Usually the one who steals a bed extender is another frontier own which is why most brands won't sell the pieces separately. If you walk into a parts department it's pretty obvious if you have the extender but need to buy the hardware.perhaps but most thieves come prepared. why would anyone want to steal a bed extender? who knows? i don't see the point of having one. just let down the tailgate and tie down your stuff it's not going anywhere.