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Posted: 11/26/19 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are considering a tonneau cover of some sort I would recommend a BedRug or BedMat. They are contoured on the bottom to fit the bed corrugations so they are easy on the knees when crawling around. They keep stuff from sliding around. Not recommend if your annual hauling includes sand, gravel, dirt or other bulk material.


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Posted: 11/26/19 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a bed rug and a flip top soft tonneau cover. Works great for me.

I load the bed with camping stuff and other stuff that comes in handy..

I don't use it for hauling dirt or wood or anything.. I have a little 8' utility trailer for that kind of stuff.

Anyway, bed rug fits the bill for me.

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Posted: 11/26/19 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FishOnOne wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

I actually prefer a bed mat for my use as I don't like spray liners since they get faded and tired looking after a few years while the rest of the truck looks good.

Must have been a lower quality spray in as the one in our 2001 Ram still look great when we sold it last June.
Current Ram 3500 has spray in also still looks great.

Yeah and Ram dashboards don't crack and fall to pieces in your area like they did here.

My Dodge Ram dashboard isn't cracked/falling to pieces nor are any if the other trim pieces
Truck is outside in AZ

Is it time for your medication or mine?

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Posted: 11/26/19 11:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a rubber bed mat. Does the bed get beat up? Only if you actually use the truck for more than groceries. Figured I could always add a spray in liner if the finish got that bad. 18 years later do you think I care anymore? I don't really. Still an option if desired.

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Posted: 11/26/19 11:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve had spray in, fitted rubber bed mats and nothing at all. I prefer nothing, the mat second and my least favorite is the spray in. I like that things slide easier in a metal bed, makes loading and unloading easier. If I don’t want the load to move, I tie it down. I say start with nothing, if you don’t like that try a bed mat, if you don’t like that, try a spray in. You can always add a spray in, kind of hard to take one out.


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If purely cosmetic scratches in the paint bother you...get a bed liner.

Really not needed if you only occasionally carry loads.

If you are going to get one, the spray/paint on over the slide in...We had a slide in and the ridges were killer on the knees if you had to crawl in.

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Posted: 11/27/19 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My F250 has a plastic liner that was installed new by the dealership. It has been great. Two reasons I wanted it over spray in.... 1. cost, plastic liner was included in deal, would have had to pay extra for spray. 2. The thick, ribbed plastic liner helps to protect the bed from getting dented.

My plastic liner was custom fit to the truck, so I've not had any issues with it moving or anything like that.

Hauling landscaping timbers, materials, tools, etc the bed has been great.

If I wasn't using my truck as I do, I would rather have a spray in liner. They look cleaner and neater.

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I have had more than 10 new pickups in the last 12 years. Only two were kept longer than a year, the others were 4 to 11 months. Some did not have anything, some had bed liner, some had factory spray in liner. The pickups with no liner had paint scratched out of the bed. The ones with liners showed limited wear. The spray in liners showed no wear.

The factory spray does not prevent sliding like aftermarket spray liners.

However, if I order my own truck, it would have the factory spray liner and factory puck gooseneck/fifthwheel prep with a roll up bed cover.

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I've had my truck for 17 years, and the first 12 I had no liner. It only had about 1/2 the paint left on the bed floor. The wife kept telling me to get a spray in to make it look better. About 5 years ago I had it sprayed, and it made the truck looks 10 years newer.

Your not gonna hurt anything not having a liner, it's just really personal preference. I will say the black liner is much hotter onyour hands than the white paint was.

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