Whether you're roasting in the sun or need to pick up mulch, flatbed trucks create a number of interesting opportunities. Here are three unique ideas for fun you can have with your flatbed.
Create a Parade Float
One of the best things about a flatbed truck is that it has a solid base with no cap, so you can build on it securely. If you have a child or friends who are going to be in a parade, consider using your flatbed truck as the base. You can build a strong structure against the sidewalls and flatbed floor using 2 x 4-inch wood planks. Then, what you do is up to your creativity and building experience. Whether you build a box or interesting staircase, the float is sure to impress.
Make a Pool
Another interesting thing to do with a flatbed truck is to build a pool on hot days. The flatbed is shallow enough that it can be filled with water in just a few hours, and it can be lined easily using plastic or rubber. Consider using thick trash bags to line the bed, using duct tape to seal any potential holes. All you have to do after that is to use a hose to fill the bed up, and you have an instant pool. As an added bonus, the metal around the pool helps heat it up so you don't go into freezing cold water.
Drive a Mobile Drink Stand
If there are lots of kids' activities or sporting events going on around you, consider turning your flatbed truck into a mobile drink stand. Because the back of a flatbed has a door that drops down, it works well as a bar or counter space. You can set your drinks and drink-making machines up there, then serve from the back of your truck. If you have a tall cab cover for the pickup truck, it's even better, because you can stand up inside and have more space to work. Best of all, with most flatbed trucks, you can purchase storage containers that fit against the body of the truck, so you always have a place for your drinks and materials when you're on the go.
These are a few quick ideas for things you can do with your flatbed truck. Try one or all of them; you'll be glad you have such a versatile vehicle in your possession. Check out retailers like Hillsboro Industries to get started.