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Quad in bed of Flairside

I have a 2001 4X4 Edge with a 3 " body lift and Flairside bed . I am looking for ideas to make it easier to load a quad into my bed. It fits perfect once it is in but lifting the rear wheels of the quad over the tailgate rails is getting to be a pain.
Leaving the rear tires on the tailgate seems ok for short trips but anyone done a long trip or off-road this way.
Thanks, any idea appreciated.

Ted

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ramps 100% helps i spent $100 on mine and love having them for atv. or riding lawn mowers
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ive done semi long distances with sportsman 500 sticking out onto the tailgate. did just fine
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if it needs to stick out.. 100% insurance is put ratchet straps where the main straps is also to help hold the gate up. you haven't lived till one of those straps brakes on you while loading something heavy in
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I always strap machines down. I went on a 10 hour round trip with a snowmobile hanging about a foot past the tail gate with 2 straps and no problems.
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I always strap machines down. I went on a 10 hour round trip with a snowmobile hanging about a foot past the tail gate with 2 straps and no problems.
Yup better safe than sorry. And like Stone said ramps will help so much, they're not too expensive either.
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Thanks everone I do have ramps. and I can drive it up and in the back . Sometimes I can get the front wheels up onto the wheel wells and that gets the back tires onto the tailgate. most time I get to the back of the wheel wells and have to push it the rest of the way not to bad and doable. It is just having to lift the rear wheels up and over the tailgate side rails that is killing me. Straps? what are those... just kidding use to up front to pull quad forward andone in the rear across the frame and pulled down. Rear wheels lock the quad against the tailgate rails and the tailgate limit straps hold the side of the tires in. I was just worried about the bed being opened up at the back and bending it.
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