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Riley01

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Posted: 05/25/20 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

Is this mat sufficient for underneath a truck camper? I already bought it but want to be sure this is what I need. If it makes any difference I have the factory Ram sprayed bed liner.

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Looks good, but IMHO 3/8" is a lot thicker than it needs to be. You don't really need it for cushioning, just for anti-slip. If too thick it can add to "top heavy" issues you may have. I see that as being the only possible downside.

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Posted: 05/25/20 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice mat.

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Posted: 05/25/20 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think its perfect.
My truck came with a Turbo-Liner bed liner so I saw no need to add anything else.


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I have a sprayed in liner and use a mat. In addition I had to add wood slats under the camper to achieve the proper clearance.

I would guess my mat is about 3/8" thick. It is heavy and has lasted for 9 years with no signs of wearing out.

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Looks good to me too. I just use a basic rectangle shaped rubber mat, it still looks and works like new on its 8 summer season.


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I have the same mat in my F350. Works great and is a perfect fit. Much lighter than stall mats. My Igloo rides on it just fine. Good choice.


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I have factory mat on my F350 and it works perfect.
It is heavy, but then I don't have to worry about wind picking it up. On previous truck I had like 3/8" thick rubber mat and I had to roll it each time I took camper off.
The TC I used had metal flashing with screws at the bottom, what would wear holes even in spray on liner.





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Slymer wrote:

Looks good, but IMHO 3/8" is a lot thicker than it needs to be. You don't really need it for cushioning, just for anti-slip. If too thick it can add to "top heavy" issues you may have. I see that as being the only possible downside.


Huh?
You’ve seen rubber bed mats that are considerably thinner??

$20 says you can’t tell the difference in 1/2” of center of gravity.


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Thanks for all of the replies. I hope to put in a couple of offers for a new camper this week. I have the hardware for mounting it along with the fast guns. I finally got around to opening the boxes up and found I got 2 sets of rear hardware and no front.

Rick

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