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Love seeing these DIY's, nice work! Are the 2x4's held down by anything, or are they 'free-floating'? I see your bedcover, so probably not an issue for you, but if someone doesn't have a cover, how will it work?
No there is not anything holding them down. However, in order to place them in there you have to install them at an angle, they don’t drop right in. And as such will not fly out, but they could move. That being said, having them basically strapped together with the skis, it is pretty secure.
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Nice work! I'm wondering if you could use the two slots below and sort of angle longer skis out of the back of the bed with the tailgate closed? Might try that with my snowboard when i get my maverick.

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Yes that would work as well, but I wanted them to float so I could place luggage below them.
 
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great job!

Question about your roll up tonneau, does it keep the bed dry inside or does it let water in?
The tailgate does not seal completely. So around that area it does, but everywhere else it has been water tight so far.
 

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Here you are.

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Fuck, it's pictures like these that really make me appreciate how well designed the Flex Bed is. That is an absolutely fantastic system you've got going there, my man. It's crazy just how well they fit in there. I'll definitely be doing something similar for my wife's/kid's snowboards.
 

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I have a ski trip coming up this weekend with the wife and kid, i have an old Tule ski rack for a car I no longer own, and figured I could mount them to some 2X4’s. My skis were a little long and had to fit in sideways as I wanted to close the tailgate. And the best part is being able to close the tonneau cover!

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Great idea! Thank you for sharing.
 
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