Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Bed Extender - If Equipped

The bed extender has three functional positions:

  • Storage Position
  • Divider Position
  • Extender Position

Storage Position

The storage position for the bed extender is at the front of the truck bed which maximizes the bed cargo area when not in use.

To install the bed extender into the storage position, perform the following:

1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to release the extender side gates.

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Center Handle And Lock

  1. Center Handle Lock
  2. Handle

2. With the side gates open, position the extender fully forward in the bed against the front panel.

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Storage Position

3. Rotate the side gates closed allowing the outboard ends to be positioned in front of the cargo tie down loops.

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Cargo Tie Down Loop

4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side gates in the closed position.

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Side Gates Closed

5. Lock the center handle using the vehicle key to secure the panel into place.

Divider Position

The divider position is intended for managing your cargo and assisting in keeping cargo from moving around the bed. There are 11 divider slots along the bed inner panels which allow for various positions to assist in managing your cargo.

To install the bed extender into a divider position perform the following:

1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to release the extender side gates.

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Center Handle And Lock

  1. Center Handle Lock
  2. Handle

2. With the side gates open, position the extender so the outboard ends align with the intended slots in the sides of the bed.

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Aligning Gate To Slots

3. Rotate the side gates closed so that the outboard ends are secured into the intended slots of the bed.

4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side gates in the closed position.

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Side Gates Closed

5. Lock the center handle to secure the panel into place.

Extender Position

The extender position allows you to load the bed of the truck beyond the tail gate. The bed extender will add an additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back of the truck when additional cargo room is needed. The extender position utilizes a locating pin and rotating handle located on both sides of the truck bed near the tailgate.

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Extender Position

To install the bed extender into the extender position perform the following:

1. Lower the tailgate.

2. Make sure the center handle is unlocked and rotate the center handle vertically in order to release the extender side gates.

3. Fit the end of the side gate ends onto the pin and handle.

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Extender Installation

4. Rotate the handles to the horizontal position to secure into place.

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Locking Tab

WARNING!

To reduce the risk of potential injury or property damage:

  • Cargo must be secured.
  • Do not exceed cargo load rating of your vehicle.
  • Secure all loads to truck utilizing cargo tie downs.
  • Extender should not be used as cargo tie down.
  • When vehicle is in motion do not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg) load on the tailgate.
  • The bed extender is not intended for off road use.
  • When not in use, the extender/divider should be in stowed or divider position with the tailgate closed.
  • When in use all handles are to be in the locked position.

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