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Old 01-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #15
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Sounds like if a tailgate step is there I won't have anything to worry about then.

Looking at some really nice A.R.E. Tonneau Covers and with an "A.R.E. BedRug," I think I'll be set up pretty nicely!

As for inspecting the underneath of the Truck - after each drive it was already dark (no excuses) so when I tried to look at the undercarriage I couldn't see much - that being said, hopeful with the "Rust Warranty" that Ford offers I'm assuming that 3rd party aftermarket "undercoatings" are no longer necessary....
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:05 PM   #16
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the bed rug is a nice way to line the bed,

but the earlier post suggests the factory spray liner was ordered...

3 things about the oem liner...

1. it slows the order/build/delivery by a few weeks (or did)

2. it's a really nice spray in liner, but not as thick as the aftermarket options...

3. it's not compatible with the 'bed rug' (or the bed rugs not compatible with the spray liners)
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bed rug is it's own product and company and available from many sources (gUggle it)

a.r.e. is simply buying them with their logo added and reselling.

i purchased the bed rug from a local truck aftermarket shop and did the install in about 30 minutes...

it's a good thing and with a tonneau or shell makes for a cozy fuzzy truck bed.

IF the spray in liner is present, BR makes another product called the 'bed mat' which can be added.

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #17
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Again - good info as I did get the Ford factory bed liner - so I'll go for the "Bed Mat" so I can still get that awesome "fuzzy" feeling!
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #18
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The 2011 Super Duty Club continues to grow! If you haven't already, you'll want to start thinking about your hitch setup. These trucks have the 2.5" Class V receiver. There's an adapter available and your ford store will want $100 for this little piece of steel tubing if you don't negotiate a free one into the purchase. Of course other brands of adapters exist but fitment success seems hit/miss. I figured it would be a good idea to at least have the adapter. I used it ONCE for a quick tow across town and it's a sloppy mess. I highly recommend upgrading your hitch setup to a 2.5" stinger (you'll need to eat a good breakfast, lift with your legs not your back, on that baby).
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The 2011 Super Duty Club continues to grow! If you haven't already, you'll want to start thinking about your hitch setup. These trucks have the 2.5" Class V receiver. There's an adapter available and your ford store will want $100 for this little piece of steel tubing if you don't negotiate a free one into the purchase. Of course other brands of adapters exist but fitment success seems hit/miss. I figured it would be a good idea to at least have the adapter. I used it ONCE for a quick tow across town and it's a sloppy mess. I highly recommend upgrading your hitch setup to a 2.5" stinger (you'll need to eat a good breakfast, lift with your legs not your back, on that baby).
I had a similar problem with the adapter. First bought one from a major parts store and it was sloppy so I took it back. Then I bought one from U-Haul and it too was too loose. Then I went to a specialty hitch shop and bought one that fit perfectly. I'm trying to find the brand name, but at least you know a couple that don't work.
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the oem F adapter was included in the purchase.

actually i just asked for 1 about 2 days afterward and they gave it to me.

no charge.

it' fits very nicely,

the 'slop' using it is much less that the previous 2 inch receiver withOUT a sleeve.

i tried a curt brand aftermarket adapter and it was not a good fit.
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i also have the 2.5 stinger (hitch brand specific)

for most folks, most of the time, in most conditions and with most trailers...

stick with using the 2.5-->--2 inch sleeve.

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Old 01-08-2011, 03:18 PM   #21
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My "Hitch Specific" stinger is already set for my "T-Rex" so good excuse to order a second "Stinger" at 2.5 for the new "Tow Beast" since the "T-Rex" is still going to be around - hopefully for a long time....

Was going to call "Sean" and see if he made a 2.5 stinger - looks so, yea!
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #22
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On my 2011 Super Duty...I have the BED RUG and LOVE it...

http://www.bedrug.com/get/availablemodels.php?make=ford

The BEDRUG is an amazing thing. I went deer hunting and had blood all on the rug,..so I went to the car wash and sprayed it out, thinking this will be messy and it would weigh down the rug and never dry. It was the exact opposite water drained quickly as well as dry. I just gor home today from loading a 1/4 cord of wood, thinking the bark and sawdust would be a pain to get out of the rug material,..but again I was impressed. Just blew it out with my leaf blower. Excellent product and has exceeded my expectations!!

I also went with a RETRAX automatic topper. The best of both worlds. Opens with a push of a button and slides out of the way when needed to haul taller items. No need to remove..It slides into it oen holder in the bed.It's worth the extra $$$$. Plus everyone that has seen it work is Impressed.

Also, be prepared to spend more time a truck stops and gas stations and the grocerey store, My truck I can't go anywhere without being stopped and people wanting to talk to me about the NEW Superduty.

Powertrax electric retractable truck bed cover pickup bed cover tonneau cover

Best descision to get.

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Shane - was just looking at your other post and the "Powertrax" tonneau cover - any pictures you can show off? I agree - if I could find the "right" tonneau cover that would retract and allow taller items in the bed that might be beneficial, but I do dig that A.R.E. tonneau too still

The good thing about ordering a truck - I have time to keep researching and reading everyone's cool additions to their trucks and their solutions and suggestions!
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #24
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This is all I have now, Not very good I know...I'll get more..but snow is on the way...




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Old 01-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #25
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for most folks, most of the time, in most conditions and with most trailers...

stick with using the 2.5-->--2 inch sleeve.
After going with an airstream + King Ranch, no sense in going cheap on the hitch NOW, right? Bigger IS better!
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mighty fine chunks o' iRon u got there...



did u swap the titan for a superduty?

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Yes, we sold the titan + 25fb CCD, new rig is 2011 F250 + 2010 30' Flying Cloud...
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Yes, we sold the titan + 25fb CCD, new rig is 2011 F250 + 2010 30' Flying Cloud...
dude!

that's a beeeechin combo.



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