A drop in Bedliner is just one of many choices to protect your truck bed. What plastic liners have going for them is they are very tough, but not very expensive. If you really intend bedliner to life of the loan with your truck, the plastic bed liner is a solid choice. There are a few problems to watch for though. Here’ how to get the right liner.
A good fit is key which will get a liner you’ll like to use. An unhealthy fitting liner will move as you go down the road. Maybe it doesn’t move much, maybe it’s similar to just vibration. The problem this causes is that bed paint gets rubbed off over time from the movement. That offers that you a bare spot and do you know what that means. Rust. Bare spots under the liner blended with a little water and you get a corroded bed, all hidden away under the liner. No good.
That’s why you want a good tight, custom fit.
The other problem to watch for is another water related challenge. Water easily private pools under a plastic liner and then just sits there. There’s another spot for rust and corrosion setting in and slowly destroy a truck all hidden from view until it’s too late. You can’t have a liner that mousetraps water. That’s terrible…
Both these problems can be fixed. After all, a plastic bed liner is usually as tough as you can get for really rough hauling. You just desire a good fitting liner that lets the truck bed depletion properly.
One solution to these problems is the multi-piece liner. See, usually a drop in bed liner is made in one piece. The other way to build a liner is in 5 sections. Would you section for front, back, sides and the bottom of the bed. DualLiner makes a liner like that. With multiple sections, you can get a better fit and better drainage too.