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Old 03-22-2010
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Bedrug question

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I'm thinking about getting a Bedrug for my Ranger, but I'd like to hear from someone who has a Bedrug installed. What I'm wondering about are the following things:

1) How well does the Bedrug shed water? According to the website, it doesn't absorb water (like a regular rug), but can water penetrate the Bedrug and be trapped against the truck bed?

2) It looks like the Bedrug has a fold along the junction between the truck bed and the tailgate. So how can water drain from the bed? Are there any drain holes punched in the fold?

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I think they are mainly for trucks with caps. Why not just get a spray on bedliner?
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Ok i had one for three or four years. It's made of a synthetic plastic fiber. The tailgate and bottom are one piece and the sides and back wall are one. They zip together so water can go threw it threw the zipper spaces. I Always used it with my soft cove and then a hard cover later on. You can use it with out Skot did for years and besides dirt his looked just like mine after years of abuse I loved it and would get one again
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A friend of mine has a bed rug in his full size with no cap or cover. He's had it for at least a year with no problems. No mildew, mold, or any kind of rot. A little soap and water and it always looks like new. I can't remember about the piece at the tailgate though.

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Pricey though. I phoned one shop up here and they wanted $500 for one.. I said no. Hopefully you guys can get some better deals down south. LR
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I had one in my F-150 for three years with no cap. I work construction and have had sand and mortar stuck to it, and all I had to do was peel it off, and it didn't damage it at all. It went through three winters and still was in great shape when the truck decided to run into a tree. They are very tough and I would definately recommend them.
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I have one and love it, but I have a cap. Yes they are expensive though.
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Old 03-24-2010
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This response is mainly for Powerranger, but anyone else can chime in if they have an answer too. According to Powerranger, water drains from the bedrug when the tailgate is up near the sides of the tailgate? See the arrows in the pic below. Is that where the water drains?



Maybe the crease in the bedrug (where it folds up to the tailgate) channels water to the sides?
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it might, there's gotta be some flow.

i was thinking about getting one until i saw the price, instead i'm talking to a friend whose parents own a carpet place, and he says the have carpet made for boats thats that plastic fiber material that wont mold or mildew up. trying to get a deal, then just cut it to fit myself
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it might, there's gotta be some flow.

i was thinking about getting one until i saw the price, instead i'm talking to a friend whose parents own a carpet place, and he says the have carpet made for boats thats that plastic fiber material that wont mold or mildew up. trying to get a deal, then just cut it to fit myself
You could but it wouldn't be anywhere near the same. The bottom of the bedrug is formed to fill every ridge and valley so it is flat and smooth on top. Water will drain everywhere. The sides are zipped to the bottom so water would drain through the zipper.
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Yep, that's exactly what I was talking about. I had to spray some mulch out of it one time, and I just let the hose run in the back for a while to see if it would just collect there or not, and it drained out of the bed right away, so you really shouldn't have to worry about that. One thing I did learn about it though, don't throw a deer on it, blood does not come out.
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The picture doesn't show it, but as I said, the bottom of the liner is one piece. The front and sides are also one piece, and a zipper runs around the bottom of the sides and zips into the bottom. The liner won't hold water, it will just drain out where ever there is a hole in the bed.


I kept my rubber bed mat, so if I need to throw anything super messy in there I can throw it on top of the bedrug.
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Thanks to everyone who responded. I think now I have a clearer understanding of how the bedrug handles moisture in the bed. I'll start checking pricing and availablity now and make up my mind if my Ranger can live with/without it.
Thanks again!
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