Reviewed By Stanley P (Sterling, VA) Reviewed for a 1997 Ford F-150 —11/14/2005 8:25 AM
Arrived on a palet, well-packed with no damage in shipping. Since I had a bedliner in place, there was additional work to be done to cut out spaces for the attachment blocks. The box is somewhat heavy (shipping weight is 160 lbx) and is best handled by 2 people. The siderails are strong and fit flush and cleanly with the top of the bed sides. This unit requires holes to be drilled in the bed for drain hoses. This was not a problem in the front since there were already two plugs in place. At the rear I created two holes easily. Adjusting the rear lock position requires two people, one to hold the top in place, the other to adjust the lock blocks. The only disappointment was the fit of the box lid. It does not fit cleanly over the box and side rails and there is no cutout to allow the lock to pass under it. Even with this cosmetic blemish, I can still recommend this unit for its ease of installation and strength.