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Posted: 04/14/02 07:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am thinking about getting the bed of my truck Rhino coated. The rhino dealer said my 5th wheel hitch would cause no problems - "we've done many beds with 5th wheel hitches and have never had a problem". My 5th wheel dealer said that " probably "I would be OK. His answer wasn't a ringing indorsment.
Any comments from Rhino and non-Rhino fivers would be appreciated.

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Posted: 04/14/02 09:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As long as the hitch rails are installed first and then masked when the rhino is installed there should be no problem. Make sure all bolts are tight before coating. Good luck

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I have had several hitches installed over Rhino liners and there has been no trouble. There has been some squezeing out from under the rails in the corners but the rails have not ever mooved or been found loose. See lots of 5er hitches installed over the spray in lines. I do have a Rhino but would use Line-X ( it is a little thinner and a lot harder) on my next one.
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I would go for LIneX, it sets up much harder. I chose it because I was concerned about damaging Rhino lining when getting the hitch out. I would remove the bed rails before having the liner sprayed in, then reinstall the rails. Much cleaner way to do it, and if you ever sell the truck, you can remove the rails leaving only the four holes. I would be very concerned about rust under the rails if it is not coated in that area. My LineX dealer would not spray it without the rails removed. Chris

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Posted: 04/14/02 09:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Rhino dealer said to spray first and then install hitch. It worked well for me.By the way,are you getting it spayed in Kingston. They did a great job on mine.

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Posted: 04/14/02 09:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is a good choice and correct response from the Rhino dealer.

Having the hitch already installed is good too, but be sure to remove it and the rails before having the bed sparyed.

When new the order should be:
1 - Install the hitch (you have already done this)
2 - Remove the hitch
3 - Spray the bedliner
4 - Re-install the hitch


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Went with Rhino before I installed the hitch rails. Looked at Linex also but thought the Rhino would protect my bed better. Also a little cheaper and the installing shop was more profesional.
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Posted: 04/15/02 06:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

roscoe,
Yes, I will have the job done in Kingston.
Thanks for your input.

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Thank you to all who replied to my question. That's what makes this site so useful. I learned quite a bit since I joined.

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I have a sprayed in bed liner, its works great.
I did exactly what wittmeba did and had no problems.
The liner I have is supposed to a sister company to line-x.
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