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Bucky Badger

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Posted: 02/22/12 02:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Drop in's are so 90's...


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Posted: 02/22/12 02:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a drop in and would have no other. Ed

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Posted: 02/22/12 02:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the drop in's always have rust under them and as mentioned things slide all over the place. I thought I was going to lose a gen set on day. I got spray in this time around

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I have an 2001 truck & the drop in has been in it since new. I have removed it three times because of hearing all the horror stories on this forum & others but it still looks like new under there,
After the hitch was installed I took it out to be sure no steel shavings were left & there were a few.
Ninety dollars 11 years ago great deal and would do again if I purchased again. $ 5 to 8 humdred dollars don't grow on trees.. With our experience I need what works,
not to keep up with the joneses or keep it nice for the next owner!!!
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Posted: 02/22/12 03:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had a drop in on both my trucks. However, my next truck, I will get a Line-X (that specific brand) spray-on.

Line-X is epoxy based, and is applied using a resin/hardener. I've seen other brands which use solvents and just dry. Line-X cures, which is a big difference in life.

Of course, regardless of brand of spray-in/painted-on liner, prep is key. Not getting the dirt and oil off the metal before spraying or painting will kill any liner, no matter how good it is.

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Posted: 02/22/12 03:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Drop in bedliner because (1) it came with the 2010 Ram 2500 and cost me NOTHING EXTRA (2) I can slide items into position and offload them easily by sliding the items where I need them to go (3) I secure MY loads with bungees or rope so nothing shifts.


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Posted: 02/22/12 03:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for spray in liners. I have Line-X and would not have anything else.


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Posted: 02/22/12 03:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tshirtman wrote:

What do you all think??
Spray in liner or drop in for new TV


So you, like many others, are convinced you MUST have a bedliner of some kind, right?

PM me, and as an automobile dealer and avid RVer, I can tell you why they are not always a good idea, and what other options you probably have not even considered.

(Kind of like the 3000-mile oil change intervals 'invented' be the quick oil change places!)

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Posted: 02/22/12 03:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, I didn't know the spray in cost that much! Between $500 - $800! Wow..

Never priced them because I've always just had the drop in and the bed is still bolted to the frame, so I guess it's not rusted that badly yet!

I too was going to pull mine to see how bad it was... Took one look at how it was installed and said forget it! It's screwed in place with about a dozen self tapping screws.. No way was I going to pull them and try to line them backup again!

The bed is just going to have to rust off before it comes out!

Mitch


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Posted: 02/22/12 03:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another that's had both, not crazy about either. I now use a rubber mat and also have a drop in that I got used for nothing. The drop in is only used to haul dirt, rocks and so forth, covers the wood pile the rest of the time. I did have the ded on my old Mazda B2200 (Ranger) rot out under the drop in. I do remove the mat a couple times a year to clean it out. I use a cap a lot and find the spray in too rough for climbing around on. For 70 bucks you can get a mat and always change to one of the others options later if you find the need.


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