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Old 07-17-2015, 08:06 AM   #31
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so with that hard cover is it hard to get to the hitch release as i'm thinking with the 5ver hooked up up don't have much room to lift that up to access the back and you have to have it closed when hooking up correct??
trying to picture all this in my mind
I just take the left side off to hook up and unhook. Being difficult to reach the latch was one of the reasons for doing it. It is extremely difficult to crawl in the bed and unlock the padlock to release the hitch. Keeps inquisitive people from playing around.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:07 AM   #32
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For the ones having trouble plugging in....i can easy reach mine with the tailgate down. It is located behind the rear wheel.

If you cant open tailgate while connected, then i could see that being a problem.
I just made a short extension cable for that very reason.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:25 AM   #33
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Think I'm going to succumb and order one.
Picking up the new truck today and planning on starting drilling holes into it tonight

Planning to keep the drop-in bedliner, but cut slots in that for the bed rails, and a small cutout for the 7way connector.

Bedrails and mounting kit should be delivered today, but the hitch (a Reese Titan 16K) won't be delivered until Tuesday.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:52 PM   #34
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So I ordered the Bargman 7-way bed connector. (has a more regular shape than the others, so should be easier to make a nice job of cutting the drop-in bed-liner around it)
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:13 PM   #35
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Have mine installed in the lower part of the stake hole support next to the tailgate. Extremely easy to get to. Draped the cord over the tailgate in the first 5'er and it wound up slipping out and grinding itself away on the pavement. Not good. As for the bed liner, just my opinion take the plastic one and throw it away. My experience is that it will find away the paint underneath and speed up the rusting. When you cut slots it will let dirt underneath and speed the deterioration up. I got the linex spray in, and best thing i ever did to the truck. 9 years and still look like new.

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As for the bed liner, just my opinion take the plastic one and throw it away. My experience is that it will find away the paint underneath and speed up the rusting. When you cut slots it will let dirt underneath and speed the deterioration up. I got the linex spray in, and best thing i ever did to the truck. 9 years and still look like new.
Part of the reason that I wanted the drop-in bedliner was because it reduces the height difference between the rails and the rest of the bed when the hitch is removed, making it easy when putting other stuff in the bed.

Looks like the Linex liner is a professional applied product, rather than a Do-It-Yourself product (which is good since I'd never trust myself to get an even coat with any kind of spray). Do you recall how much it cost to get done ?

I'm almost tempted to get a spray-on coating to protect the bed AND the drop-in liner to make the bed more level with the rails fitted.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:28 PM   #37
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So I installed the Bargman 7 way on Thursday.
I put it between the wheel well and the tailgate, on the top of the one of the lower corrugated protrusions in the bed side.

I drilled the 2" inch hole through the bed liner and the side of the bed, and used the spacer provided by Bargman to go between the bedliner and the bed wall. I used some longer self tapping screws to secure it (the provided ones weren't long enough to go through the bed liner and the spacer and have enough thread to feel secure)
Looks very neat :-)
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If I recall right, the linex spray in liner was $550 but that was 9 years ago. No doubt a little more now. At the time it was the only spray in that insurance would pay to replace in a repair. It's only maybe 1/4" thick, so don't know how much that will help in height. They make what is called herculiner (think that's the name) available at auto parts stores. It comes in a gallon paint can and is basically brushed/rolled on for around $100. With the bed liner you will probably have to screw it to the bed as it will pucker up where it is cut then everything slid into the box will get caught on the bed liner edges. Happened to my buddy that way. As for rust I had a plastic liner in a '98 S-10 (bought new, came in truck) fromlip on front wall along with most of the floor rotted away. So line it under neath or rust proof it to prevent it from rusting away.
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Already getting some of the "puckering" that Kenz mentioned, after the RV dealership tech was in the truck bed struggling to adjust the Revolution wedge.
Thinking maybe I made the wrong choice getting the drop-in liner, even though I like the fact that it levels out the bed with the rails in.

What liner would folks suggest to go under the drop-in bed liner ?
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Ideally some sort of other 'drop in' liner to protect the bed, that could sit under the plastic drop-in bedliner.
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