I bought a bed buddy to make loading multiple bikes less of a pain in the neck. I gave it to my mechanic to install when he was doing my timing belt but i needed the truck back before he has a chance to do it. He said that it would be a lengthy process, involving lifting the bed off the frame or something to install. I found this to be odd since Bed Buddy was advertised as being easy to install. Does anyone here have one on their Gen 1 taco? how did you install? how long did it take? I've heard of people tossing the factory fasteners and going with their own. Should I do that? My mechanic said he would feel safer reinforcing it with a plate of steel, since he believes the front of the tacos bed is pretty thin. Did anyone else do this? would it be necessary?