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For those wondering if the 850 sportsman will fit in a short bed Toyota Tacoma, it will. I ordered a trailer, waiting for it to come it but in the meantime, it’s nice to know it will fit.
I did add some chains and some reinforced steel to the cheap taco tailgate. Obviously have to strap the ramps to tow hitch but it does work.
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All the weight is on the tailgate cables.....chain is too loose, should be the other way around, weight on the chains slack in the cables
 

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Wow! Seems to not squat too bad either.
 

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Has anybody seen the commercial "You don't know squat"
 

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Put a piece of plywood down on the bed covering the tailgate also, will add strength. Tacos have failure prone tailgates.
Naw, just need a real truck to haul it in... LOL
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Like a Rock.....Even after multiple transmission pumps!
 

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For those wondering if the 850 sportsman will fit in a short bed Toyota Tacoma, it will. I ordered a trailer, waiting for it to come it but in the meantime, it’s nice to know it will fit.
I did add some chains and some reinforced steel to the cheap taco tailgate. Obviously have to strap the ramps to tow hitch but it does work. View attachment 151462
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Instead of hauling the ATV with the truck it would make more since to haul the truck with the ATV
 

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^ last good chevy trucks..
my 2013 2500 6.0 gas has been great

I can’t even put brake pads on it yet at 120k . And it will not come out of alignment. I don’t have anything to complain about.

I replaced a radiator , tires and oil changes . Oh and lots and lots of gas but that’s it ...
 
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Side bar note; Our ranger has the 6ft bed and I'd sure not want the shorter version. Its 276hp and 10 speed tranny rocks at towing!
 

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^^^ That trannies never been touched except today..
Not sure this is the right forum to talk about touching trannies!
Also, I there there are more appropriate pronouns to use these days. Although, I'm not sure what they are as that stuff is confusing to me.

I really don't understand this trend of buying trucks with short beds
The do look nice but, from a practical standpoint, I find them to be a huge waste of money.
They make fine grocery getters I guess.
 
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