Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeastern BC
Securing a long load
Can anyone give me some advice on what the rules in Alberta (Edmonton, specifically) are on what's allowed, regarding carrying a long load on a vehicle?
I need to buy some pieces of structural steel tubing (square 1.5"x1.5") to make some gates for my driveway. The tubing usually comes in 24' lengths. I'll have the supplier cut them in half to 12', but I can't really go any shorter. So that's obviously going to be longer than the 6' bed of my truck.
Can I tie down the metal at the front of the bed, and sit it on the top of the tailgate, so it sticks out the back at an angle? It would stick out about 6', and I'd put a red flag on the end. I'll weigh down the front with a sandbag, or something, so the tubing doesn't teeter-totter off the tailgate. It would be strapped down at the tailgate. The tubing itself isn't really very heavy.
I've done this with lumber that only sticks out maybe 3', but is 6' going too far? Is there a limit in Alberta? I figure there must. I don't want to get busted.
Would that setup be legal?
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