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Old 07-03-2010, 01:02 PM   #15
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F&D ABQ: Could you please explain a little? Just what is "colored truck bedliner"?? I would really appreciate the information on this. You make it sound wonderfull, and if so, I'll trty it.

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Old 07-03-2010, 02:19 PM   #16
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F&D ABQ: Could you please explain a little? Just what is "colored truck bedliner"?? I would really appreciate the information on this. You make it sound wonderfull, and if so, I'll trty it.

Thanks: J.S.Eddy, 38' FDTS, Douglas, GA
F&D, how about a picture or two?
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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F&D, how about a picture or two?
Nearly as soon done as said. Bedliner is what people usually spray on the inside of their truck beds. Comes in colors.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:40 AM   #18
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Thanks F&D ABQ. The picture certainly show what it is. Appreciater you sending the photos.


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Old 09-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #19
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Did you receive the 'bra'?
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #20
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You can also order and install yourself (if your handy with tools) a clear plexiglass cover, which moves when the slide comes out. My coach has the 3-M film on it, so I don't worry about it much.

Here is a link to the company i'm talking about: Body Block Shields

What did the spray on bed liner cost you?
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Thanks for the response, RV'r. It seems that there are a few answers to this common problem, or at least an irksome issue. I'm still worjking on different ideas with some limited results. If and when I find something that most all can benefit from, I'll include it in this thread.

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You can also order and install yourself (if your handy with tools) a clear plexiglass cover, which moves when the slide comes out. My coach has the 3-M film on it, so I don't worry about it much.

Here is a link to the company i'm talking about: Body Block Shields

What did the spray on bed liner cost you?
Our 2002 36MDDS came with the thick lucite shield. It was a pain to keep clean and the surface behind was difficult to clean also. Had a bra made at upholstery shop after I junked out the shield. Due to the concave shape at the bottom of the slideout the 'bra' didn't work out very well either. So, I filled the holes left by the lucite shield and had the Linex applied. Cost was about $700. Tough and easy to keep clean.
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Beagle, the only concern I have with the bed-liner idea is weight. It's got is own weight issues, but I don't know how much. I talked with the owner of the local Rhino Linings and he told me one RV person had them do the roof of his unit. That stopped any leaks, but it made maintenance a chore I'm thinking. My black bed liner faded into a gray over time, so I don't know how well the color will stay in it. Good luck with what you did.
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Beagle, the only concern I have with the bed-liner idea is weight. It's got is own weight issues, but I don't know how much. I talked with the owner of the local Rhino Linings and he told me one RV person had them do the roof of his unit. That stopped any leaks, but it made maintenance a chore I'm thinking. My black bed liner faded into a gray over time, so I don't know how well the color will stay in it. Good luck with what you did.
I think you are right on the weight issue with some of the heavier bed liner material. I would guess that the Linex added about 20-30 lbs. That would be about the weight of the orginal clear lucite panel that was held on with large SS lugs and bolts. Our Linex material is reddish brown that kinda matches the colors of the camper.
The front cap was suffering from some fiberglas tears on the pipe frame work when we first got the RV. Some of this I attributed to the weight of orginal lucite panel. The cracks and tears were all on the backside so repairs were easy. I think the major bedliner companies have the fading figured out. I have not experienced any fading but then we only have 2 years with it.
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Beagle, the only concern I have with the bed-liner idea is weight. It's got is own weight issues, but I don't know how much. I talked with the owner of the local Rhino Linings and he told me one RV person had them do the roof of his unit. That stopped any leaks, but it made maintenance a chore I'm thinking. My black bed liner faded into a gray over time, so I don't know how well the color will stay in it. Good luck with what you did.
I haven't noticed any fading yet - after two years plus. It cleans surprisingly well. As for weight, only the transparent skin would weigh less.
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Beagle, the only concern I have with the bed-liner idea is weight. It's got is own weight issues, but I don't know how much. I talked with the owner of the local Rhino Linings and he told me one RV person had them do the roof of his unit. That stopped any leaks, but it made maintenance a chore I'm thinking. My black bed liner faded into a gray over time, so I don't know how well the color will stay in it. Good luck with what you did.
We are a LineX Dealer and installer. To prevent fading, a clear top coat is applied. Its called Line X "Extra". Should be standard practice on any color other than black. Adds quite a bit of shine and seals very well. I have trucks 10yrs old that look like the same as trucks done a month ago.
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