The Top Line Manufacturing universal bed expander is great when you are hauling loads just longer than the truck's bed, but not longer than the tailgate. Telescopes to fit almost any size pick-up and will work with tonneau covers or truck caps.
Please note: Product requires drilling to install. Trimming of bed liner may also be required for installation.
The Top Line Manufacturing universal bed expander is great when you are hauling loads just longer than the truck's bed, but not longer than the tailgate.
The bed expander is mounted securely with stainless steel hardware to one bracket on each side of the truck's tailgate.
To remove the truck bed expander, just pull the pins.
Bed expander folds up, leaving all but 5" of the bed available for cargo.
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (26 Customer Reviews)The Top Line Manufacturing universal bed expander is great when you are hauling loads just longer than the truck's bed, but not longer than the tailgate. Telescopes to fit almost any size pick-up and will work with tonneau covers or truck caps.
This bed extender is awesome. I installed it on my 2007 Ranger. I was really impressed by how heavy grade, and high quality the hardware is. The cage itself is made really well as well and the stainless steel brackets are master pieces. This extender will probably out live the truck! The installation was very easy, i used a drill press and put new holes in the bracket and lined it up with the existing holes on my Ranger Tailgate. The directions are very clear, and i cant speak highly enough for how heavy duty the brackets are. The extender adds about 15 pounds of weight to the tailgate which the tailgate handles with no problem. It adds about 6" of depth to the tailgate. I love this system because you can still use your full bed length and keep your tonneau cover closed. theres no bulky cage to swing in or out. if you need the bed length you just drop the tail gate and this is folded out into position in seconds. I haul big bulky gear for windsurfing and can now haul masts and sails that are just over 7.5' long. If you need to take it off, you just pop out the two stainless pins, the whole cage comes right off and can be easily stowed against the wall in your garage taking up limited space. I was concerned about the 'universal fit' but dont let that alarm you, they built a very high quality, ingenious product. 22557
by: Joe D.11/11/2013
Great product! Fits just right on my 2013 Toyota Tacoma. I was even able to get it to fit with a Bak RollX Tonneau Cover (had to remove the adjustment nobs). The instructions are a bit lacking when it comes to this vehicle. Cutting the tailgate cover wasn't an option, the toggle nuts were difficult to use and the bolts were a little short. The instructions said to only use 2 bolts on each side, but I used all 3. It took a long time to install, but once I got it attached, it is very sturdy and works great! I can even use it to attach ratchet straps to if needed. 106950
by: John N.06/27/2013
The BX4004-02 fold down truck bed extender is itself a great product. I like the fact that when it's not in use, it can be folded up and out of the way. I plan to use the bed extender to transport my kayaks to the lake when me and my wife go kayaking. The kayaks will still extend beyond the tail gate extender itself but not as much and I can use the spaces in the extender to help tie down the kayaks when transporting them. The only reason I don't give it a higher score is I feel installation would be easier if templates of the brackets themselves were included with the product to help mark the holes to be drilled in the tailgate to attach the brackets. (I tried to get a grease pencil and not many places around my area carry those anymore! It is also hard to mark the holes with the tail extender in place.) Luckily for me, I didn't have to drill any holes at all due to there being screws already in place that matched holes #3 and #2 on my 2001 Ford Ranger XLT tailgate already. Otherwise, this is a great product and I would definitely buy again! 86385
The unit itself is well designed, very light, and folds down quite compactly and is easily removed, BUT, it is far from a "universal" fit as regards my 2012 Nissan Frontier. The supplied turn-nut fasteners simply will not work due to the raised fiberglass tailgate cover. The gap between it and the sheet metal of the tailgate render the nuts too short to grab the metal and too long just to grab the fiberglass cover (which would be a weak install if done that way). After drilling, I had to remove the cover and epoxy stainless nuts to the underside of the drilled holes in the sheet metal, replace the cover, then assemble the extender brackets. Someone at Topline needs to check out the Nissan Frontier tailgate. Other than this hassle, the product works well. 71610
by: Jacques C.03/18/2011
Installation on a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche went smoothly, taking about 30 minutes. The instructions that come with the product are well-written; clear and useful. The fit of the bed extender on the tailgate is excellent. Very sturdy. Recommend highly. 9734
by: Jon S.10/28/2013
It's a great product with a couple of minor problems IMHO. First is the thickness of the SS plate. It is designed to fit on a flat surface. Because of the area it is mounted on my Ford Ranger it's very difficult to get it flat. I had to use washers to shim. If the SS plate were thicker (say 1/8 to 1/4") it would work ok. I'm going to buy an additional 1/8" steel plate to use under the SS steel plate. I didn't use the screws. Used a self threading screws from the hardware store. The screws are a minor problem but the steel plate will require some work. 105469
by: Mike M.02/12/2012
Shipping on this product was incredibly fast! I received a notice the same night that I ordered that the part was ready to be shipped and the next day it hit the mail. The product came and was in great shape, unfortunately, it doesn't look like it will work with a 2011 Ram 1500 because the rails need a flat place to bolt to the bed. It did look very interesting however, how it would fold up and flip open. I really wish it had worked, but it looks like I'll be testing out etrailer.com's return policy.... 31666
The extender was at my door step in no time. I had bought it as a Birthday gift for my husband and he was so excited he couldnt wait to install it. It was a fairly easy install bout 45min with the both of us working on it. It had a few scrathes on it but nothing that can be seen without really examining it up close. There is no shaking or rattling when driving and it takes up no space in the bed and it looks shall I say pretty dang sexy! 77164
by: David D.10/22/2014
I installed the Fold Down Truck Bed Extender on my 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The product itself is well made and fit the truck with no problem. My only complaint is the fasteners provided to secure the unit to the truck. They are what I consider on the "cheap" side. I did not have confidence in using them. I used my own fasteners to secure the unit to the tailgate. Other than that, a great addition to my truck. 157401
This product was very easy to install and also flexible, if you want or need to make adjustments or changes to the install. I installed on my 2006 Toyota tundra: 85455
by: Robert P.11/12/2013
Excellent product, not to bad to install, just be very careful with the anchors. One detached a nd fell into the tailgate, and one came apart and didn't seem to go back together right, so ended up using large sheet metal screws for one hole on each side. Other than that, looks great. 2009 Chevt Silverado Crew Cab. 107068
by: John U.05/30/2013
Rarely does an online order show up sooner than promised, on top of that, the Bed Extender is Fantastic. One half hour to install, including searching for the right bits. Extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend to my best friends, yep, even the in-laws. BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!! 82552
by: Dave B.05/17/2013
Im pleased with my purchase. It should have come with longer mounting bolts though. My truck has a bed liner and the bolts that were supplied did not work. Took a bit of creativity to install but overall Im happy with my purchase. Excellent customer service and delivery was quickly. 80769
by: The Sam05/14/2014
Nice, neat, works good, looks good on chevy 4x4. 130644
by: John S.04/02/2010
Installation is terrible. Trying to install this produst on a Chevolet Avalanche does not work with the hardware supplied.The bed of the tailgate is between 3/16 & 1/4 inch thick and the toggle bolts supplied will only work on sheet metal. 2895
by: Declan G10/29/2013
This is a great bed extender, the anchors for the bolts seemed very flimsy so I used an alternative because one broke and there was no spares. Overall it was really easy to install, looks great and very secure. Great deal. 105543
by: Whitney P.02/09/2014
Great service and a great product. Was very easy to install. The video help came in handy. Will be buying from etrailer.com again if in need to a product they carry. 116099
by: mel donovan04/28/2012
the extender was as easy to install as closing the tailgate it took about 15mins and the delvery time to oregon was only 4 days am very pleased with the product 38718
see product revieiw Clever design, easy installation, easy use, looks good, strong, priced well, worth every penny. A "must have" for 4 door mini pidkups. 338
by: Dottie K.08/13/2012
The product arrived early. It was a gift for my boyfriend and he LOVED it and installed it on his Ford Ranger easily the next day! Thank you! 51592
Easy to install, fits like a glove IF you don't have a bed liner on the tailgate. Made a few mods, no problem. 104884
Nice Strong, easy to mount, great product. It is nice that it folds down and is out of the way for bed use. 615
I Really Needed It For My Dirt Bikes. Easy To Install. Strong And Durable. Thank You Guys! 78822
Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it was easy to install and looks awesome. 33424
by: Jeff p.01/28/2015
This thing is awesome. The best I found online. Easy to install. 171623
by: biker 106/11/2013
good enough 84095
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