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Pool Bed/Cooler

I was outside yesturday and saw my truck bed 1/4 full of water and thought humm this would make an alsome mobile pool if I sealed The tailgate area? Then thought of inslating the bed and the bed cover and throw some ice back there. A huge mobile cooler.
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My thoughts, Bad to the ****in bone. Especially if you tailgate a lot like we do down here, it would be sweet. I see it a pretty good bit here and love the idea. lol
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You have two ideas going here, a mobile pool and a big *** cooler.


1. Pool might work but it's gonna sag the **** outta the bed too. You don't really need a ton of water though. Just some good lookin girls.

2. Cooler isn't a bad idea but honestly its gonna cost something like 60$ in bags of ice at the store to fill it up. If you had a bed insulated with foam though that would be sick cause it would last for a month then if you did it right.
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I thought about doing the same thing to the super duty. I was going to put some kind of tarp/rubber/plastic material down and somehow attach it underneath my bed rails and to the tail gate so I could remove it later.

My other idea was to make a hitch that held a BBQ grill at tail gate height so you can cook and swim.
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I thought about doing the same thing to the super duty. I was going to put some kind of tarp/rubber/plastic material down and somehow attach it underneath my bed rails and to the tail gate so I could remove it later.

My other idea was to make a hitch that held a BBQ grill at tail gate height so you can cook and swim.
Sounds redneck. Maybe you could also convert the back cab into a tanning bed so the ladies can also get their tan on. and might as well put a small "driving range green" on your roof so you can do a lil golf whenever you see a big grass park.
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Sounds redneck. Maybe you could also convert the back cab into a tanning bed so the ladies can also get their tan on. and might as well put a small "driving range green" on your roof so you can do a lil golf whenever you see a big grass park.
It was for a truck show so people could just jump in as we cruised the place.

Just like a pool liner and form it to the bed.
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this has been talked about before here. in order for this to really be practical to do you would need to refill the bed with water everytime you go somewhere. having all that water in the bed while driving will make the truck sag like a **** and the sloshing water will be a ***** to control and stop
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and you could even attach a hose to the exhaust and have it goin in the truck bed pool for the actual hot tub look,dual exhaust would work great for that idea
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having all that water in the bed while driving will make the truck sag like a **** and the sloshing water will be a ***** to control and stop
Haha...sure would be a suprise to anyone behind you when they get smashed with 100 gallons of water sloshing over the tailgate...
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Sounds like a good idea.
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someone has been watching MANswers lmao
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and you could even attach a hose to the exhaust and have it goin in the truck bed pool for the actual hot tub look,dual exhaust would work great for that idea
that would be some dirty water lol
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yeah i seen that idea on manswers a while back haha
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Last Brad Paisley concert we had an F-150 with pond liner in the bed and it was filled to the lip with water.

Was a great idea until the water fight took an unexpected turn when some jackass opened the tailgate and the water dumped all over the place, turned it into a huge muddy swamp...
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^^you just gave me a better idea then the pool.fill the truck bed with mud get 2 hot girls and let them wrestle in the mud haha
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i put a blue tarp in my bed over the summer and filled it up and all i can say is good luck taking a turn. all the truck wanted to do was go straight. when i did turn it was very tipsy the bed did not sag as much as i was expecting it to. having a black truck i let it sit for 8 hours in the 90* heat the water was around 75. my girls little cousins had fun playing back there till one sliced their leg on the rolled on bed liner haha
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i was at the rascal flatts concert and a guy rolled up with the bed full of water and a tonneau over the top by the time he got there he had half the bed left lol he said it was full when he left still pretty cool stuff
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Just keep in mind that it will be about 44 gallons of water per 4" filled. The bed of a Ranger is about 16.5" deep. So if you fill it to 16" that will be 176 gallons of water which will weigh 1,469.6 lbs.
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van halen did it back in the day.

OMG, that guys' a dr? wtf!?!?!?
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We did this in college with a giant peice of plastic drop cloth they put down when painting. It worked out great and was a blast. As long as you drive slow you'll be fine.
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awsome video danger lol great
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lol redneck edicate
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Or you could do this: https://www.ranger-forums.com/f17/ho...er-idea-86641/

That was a funny idea... I have since matured... a little
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idea. put tarp in bed, throw some dirt in there, add water and some fish.

Presto. your very own pond. You and all of your buddies could sit around your ranger and fish.
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