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Old 09-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Airrogant View Post
The Bedslide looks pretty cool. Unfortunately it is probably pretty useless when a trailer is attached. I would want to get a good one too, but $4K sounds outrageous and difficult to justify.

I'm interested to see what you decide to do.
Perhaps, but some can't even put the tailgate down with the Airstream attached. That's the benefit of a tonneau over a cap, IMO.

Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
I like the concept of these storage solutions but not the weight, in addition to the weight you put in it. Particularly half-tons with an Airstream attached, a few very light items in the bed, and passengers just about does it.
I've wondered about the weight myself. Unless it's aluminum and not steel. And even then, aluminum is still going to weight a pretty penny. Even the DIY wood ones are going to be at min a 100lbs or so.

I'm 5'8 and with my truck being a 4x4 I can just barely reach over into the bed. I'm not excited about the idea of always having to crawl up into the bed though. And I really can't understand putting a cap on a truck, filling the back and then digging/crawling over everything to get it out.

I'm pretty sure that what's in my bed is going to be limited to gas can, water can, possibly two gennies and a stroller.

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Old 09-10-2014, 07:15 PM   #16
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We carry a little lightweight aluminum 3-step folding stool, handy for lots of things around the Airstream and you can step right up and into the back of your truck bed with it. And then reach the top of the truck to wash and wax it.

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Old 09-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #17
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We have the Bakflip for over 2 years. Love it. It is on our 2012 4x4 diesel Silverado. Even in driving rain there has been little penetration and then only on deck, not in any trays or buckets. I have hauled cardboard boxes in rain by laying down a tarp and stacking on it. I then pushed it forward by adding more boxes and sliding forward. To get the deep boxes out I pull the tarp.

For daily use I have a lock bar in the bed to keep gear near tailgate. Keeps flexibility. I don't have to unhook trailer to access stuff. We also have a tall folding step to access over the sides. I stow the ladder at rear as well.

If looking at permanent solution o really like the post above where guy had the little roller balls.

If I added this setup I would have boxes on either side of center so I can pull out one side or the other.

In order to keep the rig from tipping I would put a board like 2x2 under the truck bed lip down to the base. Beats drilling holes and easy to remove.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:17 PM   #18
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We bought one of these for our Ram truck at Radco (one of us is short ) It works very well and doesn't require carrying a ladder to access the rear of the truck. It's a little pricey but well worth it. Even the tall person in our relationship likes it. AMP Research FlipDown BedStep 75306-01A

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We have used the same bed-slide in the last three trucks ... highly recommend!

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