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Using a Truck Bed Extender

Aug 21, 2008
Moving day has arrived and it is time to move your belonging from your small apartment to your new, spacious one. It would seem this would be an easy task. After all, you don't own all that much. All it will take is a trip or two, right? Uh oh, it looks like that couch is hanging off the end of the bed. Now, it would seem this little moving venture is going to take more trips than initially thought. The bed is just not the right size for such a move. What a shame you do not have a bed extender attached to the truck.

Then again, considering the above is just and illustrative example of a potential future scenario, you still have time to purchase that bed extender truck accessory. As the name would imply, a bed extender is an attachment that is placed on the truck's bed to give it an extra foot or two. By increasing the length and volume of the truck's bed, the ability to place more items on the truck is possible. This has a number of benefits with the most important being that a large number of items can be packed in the bed safely and orderly. It would be quite self-defeating to crunch a bunch of items into a truck in a manner where they might be damaged. A bed extender circumvents this problem.

Also, cutting down the number of trips one needs to make should never be "blown off" as unimportant. Some may assume that making a few extra trips is not a big deal. Well, that is their opinion and they are entitled to it but they are doing so without taking a clear look at the prices on the gas pump. Yes, in today's current fuel conscious climate it is critical to cut down on any unnecessary driving. Such actions are a matter of simple economics. Now, in our earlier example the scenario of a one time move from apartment to apartment was provided. Taking two or three extra roundtrips that could have been eliminated with a truck bed extender might cost an additional $20. If that sounds like a lot, imagine what the costs would be if you had to make multiple trips over a period of months because you need your truck for your profession. Worst of all, the size of the bed just isn't cutting it and this is facilitating the extra trips. The costs could become enormous and the impact such extra travels would have would be negative on the bottom line.

In a way, if fuel efficiency is a concern then purchasing a bed extender would eventually pay for itself. A quality bed extender can be purchased and if it cuts down on a number of unnecessary trips then it will easily recoup its cost by eliminating a significant amount of extra gas. Yes, an extender does come with a number of financial rewards and benefits when you stop and think about it.
About the Author
SportoMotoring.com a provider of accessories for trucks employs Kenneth R. Geers the writer.
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