Parking a dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by chevycrazyman, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. chevycrazyman

    chevycrazyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    i have a 2004 chevy 3500hd dump i see a lot of other dumps parked with the bed slightly raised to i guess let the water out when it rains. what is wrong with just dumping it after it rains, or is there another reason thanks
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    We do it only when its empty. And let the rain was the bed out, and helps keep the bed some sitting with water and letting rust forming.
  3. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I also believe so if the hydro system gets suck the weight of the bed will bring it down and help the problem
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    most people keep it raised a little bit and the tail gate open to keep water and snow ect from and rust filling it ,sure you got to lower it and latch it before you go but nothing is worse when picking up a load of mulch or dirt with a bed full of water and leaves . just my opinion .:drinkup:
  5. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Just keeps standing water out of the bed

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