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Old 12-13-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Plugging Holes in Truck Bed

Just purchased 2015 DCLB Sport and putting on a truck cap with plans on sleeping in the bed on camping trips. With a new truck cap and properly sealed, it should be a dry compartment. I am consider plugging up the drain holes in the bed of the truck and storage bins to keep water from splashing up through the drain holes when driving in heavy rain.

Being a newbie, this may not be the best way to go, appreciate your opinion if you have experience with modifying the drain holes when using a camping shell. Thanks
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The holes are tiny and I've never had water get through them from the bottom. On my 2011 long bed, it's always bone dry even in heavy rain (I have a tonneau cover).
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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i've gotten my canopy on new. it's maybe 3 weeks old...rain and snow, no concerns.
but even still just get a cocking there or maybe a bolt with rubber washers if you'd like.
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I've had a cap on for over 4 years , as long as you get a good seal between the bed sides / front and the cap there really is no water that gets in . Dust on the other hand ...
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Black Electrical Tape is what I used....primarily for dust.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:17 PM   #7
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Only time any water came in was when I went through a pretty deep water crossing. It wasn't much. Dust is another story.
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Don't go overkill, just use some silicone to seal if you're dead set on plugging 'em up
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lOOK AT ace OR lOWES IN THEIR SPECILITY DRAWERS THERE ARE DIFFERENT SIZED PLASTIC PLUGS FOR PUTTING IN HOLES, COME IN WHITE, BLACK AND THE DREADFUL CHROME COLOR.
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In my 2011 they just plugged up over time, but I had an open bed on that so it was exposed to everything. One time after a really heavy rain I came out and there was 4 inches of water pooled up in the back of my truck.
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Great info. I didn't consider the dust issue. As soon as the cap gets installed, I am plugging those holes. Thanks
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Great info. I didn't consider the dust issue. As soon as the cap gets installed, I am plugging those holes. Thanks

The seam around the tailgate is bad for dust too
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