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Posted: March 15, 2013

Bedrug TrailerWare Installation

How to install Bedrug's TrailerWare soft-sided protection

By Dan Sanchez

Enclosed trailers that are used to haul ATV’s, show vehicles, and race cars, take lots of abuse and don’t offer protection to prevent scratches and dings. But that changed when BedRug introduced its TrailerWare liner material that’s designed to add impact absorption properties, and dramatically improve the appearance of the trailer’s interior.

Installation is easy, but requires taking careful measurements to ensure the 1/4-inch thick, closed cell foam barrier is lined-up correctly. The TrailerWare is trimmed around cabinets and outlets, glued into place, and held at the top with aluminum rails. Furthermore, the 100 percent Polypropylene fibers are water and stain resistant, and can easily be cleaned to keep it looking great. 

We installed the Standard Kit, onto a 24-foot toy hauler belonging to Rob Green at JKR Customs in Orange, CA. Green uses the trailer to haul his race cars and $100,000 show vehicles he builds for his customers. We looked on as Green installed the kit onto his trailer, which took about two hours. The kit reaches a full 48-inches up the trailer wall, and comes with 48-linear feet of TrailerWare liner material, 58 feet of aluminum rail, six spray cans of adhesive and hardware.

Sources:
BedRug Inc.
635 Old Hickory Blvd.
Old Hickory, TN 37138
800-462-8435
www.bedrug.com

 

 

 

 

The first step is to remove any electrical switches, panels, shelving. Then measure 48 inches up from the floor and mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A chalk line is used to make a perfectly straight guide line to mount the aluminum trim rails. The kit comes with self-tapping screws that are inserted along the rails.

 

 

 

 

 

The TrailerWare material is rolled out flat and trimmed to fit around wheel wells, electrical outlets etc. The kit comes with plenty of spray adhesive that was generously applied to the trailer walls and the rear of the TrailerWare material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a few minutes the adhesive becomes tacky and the TrailerWare was placed up against the walls, making sure it went on evenly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adhesive was sprayed under the flap cut to fit on top of the wheel wells. We used a straight edge to create a tight 90-degree fit from the wall to the top of the wheel well. Then the extra material was trimmed off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This trailer had a Beaver tail (slope) at the rear. We simply cut a triangular piece of TrailerWare and glued it into position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished installation looks incredible and provides a cushion against denting or scratching the vehicle inside.

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