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    • #14782
      Bruce
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      I am new to this forum and new to TC’s as we are getting ready to purchase our first TC in the next couple of months. I was wondering about a truck bed mat or liner, which I assume is a good idea. But, I have a factory sprayed in liner and was wondering if there is any concern with potential scratching or damage to the truck camper or is there a need to get a rubber mat or liner in addition, or will I be fine with the sprayed in liner? Thx.

      Regards, Bruce, Lin An, Kenji and Suki
      2017 Eagle Cap 1165
      2015 Ram Big Horn CC 3500 TD, DRW, AISIN Tranny and 3:73 Gearing

    • #14785
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Hi, Bruce. Welcome to the forums and the world of truck campers. You’ll definitely want to get get rubber bed mat; otherwise, your camper will mar your bedliner and will slide around in the bed of your truck while you drive.

      Dee Zee HD Bed Mat

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

    • #14803
      Bruce
      Participant

      Thanks Mike for the welcome & reply, So it sounds like even with the spray in bed liner I have, the TC can still slide around? I checked out the DeeZee link you provided, unfortunately it will not fit my truck. I am guessing I will need to go to a universal truck bed mat.

      Regards, Bruce, Lin An, Kenji and Suki
      2017 Eagle Cap 1165
      2015 Ram Big Horn CC 3500 TD, DRW, AISIN Tranny and 3:73 Gearing

    • #14817
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Bruce,
      The link I provided was to the product only. If you were to search on Amazon.com’s website, you’ll find the exact bed mat to fit your truck.

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

    • #14834
      noteven
      Participant

      What Mike said ^

      I use rubber mat and front stop blocks etc to not allow the camper to gain any movement or momentum whatsoever in relation to the truck deck… I’m doing a box delete this spring and will fit some side stops to the flatbed as well. My unscientific theory is use the tie downs to keep the camper from becoming airborne and stops and friction mat at the base to stop it from moving under braking, side catapault forces on fuel station approaches, off road rock and roll… rather than hauling down on it with uber tightened tie downs while it rides on a slippery surface…

      2006 Dodge 3500
      2017 Cirrus 820

    • #15341
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Lawrence, your approach sounds good. I like the idea of using a flatbed to provide additional storage for your rig.

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

    • #17086
      Shady
      Participant

      Sorry, I’m Kinda late to the party… I went to the co-op and bought a stall mat and trimmed it to fit around the wheel wells. 3/4 of an inch thick. (Most bed mats are only 3/8 of an inch thick). It looks fantastic, will hold up forever (I’ve seen these last for years with 2000 lbs of horses walking and standing on them), and keeps my LineX spray liner looking like new. Cost was only about $65. The only thing to consider is that they are pretty heavy. The one I put in my short bed weighs 130 lbs after trimming. A long bed would probably be a little north of 150 lbs. it’s not a problem for my Ram 3500 though. Way easier on the knees when I have to crawl around in the bed too. I wish I could post some pics.

      Scott-
      2016 Ram 3500 CTD, 4X4, SB, CREW CAB.
      Airlift 5000 airbags W/wireless onboard air system.
      Will be selling: 2004 Komfort 24' TT
      Will be buying a new TC. (Brand/type TBD)

    • #17376
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The DeeZee mat for my F250 short bed 6.75′ weighs about 75 lbs, half the weight of a stall mat. I pay close attention to my weight so as not to exceed GVWR and believe the trade off, half the weight for half the thickness, is worth it. Three-eight inch is good enough, and no trimming if you get the correct DeeZee to fit your truck.

    • #18115

      I am new here also. I have owned truck campers for 16 years. My trucks always had a spray in bedliner and also I use a DEE Zee bed mat.

    • #20121
      Gord Fraser
      Participant
    • #20125
      ardvark
      Participant

      I don’t think thickness is a concern as all you are looking for is a non-slick surface.

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
      Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

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