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    • #50692
      Fred Burns
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      We’ve been fulltiming for the last 11 years in a 5th wheel towed by a 2017 F350 diesel dually, & owned a couple of truck campers prior to that. Now we’re planning to semi-permanently park the 5th wheel near the Gulf Coast & add a truck camper again, possibly a Host Yukon model, for 1-3 month trips from our home base. What are others using as a rubber mat to protect the camper base from a rough spray on liner & also tacky enough to prevent the camper from slipping or moving around in the bed? Sone of the bed mats I’m seeing online are either carpet (too slippery), or hard plastic or TPO material which would also be too slippery.

    • #50699
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Having tried everything under the sun, I would go with a horse stall mat, thick and durable. You can find them at any horse tack store, including Tractor Supply

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #50982
      WyoBull
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      I needed a little extra height with my 2017 Ford F350 and 2017 Northern Lite 8.11 SE between the cab and bottom of the camper so following is what I did.

      I bought 2 qty 4’x6′ 3/4″ horse stall mats and put them side by side on my garage floor. Then, I put my 3/8″ standard DeeZee rubber bed mat on top of them to use as a template. I then but out, using a razor knife, around the bed mat so the horse stall mats fit my bed perfectly.

      I put the horse stall mats on the bottom and my standard rubber mat on top. Perfect solution for me and will never have to worry about a piece of OSB wood rotting and warping or a piece of foam core board collapsing.

      2017 F350 Super Duty 4x4, CCSB, XLT Premium Package, 6.2 gas, 3.73 rear end, GVWR 11,300 lbs, Payload 4226 lbs, Silver Ingot, Camper Package, Split bench front seat, Upfitter switches, LED Box Lighting, Rear Step Tailgate, Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Airbags with Air Lift WirelessAIR on board compressor kit and remote, Torklift Upper Stableloads, Torklift tie downs w/ Fastguns
      2017 Northern Lite 8.11 QC SE

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        Mello Mike
        Keymaster

        Looks great, WyoBull!

        2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
        2013 Ram 3500 4x4
        2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #51047
      Mike
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      Putting a line down the middle will help loading. Us newbies can use all the help we can get…

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    • #51117
      Stan
      Participant

      I bought the DeeZee in 2007 to protect my Linex coated bed and keep the Arctic Fox 990 from moving around. When I got a 5vr I used a utility knife top cut out a few spots on the mat to mount a B&W Companion hitch when needed. For the past four years that same mat with the cut outs has kept out Arctic Fox 1150 from sliding around.

      2017 Arctic Fox 1150 Dry Bath, 510 watts Solar, 300 Ah lithium battery, 2000 watt MPPT inverter, A/C, propane genset, various cabinet mods. Previous 2007 Arctic Fox 990 and 5vr.

      2007 Dodge 3500 4x4 5.9 Cummins dually.

    • #51132

      I use a couple of conveyor belt pieces from a rock crusher, grips the camper well, almost indestructible and they were free.

    • #51186
      simonny9
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      I bought DEE ZEE TRUCK BED MAT and really liked it. Look how beautiful!

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    • #51189
      Stan
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      That oughta do the job for a long, long time.

      2017 Arctic Fox 1150 Dry Bath, 510 watts Solar, 300 Ah lithium battery, 2000 watt MPPT inverter, A/C, propane genset, various cabinet mods. Previous 2007 Arctic Fox 990 and 5vr.

      2007 Dodge 3500 4x4 5.9 Cummins dually.

    • #51493
      simonny9
      Participant

      I bought DEE ZEE TRUCK BED MAT and really liked it. Look how beautiful!

      https://www.worktime.com/

      I really like this

    • #52320
      Kyle Banerjee
      Participant

      I use nothing.

      That the bed gets dinged/scratched is no biggie. It’s a truck bed so who cares if I use it like a truck bed, and the camper doesn’t seem to care either (some minor scuffs, but nothing even vaguely like real damage). Once I tie things down, it doesn’t slide about and I go on some pretty rough trails.

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