It’s time for the first post in a series that we’re going to revisit every once in a while: reviews! In this Quick Review we’re going to take a look at the DualLiner Truck Bedliner that I ordered and installed a couple weeks ago.
What Is It?
DualLiner’s bedliners are one of many options you have for protecting the bed of your truck. Spray-on bedliners, such as Rhino Liner and Line-X, became popular about 10-15 years ago but over time have started falling out of favor due to longevity issues. There are also DIY kits you can by to apply spray-on bedliners yourself. Many companies sell drop-in bedliners that are large molded pieces of plastic that fit your truck’s bed perfectly. DualLiner’s solution is a bit different.
Instead of one big piece of plastic, the DualLiner is 5 pieces. Four of the pieces are the same plastic you’ll see in other drop-in liners, but the fifth is what they call their ZeroSkid rubber bed mat. One common complaint about the all-plastic bedliners is that cargo slides around on the smooth surface. They also have a tendency to trap dirt and moisture underneath because of their shape and material.
The rubber mat component of the DualLiner addresses both of those issues directly. The surface is very thick and rubbery and everything I have put on it so far has hardly budged. As for moisture and dirt, the bottom side is covered in little nubs which allow air and water to move through the space freely which helps prevent damage and rusting.
How Do You Use It?
One of the things that really drew me to the DualLiner over other bedliner options was how it is installed. Because it comes in pieces, it actually arrives in a box and you install it yourself in about 20 minutes. Every truck is going to be a little different, and my install was very basic. All I had to do was remove 4 tie-downs in each corner of my truck bed, slide the pieces in place, and bolt the tie-downs back in. The tailgate piece was also installed using existing hardware – in this case 6 screws. Then I unrolled the rubber mat and slid it into place. Simple.
Is It Any Good?
I think the DualLiner is pretty great. It is competitively priced at $399 with free shipping. The materials are high-quality. Installing it was a snap. They’re 100% American made. And probably best of all, they come with a lifetime warranty.
If you’re looking for an awesome bedliner that you can install yourself, give DualLiner a shot. If you end up ordering one, let me know in the comments.