The bed of a truck is one of the most obvious attractions in the truck itself, and bed extenders can be incredibly helpful if you want to carry a cargo of larger dimensions. Just by adding a few more feet to the length of your cargo space, you can haul a lot of more stuff than you usually would have been able to. These bed extenders are not just limited to use with trucks, though, and can be used with other vehicles such as vans and SUVs as well. The Dodge Ram is one of the most popular truck series in the world. First launched in 1981, it is currently in its 5th generation and has won multiple awards over the years due to its performance and utility. As part of our series on the best aftermarket parts for the Ram 1500, we bring you the 10 best Bed Extenders for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. Do ensure that the product you picked is compatible with your model, though. Keep scrolling to see what we picked out!
10. AMP Research 74814-01A Black Bed Extender
Starting off the list, we have the AMP Research 74814-01A Black Bed Extender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This bed extender has nothing fancy going on for itself other than that it can successfully help in extending the bed of your truck and does not require a separate mounting kit for installation.
9. Bedslide 10-6548-CL Pro Series 1000 65″ x 48″
Next up, we have the Bedslide 10-6548-CL Pro Series 1000 65″ x 48″ for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This is quite different from the AMP bed extender since it can be fitted over the surface of your truck bed and slide out whenever you want to use it. It has a capacity of 1000lbs and offers 75% more extension than normal.
8. Erickson 07605 Pick-Up bed Extender
Eighth on this list is the Erickson 07605 Pick-Up bed Extender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This is yet another different kind of bed extender that allows you to extend the loading length of your truck by 4 feet. It can be fitted to the back of your truck and has welded Loops to tie down loads when you are using it.
7. AMP Research 74804-01A Bed X-Tender Black
Seventh on this list is the AMP Research 74804-01A Bed X-Tender Black for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This bed extender is similar to the AML 74814 bed extender in many ways but has a tapered V-shape design to provide the extra clearance needed when used with some tonneau cover rails and can be flipped out with the tailgate open to gain up to 2-feet of enclosed cargo area.
6. BEDSLIDE CONTRACTOR (65″ X 48″) 15-6548-CG Durable Sliding Truck Bed Cargo Organizer
Next, we have the BEDSLIDE CONTRACTOR (65″ X 48″) | 15-6548-CG | Durable Sliding Truck Bed Cargo Organizer for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This sliding cargo organizer and bed extender is made of composite light weight material making it durable in all elements and has slots that allow you to organize and attach all of your necessities.
5. Lund 601021 Hitch Mounted Truck Bed Extender
Next, we have the Lund 601021 Hitch Mounted Truck Bed Extender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This truck bed extender is another of those that can be attached to the rear end of your truck and allow you to carry extended lengths of cargo items. It provides 7 inches of additional ground clearance and acts as a portable sawhorse to carry longer items.
4. AMP Research 74814-00A Silver BedXTender
Fourth on this list, we have the AMP Research 74814-00A Silver BedXTender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This silver bed extender by AMP has a U-shaped design for maximum cargo capacity and can be flipped either in or out to provide maximum functionality for the bed of your truck. It is made of 6063 T6 aluminum alloy tubes with a durable powder coat finish.
3. BEDSLIDE CONTRACTOR (73″ X 48″) 15-7348-CG Durable Sliding Truck Bed Cargo Organizer
The BEDSLIDE CONTRACTOR (73″ X 48″) | 15-7348-CG | Durable Sliding Truck Bed Cargo Organizer for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup takes third-place on our list. This is the same cargo organizer as the one featured above by Bedslide, but has 10 inches of extra length if that is what you are looking for. Who can say not to extra space, right?
2. Circle R Truck Bed Extender
In second place, we have the Circle R Truck Bed Extender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This is a universal truck extender that can be fitted onto many different models and is light enough to be handled and assembled by only one person. In addition, it can be used to secure tie-downs and its square corners increase load capacity.
1. MaxxHaul 70231 Hitch Mount Truck Bed Extender
And finally, we have the MaxxHaul 70231 Hitch Mount Truck Bed Extender for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This truck bed extender can by bought in two different sizes and extends your truck bed for carrying longer payloads. The adjustable length and width also provides versatility for use in many different applications.
So that rounds up our list of the 10 best Bed Extenders for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. We hope that it helped you in making a choice for yourself. Stay tuned for more.