Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

Who's running a Sled Deck & What length?


Recommended Posts

Who's got a sled deck (or will have) on their 2020 HD & what length deck?  I've got a 2021 short box coming that I am planning to outfit with a deck but I don't quite know what size to order?  The original plan was to pick a used 3/4 ton short box and put on a 7' deck but The Rona, the truck shortage and used prices going thru the roof messed that all up so I have a Crew Cab 2121 short box on the way.  My issue is that the "short" box is now 6'10" and I am a bit worried that a 7' deck won't clear the tailgate.  I am planning to plow with the truck so I was hoping to avoid having the extra length of the 8' deck hanging off the back of an already long truck.

 

The deck will mostly be used to haul the kids sleds short track sleds when the whole family is able to go riding so I don't really need an 8' deck. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I put a sled deck on a CC with 6'10" box.   I went for a short deck as well but found there are different length of 7' decks.   Many are too short and there was a space between the end of the wood(deck) and the tailgate so you can see into the box.   

 

I looked and found one that covered the box completely but the loading bar is just shy of the end of the trailer hitch (so it does not make my overall truck length longer).   It all depends on the brand of deck and even year in some cases.   A full 6'10" of coverage was what i wanted.  

Edited by Jason Caswell
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a 7' Marlon Xplore Pro II deck on my standard box. Couldn't ask for a better fit! 

 

I had the same deck on my 2017 2500hd and it sat roughly flush with the back bumper. The new truck it sits perfectly flush with the tailgate curve like it was meant for it. 

 

I did have to modify the headache rack to not hit my rear cab brake light/camera though... the new 2021 Marlon decks have a new headache rack design to address the new trucks with cameras. 

 

IMG_5305.thumb.jpeg.e1f0c6f247ddb16a67bbc3006270055d.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 10/7/2020 at 12:11 PM, Basketcase said:

I have a 7' Marlon Xplore Pro II deck on my standard box. Couldn't ask for a better fit! 

 

I had the same deck on my 2017 2500hd and it sat roughly flush with the back bumper. The new truck it sits perfectly flush with the tailgate curve like it was meant for it. 

 

I did have to modify the headache rack to not hit my rear cab brake light/camera though... the new 2021 Marlon decks have a new headache rack design to address the new trucks with cameras. 

 

IMG_5305.thumb.jpeg.e1f0c6f247ddb16a67bbc3006270055d.jpeg

Must be snowmobile season is coming, I finally got some replies... LOL! The  dealer I bought my sled trailer from can get me a Marlon Deck but I was torn between 7' and 8' models.  It looks like 7' would fit perfect if I can get my hands on one!   It looks like your headache rack fit below the spoiler before you raised it?  My dealer is looking to sell me a leftover 2020 deck which I am fine with as long as everything fits.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, edgexcsp said:

Must be snowmobile season is coming, I finally got some replies... LOL! The  dealer I bought my sled trailer from can get me a Marlon Deck but I was torn between 7' and 8' models.  It looks like 7' would fit perfect if I can get my hands on one!   It looks like your headache rack fit below the spoiler before you raised it?  My dealer is looking to sell me a leftover 2020 deck which I am fine with as long as everything fits.

The headache rack went straight into the spoiler actually. When loading it by myself I actually slid it in thinking it would clear and it hit the bed view camera that points down. I would try and get them to get you a 2021 model or maybe swap out the headache rack for you to the new one?

 

If not, I used the deck to drive around a bit before I got to cutting it and lifting it up. The horizontal top bar directly blocks the two cameras in the spoiler (if you have them) which is another reason I lifted it up. I had a piece of 1/2 plywood between the front of the box and the sled deck as a spacer which kept it from hitting the camera/spoiler again and could have been a permanent solution if I didn’t care about the blocked cameras. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/18/2020 at 4:52 PM, Basketcase said:

The headache rack went straight into the spoiler actually. When loading it by myself I actually slid it in thinking it would clear and it hit the bed view camera that points down. I would try and get them to get you a 2021 model or maybe swap out the headache rack for you to the new one?

 

If not, I used the deck to drive around a bit before I got to cutting it and lifting it up. The horizontal top bar directly blocks the two cameras in the spoiler (if you have them) which is another reason I lifted it up. I had a piece of 1/2 plywood between the front of the box and the sled deck as a spacer which kept it from hitting the camera/spoiler again and could have been a permanent solution if I didn’t care about the blocked cameras. 

Thanks for the info!  I am looking at a couple of different decks rite now, just trying to get all of my ducks in a row before the truck shows up... I did not get the bed view camera as this truck was a bit of budget purchase (as much as a $50,000 truck can be) so I won't have that to worry about if I go with the Marlon.  I like the black sides and the idea of an all aluminum deck vs the quad ply decking on the SnoPro decks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.