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Unread 04-13-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs up bedslide

Just picked my bedslide today www.bedslide.com I will post pics tomorrow, got it all loaded up and can reach the back of it fully extended standing at the tailgate. Seems like it will be very easy now to load and unload tools as I have a DCU topper and love it except for climbing into the bed, well, no more I say.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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I saw some carpenters that had it but for me it isn't useful since you cant slide it out with any weight on it and I also dont have a cap so it would be useful there.
I wouldn't want to install something when I carry pallets of tile in my bed that are heavy.
how are you going to carry/load heavy stuff now ?

11. Weight: how much does the BedSlide weigh?
Weight varies (50 lbs to 250 lbs)depending on your truck-bed length.
For short boxes, 188 lbs is typical. ;
For long boxes, 216 lbs;
and for Contractor Grades longboxes, 335 lbs.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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I think you are going to love your Bedslide...we have them in two of our three trucks. The larger truck has the contractors version which is heavy but moderately easy to remove when needbe. I have been pleased with the performance of both units, and one time for each unit something has broken and the company sent a replacement part out right away.

As Brian noted, if you need to load a full pallet on it then it's a no-go. We routinely put pallets on it but only if the weight is less than ~1500 lbs, and then off-load by hand some amount of that before using the slideout feature.
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Brian I do remodeling so I don't have 1000 ft at a time, most I do is 200 sq ft and under, I usually pick up the cabinet, shower stuff, etc.. Anything big or bulky gets delivered anyway. Lumber yard delivers sheet goods, wood etc.. it can slide out with 1200 lbs on it so for me it is perfect.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #5
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Good luck with it Kevin, we'll wait for pictures.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Hi Kevin,

You'll love it. We have one on the Dodge and while I was hesitant about losing bed space, it more than makes up for it in convenience. Ours is rated for 2K, but that's never going to happen.

Let us know how you like it.
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Okay first day in use and can't believ I waited to get it, what a pleasure to have eveything at your fingertips and load and unload is super easy and can stay organized.
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Unread 04-14-2009, 06:42 PM   #8
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I have a 14' trailer I drag around, but don't know how many times I've considered a utility bed to keep a lot of the tools in. I might very well check into one of those.
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Might be able to get someone a deal on these if interested. Hammy
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Unread 04-14-2009, 10:15 PM   #10
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What kind of a deal? I wish I could give one of these a try for a few weeks to see if I would really like it, must be getting old cause I hate climbing in the back of the truck now. I haven't loaded more than 1200lbs in the truck in a long time now, been using my trailer for all the bigger loads.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 08:07 AM   #11
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Looks like a great concept. I had to chuckle a bit when I saw the guy putting a couple of unsecured SCUBA tanks back there with the valves facing rearward. Rubber liner or not...if he "punches it" or the tanks shift and the valves whack the tailgate.....well, figgure it this way; 3100 psi being expended in a couple o' seconds would sure make for an amusing ride home!

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