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Fit a real cord in 8' pick up bed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by JoeyD, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. JoeyD

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  2. Corey

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    Well, it's on craigslist so it must be true!

    I suppose if it was really light - like fir or pine and you stacked it really carefully...or if it was a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Seems like most 1/2 ton trucks run out of cargo capacity before running out of space when hauling 'good' dense wood like oak, hickory, hedge, etc.
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    "did you know you cant fit a real cord of split fire wood on an 8' pick up bed without extensin sides" He is right you cant get a full cord on a 8 ft pickup truck with out side extensin!
  4. JoeyD

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    My bad, this could legit.

    I'm going back to caffeinated coffee.
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    I bet I could stack a half cord of wood on an eight foot bed without side extensions.
    You wouldn't be able to go anywhere and you might not like what your truck looks like.

    $20.00 to split a cord of wood is not such a bad deal. I wonder if he'll stop by and do mine. :)
    I might even give him some clarifying apostrophies, free.



    Sounds like he's tired of arguing with rocket scientists about trying to do it in one trip.
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    I was thinking he was trying to get the custmers that knows whats up! And the one who have been burnt on a cord of wood
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    I remember getting close to a full cord of slabs into a '78 Chevy Suburban. Well, almost "into" it, some of it stuck out 2 feet beyond the tailgate ;-)
    And yes, the steering was light.

    Most half ton trucks today would look sick with 3000+ pounds in the bed.

    Ken
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    The guy is probably tired of other people that claim to dieliver a cord in one trip only to have it actually be a face cord. I think he's saying that his cord is a "Real" cord, not some marketing trick.
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    Yea, that's 3000+ of dry wood. A cord of wet is closer to 5000 - 6000 depending on the species.

    I suppose your '78 Suburban was a half ton. That's pretty impressive. Now I know what my 1/2 Silverado will carry without air shocks. I put some on my '83 Toyota 4x4 (20R engine) and it made a world of difference.

    I have to warn you about those Chevy Suburbans though. The differentials blow under heavy tow load. I blew out mine last summer hauling 4000lb of wet concrete up to my well drill site in a trailer mixer. What I mean by "blow" is that the gears strip. It was a '92 with 170K miles on it. It would have cost me $2500 to replace so I sold it to my mechanic for $600. He thought it was a steal (which it was).
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    I have 1' side racks for my Dodge 3500. The bed wall is 18" so if I stacked it level to the top of the racks I'd have 120 sq ft, just short of a cord, on board. O'f course I mound the wood to just over the cab so I'm well over 1 cord per load. I'd use taller racks but I just don't want to work that hard. Doollees are great.
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    Agreed, except in parking lots ;-)

    I've had two ton of pellets in mine and it handled it fine. It pulls a 12000# horse trailer like it's hardly there.

    Ken
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    Pulled up to a guy that had a Dodge 1500 while I have my 2500. His was squating beyond belief with only about over the sides. Mine was a pretty good load of rounds. Had to smile with the purchase of the 3/4 ton. If it was for my wife, I'd have the 1500 (cousin bought one, good enough for him...), but she did save herself and found me this one for a steal!!!
    Man I love her...
    Chad
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