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Old 05-10-2011, 09:48 PM
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So I have the factory spray in bedliner and there are only slits in the front part of the bed. Water fills up in the bed and doesn't drain. There doesn't take much debris to stop the little slits up. Anybody have the same problem? Any ideas short of drilling bigger holes through the bedliner?
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Not sure about the 3500 but my new 1500 has a drain hole in the front center of the bed and small slits between the bed floor and the bed walls that run the full length of the bed. I have attached a few pics but it is dusk here so i am not sure how clear they might be. If yours has the same, you might check to be sure they did not clog these when the sprayed in the liner.

If this does not apply in your case, any pics you can post might help us determine the problem.
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Thanks Razorbass, I think that's what has happened bc it is like a swimming pool in the back of the truck after it rains. I will try to take some pics tomorrow in the daylight and see if I can figure out how to post them. From what I can tell it is just two slits at each corner at the front of the bed.
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The slits that run at the base of the sidewalls from front to back should be clearly visible (at least on the 1500). Although they are only about an 1/8" wide (at best), I can see daylight through mine.

The hole in the front center of the bed should be straight down from the middle of where your back cab glass is. Would be easy for any and/or all of these to become clogged if a "lazy" worker did your spray liner in a hurry.

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And here I was just about to suggest drilling huge holes.

What I do is park my truck so that the tailgate points downhill. No water problems. But if you can't do that, and still have the stock suspension rake, widening the slits or drilling some small holes near the cab would definitely work for ya.

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I would never in a million years argue with any suggestion Maddog makes on this forum but I would definitely be sure you check out the slits first to make they are not clogged. I will try to get some better pictures, maybe with a flashlight shining up from below, to show what the gap should look like.

Now, that being said, one of the first things I bought for my ride was a Bakflip F1 tonneau cover. Therefore, I have never had a lot of rain build up in the bed so it is possible the slits won't make that much of a difference. But I find that hard to believe. Water will always find a way to drain when one is available if there is nothing preventing gravity from taking its natural course.
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So I have the factory spray in bedliner and there are only slits in the front part of the bed. Water fills up in the bed and doesn't drain. There doesn't take much debris to stop the little slits up. Anybody have the same problem? Any ideas short of drilling bigger holes through the bedliner?
Sorry littlebugpaint, it was raining here tonight so I could not try to get some better pictures. Calling for rain tomorrow but if it clears out, I will do my best to get some for you.
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Just because MADDOG has that fancy Gold Administrator Badge and a Titus sized Ban Hammer and knows all and sees all on the forum and carries the respect and backup of all the other Administrators and Moderators??

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EXACTLY! Also why I would not argue with your either Brad. Too many of them fancy badges by your member name.
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EXACTLY! Also why I would not argue with your either Brad. Too many of them fancy badges by your member name.
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One thing to watch for; many of us will throw a quick quip with a smiley or 2 to add humor as apposed to a suggestion. Sorta like Maddog's 'big hole' suggestion.....had me laughing.

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As for the truck bed drainage, like others have posted here, there are drainage 'slots' at the front of the bed. If the applicator of the spray in liner is not careful, they will plug these drainage slots. IMO, that's shotty workmanship, and can be quite difficult to clean out without causing some minor damage to the protective surface over the metal....which could in the long term lead to rusting at that location.
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