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    10ft Jon Boat transported in pick-up bed??

    Long story short; A customer of mine offered me a 10ft aluminum jon boat for free. The boat is excellent shape,, but no trailer. I wasn't in the market for a boat, but free is free. I drive a 2016 F150 with 6.5 bed. Would it be possible, and road legal in NJ, to transport the boat this way? Anyone do it this way, or have any experience? Thanks for the help.

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    I put a 14 ft john boat and kayaks in the back of my Tacoma. Havet been pulled over yet been doing it with every truck I have had for about 20 years.
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    I have a 10' John boat I put in my F350 with 6.5' bed all the time never had an issue.

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    Couple of ratcheting straps with the tailgate down and you're rocking and rolling. Been moving my 10' that way for years.

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    6.5 foot bed + 1.5 foot tailgate and you're only hanging out 2'. Your tow hitch sticks out almost that much.
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    I think but not sure if it sticks out past the bumper 2' or more you need to flag it.
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    Seems easy enough so far, thanks for the input everyone.

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    Do it all the time. If it sticks out 4 feet or more you have to flag it, red or orange. At night you need red lights on it.
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    Just flag it and you'll be fine ..

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    Yep.tailgate down and a ratchet strap and your good to go.I've been doing it for years.

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