|Item Weight||28.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||53.5 x 2.8 x 20.1 inches|
|Item model number||7605|
|Manufacturer Part Number||07605|
|Cover Included||1 Erickson Manufacturing Branded Product|
Erickson 07605 Pick-Up bed Extender (Big Bed Junior, 350 lb. rated)
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- 350 pounds rated
- Expand your vehicle's loading length another 4 FEET
- Welded Loops to tie down loads
- Adjustable truck bed height
- Perfect for short bed truck’s, suv’s, vans or any other vehicle capable of hauling loads
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Erickson 07605 Big Bed Junior (Tailgate Extender) is smaller version of Erickson's original Big Bed Extender. BIG BED = BIG BENEFITS!!! At only 29 lbs., the Erickson Big Bed Junior is lightweight, yet still heavy duty! Easily fit the extender into your vehicle's 2" receiver and expand its loading length another 4 FEET. Extender is rated for 350lbs of distributed weight; this allows you to haul longer loads safely, no trailer is required. When installed, the Extender is 52" x 50" x 25.5". The Extender is black powder coated, making it rust resistant and features two welded loops on the cross bar (one on each side) to securely tie-down your load. Perfect solution for short bed truck’s, suv’s, vans or any other vehicle capable of hauling loads such as lumber, canoes, hunting gear, extension ladders, sheets of plywood & drywall. Or use it as work bench or table for tail gate parties! As a leader of Tie-Down and Towing Products in North America, Erickson strives to provide the safest products available with the consumer in mind. Tie it. Tow it. Load it. Count on Erickson.
From the manufacturer
When you need to haul something extra long, BIG BED makes it easy.
- Bed extender for hauling longer loads
- Requires a 2-inch receiver
- Works with short-bed trucks, vans, and SUVs
- Welded loops for tie-down straps
- Easy to set up and take down—no assembly required
- Over-the-cab option with BIG BED Junior; BIG BED Senior requires High Mount Conversion Kit #07601
Erickson’s BIG BED Tailgate Extender
Safely transport loads that extend past the bed of your vehicle with Erickson’s BIG BED Tailgate Extender. Requiring nothing more than a 2-inch receiver, the bed extender works with any short-bed truck, van, SUV, or other vehicle capable of hauling large loads.
By increasing the usable space of your vehicle, BIG BED makes it possible to haul longer, awkward loads safely—no need for a trailer. Simply slide the bed extender into the hitch, adjust the height as needed, and it’s good to go. Choose between BIG BED Junior and BIG BED Senior.
With the high-mount option, keep your truck bed empty (or full of other stuff) while using your BIG BED to haul long loads on top of the truck cab.
Convert BIG BED Junior into a 'high mount' by simply inverting it when inserting into the receiver. Convert BIG BED Senior into a 'high mount' with the addition of the High Mount Conversion Kit #07601 (sold separately).
Easy to Use
Slides into Hitch
Simply slide the bed extender into a 2-inch receiver and secure with pin and clip. No assembly required.
The bed extender unfolds effortlessly and locks into place with a pin and clip. When finished, it folds flat just as easily.
*Senior model only.
Loops and Adjustable Height
Welded loops work with tie-down straps for securing cargo. Adjustable height accommodates different truck heights. (Junior model shown).
BIG BED removes easily and takes up minimal storage space when not in use. (Foldable Senior model shown).
Use BIG BED for transporting extension ladders, lumber, full sheets of plywood or drywall, paddle boards, canoes, small fishing boats, or other oversized loads. BIG BED can also be used to make a table for an extended work station or for a tailgating party. The options are endless.
|BIG BED Junior #07605||BIG BED Senior #07600||Big Bed Senior High Mount Conversion Kit #07601|
|Weight Capacity||350 pounds||400 pounds||N/A|
|2" Receiver Required||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Folds for Storage||No||Yes||N/A|
|Vertical Over-the-Cab Option||Yes, by inverting BIG BED Junior when inserting into receiver||Yes, with additional purchase of High Mount Conversion Kit #07601||N/A|
|Includes Reflective Stickers and a Safety Flag||No||Yes||N/A|
|Weighs||30 pounds||40 pounds||19 pounds|
|Dimensions||Measures 50.75 by 50.75* by 16-18 inches (LxWxH installed); *measures 48 inches wide between the end loops of the cross bar. Adds 48 inches of length to your truck bed||Measures 46 by 50* by 16-18 inches (LxWxH installed); *measures 48 inches wide between the end loops of the cross bar. Adds 48 inches of length to your truck bed. Measures 46 by 5 by 7 inches (folded for storing)||Measures 24.5 by 3.5 by 9 inches|
|Durable steel construction with black powder-coated finish||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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Finish is a nice, textured powder coat, but the inside isn't coated so they could rust over time. Mine had surface rust inside right out of the box.
Tube steel is thick enough that it seems it will be strong enough to support the rated 350lb, but it is light enough to easily handle. Knocked down it doesn't take up much space. The pieces do have a bit of slack and wobble around when unloaded, but once loaded and strapped down the wobble goes away.
Be advised, loading a couple hundred pounds cantilevered way back of your car /truck, will make your rear suspension squat far more than the same weight in the inside the car/bed. Overloading the rear suspension unloads the front suspension, and reduces braking and steering. Bigger concern on cars and jeeps with soft suspension than on pickup trucks. Be safe out there.
-One hefty piece when assembled. Easy to insert into hitch, fold open, and secure. Appears to be thoughtfully designed.
-Heavy duty, unlikely to bend or break.
-Meets online description, nothing in advertisement is misleading.
-Made kayak loading/unloading much easier than overhead. Also cuts wind resistance so I can travel highway speeds.
-Cheaper, easier to load than many "mainstream" overhead racks.
-Limited height adjustment. Fit my truck perfectly but may be difficult for trucks with lift kit to match bed height to crossbar extension.
-Excellent product for my needs. I have a Nissan Frontier with 5 foot bed. Really stabilizes 14 foot kayak overhang. Would recommend to others with similar needs..
The final issue I had was the distance between the tie down ears on the support wings. Erickson's webpage (48-1/2") and another reviewer here (slightly over 48") indicated at those sizes it should be large enough to fit 4' sheet goods with no issue. However when I tested, the sheet of ply would not lay down and became stuck tight between the ears under its own weight, causing nicks on the edges of the sheet. Measuring, I found the distance only 47-15/16", which is not ideal. I was told this was a QC issue and the distance should have been 48", which would still be a bit tight for slightly out of spec sheets. This issue could be solved by welding the ears horizontally to the wings rather than vertically, or simply cutting each wing bar 1/4" longer.
I will say that Erickson's customer service was excellent; she understood my issues and seemed genuinely concerned the old specs were still being used. However, the new design did not fit my needs and I needed to return it. It is a shame as I really liked the extra tie down rings on the main support beam (no other units seem to have this!), how compactly it folds up & easily transports and how sturdy it felt. If you do not need a true 48" of width or extension, I would recommend this product. If you do, you will have to look elsewhere. My rating takes away 1 star for QC issues and 2 stars for the incorrect specs due to the new design.
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It was a cheaper alternative then adding 1100.00 racks to my truck. It’s easy to use and can be quickly attached/removed from the truck hitch.