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Theres a Better Way

Keep Your Truck Tailgate Clear With a Simple Gravel Shield

comments (0) April 28th, 2011 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

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Produced by: John Ross


A better way to keep gravel from getting between between your pickup's bed and tailgate

If you have a project that needs a load of gravel, sand, or stone dust, you're probably going to shovel it out of the back of your truck bed. You could let the gravel fill up the trough and pick out the gravel pieces one by one before you close the tailgate, but there's a better way.


Further Resources

What's the Difference: Driveway surfacing materials

A money-saving tip for protecting your truck bed

A sliding dump bed makes unloading gravel fast and easy


This is a tip from Clyde Kennedy from Rushville, OH. Clyde has figured out a simple way to avoid that problem.  

Keep a strip of aluminum flashing as wide as your truck's tailgate under your bed liner. When it's time to unload the bed, slide the aluminum out over the gap between the bed and the tailgate. That way when you're scraping gravel out, none of it gets in the trough. Empty the gravel, push the aluminum flashing back in place, handy storage, bed closed, job done.


That's a great tip Clyde, thanks.



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