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Help with Soft Bed Liner Options / Solutions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco14ID, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Nov 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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    Taco14ID

    Taco14ID [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2014 Tacoma SR5 Double Cab Long Bed. Just added a matching LEER 100R shell. It has the factory hard plastic bed liner; now I want a felt or soft, skid limiting liner over it. Something easier to sleep on occasionally as well. The Bed Rug kit is listed online for $413.00; crazy money in my thinking. I've had one on a previous '03 Tacoma and they are definitely nice. Looking now at wanting to possibly cover just the bed and not the wrap around. I'd be interested to see or hear of some of your creative solutions/applications?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    JdevTac

    JdevTac Bawnjourno

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    The "hard plastic liner" is the actual truck bed, not a liner. If you are just looking to cover the bottom of the bed, what about cutting a nice piece of rug to fit?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Taco14ID

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    Carpet might be the ticket maybe with a pad underneath and anchored to the plastic liner? IMHO, I thought the actual truck bed was the steel bed beneath. (before the hard plastic "liner" is installed at the factory?):)
     
  4. Nov 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    scottalot

    scottalot FooW

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    Its not all that soft for sleeping on.. But I got 7 feet of quarter inch rubber matting to fit my truck at tractor supply for about $30.00 last weekend.. Only payed for 5 feet - but found a 7 foot remnant that they sold me fore the same price, ..
     
  5. Nov 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Is the Bed Rug mat available separately? That would be ideal. I'll search for that online. I'm switching to a pop up camper in a year or two; just trying to minimize expenses until then...
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    JdevTac

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    Yes the plastic you see is actually the composite bed, a sort of fiberglass/other plastic mix. Comparable strength to a metal bed without the corrosion factor. If you look under the truck you can see it is full composite.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Damn. I thought chevy avalanches were the only plastic truck currently out there.

    Mental note to never spill organic solvents in my truck bed...
     
  8. Nov 5, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    hitmans.army

    hitmans.army Just a guy.

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    Is the '14 bed the same demensions? If so PART # BMY05SBS
    http://www.bedrug.com/products/bed-mats/bed-rug-mat-no-liner.html
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    pic of the bed mat with the tail gate adder.

    BedLightsII022_zps991474b1_aeb63ae4959fdcc21e4c4cffe8e03f212084fd66.jpg
     
  10. Nov 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    1. Thanks for the photos! That's what I need. Are they long beds? That model number (BMY05SBS)
    has "05" and "SBS" in it and wondering if that's for a short bed?

    2. Other need is for a tailgate seal/gasket. Major dust kicks up in the desert and infiltrates the bed area. What's the best gasket for the tailgate?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    I don't know if it's the best but it's free... I never installed the gasket that came with my Access tonneau. If you want it PM me your address and I'll drop it in the mail.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    PM sent!
     
  13. Nov 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Why not go with a rubber bed mat, which would be cheaper,easier to dry off when wet along with having more anti-skid surface than a carpeted mat?
     
  14. Nov 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    I use the horse stall rubber mat from tractor supply for $40. It's about 3/4" rubber matting with some good give to it. Items don't slide around in the bed and its easy on the knees.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2013 at 4:15 AM
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    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Only problem I have with this route vs the OEM mat is the sheer weight of them which makes washing off the bed a difficult task. Probably weighs at least 60 lbs. OP, I can't imagine even with a bedrug, sleeping on it is still not the most comfortable. Bedrug or OEM mat, I would throw at least a small thin foam mattress in there if I ever needed a sleeping location for camping purposes or a fight with the wife..
     
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  16. Nov 27, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    Awesome black Tacoma! LOL fight with wife... that happens here occasionally. I used to be resolved on buying an old RV for the driveway and just move out there for my retirement years. Thought still occurs.
    I do sleep in it regularly with a shell in the Nevada and Idaho deserts. I use a twin flocked air mattress, and a couple of large cloth sleeping bags; one underneath me along with an army blanket so the cold doesn't penetrate too much from below. I then have an old twin-sized goose down comforter over my bag. Little chance of shrunken nuts in the morning with this setup.
    I have to be able to crawl around on old knees so the rug concept seems best. Definitely on the tailgate also. Maybe a thick mat would do the same? I vacuum and then wipe the back out; no need to hose it out with the shell and tailgate gasket. It only accumulates dust.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    You might consider those interlocking foam shop floor mats. They'd be an inexpensive temporary solution. They wouldn't be great to sleep on, but they'd be good for crawling around the back of the truck.

    I'm heading out to the foam shop to look for a piece that I can use to make a mattress for my truck.
     

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