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Old 10-01-2011, 11:01 AM   #15
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When I bought the truck it had Leer topper and factory plastic bedliner installed. With Rubbermaid totes or other, it's a matter of sliding them around. Or stacking. I use a load lock bar to keep things secured underway.



I cannot emphasize enough how easy this is due to being able to slide heavy totes around, not at all like spray-on liners.

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Old 10-01-2011, 11:29 AM   #16
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My solution is empty the house into the truck and then your ready to go camping for the weekend or at least thats my wife's idea of it and you know who is always right...
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #17
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I have an F150 with Snugtop. The answer to accessibility is Bedslide.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #18
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Gotta watch impact of topper, bedslide, or storage compartments on payload, and what's left for trailer tongue weight and gear.

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #19
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John, The milk cartons are a great idea. I saw some at Wall Mart the other day but did not make the connection. They sounds like a perfect fit for hose and extension cords and the best part is the ones I saw only cost $3.00. Isnít this a great outlet for super ideas?
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #20
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Brian, we have a Leer top as well. I really like the idea of the Rubbermaid boxes for larger things. You have got this thing down to a science. Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #21
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Hello Sandlapper, You really set the standard for organization. I am afraid that I donít have near the ability to make the great shelves you installed. However, it was great to see the pictures and admire the best. CU, AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #22
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Robert, I like your laid back style. I will try to have a bit more fun....AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:52 PM   #23
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Rick, that hook is a great back saver. Thanks for that useful tip. AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #24
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Dear Rodger and Mary Lou, I think your idea of using a bucket is awesome. Extension cords as so heavy but the handles on the bucket will make them so much easier to lift out of the truck bed. Home Depot has some great orange ones. Thanks again, this is so great to be able to share these tips to make camping less work and more funÖ AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #25
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Drew05, Now I have a plan to use the Rubbermaid boxes but without your idea of labeling them I would still be crawling around trying to find stuff. CU,AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:06 PM   #26
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Rednax, Thanks for the great picture. I had never seen a bar like that to keep stuff from shifting. I think I will try Harbor Freight now that I know what one looks like. Happy Trails, AP
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:14 PM   #27
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50kip, that is a great picture that shows your bed slide. We have one on our truck as well however our slide looks likes like it has stuff thrown all over in total disarray. I haven’t a clue how that happens…AP
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TV Weight Capacity

My 2006 Ford F150 supercab has a rough capacity of 1500#. The ball weight of my AS 19' Intl is roughly 500# (less spare that I carry in truck). So adding up the ball weight, Snugtop, Bedslide, trailer spare, generator, tools, and misc. other items I am about 1200# in the back plus me and junk in the front--about the limit. I have air-bag rear suspension assist to level it all. I have no problems towing and handling since my truck is the same length as my AS.

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