Question for you F150/F250/F350 owners out there. Are there any special instructions for mounting on current generation F150s?
I bought a used Hawk a few years ago and I am now upgrading the truck to a 2021 F150 Heavy Duty Payload Package. At the time I ordered the mounting kit from FWC and did all of the work myself. It turned out well, until after about 1 year I noticed some issues with some bed damage. About 1 year ago I redid the work, bought longer eyebolts, used the 3x5 backing plates, and ran the eye bolts through the bed frame. I believe this solved the problem and I had no further truck bed damage issues.
I am going to do the install on a new truck next week and I was going to do the same thing as my second go around (3x5 backing plates, eye bolts through frame, etc). Does anyone know how the dealers/FWC are doing the install on the new Fords? I don't want to repeat the bed damage mistake. (Also have an e-mail out to FWC).