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Old 04-04-2021, 09:38 AM   #21
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We have a standard bed pickup with a Leer cap and the Bedslide Classic 1000. With the Bedslide, you do loose some storage are vertically and on the sides. But that is more than made up for by the ease and convenience of getting things in and out. No more crawling on my hands and knees in the back of the truck and removing things to get to things. SO much easier. On the sides I keep a collapsing ladder, a jerry can, an axe, a bottle jack, a broom and dustpan, a slim bin that contains Flo and Rida (our plastic flamingos), and other odds and ends I don't need to get to often so that the space there does not go to waste. I installed tie-downs and Command hooks on the sides of the bed all around so I can secure that stuff. We have a ProPride hitch, so plenty of room to drop the tailgate and I can even slide the Bedslide out a bit to get to stuff when we are hitched up.

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Old 04-04-2021, 09:41 AM   #22
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I envision the generator secured to the end of the bed slide. Then, just pull it out a few feet and fire it up! Close the topper for (some) security. (I picture a panel to close off the back of the truck when the tailgate is down, thus keeping curious eyes out.)
This is what Jim and Carmen Beaubeaux do (www.livinginbeauty.net).

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Old 04-04-2021, 10:11 AM   #23
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BedSlide

I have had two from BedSlide. They have made several improvements over the years. Spend a little more and upgrade to at least the 1500. It is worth the money. I built some wooden boxes to fill the voids in front and rear of wheel wells that work great for storage. You can make 1 x 2’s attached to bottom of boxes that go to the guide rails that keep boxes pushed away from slide when operating the slide. Works great. I will try to provide. Photos.
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:05 PM   #24
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I just installed a Cargo Glide slider in my F250 Ford diesel and it works great. I bought the 1200 model that will extend out 75% and it works with no problems. I can easily reach inside the bed and get to the very back with no issues. Even with my 27' International hitched up I can still pull the bed out far enough to get everything I need. I also had a ARE fiberglass toneau cover installed that was painted the same color as the truck and it was also a great addition for camping. No water penetration into the bed!!!
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Old 04-04-2021, 01:41 PM   #25
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Had a Bedslide for 11 years on my 2006 Chevy pickup and it worked flawlessly. Also had an A.R.E. Cap. When I got my 2017 F250 Super Duty, I had an A.R.E. Cap installed and the dealer made me a very good deal on a Cargo Slide. It’s worked as good as the Bedslide. I store my camping essentials in these large containers. Also modified the boxes and added small cleats to bungee items on top of the boxes.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:43 PM   #26
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My local dealer recommended the cargo glide. He sell both the cargo glide and the bed slide. My cargo glide has a 1500lb capacity which it will never see and can be opened and closed with one hand. Its great, and no more climbing in to get to what I need.
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:10 PM   #27
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I just last week ordered the Cargo Slide 2200XL 100% extension. Can’t wait to get it in and install.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:34 PM   #28
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Bed Slide question?

I have a crew cab with a 5 1/2' bed and was excited about getting a bed slide. I got it and put it in, after using it for a while I think it is impractical for a bed that short. If I had an 8' bed I think it would be a lot more useful. I have a tonneau cover and the bed slide takes up 3-4" of height for storage. If I were you, I would seriously consider using the truck for a while without the slide to see if it is a necessity. It's not hard to reach everything in a 5.5' bed.
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:51 PM   #29
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:22 PM   #30
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I have a crew cab with a 5 1/2' bed and was excited about getting a bed slide. I got it and put it in, after using it for a while I think it is impractical for a bed that short. If I had an 8' bed I think it would be a lot more useful. I have a tonneau cover and the bed slide takes up 3-4" of height for storage. If I were you, I would seriously consider using the truck for a while without the slide to see if it is a necessity. It's not hard to reach everything in a 5.5' bed.
You likely have younger knees than me! I find it very much more convenient than crawling over the tailgate and into the bed to drag stuff out, especially if you want to get at something that is behind other stacked items. I do get that with a flat cover rather than a cap it would take up some of your available vertical space though.
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We have had a BedSlide in an F150, Ram 2500, Chev 2500HD, and now Chev 1500... all with short boxes.
Yes, we moved it from truck to truck and had the area in front and rear of wheel well arches boxed in for storage. Until the new style Chev 1500, the others all had topper / covers - that made using a Honda Eu3000is simple... just roll it out and start it up.

Aging eyes and limited rear visibility with the caps has caused us to go with a tonneau cover this time on the new Chevy. The loss of vertical space due to the BedSlide and the low tonneau profile / latching bars has made us give up the 3000; now we are back to two 2200s. DW is sad on the loss of the quiet /electric start 3000. We will get used to the 2200s and pray that our elbows hold out!
PS ... if you have not seen the GM locking bedside tool boxes - you should check them out.
Perfect fit and work great with the BS.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:44 AM   #32
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Topper with side windows AND slideout

We have an ARE cap with the flip open side windows as well as a cargo glide slideout.
The flip out windows are important in the event something falls into the bed when the slide is extended. Make it a lot easier to get that random roll of paper towels from interfering with the slide.
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