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Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

Item # EM07600
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The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage. Great Prices for the best truck bed extender from Erickson. Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs part number EM07600 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Erickson Truck Bed Extender - EM07600

  • Hitch Load Extender
  • Adjustable Height
  • Erickson
  • 48-1/2 Inch Wide
  • Steel
  • Folds for Storage
  • Black

The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage.


Features:

  • Load extender helps you safely and easily transport lengthy items in the bed of your truck, SUV, ATV, or UTV
    • Base slides into your vehicle's hitch and extends out 4'
    • Arms unfold to support your load
  • Adjustable mast lets you set arms at 3 different heights to match bed height
    • Adjusts from 18" to 20" in 1" increments
  • 3 Integrated tie-down points make it simple to secure cargo
  • Folding design allows for easy storage
    • Pin and clip included for securing arm
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip (sold separately) is required to hold the extender in the trailer hitch receiver
  • Simple assembly with included hardware


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • In use: 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide
    • Folded up: 52-1/2" long x 5-1/2" wide x 7" tall
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty


07600 Big Bed Load Extension by Erickson Manufacturing





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Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs - EM07600

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (194 Customer Reviews)

The Big Bed lets you safely and easily haul lumber, ladders, canoes, kayaks, construction materials, and other long loads that extend past your truck bed. This heavy-duty extension has 3 integrated tie-down points and folds up for storage.

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Wow, that truck bed extension really works! You may use this photo for publicity. I drove from Minneapolis to remote Minnesota to my off grid place...about 6 hours with no issues whatsoever! When we went to pick up the trusses at Menards, the guy doing the loading said "no way" can you get that in your truck!! Guess he was wrong



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Great shipping box protected bed extender! Simple assembly



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When I got home yesterday I had a bad feeling when I seen the box but was to tired to open it.tape was pretty much holding it together today I opened it only to find out the nut,bolt hitch pin and clip wasn't there. Disappointed

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Brooke M.

5/31/2023

That would be very disappointing! I looked into your order and our customer service team is already working with the manufacturer to send you the missing pieces.



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Allowed me to carry 16 foot lumber in a 6 foot 4 inch truck bed. Folded down to stay out of the way when not needed.

David

8/22/2023

Nice fold up bed extender. It’s been left in the truck since I received it over a year ago. I’ve used it 10-12 times. Especially great for tying thin flexible material such as 12 foot trim. I’ve also hauled 16 foot decking boards without worry.



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Made very well! Has some weight to it. The instructions pretty self explanatory. I haven’t used it yet but purchased to haul decking

Stephen

8/4/2023

Great this thing is awesome! Did my deck and was able to get longer boards,also my brother used to for his. Well worth the monet



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Overall the extender was a great buy and good quality. Just disappointed it does not come with its own hitch pin and it just barley supports my long canoe.

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Jenny N.

5/17/2023

You are right in that these extenders do not come with a hitch pin. What I would recommend for it would be an anti rattle lock like part # 63232. It will add safety along with anti wobble in the receiver. The distance from the center of the pin hole in your hitch receiver to the outer edge of the extender is 49.5 inches. This is long enough to work with most canoes and kayaks however you will want to measure to make sure. The longest extender that we offer is part # MAL32VR which would be 53 inches out.



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Package arrived with box tore up, the hardware needed to put together was missing, called etrailer the next day, they took care of the issue and had hardware a couple of days later. Thank You costumer support!! Have used the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender 1 time to haul a sheet of plywood and a 16 ft kayak 400+ miles, worked great and then folds up to not take a lot of room up in the garage.



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This thing carries a ton of weight, I use it every week. So glad I got it. Worth every penny!



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I bought this for my husband a year ago and it is great! He has used it so many times. It is easy to set up and break down to store, and does the job it is supposed to.



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My Erickson Big Bed Load Extender arrived on time but was missing some parts because the ends of the box were severely damaged in shipping. I contacted the folks at Etrailer and they forwarded the missing parts in very timely manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the products they sell and their customer support.



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Got my rack a day early. Perfect for my applications



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Product seems very sturdy and the powder coating will definitely help keep the weather off the steel. The customer service department was excellent and the communication during transit was very good. The box came pretty destroyed and it should have been double boxed in my opinion due to the weight of the rack. It did have a few chips and scrapes, but all of the parts were there to the best of my knowledge. I look forward to getting my kayak loaded up and trying out the stability of the rack during transit.



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Very handy for transporting canoes and kayaks safely in a truck with a 6-1/2 foot bed length.



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It’s the best on the market! We had our extender delivered overnight for a canoe trip we originally didn’t plan on attending. The folks Etrailer followed up with a phone call after placing my order to ensure all info was correct and it shipped exactly on time for us to make our trip.



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Great product for the price.would be nice if it came with hitch pins so I don’t have to buy more or take them from something else.
My truck is still put away for winter so I am unable to post pictures



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Works great. Excellent customer service at etrailer



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I bought it to extent the bed of the truck so I could easily carry my kayaks. It works beautifully. It also extends the bed of the truck to easily carry plywood or drywall or use your imagination.



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Item allows me to haul my kayak and my Grumman sport canoe in the back of my short-bed pickup. Works perfectly. As I got older, putting the boats on the top of the vehicle became too difficult, and this is a perfect solution. Item is easy to assemble and easy to put on and remove, and I really like the fact that it folds up when not in use. Highly recommended.



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It was what it said it was and fast shi pping



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The product is great - only comment is that the box it came in is not heavy duty enough for the weight of the product and was heavily damaged and one of the hardware pieces was missing (which was later sent to me)



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Good product. Works well and seems to be well made. Flaw I found is the arms don't lock. They use their and cargo weight to stay in place. You can't strap loads down eyelet to eyelet or the arms will fold up.

Package arrived in rough shape. One of the tie points was scratched (sticking out of package). Seems to be a trend from e-trailer and the carriers they use.



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I use this for hauling lumber. It's very sturdy and easy to assemble. Also once assembled it goes on and off the truck in seconds. Easily handles 14 foot boards probably could go 16 but I haven't tried yet.



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This works great for transporting our kayaks and other long items. Easy to set up, fast, and sturdy. Good product from a good retailer!



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The Erickson Big Bed Extender is a great design & is very well built. When attached to my 2013 F150 w/6.5 ft bed, it extends 11 feet from the front wall of my truck bed providing plenty of support for 12 ft and longer loads with plenty of hooks for tie down straps. I bought this extender to haul a 17 ft long kayak for ease of loading and less wind resistance vs an overhead rack system. As an added bonus, when folded up, it's super easy to store behind the seat or haul in the bed of the truck when not in use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a handy way to increase the versatility of their pickup truck. Much thanks to Etrailer's excellent customer service and super fast (free) shipping.

Joseph G.

9/18/2014

Dear jmhawk, I just bought the erickson big bed extention 07601 to make into a high mount. It would benice if they included some instructions.



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Easy to set up. It solved the problem of hauling my extension ladder and lumber. I was impressed with etrailer.com service. After submitting the order online, I realized I had made an error. I called the 1-800 and got quick service, and received a followup call, that did not have to be made, but showed their level of service commitment. I learned about the Bed Load Extender from a review in the Journal of Light Construction. I found etrailer.com by chance online, am glad that I did, and look forward to my next purchase with them.

Bob R.

6/10/2016

Great. My pickup has a short bed, and this took care of that shortcoming. Well built, durable and folds into a compact size!


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  • Weight Capacity for the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender
    The 400 lb limit would be for bed distributed loads. Basically, if what you are carrying weighs less than 400 lbs the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 that you referenced would work for you. Check out the review video I attached for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Crossbar Width of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 has crossbars which are 48-1/2" when in use, and that dimension does not include the wings - or tie-down points - at the end of the crossbars. The 48-1/2" is usable space, so your 4' wide plywood or drywall will have 1/2" of space when you lay them down on the crossbars.
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  • Height Measurements of Erickson Beg Bed Load Extender
    The Big Bed load extender, part # EM07600, has three height settings in 1 inch increments. I went out to the warehouse and measured from the center of the hitch pin hole myself and they're about 17-1/8, 18/-1/8, and 19-1/8 inches to the top of the load bar.
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  • Can the Length of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Be Adjusted
    The length of the truck bed extenders like the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches part # EM07600 are not adjustable. That said, all you would need to do is move the load away from the cab in order for it to rest on both the bed floor and crossbar. It could then be tied down to keep if from sliding back and forth inside the truck bed.
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  • How Far will Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Extend Past Hitch on Toyota Tacoma 5 FT Bed
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender, # EM07600, measures 49-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the upright. I have included a picture to illustrate this measurement. To determine exactly how far the extender, # EM07600, will extend past the hitch of your Toyota Tacoma, you will just want to measure out 49-1/2 inches from your hitch pin hole.
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  • Can I Install The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender On My 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
    If you are getting a 2" hitch receiver installed on your 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, you will not need any adapters to install the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs, part # EM07600. I have included a video review link below.
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  • Length of Erickson EM07600 Big Bed Load Extender
    According to my Erickson representative, their Big Bed Load Extender, part # EM07600 is 48-3/4 inches long, measured from the hitch pin hole to the rear surface of the upright, as shown in the provided photo. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video featuring the load extender.
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  • Truck Bed Extender With 400 lb Capacity
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # EM07600 is a fairly strong accessory. It is not recommended to add a wheel to this product and it would void the manufacturer warranty. Most other products rated for this application are rated at 350 lb load capacity so the Erickson extender is a little beefier. When in use it measures 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide. I recommend using ratchet straps like the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases - 1"...
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  • Can the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender be Used with a 2006 Dodge Magnum
    Yes, I have recommend load extenders such as # EM07600 for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Sometimes it is just the right tool for the job! Once installed in the hitch the minimum height is 16 inches. If you measure from the top of the receiver opening up 16 inches on your 2006 Dodge Magnum that will be the approximate height of the extender once installed. I have linked a video review of this extender for you. In order to use this extender your Magnum would have to have a Class III trailer...
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  • How Far Out Does the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Stick Out Past the Trailer Hitch
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 extends out 4 feet from the trailer hitch when used as a bed extender. So if the bed of your 2007 Toyota Tacoma is 5 feet and the extender extends out past the hitch 4 feet that will be at least 9 feet of length. That is more than enough to support the kayak!
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  • Does Crossbar of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 Fold Up
    The crossbar of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 can fold into an upright position like the picture I attached but it is not telescoping. I also attached a review video that has more info on this as well.
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  • Bed Extender with Adjustable Extension Lengths?
    Because the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 doesn't have a telescoping center piece it's only able to be used at the 4 ft length. When it is used as a high mount load bar, it will extend 2 ft from the center of the hitch pin. We do not currently offer any bed extender bars that are can adjust shorter than 4 feet.
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  • Rear Tailgate Clearance Offered By Erickson # EM07600-07601 Bike Bed Load Extender
    My Erickson representative tells me that when their Big Bed Load Extender is set up as a high mount load bar, The upright will be located 2 feet rearward of the hitch pin hole. So, to determine if you'll be able to open your tailgate, measure 2 feet rearward from your hitch pin hole, and see if that will clear your tailgate.
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  • Total Weight of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender EM07600-07601
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 has a total shipping weight, including the carton and packing material, of 57-lbs. So once you account for the few pounds of cardboard in the carton the actual net weight will be right around 53-lbs total for the assembled extender.
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  • Trailer Hitch Load Extender Recommendation for Clearing Rear Spare of 2015 Jeep Wrangler
    You would have to measure to be sure but it seems like the answer would be no. The Erickson # EM07605 has a distance of 11 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the upright portion of the rack. Most likely you Jeep would require around 13 inches there. The Erickson part # EM07600-07601 has a distance of 2 feet from the hitch to the upright so it would clear easily.
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  • Will Yakima HullyRollers Fit the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600
    The Yakima HullyRoller will not fit the bars on the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600. The bars are 1 inch square and the HullyRollers will only accept square bars that are 7/8 by 1-1/4 inches. In order to get the HullyRollers to fit you would need to use universal MightyMounts # Y03590. I have linked our returns policy for you.
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  • Load Extender for 2006 Ram 2500 Short Bed and 2×10×16 Boards
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 would actually be a great option for your long boards since it is 48-1/2 inches wide overall. That is one of the widest load extenders available. As far as length this or really any of the extenders would be fine. I do recommend adding a hitch immobilizer # BX88224 because these extenders are known to have a fair amount of movement in the hitch (due it part to the length of the extender).
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  • Can A Hitch Extender Be Used With A Truck Bed Load Extender
    Hi Carlos, A hitch extender could be used with the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches # EM07600, it's just not recommended because you'd be cutting the capacity in half and putting a lot of leverage on the hitch. I recommend throwing in some hitch pin locks # e98880 to help prevent anyone from walking off with your equipment while you're out kayaking.
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Lock for a Erickson Big Bed Load Extender
    The Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock item # 63232 works to both reduce movement and offers theft deterrence. I have linked a video below that will show you how to install the anti-rattle lock. It isn't a complicated process and like everything else it'll get easier and faster the more you put it on and take it off. It is removable and not meant to be left on long term. This receiver lock will help to secure the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender item # EM07600-07601 inside of the trailer...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Load Extender To Haul 48" Wide Plywood
    I confirmed with Erickson that the Erickson Big Bed Junior Load Extender # EM07605 has usable space (between hooks) of exactly 48" as you can see in the attached photo. Your plywood could possibly fit, but you may have trouble fitting it perfectly between the hooks if the plywood is not under 48". For peace of mind you could just go with Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 instead. This has a 52" load bar with hooks on the very end, so your 48" wide plywood would fit well. For...
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  • Can a Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Carry 2 Kayaks
    Depends on the width of you kayaks and the width of your truck bed, the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 is 48-1/2 inches in width so if your kayaks are narrower than than next to each other this load extender should work well for you. I attached a review video for you to check out. You might also be interested in a pin and clip part # PC3 and ratcheting tie downs like part # EM34415.
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  • Can the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender Be Used As a Roof Extender
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender part # EM07600 is a bed extender only. That said, we have plenty of options which are both a bed extender and roof extender like the Erickson Big Bed Junior part # EM07605 or the Malone Axis Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender part # MPG907.
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  • Features and Operation of Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600
    The Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 offers a great mix of features that enable it to serve many cargo-assist purposes in a range of vehicles from pickups to SUVs. Please take a look at the linked video. This shows the various design features, which include adjustable height and folding capability, and also illustrates the operation of the extender. Note that a pin (or locking hitch pin) is required to secure the extender in your hitch. You can use a simple pin and clip # PC3...
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  • Is Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600 Wide Enough To Carry 48 Inch Wide Plywood
    When the arms of the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender, part # EM07600 are opened, they have a span of 48-1/2 inches. This would accommodate 4 ft wide sheets of plywood you asked about. There are also six tie-down points you can take advantage of when this is installed. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out. This extender does not come with a hitch pin and clip, so I recommend part # PC3 for a standard hitch pin and if you want to make sure it is secured to...
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