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Bed Mat Alternatives???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoMan1911, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    TacoMan1911

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    Anyone have an idea on what to use for a homemade bed mat? I hate things sliding around in the bed of my truck when driving. Something made of Rubber and easily removable would be great. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    tacofire38

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    I worked at a flooring company and I got a piece of rubber flooring that we installed in gyms and cut it to fit and it has worked awesome for 2 years and is thicker than a Toyota bed mat
     
  3. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    CHUNKY08

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    horse stall (stable) mats work well from what I've heard. Go to a feed store or some place like that on the web...they should have them for less than the Toyota mats.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you have a tractor supply or agriculture supply store near you, pick up a horse stall mat. They're thick, heavy rubber and should be just wider than the space between the wheel wells so minor trimming would be required.

    Edit: chunky beat me to it...
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    DJB1

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    I bought a 4X6 rubber floor mat for $30 from Home Depot and cut it to fit the bed.
     
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  6. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    aficianado

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    i tossed in of those restaurant kitchen entry mats into the bed of my truck. it is too small, but covers a good portions.

    it cost me $15 at Costco. it is rubber bottomed with a carpet-like side. nothing slides around anymore. i used it a a foot scupper pad outside my tent when i am camping. it is awesome..a multitasker! i also pull it out onto the ground when i am putting on my camo clothing and boots for a hunting trip.

    easy to clean with a hose.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    CHUNKY08

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    **Posted by another member on here in another thread**:I bought some 3/4 inch thick rubber at tractor and supply and paid about 35 bucks for it. Works just as good and a whole lot cheaper

    check this thread out if your interested in something like that

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...d-mat-mod.html
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    wow!! just googled horse mat. those things weigh a 100 lbs. amazing.
     
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    Carpet remnaints work pretty well. I'm always able to find a nice chunk of indoor-outdoor or berber that holds up well and a acceptable color. Most flooring places will let you choose from their stock of leftovers
     
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    OEM bed mat
     
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    I got a scrap piece of 4 ft. wide conveyor belt when I had my first (1979) Mazda pickup. That stuff is truly indestructible.

    Have a Dee-Zee mat now and I like it a lot.
     
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    ^^This^^

    This is what I've had in mine since I bought my truck. Like you I hate for shit to slide around in the bed. It has been great. The OEM mat is very nice also.
     
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    Like Oz said!

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    i LOVE my OEM mat. cheap, and it fits amazing!
     
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    I know there are a ton of alternatives, but I've heard the OEM mat is the best fit, doesn't move, and lasts through a ton of stuff. If I get a bed mat, which I will someday, it will be OEM.
     
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    I know this is old, but may be worth bringing back to life if anyone has done something similar or wants to give and update on the durability of their homemade mat.

    I'm interested in doing this only because I'm concerned about the OEM mat getting stolen. Has anyone had theirs taken from their open bed?
     
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    One guy here ran strips of non-slip tape (like some guys put on top of their sliders) down each of the raised ribs of the bed. Looked pretty cool. I started to do it, but ultimately ordered an OEM mat from trdparts4u.
     
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    People will take just about anything these days.
     

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