If you recently purchased a new pickup you might consider protecting the trucks’ bed with a BedRug before you load up with cargo the first time. Even the simplest use will cause the beds’ surface to suffer from scuffs and scratches. If you doubt me trying jumping up on the tailgate and walk around in the truck bed a bit and then inspect the surface. You’re sure to see scuffs and scratches inflicted upon the paint just from the sand that is present on the soles of your shoes or sneakers.
There are several common solutions to protecting a trucks bed Spray on bed liners, plastic drop in bed liners and rubber bed mats are three choices that are commonly seen. All of these are good choices and are certainly better than not protecting the bed at all but all three also have qualities that might be less than ideal for your use. Rubber bed mats do not protect the sides, wheel wells, bulkhead or spray on bedliner, drop in bed liners are generally pretty slippery and tend to move around freely in the bed causing scuffing under the liner, and spray on bed liners require the bed to be scuffed up prior to the application of the liner material.
You may never have heard of a BedRug bed liner before but you should at least give it some consideration before purchasing a less than ideal solution to protecting a truck bed.
The first secret I want to share with you about BedRug bed liners is that although its name has the word “rug” in it’s name it is not made from a rug, or carpet or fabric of any type. Surprised? I know I was surprised to learn that the fuzzy exterior is actually made from the same polypropylene plastic as a regular drop in bed liner. Because the attractive surface is made of a plastic material it can easy resist water, gasoline, oil, and even acids! I had a client who spilled a 5 gallon container of bleach on his BedRug bed liner recently and outside of a slight odor the BedRug showed no sign of the unfortunate incident.
Climbing up into your trucks’ bed is a delight when the bed has been outfitted with a BedRug. Your knees will thank you for the soft foam backing that is shaped to fit the hills and valleys of your cargo bed. Don’t be concerned that the foam will soak up rainwater and hold it against your truck beds paint because the folks at BedRug have forseen this and opted to use a closed cell foam which sheds water.
When you open the box that the BedRug is shipped in you’ll find three items inside. You’ll receive a floor and tailgate piece, a side and bulkhead piece and a mounting kit.
Installation is simple and straight forward and no special tools are required. Simply zip the side panels to the floor with the provided zipper. Now that’s clever and effective. Once you’ve completed that step the velcro tabs can be installed on to the BedRug in the places specified. After cleaning the truck bed thoroughly lift the Bed Rug in to place. Peel off the velcro backing tape and stick the tabs to the bed and tuck the BedRug under the bed rails. You’re done!
BedRug liners are perfect for transporting fishing gear, boating equipment, scuba diving equipment,tools, camping equipment and just about anything else you can think of. The soft fuzzy surface protects your gear and acts well as a non slip surface so everything stays in place when pulling up to a stop sign. Clean up is a snap too, just get up in the bed with a water hose and blast away. If you ever want to remove the BedRug, remember it’s only held in place with the velcro tabs so you know it will be quick and easy.