Owning a travel trailer is about more than maintaining and outfitting your home away from home. Your RV could feature every amenity and all the latest bells and whistles, but if your truck isn’t in good shape, you’re not going anywhere. A simple step you can take toward protecting your truck, is to invest in a bed liner. Bed liners are essential for keeping your cargo and your truck bed in good shape while on the road. Better yet, spray-on bed liners can be applied to a variety of surfaces on your vehicle to prevent dents and scratches.
There are two main types of bed liners: drop-in liners and spray-on liners. Each one has their advantages, but both create skid-proof, dent-proof surfaces in your truck bed. Drop in bed liners are convenient because they can be easily applied to the truck and removed easily, if necessary. Spray-on bed liners require some prep work before being applied and are pretty much permanent, though they will wear out over time, even those that have a lifetime guarantee. The advantage of spray-on bed liners is that they are flexible and won’t crack even when traversing rough terrain. They are generally tougher, and you can also apply the bed liner to other surfaces to protect them. Here are 3 reasons why every truck should have a bed liner.
Protect Your Cargo
With their skid-proof surfaces, bed liners reduce cargo movement in your truck bed. This protects your cargo from sliding around and becoming damaged. They also act a shock absorbers and reduces vibrations that could also damage cargo.
Protect Your Truck Bed
If you don’t have a canopy on your truck, the bed is exposed to the elements and there is potential for weather damage. If you have a bed liner, you can protect the metal from the elements and prevent rust and other damage that might shorten the life of your truck.
Protect Other Surfaces on Your Vehicle and Your RV
In 2011, the Discovery Channel’s hit TV-show Myth busters, put spray-on truck bed liner to the test in several experiments. They found that the bed liner protected underlying surfaces from dents and scratches, explosions, and even dog attacks. Spray-on bed liners can be applied to your bumpers, fenders, floorboards, etc. Additionally, the liner will protect these surfaces from rusting and can create a skid-free surface.
Benami Autocare recommends U-POL: Raptor Bed Liner – Black (1 LITER) in order to protect your trunks. These product can be used for automotive, construction, marine, recreational, industrial, agricultural and commercial applications.