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Yakima LongArm Bed and Roof Load Extender Review - 2013 Ram 2500

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Review of the Yakima LongArm Bed and Roof Load Extender on a 2013 Ram 2500


Today, on our 2013 RAM 2500. We're gonna be taking a look at the Yakima Longarm Bed and Roof Load Extender, part number Y01149-1150. Now, if you've already purchased the Yakima Longarm bed extender, and you just need the roof load extender, the part number for that is Y01150. With a bed extender, you're going to be able to carry elongated loads in the bed of your truck. It's especially useful for the short bed trucks, or if you have toolbox in the bed of your truck like our RAM does.Now, while we have a kayak installed right now, you can also use this in the work field for ladders, lumber, really anything to that nature. We have four different tie down points on our bed extender, to secure whatever load we might have.

Let's go ahead and unload our kayak and take a closer look. With the tailgate down, and our longarm in its lowest position, riding on about 31" of load support. With the tailgate down, we're sitting at about five inches from our longarm to the bottom of the tailgate, so that's plenty of space where it won't make contact.At the furthest part of our longarm away from our truck bed, we have about 35 and a half inches of ground clearance, which is more than enough space, so you won't have any troubles with any dragging or scraping on the concrete. The longarm has four different heights that it can be set at, depending on the height and depth of your truck bed. We've gone ahead and moved our longarm to the second highest point.

We went ahead and skipped over this middle point right here, because when we had it set to that position, it didn't provide any use given that it was just short of our tailgate. This position is useful for if you want to use your bed rails as extra support, or if you had a hard tunnel cover on, you could also set stuff on top of the cover, and extend it out.With the longarm set to its highest point, this is the position you want it in, for when it's not in use, or if you want to utilize the extender to load stuff over the cab of your truck. With it in this position, our ground clearance for the furthest point is 21 and a half inches, and that's plenty of space and its close enough to the axle of the truck to where you won't have any trouble with dragging. With the extension bar, we can carry those extra long loads above the cab of our pickup, when used in conjunction with the roof rack. That's also going to leave the truck bed completely clear, for any other cargo or tools that we might have.The cinching straps on both sides of our support bar are going to take out that unnecessary rattling and swaying while we're traveling with the heavy load.

As you can see, we have several different height points that we can set our bar to. This is useful for any height a cabby might have. The weight capacity with the extender installed is 165 pounds. If you need more of a weight limit, you can take the extender out, and just use the bed support extender, and that will be 300 pounds.There you have it for the Yakima Longarm Bed and Roof Load Extender, on our 2013 RAM 2500.


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