Easy DIY Rod Holders for Your Truck

Easy DIY Rod Holders for Your Truck

If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of tangled fishing rods in the back of your truck or accidentally shut the tailgate on one of your rods, then this article is for you! We’re here to help you avoid any more fishing-related freakouts like the one in the video.

To make your own rod holders, you’ll need two cross fittings, seven tee fittings, seven caps, and about 12 feet of PVC pipe. Let’s get started!

Bank Rod Holders
Bank Rod Holders

Step 1: Measure and Cut

Start by placing one of the cross fittings against the wheel well and measure from the side of your truck bed to the cross fitting. The pipe should go into the cross fitting about an inch and a quarter. Remember to account for the cap on the side, which adds about six and a half inches. If math isn’t your strong suit, don’t worry! Just do the best you can.

Next, cut a piece of PVC pipe to the measured length. Repeat this step for the other side of the truck bed, keeping in mind the overall length of 43 and 3/8 inches plus the inch and a quarter on each side for the cross fittings.

Step 2: Assemble the Rod Holders

Line up the tee fittings evenly across the bed and make sure the middle ones are flush with each other. Add the legs, two feet from the back of your bed to the tailgate, to give yourself more room on the backside.

Measure the space between the tee fittings, accounting for the inch and a quarter that will go into each tee fitting and the cross piece. Cut the first six-inch piece for the rod holder and dry fit it to see how it lays out. Repeat this step for the remaining rod holders, considering whether you prefer them straight or slanted.

Step 3: Glue and Go Fishing!

Once you’re satisfied with the positioning of the rod holders, glue them in place. After the glue dries, your rod holders will be ready for action. Now it’s time to go fish!

Take your truck for a test drive with your newly installed rod holders. Enjoy a smooth and organized fishing experience without the worry of tangled rods or accidental damage to your equipment.

Don’t forget to visit our Banking Blog for more helpful tips and tricks. Happy fishing!

Note: The content above has been revised and rewritten to fit the style and branding of the “Banking Blog”.

Leave a Comment