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BooneDox "T-Bone" Bed Extender

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BooneDox T-Bone

Make & Model

Brand:
BooneDox
Model:
T-Bone
MSRP ($):
190.00

The "T-Bone" is an adjustable truck bed extender perfect for kayak fishermen hauling kayaks in the bed of their pickup. The BooneDox T-Bone features aircraft grade aluminum formed into a radial curve allowing the consumer to enter and exit elevated surfaces without the worry of dragging and damaging their products. Adjustable to fit the various heights from different vehicle manufacturers. Single: 36″ wide Tandem: 58″ wide The T-Bone is great for hauling Canoe’s, Kayaks, construction materials, ladders and other long items that stick out the tailgate of your vehicle. The T-Bone comes powder coated orange for safety colors Lime Green and Orange.

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4.0

A Light Weight Bed Extender

I have used a similar device that I got from Harbor Freight a while back when I started kayaking. It was very heavy and awkward to slip into the hitch receiver. Eventually the rust started making the metal weld area questionable. So I decided to spend the money and purchase a T-Bone to replace the old bed extender.

I just love the weight of the T-Bone. It is very easy to install into the hitch receiver. The one that I got is the wider version for two kayaks. In fact I have hauled up to 5 kayaks in the bed of my truck using the T-Bone.

The T-Bone comes with a couple of foam tubes that help protect your kayak when securing the yaks to the aluminum bar. So far the foam tubes and the bar do show signs of wear and tear as I use the T-Bone to haul my Jackson Big Rig which I really need to use but I use it any way.

As far as using the T-Bone, I consider it a must have for hauling my Jackson Kraken due to the length of that kayak.

For me this has been a great purchase and I would recommend the T-Bone to anyone looking into a bed extender.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Very Light Weight
Cons:
Paint falls off after use
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5.0

T-Bone Bed Extender by BooneDox

Recently I decided it was time for another bed extender. I have known about the T-Bone Bed Extender by BooneDox for awhile now. However, in the past I was hesitant to dish out the $189 for a bed extender that I could purchase for $75 at Harbor Freight. After having used the less expensive bed extender and now after having used the T-Bone, I will say this is an example of the adage: “you get what you pay for.”

The bed extender that I purchased from Harbor Freight was extremely heavy and was prone to rust. The biggest issue that I had with it was that it has a tendency to bounce a great deal while traveling. I have always assumed that this constant bouncing added a great deal of unnecessary stress to the kayak that over time could possibly cause damage and not to mention it was just plain annoying. It concerned me enough that I attempted to strap the sides down to the truck to limit the up and down movement. It didn’t work and eventually it broke a weld in the 90 degree portion of the extender. I later would have it fixed.

The T-Bone extender on the other hand is extremely light. The website has this to say about the product:

“The T-Bone is an adjustable truck bed extender made from aircraft grade aluminum. The curved design allows the consumer to traverse uneven ground without worry of dragging and damaging their products. Boonedox crafts each T-BONE with aircraft aluminum, which makes it lightweight yet strong and 100% rust free.”

So far, I believe their description of the product is accurate. The biggest improvement for me that has made it all worth the money is the fact that I do not have any issues with the annoying bounce. The first few times I used it, I actually looked back to make sure everything was secured because I did not hear any noise, even while traveling on “bumpy” roads. To be honest, I am not really sure why this is. The only thing I can come up with is the T-Bone is extremely light and I suppose the weight of the kayak keeps the bed extender from making any unwanted movements or it could be because of the shape. Whatever the reason, I am just happy it doesn’t bounce.

If you have ever used any of the less expensive bed extenders, I guarantee you will appreciate the T-Bone. If you are in the market for a bed extender, I hoghly suggest you consider the T-Bone. You will be glad you did! It is worth the extra money and in this case it is true: “you get what you pay for.”

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Lightweight, No Bounce, Strong, Rust Free
Cons:
Relatively Expensive
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T-Bone

Used my T-bone I got from hook one since it arrived late fall last year. So far it has been great. Easy and smooth travel. Did not notice any MPG degradation on my travel from Frisco TX to Austin TX, about 250 miles.
No noise on SH 130 while going at 80 MPH (Yep that's the speed limit there)

User Info

Waters Fished:
Large Lakes
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Easy to load, Low lift height, Curve keeps from hitting curb on backing up
Cons:
Smooth travel, Tend to forget its there.
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