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Hauling the bike in a F150

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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
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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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.
that's exactly why I have a rampage lift :-}
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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