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Old 06-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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It was bound to happen.

Yes, that's a duct tape rear window. Despite 6,000+ miles without a problem, bad geometry and the laws of physics finally caught up with me when I got in a hurry and tried to bend it a little too tight. But I still like my shortbed and Companion hitch.
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Yep, they make long bed trucks for a reason. I would not have a shortie.

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Good job! Tape looks great, I would keep it like that.
(Really, that sucks, I hate when happens!)
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I like everything about my long bed, except when I have to park in the Prius Hugger's row when I have to take it shopping.....
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Yep, they make long bed trucks for a reason. I would not have a shortie.

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Yes, I hope I can make a long bed diesel dually happen someday, for now this is the best I can do. This sure will make it easier to convince the DW we need one!
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No pillar damage? If not it could have been worse.
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Good job! Tape looks great, I would keep it like that.
(Really, that sucks, I hate when happens!)
Guess it's my payback for laughing at that guy in the campground with the plexiglass rear window a few years back, karma is a bitch sometimes.
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No pillar damage? If not it could have been worse.
No, I don't think it got into the posts. Didn't see any damage at the time, but we'll see when we peel the tape off today.
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I will not laugh at that. You are right karma is a bitch. For me bad things happen in 3's. Be careful not to drop the 5er on the truck and crease the bed rails or forget about the tailgate and put that odd looking dent in it.

So far...and I say so far I have an alarm in my head that when I start to hurry I notice it. I walk around the rig to slow down. Also when in doubt I get out of the truck and look.

But for me I know when I will screw up. It will be when someone tries to help me and throws me off my game....ugh.

Amazing no cab damage. How did yoh not damage the cab? That is not easy to do.
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Yep, they make long bed trucks for a reason. I would not have a shortie.

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I agree if I want to RV. If I would rather park in the garage I would get a short bed.
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Sorry about that. Hope you have no pillar damage.

I will keep my shortbed and slider though.
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I see you are using duct tape that matches your truck.....
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I've been there. New truck and just picked up the 5RV. Had a slider hitch but relied on the dealer assuring me that I never would need to slide it back. It was dark, parking it. Spotter watching the back of the trailer. My own fault. I won't repeat the lesson.

The tape does look good. Matches your paint well.
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Pull Rite Super-glide! Great hitch!! Phillip
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