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MP3 400
Joined: 19 Jun 2020
Posts: 3
Location: dover nj
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:15 am quote
I would like to use a pickup truck to transport my MP3 400. Has anybody done this? How long should the bed be? It seems like 90% of the pickup trucks for sale nowadays have huge cabs but useless 5' beds. I don't like the idea of leaving the tailgate open and leaving the rear wheel on it. I have not purchased a pickup truck yet. I would like a bit of an extended cab to put luggage in the cab. So far I think an 8ft bed is my only solution.
Good advice is most appreciated. I live in an apartment with limited parking so PLEASE do not suggest a trailer.
thank you too much
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 219
Location: Belgium
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:53 am quote
The current gen Ford F-250 pickup (in REGULAR CAB form) has a bed that is nearly 100" inches long.

This fits the current gen MP3 perfectly as it is about 90" inches in length.
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2009 MP3 400
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 196
Location: Sayre, PA
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:23 am quote
Overall dimensions from the manual.

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2009 MP3 400
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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Location: Sayre, PA
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BV250, BV500
Joined: 10 Mar 2018
Posts: 64
Location: SFBay
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:58 pm quote
I have carried a 2007 MP3 500 in the bed of a 1998 Toyota Tacoma extended cab pickup that has a bed that is supposed to be 74.4 inches. I backed it in so it ended up diagonal, with the front wheels turned. I had to put a 2 x 4 under the front wheel closest to the tailgate in order to lift the front fender high enough to clear the tailgate. There was pretty much 0 space to spare but the tailgate did close. It was so tight that I didn't really need tiedowns, but I used them anyway. You need a wide ramp to roll it off.
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MP3 400
Joined: 19 Jun 2020
Posts: 3
Location: dover nj
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 pm quote
Thanks for the info. looks like an older S10 Colorado long bed type should work. very limited funds for a vehicle I would use a few times a year.

on another note I recently bought a folding bicycle and strap it to the back of the MP3 and take it down to the trails. combining two passions, riding and riding!!
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