Old Man Modification

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I use this item to reach for items in my truck bed. It minimizes climbing up and crawling around the bed.

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What do you use to retrieve the hook when it slides to the front of the bed? :wink:
 

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Have lousy knees...arthritis...came up with a "Get into bed of Ranger with bad knees" modification.
$41 bucks and I don't have to do a "rolling crawl" to get into the bed.
Helps wife also...she's a bit "vertically challenged" :crackup:
Little bungee keeps it from sliding around.

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I got this for my 89 yr young mom...

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Thanks for the info. Cost is not a problem if it works solving a problem.
I'll try my little step ladder for awhile, will go to Bestop if needed. :like:
That's the only part about being old I like, money isn't a problem, Oh, and I don't have to get up and go to work :) I'm looking at this also.
 

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I got this for my 89 yr young mom...

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You make your mom ride in the bed?:shock:

I've thought about one of those for myself but still use the butt roll method. Sit my butt on the tailgate and roll around to my knees, then stand.
 

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Keep this in the truck and use it for climbing into the bed. Also, it is handy as a step when I have a short passenger.

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I use this "mod" to reach into the engine bay too.
 

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You make your mom ride in the bed?:shock:

I've thought about one of those for myself but still use the butt roll method. Sit my butt on the tailgate and roll around to my knees, then stand.
LOL...she has a hard time getting into the cab...🙂
 

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If I were to mount it I would make a plate that uses the stock screw locations, then mount the step to the plate.
 

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A company out of Australia makes a really nice one ($$$$) that folds down the length of the bed and doubles as a bench seat or foot stool for the bed.

You could replicate something like that from 8020 out of extruded aluminum.
 
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