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Old 11-23-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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I am trying to decide which bed liner to go with. I am committed to the spray-in type liner, but want to know how people feel about the various brand names. Also my DW has arthritis and will have trouble stepping up into the truck. I would like to purchase a step that would give her the most help gettng into the truck, possibly a retractable system. Ideally the individual steps into the truck, maybe two, would be no more than a typical step in a home.

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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I had the "Rino" sprayed in back in 03 when we got the truck. So far it has been ok. No complaints.
I seen a new Ford a friend just got with a step that folds out when the door is opened and folds back in when the door is closed. It was full length and all shinny chrome looked nice. I don't know if a two stepper is available or not.


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Old 11-23-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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I have Pro-Line sprayed in my bed. The stuff is indestructible. Can drag the 5th wheel hitch / slide rails across it and it doesn't scratch, load it up with mulch then power wash it down. I have heard good things about Line-x as well.

Have you check pick-up truck forums? Powerstroke.org has some pretty insight on various topics / products.


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Old 11-23-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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I have the Line-X spray in. It's hard to beat for quality and look. It is pretty much indestructable and warranted for life. If you figure out how to damage it, they will fix it for free. However it aint cheap. Cost me almost $500 for the bed and the top of the side rails three years ago. Depends on where you get it done. After I had it done in northern Calif, a freind got his done in Arizona for about $80 less.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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I have an Ameriguard spray liner with a lifetime guarantee. It might be a local San Antonio company. The liner is outstanding and very damage resistant. Ameriguard will also repair any damage on the slight chance it will happen. I do not remember what I paid last year.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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We had Line-X added in early 2000 and haven't had even a scratch in all that time.



My wife is "vertically challenged" and came up with her own solution to get in and out of our 4X4 Ram. (It's also her grocery getter when we aren't towing.) We bought a small Rubbermaid single step stool. Drilled a hole in the middle and ran a piece of rope through it with a loop at the top. Hook the loop over the door handle or whatever is handy and pull it in after you. Been using that tor 10 years and people are still surprised when they see it.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:42 AM   #7
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I've had the Ziebart spray-in liners in the previous truck and in this one. I've managed to abuse it enough to nick it a little by hauling really sharp or abrasive objects (scrap metal, cement blocks, rough cut oak, etc.). I was at Ziebart today and see that they have switched to Rino (at least at that site). I think that any of the reputable spray liners is a good idea. The truck fora will have a lot of opinions.

I'm almost 6' and I carry a small step ladder just inside the tailgate to get up in the bed. It's just easier than trying to balance on the hitch or whatever.


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Old 11-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #8
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Speedliner, 7 yrs old and almost no evidence of damage or age. I hate black, my Speedliner is a med. grey w/o extra $$.



Get a step or running board that has plenty of surface area to step on and you might get it sprayed with the liner material at the same time for better traction. Also agree with a secondary step on a rope, a friend's wife uses a small carpeted wood box on a rope. She can open the door, lower it to the ground using the rope and then climb out. Getting in, she will open the door, place the box on the ground, climb in and then pull the box in.
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Try to find some good bed liners & load handlers plus the step in some sources that would help you out in the future. I'm sure that things would be good in order to really make things work out in your vehicle's need.

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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I had Line-X sprayed into the bed and on the top of the bed rails. It has proven to be a great product.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #11
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I have had the Rhino; Ziebart and now the Line-X...The Line-X by far has served me the best. Tough and still hasn't faded..
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:49 PM   #12
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I've been 100% pleased with Line-X.
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