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Old 06-10-2016, 04:42 PM   #51
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Thank god I have a RAM...
Oh Boy Hate to do this but... Wait for it!
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:00 AM   #52
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I did some reading and is there really a spec for "military grade" ?

Professional grade
Contractor grade
Nuclear grade
Aircraft grade

Not bashing no one - just seems a bunch of words to sell something - I would figure the aluminum in the bed would be a lot heavier grade(thickness) vs side panels.
Aluminum wont stretch like steel - But I'll sit back and enjoy the commercial on T.V. and hope my bed doesn't fall off my Toyota.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:15 AM   #53
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I was in the Military.

I tried to stay warm in Military Grade Clothes. No dice.
I tried to keep a Military Grade Weapon functioning. No dice.
I tried to walk in Military Grade Boots. No dice.

No thanks!
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:56 AM   #54
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There is enough members on here that have the ford f-150 with the same bed I guess. Never heard of a complaint yet. As far as the responder to how will it hold a hitch. You have a real problem if it's not bolted to the frame rails, has nothing to do with the bed but it sits on it. Nobody knows what grade they will be using for the 2017 f-250 or F-350, if you do show it to me writing. Chevy is losing sales again so they come out with cr&p like we are stupid. No way possible for that tool box to hit on the exact same angle. Also they didn't dump the insides to the new tool box. who knows if they were even the same material. Yes the Sky is falling...
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:16 PM   #55
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I was in the Military.

I tried to stay warm in Military Grade Clothes. No dice.
I tried to keep a Military Grade Weapon functioning. No dice.
I tried to walk in Military Grade Boots. No dice.

No thanks!
Bingo, after 20 years of Naval Aviation military and aircraft grade just doesn't hold the same value. Its more about meeting the minimum specs for the lowest dollar.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:43 PM   #56
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Thank god I have a RAM...
Don't fret. The rust will soon make your Ram's bed look worse than Ford's aluminum bed with the holes ripped through it.

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Old 06-11-2016, 12:53 PM   #57
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I bought an aluminum wheelbarrow once.

That was a big mistake. While it was lighter and more expensive than the steel wheelbarrows I was used to, it went into the dumpster in less than a year. I still have and use the steel wheelbarrows I purchased before that aluminum one.

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If you are worried about the aluminum bed, just buy a new Honda Ridgeline. Lol

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Everything the military buys is bought against a "bid spec" which gives some minimum standards the component must meet. These are usually called "mil-specs." But there's nothing that says a mil-spec is any more stringent than anybody else's spec. So, yeah, it's just a marketing ploy!
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There is enough members on here that have the ford f-150 with the same bed I guess. Never heard of a complaint yet. As far as the responder to how will it hold a hitch. You have a real problem if it's not bolted to the frame rails, has nothing to do with the bed but it sits on it. Nobody knows what grade they will be using for the 2017 f-250 or F-350, if you do show it to me writing. Chevy is losing sales again so they come out with cr&p like we are stupid. No way possible for that tool box to hit on the exact same angle. Also they didn't dump the insides to the new tool box. who knows if they were even the same material. Yes the Sky is falling...
All I can say that the bed made by Ford and out of aluminum will definitely have Major issues. Sure dents easily.. Stick with Chevy all metal Later RJD
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