How Do You Put a Snowmobile in a Truck Bed?

Putting a snowmobile in the back of a pickup truck can be an easy and effective way to transport your snowmobile to and from your destination. However, it is important to ensure that the snowmobile is properly secured in the truck bed before you begin driving. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure that your snowmobile is safely transported.

Gather Your Supplies

You will need several supplies in order to secure your snowmobile in the truck bed. These include: tie-down straps; ratchet straps; bungee cords; blocks of wood or foam padding; a tarp or cover for the snowmobile; and possibly an extra set of hands. Make sure you have all these items ready before you begin.

Clean the Truck Bed

Before you start, it is important to make sure that the truck bed is clear of any debris or dirt that could interfere with securing the snowmobile. Use a broom or brush to sweep away any dirt or debris, and then use a damp cloth or rag to wipe down the bed.

Position Your Snowmobile

Once your truck bed is clean, you can begin positioning your snowmobile. If it fits, place it lengthwise in the bed so that its skis are facing forward towards the cab of the truck. If not, place it widthwise so that its skis are facing outward towards each side of the truck.

Secure with Straps

Now that your snowmobile is positioned properly in the truck bed, use tie-down straps and ratchet straps to secure it from moving around during transport. Wrap each strap around one side of the sled and then attach them securely on either side of the bed using anchors or other secure points.

Add Padding & Cover

To protect both your truck and your snowmobile during transport, add blocks of wood or foam padding between them on each side where contact may occur. Then cover both with a tarp or other cover for even more protection.



By following these simple steps, you can effectively put a snowmobile into a pickup truck bed for safe transportation. Be sure to gather all necessary supplies beforehand and then securely attach straps around both sides of the sled before adding padding and covers for further protection.

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James Gardner