Project was quick, easy & around $20.
I built this support system using the following;
1 - 10' stick of 1/2" EMT conduit from Lowe's
1 - Pool Noodle
2 - Cotter Pins
1/2" EMT T CONNECTOR
1/2" EMT FLANGE CONNECTOR
I used my bed anchors that I already had installed a while back (got those off Amazon:
to secure the support to the truck bed.
Simply cut the conduit to length for across your bed, using whatever means you have. (I used my cordless Milwaukee jig saw with a metal blade) allowing a lil extra to drill out for a place to slip the cotter pins through the conduit to secure them from siding out of the bed anchors.
Then attached the T connector to the center.
Then I measured from the T Connector down to the bed for the piece of conduit that would attach to the Flange Connector to serve as a center support.
Attached the Flange Connector.
Then cut the pool noodle in half, installing one piece on each side of the T to cushion my yaks while transporting them & they worked great as rollers when I was loading the yaks.
I also use a piece of yoga mat under the yaks where they rest on my toolbox to keep the diamond plate of my toolbox from rubbing/grinding the bottom of my yaks while transporting them as well.
Pretty simple project but worked really well. Now I have complete access to my bed for rod & reels, gear, etc all for about $20
Not a bad, quick lil project that really is sturdy & easily to store when not in use