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Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

Well, I'm going to get one of the tubs mentioned in my other post. It's an early model CJ 5. I measured my 5, and it's about 56" W 84" L. It seems like Enterprise is the only place around here that rents pickups, and they rent F-150's.
I would really appreciate anyone with a newer F-150 regular cab and bed measuring thier bed for me. General dimenstions, as well as any info on wheel well humps would be appreciated.
I figure I'll explore this option rather than just drop $250 on a u-haul.

Thanks for all the help so far.
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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

I can tell you with out measuring that there is 48" between wheel wells and 8' of bed from front to tailgate. However I have no clue as to overall bed rail to bed rail measurement side to side.
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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

Based upon reading the Ford F150 Specs, on the Ford site, makes it look like it would be real close. I would suggest that you build a "stand" so that the body rides on more than just the pickup bed wheel wells -- raise the floor so to speak.

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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

Having just tried this (same early cj5). I would suggest "standing" the tub on its side after removing the windshield; on cardboard if paint is an issue. Use tie downs with ratchet with some boards on top to keep it from bending the edges. It Should fit easy that way.
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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

The 6 x 12 Uhaul trailer works perfectly. Do you have or can you get a vehicle with a hitch. I used a Nissan van with a class II hitch. No problems
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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup

Here in CT.,
Home Depot rents F350, 6x8 flatbeds, for about $20 an hour, no milage charge, and they pay for gas,
People rented them all the time for personnal use,
Only catch is, has to be back before store closes,
Don't know how long you need it for, but you could always find a 24 hr. store.

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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup

Did you ever condiser a Uhaul? I'm thinking a tub should definetly fit in the back of one of those things.

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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup

I figured I was going to have to put it on it's side. I am very concerned about damaging the body with the tie-downs. And, the body falling over has me a bit skittish. I though about laying it down, so that anything that didn't fit in the bed stuck out the passenger side a bit. I was thinking of putting foam or pillows under the body where it rests on the bed rail, and using some more pillows where the tie-downs crossed the body.

I will use a uhaul if needed, but I'd rather save $200. This trip is gonna be about 6 hours each way, so I don't think the home depot thing will work.

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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup

When I moved from Columbus Ohio to Charleston SC, I had to move my (newer) CJ5 in the back of an older ('79) F150. The JEEP tub was skinny enough to fit between the bed sides, but the wheel wells in the truck were definitely in the way. If you leave the tail gate down, you can have the firewall of the CJ tub sticking out, and the wheel wells of the jeep will fall over the wheel wells of the truck. But I would think you'd be better off putting some pallets, or maybe a few used tires underneath the tub. That should get you up over the wheel wells, and let you shut the tailgate.
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Re: Okay, next question..will a tub fit in a pkup bed

Another option...
Here's what I did when I picked up my YJ tub for my CJ:
I went to Costco and bought a 4x8 tilt bed utility trailer for $450. I drove to Canada, picked up the tub, then when I got back I sold the trailer to a guy for $400 to haul his golf cart around. So the trailer only cost me $50 to use.
Before I'd pay $200 to rent a uhaul trailer, I'd look into that route. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

**Edit...the trailer I bought was 5x8, not 4x8.
Also, just saw that Harbor Freight has a light duty 4x8 Utility trailer that is plenty strong enough for a Jeep tub, on sale for $189.
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