2009 F150 6.5ft. bed w/plastic bedliner roll-top installation
Reviewed By Kristian H (Carrollton, TX) Reviewed for a
—12/28/2010 2:57 PM
This is a nice roll top bed cover. I did have to wait to have another clamp delivered as the original shipment only contained 5.5 clamps instead of six. I would like to see some more spacers included as I used all of mine. Except for my unique issues below, the installation is quite easy. I completed it by myself except for lifting the canister on the truck.
I installed a plastic bedliner on my truck when I bought it because actually use my truck as a utility vehicle and would have destroyed my bed without it. The thick walls of the liner at the front of the bed (where it meets the cab) and the along the walls did pose a few issues. There is about a one inch front lip on the canister where it should overlay the front of the bed. I had to use some bar clamps to suck the canister forward against the front of the bed so the canister lip would meet the top of the bed as well as allow the side rails to not hang over the tailgate more than 3/8 inch per the instuctions. This would not have been an issue without the bedliner. Also, I had to trim out the bedliner at five of the six clamping locations because ~1/16 thickness of the liner would not allow the clamps to sit flush against the side of the truck bed walls. Once I cut out the liner, they fit perfectly.
I haven't fit the drained hoses yet, still have to figure out the best way to do that with the liner since the grommets will not fit into the corregated sides.
We had a light freeze here Christmas night and I had a difficult time closing the cover the following morning as I left it open all night. Once it warmed up, it closed fine.
So far, I really like the product.