’14-’20 Silverado/Sierra & ’15-’20 Colorado/Canyon
Back your dolly up to your pickups tailgate or truck ramps (if available). Have your assistants position themselves below the fridge on each side. While you either lead up the truck ramp or stand in the truck bed and lift from the dolly handle. Coordinate your efforts to lift simultaneously. Pull straight up with the handles of the dolly while your helpers on the ground lift from the base and push it back into the bed.
With your fridge positioned fully against the cab wall of the bed the next step is securing it to your trucks anchor points with a reliable set of ratchet straps. Make sure you know your straps working load limit and examine them for any wear and tear or other damage that may limit their ability to function properly. With tall heavy objects like a refrigerator, you will want to tie-down from at least two sides. Run your first strap over the top of the fridge and the second around the front, to pull the fridge towards the cab. Tighten your ratchets down. Give it a shake test to ensure there is no movement. Don’t lay it down- keep it upright.
If you’ll be transporting a box spring as well, tie the two together as one unit with strong rope or cord. Prepare your straps by running one end of each through your truck tie-down anchors and hang them down the outside of the bed for use later. Depending on the sizes of your mattress, you may have to adjust the way you position it in your truck. First, slide your mattress and or box spring up into the truck bed as far to the left-hand side as possible. We recommend angling the mattress to allow one side to sit within the bed and the other to rest along the opposite bedrail. Although we have successfully seen mattresses transported other ways, such as standing vertically or across both bed rails, an angled load makes for the easiest loading and unloading procedure. With the mattress loaded soundly in your truck bed, it’s time to tie it down properly. Take your previously prepared straps and run the other ends up over the mattress and secure to your anchor points at the other side of the truck bed. Tighten them down snugly.