AMP Research® - BedXTender HD™ Max Bed Extender

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BedXTender HD™ Max Bed Extender by AMP Research®. Multiple designs of bed extenders are available whether you prefer a cage with the maximum amount of room, one designed for use with tonneau covers, or one that's custom-designed for carrying motorcycles. Aluminum tubing provides light weight and high strength that won't corrode, and a choice of powder coat finishes prevents chips and scratches. Replacement brackets and latch pegs are available, as well as custom brackets for irregularly-shaped pickup walls.


  • Aircraft-grade aluminum tubing provides high strength, light weight, and resistance to corrosion
  • Upright vertical pieces made from glass-reinforced nylon composite are durable yet flexible to provide cushioning and structural support
  • Bed extender width is adjusted for a perfect fit on your truck using the upright vertical pieces
  • Great for short-bed pickup trucks
  • Bed Extender is easily removable from your truck to double as a seat or bench while at a tailgate party
  • Creates a fenced-off proximity inside your bed when tailgate is up, then flips over to extend your walled storage area by 2 feet when the tailgate is down
  • Comes with two attached hold-down straps for securing the bed extender in place when the tailgate is down
  • Max Bed Extenders are shaped to provide the largest amount of corralled space to secure cargo and gear
  • Durable powder coat (available in multiple colors) provides a hard outer finish that is resistant to chips, scratches, and the elements
  • Quick Latch Bracket Kit is necessary to adapt for use with a tonneau cover
  • Manufactured in the United States

As truck beds became shorter to make way for more passenger space in the 1990s, AMP Research created the first BedXTender and has been refining it ever since. Bed extenders give you the benefits of a full-size truck bed without having to own one. Operation of AMP Research BedXtenders remains simple today. Keep it inside your bed with the tailgate up to create a two-foot fenced in area when heavier cargo needs to be separated from smaller items that can be damaged. When it’s time to carry longer items that won’t fit inside the bed, simply lower the tailgate and flip the BedXTender over. You’ll extend your usable carrying area by two additional feet on top of the tailgate panel. Vertical cross pieces provide structural support for the horizontal bars, and are designed to be both durable and shock-absorbing.

Three horizontal bars span the entire width of the bed extender to prevent lower and smaller items from sliding through the cracks. Whether you’ve got grocery bags, electronic equipment, mulch bags, or large items such as motorcycles or ATVs, you’ll truly maximize your truck’s carrying ability with the Max Black Bed Extender. Installation is easy - after drilling a series of three template-guided holes on both sides of your bed, install the bracket pieces that hold your bed extender cage. Aircraft-grade aluminum ensures a minimum of weight is added to your vehicle, and a choice of durable powder coat finishes provides a surface that’s extremely resistant to chips, scratches, and the elements. Because the mounting position of the bed extender may interfere with some tonneau covers, AMP Research offers an adaptive Quick Latch Bracket Kit (sold separately) to facilitate the use of both items. AMP Research builds all components in the United States and backs them with a 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty against failure due to manufacturing defects.

Founded in 1980 in Southern California, AMP Research® came together with a wealth of engineering talent drawn from company founder Horst Leitner and others who were previously involved in motorcycle racing and engineering. During the 1980s and 1990s, AMP Research pioneered the first 4-stroke engines for off-road motocross bikes as well as other suspension and chain torque advancements for bicycles and motorcycles. Hauling dirt bikes to racing events in the back of their pickup trucks, company engineers rigged up temporary bed extenders to keep chairs and other items from sliding out on the road when tailgates were down. They worked so well, that AMP Research patented the idea and introduced it for 1998 - quickly becoming a supplier to vehicle manufacturers that offered bed extenders as factory equipment. During the following decade, AMP Research pioneered power retracting running boards and has become a featured supplier to major automakers who use them as well. AMP Research is ISO 9001:2008 certified for best business practices in manufacturing and customer satisfaction, and their range of high-quality products is widely respected throughout the industry. Our website is proud to offer the best values on the full AMP Research lineup of power retracting running boards, step pads, bed extenders, and all individual replacement parts at prices that can't be beat.


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AMP Research® - BedXTender HD™ Max Bed Extender
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Would this fit a 2012 Frontier Pro 4x with a tonneau cover (with push down clamps)??
Posted by Customer / October 09, 20222012 Nissan Frontier
Bought this for a brand new 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x and it fits perfectly. Maybe 30 minutes total installation. Solid construction.
Posted by Joshua (Roseville, CA) / September 30, 20212021 Nissan Frontier
I am very pleased with all aspects of my purchase. It came in on time. It was easy to install with everything I needed included with the bed extender. Easy to understand instructions were also part of the complete package. It has performed great and looks great. I will absolutely recommend this if anyone is looking for a bed extender.
Posted by Customer / July 30, 20202016 Chevy Colorado
3 of 5
Bed Extender is Good but Screw Hardware Cheap
AMP Research® - BedXTender HD™ Max Bed Extender
The bed extender is of good quality and fits perfectly. The screws were cheap and one broke if in the truck which I could not get out. Had to drill a new hole inside of truck and use a different screw.
Posted by George (Hazlet, NJ) / July 20, 20202020 Ford Ranger
Honestly, I bought it just because I like the idea of having it. I had no idea how much I would use this thing! So glad I was up late buying stuff that night when I clicked buy now lol. I would highly recommend it!!!
Posted by John / June 10, 20202007 Toyota Tundra
Works great! Fits perfect. I'd do it again.
Posted by Mark / April 08, 20202012 Ford F-350
5 of 5
AMP BedXTender HD Max Bed Extender
AMP Research® 74814-01A - BedXTender HD™ Max Bed Extender
Great high quality product. Love it.
Posted by Roger (Reno, NV) / December 09, 20172017 Nissan Titan
I'd you drive a late model RAM and want a bed extender this is the one you want. Its so good if you drive a RAM you don't even need to use the template for drilling your holes for the brackets. The 3 dimples in bed are in the perfect spot just drill holes and install screws. Would buy again and again.
Posted by Michael (Cheyenne, WY) / December 06, 20172017 Ram 1500
Please be aware that the required brackets are included with the extender - you do not need to buy separate brackets unless you plan to use one extender for more than one truck. It is great that this excellent accessory was made in America. It is well engineered, versatile, and easy to install. After you assemble the extender, attach the brackets to it, then adjust the extender to the proper width for your truck, use whatever you can find below the brackets to get the extender rails parallel to the truck bed (I used a large 3/8 drive socket and some wood shims). Next, carefully hold each bracket in place and use a pencil to outline at least 2 sides of the bracket. Remove the brackets from the extender, set the entire extender assembly aside, then place the bracket back against the outline to mark the holes for your drill. Doing so will deliver a parallel install for which you will be proud. I am still trying to think of a functional and decorative way to lock the extender to the truck bed - it is easy for anyone to lift it out of your truck and add to their own for only the price of a pair of brackets.
Posted by Nathan (Greensboro, NC) / December 14, 20162014 Toyota Tacoma
The service was great, the product is excellent and very easy to install.
Posted by Kaiyum (Jamaica, NY) / July 10, 20152009 Ford F-150
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