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Old 03-22-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hard Lesson

Ď17 Ram short bed/305RL - paid for a B&W Compaion Manual Slider. It doesnít help if you donít slide it. Now need an $800 reslider. Two days later, hit a pinky with a battery chain saw - five stitches and $250 out of the pocket. Glad I save $40 on the site with Senior Passports
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:35 AM   #2
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At least it sounds like you kept the pinky.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #3
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My shoulder hurt a bit after pulling the slider bar once. Made it easier to go with a long bed. 360 view camera makes the truck seem smaller when parking.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:57 PM   #4
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Or an auto-slide like a Pullrite.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #5
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Thats why I got the Pullrite Auto slider. I don't trust that I will remember to pull the handle.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:45 PM   #6
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Same here with the Pullrite. Why even worry about it.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:04 PM   #7
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At least you didn't lose your sense of humor!!!
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:18 AM   #8
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Duck Tape to the rescue - Gorilla too expensive. It’s camping after all. Got an appointment Monday to install by Safelite
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:24 AM   #9
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Install the pinky? ��
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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The long bed was not all that much more expensive.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:00 PM   #11
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Should have bought a long bed. Cheaper in the long run.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:00 PM   #12
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The long bed was not all that much more expensive.
Long beds RULE!
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:13 PM   #13
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Long beds RULE!
BUT they don't fit in my garage!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:08 AM   #14
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BUT they don't fit in my garage!!
Then just hit the road
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:34 AM   #15
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BUT they don't fit in my garage!!
That's easy to fix, buy a house with a bigger garage.

My CCLB fits our garage just fine with about 4" clearance in front and back - but the house is ~50 years old and built in the days when Detroit 'land barges' ruled the road in the US. Unfortunately a dually wont fit width wise through the doors though.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:45 AM   #16
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The other easy fix is to build a bigger garage. My truck would fit depth wise in the house garage (G1) but it is to tall. It would hit the garage door opener arm. However it fits perfect in the RV garage (G2). The bay it sets in has a 9' door. The garage is also 48' deep.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:51 AM   #17
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Just put a screen over the hole where the rear window should be...which also helps remove certain odors in the cab.
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