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Question about mounting a spreader...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sawbones25, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. sawbones25

    sawbones25 Member
    Messages: 74

    I bought a 1.5 cubic yard V-box spreader and I'm going to pick it up next week.
    My truck has one of those hard plastic bedliners in it.
    Should I remove the bedliner? or load the spreader on top of it?
  2. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    remove it salt will get trapped under there and you won't have a bed anymore come spring.
  3. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Throw out the plastic liner and get a Line-X spray on bed liner. You'll be surprised to see what the plastic liner did to the bed when you take it out. They vibrate and scrape the paint right off.
  4. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    Agreed :nod: Plastic bedliners are just a quick buck for dealer or whoever. payup Everytime I drive through the local Dodge dealer's parking lot I see a stack of them. It makes me laugh.:rolleyes:
  5. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Line X

    I had a line x bed liner put in my truck. I have had the plastic liner and rubber mat in truck before. I was very pleased with the line x material. Also the dealer here in Akron did a real nice job in installing it. He ask me were I want the liner. To end on top or rail or below? He took apart the tailgate and sprayed. I can now take the tailgate apart when the latch fails. He took off the tiedowns and then reinstalled them. A much better job than the other trucks our family has had sprayed.

    I cant say enough good about this Akron dealer and most of all his installers have talent!

  6. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We also had one truck done with a spray-on liner and it is absolutely fantastic! It ran us $450 for an under-the-rail complete install (spray-on), how does that price compare to what you guys pay?
  7. sawbones25

    sawbones25 Member
    Messages: 74

    I was quoted a price of $350 for over the rail. But that was about two years ago.
  8. Andy N.

    Andy N. Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    What ever you get, make sure it goes over the rail!
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We had diamond plate rails on the truck so we had the under rail liner done. In retrospect, we should have had the over the rail done and then put the diamond plate rails on top of the spray on liner. Live and learn... :nod: