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Well it looks like I have to haul my bike instead of riding it home. In a little over a week from now I will haul my ultra classic to Winnipeg, from BC (about 1200 miles). Drop it off and return with my 2012 road glide.
I have a 2014 F150 that I will be making the trip in. I was looking at the tie down loops in the truck https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/...sgr8UXAit1nWNP8_-psmVUsiWbtoEEecpJ05BagX-TzLH
Same as this style.
There are 2 up front and 2 in the rear all down low. I have added some rail tie downs as well.
Does any one know in these stock tie downs are strong enough for a 2400 mile round trip?
I am pretty sure that they are just mounted through the bed, not through the frame.
 

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Me and a couple buddies put a road king in the back of a dodge ram and left CT to bring it to Naples Florida. We didn't have any problems. Everytime we stopped for gas someone would jump in the bed to check on things and make sure the bed tie downs and straps were still good. We made it no problem
 

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We hauled a sportster in the back of a 2011 F150 and pulled a trailer with two more bikes behind it. Had no problems.
 

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I haul my RGU a fair amount in my ram 1500, I have a rampage lift but the bike still gets strapped to the truck for actual holding down, I have never had a problem with the truck mounts.

A small bit of advice when strapping the bike down. I will strap the front from the bottom triple tree to the front, then strap from the from of the downtubes above the crossover to the back of the truck, this will keep the bike from rocking back and forth on an emergency brake situation, then I strap from the saddlebag rail to the back also to keep the bike from hopping around.

If you have or can borrow a chock that helps keep the bike steady. And check the straps after a few miles because they WILL stretch especially if new.
 

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I can recommend two methods. I use both with my 2013 F150 Limited - tuxedo black with red leather interior. Love it. Actually it is what my wife drives. I have a vintage 1993 sports car; but seldom drive it. Instead, I ride my Road Glide or Deuce.

1. Rampage. I have pictures in my album. I bought it used on Craig's list. I had a 5th wheel installer mount it. When not in use, I hoist it off the bed onto a "sled" with castors I made, which rolls under wall cabinets out of the way.

2. Trailer in a Bag. Works great. I like it better than my previous stand up Kindon.

The Rampage is great for one bike once hoisted and bolted in the truck. The intent was that wife and I would ride two up on the FLTR. That is what she wanted. However,..., After I bought the Rampage, and did the install and hoist, she says to me that on a long trip which my bike is on the truck bed, she wants to have her 2008 Dyna CVO to ride also. Had I known that I might have bought a Trailer in a Bag for two bikes.
 

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I don't plan on hauling my bike very often, so the rampage just doesn't make sense to me.
I think I might just ad two more tie downs to the truck bed. I figure if I put some backing in it should be plenty strong enough
 

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the four mounts on the truck should be more than sufficient for what you need, the bikes do a good job of staying where they are supposed to once you get them up in the bed, which is the "hard" part
 

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Loadall Ramp is what I use

I have a Loadall ramp system and love it! Best of all I can haul many other things as well. Once brought home a refrigerator/freezer and unloaded it by myself with a two wheel cart.
When I haul the RG I do have a wheel chock that helps hold the RG up. Attached is a picture or two of how I tie it down. If you try to shake the bike the whole truck rocks back and forth. Rock solid!
 

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