I have had the bedslide for a while now and it has been used and abused with all the trips we’ve taken over the time.
Originally purchased on Nov. 23, 2016, it has been in service for quite some time and through a few revisions of the truck. To start out with, the installation was easy. a few bolts and screws to combine the 2 sides and frame, bolt in the subframe to the truck bed and slide the platform into it. It is a little on the heavy side, but that is to be expected from something that can handle the a lot of weight. The operation is simple and locks at 2 different spots.
Other minor issues are:
1. The bedslide makes noise as you drive around as the clearances are not perfect. This is double edge sword though because the benefit of the looser tolerances is that sand and minor debris in the rails will not affect the usability of it.
2. The one I got was made for the 5 foot Tacoma bed. I think that in an effort to save some money they made the same widths for all 5 foot bed trucks, and so the bedslide has a couple good sized gaps on either side. A bit of wasted space. They do offer accessories that can bolt in and occupy some of the unused space, but that’s just more money and you will lose a flat platform.
3. It does not extend as far as I would like it to. I think this may be just my specific model – 1000S. I was hoping for more extension.
The inside boards are not wood anymore, but a lighter weight but still very durable plastic.
So would I recommend this product? Yes, absolutely. If you have a bedrack or a bed cap, this item will make your life a lot easier. It can definitely handle the weight and the attachment points are great and easy to move around.
If you’re looking for specific measurements on how it fit’s into the Tacoma, feel free to comment below or send us a message via social media. I’ll be happy to provide them. Also if you’re local to Phoenix, Tucson or Flagstaff and would like to actually see it, let us know and we can find some time.