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Re: Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 08:32:05 am »
Thanks
Did you do anything special while mounting the bracket to the bed?  I was thinking I would spray the drilled holes with some type of weather protective paint and then maybe use thin rubber washers to separate the plates or even cut a piece to fit under the entire mount.  I'm not sure if that will trap water between the plate and the bed though.
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Re: Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 01:55:09 pm »
Because of the ripples in the truck bed, you will most likely need something like a spacer to keep plate from bending. I think adding a second longer and or thicker plate under would be a good idea..
« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 01:58:26 pm by brendan113 »
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Re: Mounting Pitbull TRS to a truck tailgate
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 01:56:42 pm »
Also you might wanna purchase a couple bolts twice the length of stock, you might end up  drilling through more than just the bed. I did.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 01:58:56 pm by brendan113 »
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