I have a RhinoLiner. It has a rubbery texture and doesn't let the load slide
around in the bed easily. Good for preventing load shift when traveling but
not so good for sliding heavy things to the back of the bed for unloading.
Line-X is a harder surface that's a bit more slippery. Both brands seem to
be very durable. Personally, I think finding a good installer is more
important than which brand you get. My installer was a bit sloppy where the
liner was trimmed around the tailgate opening but it doesn't look bad enough
for me to take it back and have it fixed. Inspect your truck carefully for
overspray and other installation problems before you pay them.
I had Rhino liner in my 96 2500 and I have X-line in my 05 2500. I
would have to give the nod to X-line. It really makes a difference on
the installer. Make sure you get to look at some of their previous
One other thing. Rhino liner is warranted by the installing dealer. If
they go out of business?????? X-line is a national warranty
Not sure if I have a preference, as I only have Line-X experience, but I
love my Line-X. Definitely no problems with it, and is still as good as
the day it got put on almost four years ago.
West Sanders wrote:
ive shopped for a bed liner for my truck since before i bought it. yesterday
i took it to line-x and had them install it. the main thing i looked at on
several occasions of visiting the dealerships of the various spray in liners
was the quality of the workmanship.
whoever you choose, i believe, they all have a quality product as far as the
materials used. the main differance between them is actually dealer to
dealer in the quality of installations.
my truck turned out beautiful! all the lines are straight, and i mean
straight edge straight, next to no overspray at the front wall to cab area.
but in my looking i seen several occasions of dealers that were nowhere near
as good and some that was ok. even within the same line of product.
ive rambled about this basically to say, take your time. visit the dealers
ask to see recent instalations they have done and inspect them closely.
choose the product and dealer you like best. thats what i did and am very
also as others have mentioned check into the warranties. are they the
installing dealer only or national? i know line-x is national as was stated
by some others. but that was a last factor for me the install was main
The thing with spay in liners is that there is no changing your mind.
Once its there, it there forever.
You get sick of looking at it or when it gets scuffed up or faded you
can't pull it out.
You get a dent in the side of the bed, the spray in dents with it.
With a regular liner, you can hide dents and you will still have your
paint in tact when its time to sell the truck.
But in the end, its your truck. Good luck
Its a truck bed. Truck beds get dents and scratches. No worries about
scratching paint with the spray-ins and you don't have to be dishonest and
try to hide anything.
'03 Laramie, CTD, HO, 4WD, 6sp, LB (sprayed, of course), 5th wheel hitch,
39mos, 97k miles, original LP
ive had drop in liners before. the last one i had was in a 89 ranger. after
aprox 70k i spilled some paint in the bed, no problem i told myself, ill
just pop the liner out and wash the paint off. when i pulled it out i found
that it had rubbed the paint off in big spots and i had serious rust issues
that was hidden by the liner. after a little body work to repair the rust
holes and some paint i gave the drop in liner away. i havent had one since.
the 05 came with one and the very first thing done when it got home was
getting that liner out of the truck. that was my experiance with drop ins
and im not going down that road again.
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