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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2019, 07:07 
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Keeper Telescoping Cargo Bar

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2019, 13:11 

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I really like having windows, especially if they open and have screens.
Very important for warmer weather and cooler weather because you need to circulate some air to avoid condensation.
If you want privacy, just add some curtains. Very simple to do.

I really like sleeping in the back of my truck. Getting in and out is a little harder now as I approach 70. I really appreciate the back of the truck when the wind starts up or it starts snowing.


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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 00:02 
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Location: Southeast Florida (Tri county)
ppine wrote:
I really like having windows, especially if they open and have screens.
Very important for warmer weather and cooler weather because you need to circulate some air to avoid condensation.
If you want privacy, just add some curtains. Very simple to do.

I really like sleeping in the back of my truck. Getting in and out is a little harder now as I approach 70. I really appreciate the back of the truck when the wind starts up or it starts snowing.


Agreed, but my last two toppers had windows, and depending on which side is concealed in a parking lot, side windows also add another entry point for theft. With one window maybe it's not motel 6 but it certainly limits access points. But so you know, Ace hardware sells a nifty really light aluminum two step ladder, I bought one I leave it in my truck bed.

NRR, Thanks, I just bought a pair of the keepers.



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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 00:50 
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NRR,

Thanks for the link. I also just ordered the keeper telescoping bar. The ratcheting one I have is a PITA to use.



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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2019, 17:03 
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Dang, maybe I should work on commission….. :wink:

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 16:44 
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Shoulda got you one of these.

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 23:55 
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NRR, they came in today, and they "just" barely fit, but they are very sturdy and do exactly what I had hoped they would do... clear up the clutter on the truck bed so I can slip my boat in easier.

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 10:55 

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Just received a rubber tail gate mat in the mail. It will make climbing into the back of the truck easier.


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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 18:23 
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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 19:23 

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I put a cap on my F250. Thought about it for a lo g time then looked out a jobsite window and saw my cooler runnimg down the great streets of philly. Baught cap the next wrapped truck 2 weeks later Image

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 11:00 
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ppine wrote:
Just received a rubber tail gate mat in the mail. It will make climbing into the back of the truck easier.


I bought two of these 2' ladders at Ace hardware.com and i just leave the in our trucks, what a GR8 knee/back saver they are.

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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 12:20 

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Those leg helpers are the bee's knees! I keep one in the F250 at all times. For tops I have had a fiberglass for the past 20 years. This one is top shelf, ARE with carpeting on inside roof so I can't glue on rod holders.

If you surf fish or carry long rods for freshwater, the roof racks are great, protects and hides your rigs. The only complaint with the newer tops is the heavily tinted windows make your rearview mirror obsolete. I have to open the hatch to back up safely on the farm.


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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 23:19 
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I carry one of those 2-step ladders too. I use it mostly to climb into the boat so I can put up the canvass top (& sides if needed) before backing down the ramp.

I also received the Keeper telescoping bar. I haven't had a chance to replace the old ratcheting one yet.



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 Post subject: Custom truck bed topper
PostPosted: 23 Jan 2019, 11:46 
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Finished. I applied the tin boat dash ideas to wiring the topper, and I can charge USB stuff, use the cig lighter too. I made use of some salvaged teak from an old table of mine too!

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