What I want to do is mount a 2000lb HF electric winch on my F350 pick up bed.
What I'm looking for as far as advice is do you think my design will work or will I just end up bending the side rails of my bed?
Only thing I plan on useing the winch for is to load my 250 Kawasaki Bayou ATV into the back of the truck...pulling it up ramps.
Plan is to use 5/32 wall (or whatever the actually gauge equivelant is) steel tube.
This design will mount into the stake pockets and then I'll have a foot long "brace" welded on to the verticle tube that will rest on the top rail of the box. Hoping this would be enough to spread the load and not bend the box.
Not the best artist but hopefully you get the idea from the pics.
Hope that makes sense.