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#11 marc

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:28 AM

Sounds like a good idea to have some towel racks for my outside kitchen :)


Since when do U cook ??? :D Oh yah, U did cook that gourmet breakfest for Camel Racer and I when we were in NV, corn beef hash out of a box. :)

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:30 AM

Since when do U cook ??? :D Oh yah, U did cook that gourmet breakfest for Camel Racer and I when we were in NV, corn beef hash out of a box. :)

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Hey don't forget the bacons and eggs! I cook all the time. Just not in the presence of the Grand Master, Sauerkraut.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:47 AM

Darn it i forgot to take that measurement on the stock bed. Anyone with a stock truck that could supply that measurement would be appreciated!


Probably a more useful measurement would be how high the bed is off the highest frame connection point which might dictate things for installation?

Marc, did yours have them at first? Do you just not like the look or is there a construction/functional issue with them? Just curious because I sorta like them but I'm ears for any issues.

Also I see you don't have the front rack, which I also don't want. Did you just slice it off? (They mentioned something about needing the lower part of it to seal up the front???) Or do you have the option to bolt it on/off? I've sure much of this would make more sense when I finally go check one of these out.


Marc, any input on the above?
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:03 AM

When are we going to see a picture of it loaded down with hay and your dog riding on top?Posted Image
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:20 AM

Since when do U cook ??? :D Oh yah, U did cook that gourmet breakfest for Camel Racer and I when we were in NV, corn beef hash out of a box. :)

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That was good eggs and hash.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:08 PM

I say keep the towel racks and add a couple of running boards.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:42 PM

Looks good!

For comparison. When I talked to the guys they were saying about $2600-2700 plus tax for me to pick up the bed from their shipping dock, install it myself, and buy/install the tail light myself. So lets see some shots of the bed so I can see what's the installation requirements. :P



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Marc, did yours have them at first? Do you just not like the look or is there a construction/functional issue with them? Just curious because I sorta like them but I'm ears for any issues.

Also I see you don't have the front rack, which I also don't want. Did you just slice it off? (They mentioned something about needing the lower part of it to seal up the front???) Or do you have the option to bolt it on/off? I've sure much of this would make more sense when I finally go check one of these out.


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I had my fabricator take them off. I didn't like them and saw them possibly getting caught up on brush/branches. also did not want the headboard or sides as camper will primarily be on full time. Was able to save some bucks.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:11 PM

Plenty of room in this sucker:

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:37 PM

Yeah thats about the same price quote. Installation was expensive at my local truck place. They said that the instructions were pretty terrible and the bed isn't specifically made for a Ford so there was a lot of drilling and rigging stuff to get it on there. Took about 1.5 days.

That front rack guard thing just bolts on so you can leave it off.


When I put my bed on the Dodge it was the same installation scenario. If I hadn't been in a friends shop where he could fabricate brackets and weld, there is no way I could have installed it myself. My Ute was a demo and I got a good price which made it worth it. If I hadn't got the demo I would have got a bed from this place. They would also do any modification you can think of.

http://alum-line.com/

They had a reasonable price and would have installed at the factory in MN. 6 hour drive for me.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:53 AM

Hey DD, an easier and more useful measurement request. What did the flatbed to top of cabover height come out to (ie required clearance under the cabover)?
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