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Grit dog

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Posted: 12/25/21 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pete_k wrote:

Bed mat will be 3/16" for that reason. With the picture frame in the truck. A 3/16 piece of lexan, just fits. I can adjust the pucks to take care of some of that if need be.
I'm thinking lift up one side at a time. Put red lipstick on the bed cover lips. Then lay the mat back down. But have a section of Vinyl floor in the shop. Its 5ft by 10ft. Thinking I will use it as a template. Get everything right, then use to it to drill the holes out.
May have to pick up a 4x8 1/4" mat Monday. If I buy the camper were going to look at. To get it home on. If so they also have a 5x8 mat. May just buy it and cut to fit the truck. AS the DEZ-DZ86916 - Dee Zee Truck Bed Mat has been moved back to Mid Jan now. So if I go this route. I will cancel that order. They told me yesterday It would not be an issue if I did not wait until Jan to cancel that mat.


Merry Christmas. Yes if what I said was confusing, then I would suggest a template. And full size like your planning, if you aren’t comfortable with drawing straight lines and using a tape measure.
Presume you don’t have a bed liner if you’re worried about even getting the camper home without a mat. However, buying a mat that you have to “customize “ to make fit, seems counterproductive beings you’re not comfortable laying out the cuts.
Also unless you plan on climbing pikes peak on the way home with your camper, and worried it will slide out the back, there are other options to protect your truck bed from scratches.
With this being the day of the birth of Christ, there is already and will be copious amounts of used cardboard around.


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Posted: 12/25/21 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I'm thinking lift up one side at a time. Put red lipstick on the bed cover lips. Then lay the mat back down. But have a section of Vinyl floor in the shop.


I would just lay it down the crawl under with a sharpy and mark the holes from the bottom. it will take a bit of work but then nothing is out of place

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StirCrazy wrote:

Pete_k wrote:


I'm thinking lift up one side at a time. Put red lipstick on the bed cover lips. Then lay the mat back down. But have a section of Vinyl floor in the shop.


I would just lay it down the crawl under with a sharpy and mark the holes from the bottom. it will take a bit of work but then nothing is out of place

Steve


The holes have the puck sockets under them, not easily accessible.


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StirCrazy wrote:

Pete_k wrote:


I'm thinking lift up one side at a time. Put red lipstick on the bed cover lips. Then lay the mat back down. But have a section of Vinyl floor in the shop.


I would just lay it down the crawl under with a sharpy and mark the holes from the bottom. it will take a bit of work but then nothing is out of place

Steve


The holes have the puck sockets under them, not easily accessible.


ya it will take some twisting and turning, but on mine I could do it if I take the spair tire out.

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Made a template of Cardboard. Then cut the mat using that. Got the 2016 Eagle Cap 1200 home. Did not move on the 650 mile trip. Feel that the camper should mark the 5 pucks. As the weight should leave the impressions on the mat. If not will get those marked also.
Will be spraying the white bed liner in this spring. Just not warm enough to get it done this winter. Unless my shot gets finished before spring. But its like everything else. Waiting on the concrete to get poured.


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Do the pucks have threaded holes? If so, cut head off bolts and screw them in. Tap cardboard or mat (plywood?) with hammer, this would make marks for center.

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JRscooby wrote:

Do the pucks have threaded holes? If so, cut head off bolts and screw them in. Tap cardboard or mat (plywood?) with hammer, this would make marks for center.


You may want to look up what a “puck system” is in these newer trucks.

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JRscooby wrote:

Do the pucks have threaded holes? If so, cut head off bolts and screw them in. Tap cardboard or mat (plywood?) with hammer, this would make marks for center.


No threaded holes. Just big key like cutouts. The frame fits into then you turn the key. It spins and locks it in place. But after hauling the camper 600 miles. There's perfect marks in the mat now to cut out the holes.

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Grit dog wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

Do the pucks have threaded holes? If so, cut head off bolts and screw them in. Tap cardboard or mat (plywood?) with hammer, this would make marks for center.


You may want to look up what a “puck system” is in these newer trucks.


Why should I bother? I don't need to mark holes.
The OP is/was wanting ideas. If mine will not work, it might give him another. Worse case, wasted a few electrons.

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