Originally Posted by XLS
have you checked the local highway patrol for your requirments.... here any 1 Ton or larger truck with a commercial tag must place them on the front reguardless of the wheel configuration or length . I had a 10' box truck with a single wheel axle , i thought it was a 3/4 ton it has a H1 tag and i got stoped for it the 3rd day i drove it through town they may be different there.
On your dove tail part i know its removable but i was curious are you installing any side rails in that area??? why why not?
I'm not sure I understand your question about the tag. In NE we have tags on both front and rear. And I have it tagged for 7tons too.
The dovetail will have sides. They will angle from the top of the bed sides to the top of the hinge point. If you draw a line at an angle, that is how simple they will be.