Gives me an idea. Turn the thing sideways and push it closer to the cab leaving room for the reel handle and build a frame and raise that reel to the height of the bed rail. Then to make it easier you could have a milk crate to stand on if you wanted to make it even easier to reel in. Then you get the weight more forward, and leave room for your spreader, some fert and a backpack near the tailgate. Like all space savers. You have to elevate that reel setup.