How Do You Build a Ramp for a Truck Bed?

Building a truck bed ramp can be a great way to make sure your pickup truck has the ability to haul large items or multiple items at once. Whether you are hauling recreational vehicles, landscaping materials, or other large items, having a ramp that can easily be stored away and quickly deployed is a great way to make sure you are ready for any job. Here’s how you can build a ramp for your truck bed:

Gather Your Materials

First, you’ll need to gather some materials. You’ll need two pieces of plywood cut to the size of your truck bed, some steel angle iron (at least 1/8 inch thick and three inches wide) and four heavy-duty casters with locks. You may also want to use some sealant or paint on the wood to protect it from the elements.

Assemble the Ramp

Once you have all of your materials gathered, it’s time to assemble the ramp. Begin by cutting the two pieces of plywood into two separate pieces—one for each side of the ramp.

Then, attach one piece of angle iron along each side of each piece of plywood at an angle. Make sure that these pieces are securely attached with screws or nails.

Attaching the Casters

Next, attach four heavy-duty casters with locks on each piece of plywood. This will allow you to easily move and store your ramp when not in use. Be sure that these casters are properly secured and will not come loose during use.

Finishing Touches

Now all that is left is to finish up any details such as painting or sealing off the wood and adding any additional hardware such as handles or straps for easy carrying when not in use.


Building a truck bed ramp can be an easy project if you have all the necessary materials on hand. With just two pieces of plywood, steel angle iron, and four heavy-duty casters with locks, you can easily create a sturdy and reliable ramp that will make hauling large items much easier!

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Susan Delgado