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I had a Line-X in my old truck (98 XLT) for 4 years and loved it. Then I got a Bedrug in my new truck and I'm loving my current set up. Since this is my only vehicle and I live alone, my reg. cab isn't practical at all for groceries/shopping, especially if my GF comes along. So I got the bedrug, a fold a cover (which is awesome by the way, like a tonneu cover but its canvas and is held on with four clamps which means you can fold it up and pull it off in 2 secs for hauling) as well as a Loading Zone bed seperator (another great piece, can be moved anywhere in the bed so stuff doesn't go flying around when I'm driving like a maniac) and I love this 10x more than my old one. I probably would've gotten the hard top folding cover (same thing but plastic not canvas.)
And I've hauled wood, tires, concrete block, metal, and my honey and nothing hurts this thing. Its all plastic, closed cell foam which is super comfy for camping/drive in's/eating ice cream and won't absorb water. I'll try to post some pics when I get home.
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I had a Line-X in my old truck (98 XLT) for 4 years and loved it. Then I got a Bedrug in my new truck and I'm loving my current set up. Since this is my only vehicle and I live alone, my reg. cab isn't practical at all for groceries/shopping, especially if my GF comes along. So I got the bedrug, a fold a cover (which is awesome by the way, like a tonneu cover but its canvas and is held on with four clamps which means you can fold it up and pull it off in 2 secs for hauling) as well as a Loading Zone bed seperator (another great piece, can be moved anywhere in the bed so stuff doesn't go flying around when I'm driving like a maniac) and I love this 10x more than my old one. I probably would've gotten the hard top folding cover (same thing but plastic not canvas.)
And I've hauled wood, tires, concrete block, metal, and my honey and nothing hurts this thing. Its all plastic, closed cell foam which is super comfy for camping/drive in's/eating ice cream and won't absorb water. I'll try to post some pics when I get home.
Sorry so long.
THANK YOU this is the info I was looking for basically some one who has had both. sweetness. and I also have the problem with the reg cab truck NO WHERE to put **** and with the bed rug it will be like a big giant TRUNK. which sounds really good right now.
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I have Rhino Liner on my company truck and I beat the hell out of it, its nice and durable for a work truck but the floors all dented up and you see it all, but then again its not a show truck eather

Hard heavy work = spray in liner
Light everyday use = Bed rug

I have both and now you have heard the master speak
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ohhhhhhh ok brad thanks though ya my bad is a little dented and i knew the would show though on the spray i dont know i always have wanted a bed rug just never gave it to much thought and now that all this **** with my truck i feel like it want one
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see I only want carpet in a cab even if I mud I CANT stand rubber floor at all. yes my truck used to see alot of mud but lately with school and work i dont have time. and like I sayed before my bed never really gets used like a truck because we have a f-150 in our driveway thats the grunt truck so it never see like multch or anything like that sometimes it see's like tires and boxes of stuf and once a BBQ Grill thats it.
That said I would go for it.
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I dont think your husband has thought about that yet haha
Thats why I have blankets.
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Thats why I have blankets.
ya but the bed rug does this which is nice
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The closed-cell polyethylene foam back is molded to conform exactly to the floor ribs. This creates a flat cushioned floor that is very knee friendly. When kneeling, sitting, or lying on the floor, you can't feel the floor ribs.
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The closed-cell polyethylene foam back is molded to conform exactly to the floor ribs. This creates a flat cushioned floor that is very knee friendly. When kneeling, sitting, or lying on the floor, you can't feel the floor ribs.
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My take: I had a drop in plastic bed liner in my old truck. It was a gift and was purchased in haste before someone (my mother/sister) used my truck to hall crap around all weekend shortly after I had bought it. When I traded to the new truck I realized that the liner was probably a waste of money. I see contractors, landscapers and the sort running around w/ their pickup beds scratched, dented and beat to hell.. and it doesn't seem to hurt them. My rule is that anything inboard of the rails of my tonneau cover is open for any abuse you can throw at it. I don't care how the bed looks at the end of the day, as long as it doesn't rust. And unless I'm mistaken, the metal used in the bed is galvanized these days. I don't expect any problems.

I did 'spring' for a cheap-o (~$50) rubber bed mat. This is strictly to keep things from sliding around excessively. And it does that duty well. It also makes the bed a little more 'knee friendly' when wrasling a heavy item into the bed.

I've read everyone's comments here about carpet in beds, but I still don't buy it. Just a few weeks ago I somehow got the honor of dragging home two bags of very nasty trash from my GF's family place in Maine. No sonner had I tossed the bags in the bed did I notice they were leaking some sort of vile fluid. It looked to be a combination of rotting coffee and god knows what else. I'd hate like hell to have something porus in the bed soaking that up. At least w/ the mat I have a simple hose down takes care of it.

I dunno, spray in liners seem like expensive overkill and carpet seems too delicate. I'd go w/ the cheapest mat you can find or nothing at all..
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Everyone's enitled to there own opinion, and I definately know where you're coming from, my uncle's pick up has nothing in it and he doesn't care one lick. Its a great work truck, and I like it personally.
As for the spray in liners, one of the points I liked was that it doesn't just help protect from scratches and dings, but dents to. They used have a demo of dropping two concrete blocks off of a building, one normal and one covered in the liner. The one with the liner just bounced, the one without disintegrated. Made me feel a little better about tossing some weighty metal into my truck, didn't have to worry so much about denting a wheel well or anything.

That being said, I prefer my bedrug.
But the Bed rug is not porous, its plastic. The "carpet" is just threads of plastic, the foam is a closed cell plastic. It doesn't stain or soak up anything. It can be vacuumed, but it can also be power washed. I actually took the sample they sent me an put things like gasoline (not much considering the prices lately, but a little) as well as oil, soda, and some other liquids from the garage and nothing hurt this stuff. Its a lot tougher than people give it credit for.
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the carpet isnt delicate though:
Acid, Grease and Chemical Proof
The solid plastic polymer fiber can not be permanently marked by transmission fluid, oil, grease or gasoline.
Acids, solvents, chemical compounds, or petroleum products will not damage the carpet-like plastic fiber surface or foam bottom.
The closed-cell foam bottom will not soak up ANY liquid.
Easy to clean!
Drink spills and pet accidents will not penetrate either the foam or the plastic fiber surface, simply blot them up with paper towels or other absorbent material.
Dirt and spills can be cleaned with soap and water using a garden hose or high pressure washer with detergent soap.
Oil, grease, spills, and stains, can easily be washed out with soap and water from a garden hose or high pressure washer.
Dry dirt, dust, scraps, or shavings can easily be cleaned with a shop
or household vacuum.
Odors cannot be absorbed and absolutely will not linger after all odor
holding particles are flushed from the carpet.
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My take: I had a drop in plastic bed liner in my old truck. It was a gift and was purchased in haste before someone (my mother/sister) used my truck to hall crap around all weekend shortly after I had bought it. When I traded to the new truck I realized that the liner was probably a waste of money. I see contractors, landscapers and the sort running around w/ their pickup beds scratched, dented and beat to hell.. and it doesn't seem to hurt them. My rule is that anything inboard of the rails of my tonneau cover is open for any abuse you can throw at it. I don't care how the bed looks at the end of the day, as long as it doesn't rust. And unless I'm mistaken, the metal used in the bed is galvanized these days. I don't expect any problems.

I did 'spring' for a cheap-o (~$50) rubber bed mat. This is strictly to keep things from sliding around excessively. And it does that duty well. It also makes the bed a little more 'knee friendly' when wrasling a heavy item into the bed.

I've read everyone's comments here about carpet in beds, but I still don't buy it. Just a few weeks ago I somehow got the honor of dragging home two bags of very nasty trash from my GF's family place in Maine. No sonner had I tossed the bags in the bed did I notice they were leaking some sort of vile fluid. It looked to be a combination of rotting coffee and god knows what else. I'd hate like hell to have something porus in the bed soaking that up. At least w/ the mat I have a simple hose down takes care of it.

I dunno, spray in liners seem like expensive overkill and carpet seems too delicate. I'd go w/ the cheapest mat you can find or nothing at all..
yes you have your opinion but this what you sayed doesnt apply to me one bit at all being I dont like having an open bed never have. expecially with no mat at all because when its wet its slippery as hell. and with the rubber mat the sides are still not protected and i dont like scratching paint even if its in the bed thats just me. I also have had a mat before in MY f-150 and didnt like it. I HATE drop in's for that they do to the paint and EVERYTHING slides around in it. I like spray on's because they are also a rust proof and also are very sticky in the sence that stuff doesnt slide around in them.

and for the last time. my truck doesnt acully haul DAMN NEAR NOTHING around in it. think about this people we have a F-150 in our driveway that is the ***** truck. i have little 4cyl why in gods name would i use my truck to haul **** around in when there is a full size truck at my disposile.

thanks for you opinion i bet someone reading this it might help but not I thanks bubba
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See thats the thing my truck doesnt haul damn near anything but tires sometimes. there no piont for my little 4cyl to haul **** around we have a F-150 in the drive way thats the grunt truck. hmm I think i might just lean towards the bed rug.
perfect get it it will look b****en inyour truck....
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All right Zach, Stop the talking about it and buy the damn rug!! post pics, be happy and marry and watch the peasants rejoice at your new found wonder
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All right Zach, Stop the talking about it and buy the damn rug!! post pics, be happy and marry and watch the peasants rejoice at your new found wonder
BWHAHAHA your nutz Brad haha. I have made up my mind the truck is going in monday for the body shop after i get the finaly estamate when its in the shop I am ordering it so it will be here when the truck is done happy now HAHA
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great product!!! i have one and i also have a SnugLid SL that i carpeted underneath also so they match great. again i love it and another cool thing is that it gets rid of the ridges in your bed so that you can sleep back there if you want
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I think you should go with a spray in bedliner for one reason and one reason only, it is much easier to clean.
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I think you should go with a spray in bedliner for one reason and one reason only, it is much easier to clean.
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get the bedrug......I'll prolly be ordering one soon if I get my toneua cover(sp?) .Then you could put in a system if ya wanted........
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i've been thinking of getting one. pulled the ford factory liner out this weekend. lots of L guys have them. what's the best price you guys know of?

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i've been thinking of getting on. pulled the ford factory liner out this weekend. lots of L guys have them. what's the best price you guys know of?
right over $300
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wholesalemn.com is the best price
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They used have a demo of dropping two concrete blocks off of a building, one normal and one covered in the liner. The one with the liner just bounced, the one without disintegrated.
I think the moral of that demo is don't drop concrete blocks into your truck bed from the top of a building! I can't imagine how a sane individual would willingly do that to their truck anyhow.. And I'd have to see such a demo to believe that the lined bed was unscathed. Most truck beds I've seen w/ spray in liners are still susceptible to dents..

I dunno, I just don't think a truck bed is worth protecting all that much, not for several hundred dollars..
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That being said, I prefer my bedrug.
But the Bed rug is not porous, its plastic. The "carpet" is just threads of plastic, the foam is a closed cell plastic.
I'll take your word for it on that one. I'd think they'd have to be porous. Those plastic 'threads' would most definitely soak up liquid. You're telling me that you can hose it down and it won't retain any water at all? I find that hard to believe. Every I/O carpet I've ever seen has retained liquid..
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and for the last time. my truck doesnt acully haul DAMN NEAR NOTHING around in it. think about this people we have a F-150 in our driveway that is the ***** truck. i have little 4cyl why in gods name would i use my truck to haul **** around in when there is a full size truck at my disposile.
Hey man, no need to get mouthy! Just offering an opinion.

Why not get rid of the Ranger then? If you've got an F-150 in the driveway for truck duty, why not trade the Ranger for something more comfortable, better on gas, sportier, or whatever. What ARE you going to use the bed for..

I had a 4-banger in my last truck too. The engine size doesn't mean much when it comes to what sort of material the truck can haul.
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The Bed Rugs ARE nice, but I think the spray-in liner is more versatile.
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Why not get rid of the Ranger then? If you've got an F-150 in the driveway for truck duty, why not trade the Ranger for something more comfortable, better on gas, sportier, or whatever. What ARE you going to use the bed for..

I had a 4-banger in my last truck too. The engine size doesn't mean much when it comes to what sort of material the truck can haul.
i wasnt being mouthy...i was using the word S**T for like "stuff", and B**CH truck as in work truck or the truck that hauls crap around. I forget the site censors. and the F-150 is my dads but I have full access to it. and the reason why I own a ranger is
A) The size of the truck rocks.
B) we live in mich the roads suck and owning a car is just stupid you get beat to death i have had an escort GT before I will never go back to a car if I am in the north
C) in winter i like a truck better
D) if I want to drive on our property and down our trails in Tenn a car is just stupid
E) 4cyl ranger V.S. F-150 for haulling crap. you decided. 99% of the crap i need to haul the ranger bed is just to damn small. hell i cant even fit a couple of boards of plywood flat in the bed.
F) next Full size truck I own will be a F-250 Deisel and i cant afford that right now.
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