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Old 08-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Convert Pickup To Carry Extra Passengers

Would anyone know who would be able to add a cap and seats in the back of an extended cab truck (GMC Canyon 4x4) so that you could carry extra passengers?

It would also have to have air and heat so that the passengers would be comfortable.

Has anyone ever seen this done?

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I doubt if you would be able to meet any Federal safety requirements that might apply.

You also need to see what state requirements might be for passengers in a pick up.

I would feel safer buying a vehicle designed to carry the number of people you need to haul.

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I think it's called a Chevy Suburban
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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I think it's called a Chevy Suburban
Already have one, Yukon XL that is.

Need something, cheaper, lighter, and that can be dingy towed.

I am sure someone has already done it.

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My problem is that I have a Yukon XL, but it can not be towed with all four down. I am going to trade it in for something that can be a toad, but I am going to be upside down since I just bought the Yukon 8 months ago.

I need something that will carry my wife and seven children, but do not want to trade for a new Yukon with the 2 speed automatic transfer case that can be used as a toad.

There has to be someone who has already done what I am asking about.

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My problem is that I have a Yukon XL, but it can not be towed with all four down. I am going to trade it in for something that can be a toad, but I am going to be upside down since I just bought the Yukon 8 months ago.

I need something that will carry my wife and seven children, but do not want to trade for a new Yukon with the 2 speed automatic transfer case that can be used as a toad.

There has to be someone who has already done what I am asking about.

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Sure, it's been DONE. But it is highly illegal to have passengers in the bed of a pickup in most states, regardless of whatever seating arrangements you can engineer yourself.

Better to get a car hauler and keep your family safe instead of trying to come up with something on the cheap. Your family's safety should be your primary concern.
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Their safety is the most important thing and if it is illegal, then I would not do it. That is one reason for the original post, to see if it has been done. If it cannot be done safely or legally, then I will have to go the new vehicle route. My intent was to convert the truck into a mini bus that would be safe and legal, but if that was possible, it would probably cost more than buying a new Yukon.

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My intent was to convert the truck into a mini bus that would be safe and legal, but if that was possible, it would probably cost more than buying a new Yukon.
No 'probably' about it.
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With a good question and good input a good decision is made----I think that is what we are here for---congratulations to everyone!!
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