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CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer - Galvanized Steel - Bolt On - Qty 1

CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer - Galvanized Steel - Bolt On - Qty 1

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This corrosion-resistant stake pocket bracket bolts onto your trailer or flatbed truck. The pocket accepts a 2x4 so that you can build a sidewall to keep your cargo in your trailer or truck bed. Lowest Prices for the best tie down anchors from CE Smith. CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer - Galvanized Steel - Bolt On - Qty 1 part number CE45004G can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CE Smith Tie Down Anchors - CE45004G

  • 2 x 4 Stake Pocket
  • Stake Pockets
  • Truck Tie-Down Anchors
  • CE Smith

This corrosion-resistant stake pocket bracket bolts onto your trailer or flatbed truck. The pocket accepts a 2x4 so that you can build a sidewall to keep your cargo in your trailer or truck bed.


  • Heavy-duty bracket attaches to your flatbed truck or trailer to create 1 stake pocket
    • Supports a 2x4 stake
    • Can be used to support a home-built gate or fence to keep cargo in place
  • Bolt-on installation
    • Requires 3/8" mounting bolts - not included
    • Center bolt hole can be used to secure board in position
  • 11-Gauge, galvanized steel construction is sturdy and resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: trailers and flatbed trucks
  • Overall dimensions: 6" long x 2-1/2" tall x 1-7/8" deep
  • Stake pocket opening: 3-5/8" wide x 1-7/8" deep
  • Diameter of mounting holes (each): 3/8"

NOTE: Will accommodate a standard 2x4, which measures 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel parts are hot-dipped in zinc after being stamped. This creates a coating that is typically 3 mm to 5 mm thick. This thick, all-around coating allows galvanized steel products to provide years of use without rusting or corroding.

Dimensions of stake pocket

45004G 11-Gauge, Galvanized Steel Stake Pocket by CE Smith

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CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer - Galvanized Steel - Bolt On - Qty 1 - CE45004G

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

This corrosion-resistant stake pocket bracket bolts onto your trailer or flatbed truck. The pocket accepts a 2x4 so that you can build a sidewall to keep your cargo in your trailer or truck bed.


Best bracket I found that a standard 2x4 will fit in with no trimming. Solid bracket and made well.


I ordered 8 of the Item: CE45004G to hold 2 x 4 posts for the sides I made for a utility trailer. These are heavy duty and do the job very well. Shipping was fast, and etrailer emailed a follow up to be sure they arrived.

One note, these supports DO NOT taper from top to bottom as some others on the market do. They are formed straight, so a 2 x 4 will slide into them - and continue to slide right on through. This is what I wanted on mine, as I use lock pins with them, through the center holes. Some people may want the kind that have the taper, and lock the 2 x 4 in place as you shove them down into the support.

I bought 5/16" by 4" long, square wire, locking pins to hold the 2 x 4s in the pockets.


I have to give yall 5 stars. The braces actually fit 2 x 4 . These are to help my gate from the wind we get here at Fancy Gap, Va. The wind can get up to 40mph and gust up to 50mph. These did exactly what I needed.

Charles W - 04/23/2021


good quality,2x4 easily slides through you will need to use the center hole to hold the stake.

no problems at all
Rick - 05/23/2022


These stake pockets are excellent! I keep returning to buy more for all my projects. They hold a 2x4 perfect! Just bolted them to the sides of my trailers.


Work great, holding up great. Glad I got ones made in USA


It'll b a while before I actually connect these to my utility trailer but they are exactly what I was looking for and should work out perfect. It's just too cold outside to do this right now.


The order process was easy. Also etrailer quickly honored their price match guarantee.


this bracket is great. it's basically for those who are welding-impaired, but works just as well, without breaking your bank.

still stong
Rafal K - 03/20/2016


The stake pockets were as advertised and will enhance the versatility of my utility trailer once easily installed with bolts and the sides are installed. Now, I will be able transport top soil, etc without spillage over the sides. Looking forward to installing them for my next Saturday project.


The brackets were perfect for my utility trailer. They were used for adding a stake fence around the trailer. The brackets were heavy weight and well plated. They were very easy to install. I would order these again.


We have used this product in various applications in the past and it surely does the job. We have looked at other stake pockets but always come back to these. We always recommend this brand and product. Etrailer is also a great company to deal with, there are never any problems with ordering and shipping! Thanks!


I am putting together a small utility trailer with sideboards. I used three along the sides (~6 ft in length) and two in the front and back. The sideboards will also serve as ramps (2x8 boards with some additional fillers). These are handy for this project.


This is the only place i could fine this size stake pocket they had it and shiped quick

William - 10/05/2020


good quality will install this week


received these pretty quickly.At this time i haven't had a chance to install them yet.i am sure they will work for what i need them for. would definitely order from this company again.The ordering process was easy and quick.I will be putting them on a trailer that need to have sides installed.


Thank you very much for your kindness in giving my order, special priority.
The order arrived today ! I am very pleased with the product........and I
plan to share my positive experience with your Company at our next teachers
retiree breakfast. In my present retiree "day job" (machinery and trailer
repair), I plan to purchase from your Company in the future. Thank you
again !


This is a good light weight product, working as a side mount it should be fine, however if your using it for an end gate , the thickness of the metal is not sufficient, I like the mounting holes where the middle is used, most others do not have that extra mounting hole


etrailer is a wonderful firm to deal with. The product quality is great and it was shipped very rapidly after I placed the order. I received all the emails giving me the status of the order.


....great materials!!!


Great product. Heavy gauge and we'll made. Awesome company to do business with. VERY FAST SHIPPING. Thank you etrailer


Excellent, exactly what I needed. Did have to shim them somewhat to properly fit the item being installed in them but, that would be normal, I would think. etrailer is a great site for all trailer needs.


The product arrived in 5 days, quicker than I expected. It fit perfect and works great. I will use trailer again.


Good selection, Fast delivery, and accurate description of the products I ordered. Look forward to doing more business with


Added two of these to my Carry On utility trailer. Works great

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  • Will the CE Smith Stake Pocket, # CE45004G, Hold a 2 x 4
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled a CE Smith Stake Pocket, # CE45004G, to take some measurements. The dimensions listed on the product page are correct. The opening is 3-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches deep. A lumber industry standard 2x4 apparently is not exactly 2 inches by 4 inches but 1-1/2 by 3-1/2 (or close to it). The center to center distance between the 2 outside holes is 4-13/16 inches. I made a picture showing all of the measurements for you.
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  • Trailer Stake Pocket Bracket Recommendation for a Dump Trailer
    We have exactly what you need, check out the CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer # CE45004G. These are the metal brackets that once you attach to a trailer will allow you to build a sidewall for you trailer. The pocket accepts a 2x4. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Gauge Steel Used in the CE Smith Stake Pocket Part # CE45004G
    The galvanized steel used for the CE Smith stake pocket part # CE45004G that you referenced is 11 gauge. That would mean that the thickness is .1196 inch.
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  • Dimensions of the CE Smith Stake Pocket Part # CE45004G
    The distance between the two outside mounting holes on the CE Smith Stake Pocket part # CE45004G is 4-13/16" on center. The stake pocket opening is indeed 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" deep and the overall length is 5-14/16" end to end. I have attached a photo with these dimensions for you as well.
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  • Why Doesn't CE Smith Stake Pocket # CE45004G Have Bottom
    Since most stake pocket applications involve letting the board fall as far as it can into the pocket and a horizontal board attached to the 2x4 providing how it stops none of the stake pockets we offer like the # CE45004G have bottoms.
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  • 2X4 Stake Pocket That Does Not Require A Tapered Stake
    I do have an option for you but the Rack'em Heavy Duty Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer part # PK-BSP does require the stake to be tapered at the bottom. I recommend CE Smith Stake Pocket for Flatbed Truck or Trailer - Galvanized Steel part # CE45004G which will accommodate a standard 2 x 4 which commonly measures 1-1/2" x 3-1/2". I have attached a diagram for your reference.
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  • Stake Pocket Recommendation for a Trailer to Install Trailer Sides
    For a stake pocket that you could weld to the side of your trailer that would allow you to make your own walls for the trailer you could use the part # HW03-080. The inner dimensions of the stake pocket are 3-1/2" (w) x 1-9/16" (deep). This will fit a standard 2 x 4. For a bolt on application you would instead want the part # CE45004G. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • What Size Stake Pocket is Correct for Brophy Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchor # T355
    You can use either the Redline Weld-on Stake Pocket # HW03-080 or the bolt-on CE Smith Stake Pocket # CE45004G along with the Brophy Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchor # T355. I have included for you a link to our main page for cargo control items so you can review the available products for use with these tie downs.
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  • Stake Pocket D-Ring Anchors For 2"x4" Stakes Or 3" Tapered Stake Pockets
    For the Rack'em Heavy Duty Stake Pocket # PK-BSP you will need to use a stake pocket anchor that is specifically designed to work with the 3" tapered pocket. The Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchors # PK-SPTD will work with that size pocket. These anchors are 2-3/4" wide and 1-3/8" thick, the pin hole is located 3-1/4" from the mounting plate to the top of the pin hole. The Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchor # T35Z is designed to work with a stake pocket that accepts a 2x4 wood post. It is 3-1/2"...
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  • Stake Pockets for Utility Trailer
    We carry a number of stake pockets and you can choose the correct one for your application in terms of size and weld or bolt on. The bolt-on option is the CE Smith Stake Pocket # CE45004G which is 3-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall, has a stake pocket opening of 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" deep and 3/8" diameter mounting holes. For weld on stake pockets there is the Curt # C83072 which is 4-1/8" long x 1-7/8" wide x 3" tall; the etrailer # HW03-080 which is 3-9/16" wide x 1-9/16" deep x...
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  • Comparing Steel Gauge Thickness For Bolt On 2 x 4 Stake Pockets
    The Rackem Stake Pockets part # PK-BSP are constructed of 1/8" thick, 10.5-gauge steel. The other 2 x 4 bolt on stake pockets are 11-Gauge steel part # CE45004G and 14-gauge steel part # 337B2374GZ. The thickest gauge steel 2 x 4 stake pocket we offer is the weld on stake pocket part # HW03-080 which is 4 gauge steel.
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