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    The full sized mid-size, my 2014 F150 "Fiddy"

    Check the nut at the top of the front shock where it goes through the top hat. Mine made the same noise and it turned out these were not tightened down all the way. Just enough to let the spring rattle when going over sharp bumps.
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    2021 F150 Spy shots. Is Ford going back to '09-'14?

    Agreed. And turn signals are supposed to be amber. Tired of the ricer clear lenses.
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    Mule Skinner

    Probably my next truck right there. Nice!
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    Request: pics/info of your 2009-2014 F150 Supercrew builds

    Another option to consider with the Leitner Rack is just adding an extension over the roof when you need it. The aluminum extrusions they use for load bars would make it a cinch to bolt on a cantilever that would span a few feet forward. Buy some 80/20 extrusion and fittings and you’re set.
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    2021 F150 Spy shots. Is Ford going back to '09-'14?

    The dimensions on the taillights and bed contours are not the same as the 09-14 trucks. Looks final production to me.
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    Request: pics/info of your 2009-2014 F150 Supercrew builds

    Yakima Baseline mounts with HD crossbars in combination with their Overhaul HD rack system seems like it would check all your boxes. Been looking at that combo as an option as it’s easy to take on and off depending on one’s needs.
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    What can you tell me about the Chevy Avalanche?

    You could do that, but In my experience they are not fully water tight, so you might get wet in rain.
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    Request: pics/info of your 2009-2014 F150 Supercrew builds

    Look at the Yakima Overhaul HD rack as well. Seems like a versatile option. I have been back and forth on racks for my ‘14 F150. Things to look for when shopping for trucks would be the bigger 9.75” rear axle vs. the 8.8. Not sure if all V8’s came with them or not. Also, the 36 gallon fuel...
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    What can you tell me about the Chevy Avalanche?

    Cargo covers are easy to remove. Three separate panels. They are heavy, but manageable. I would be wary of exhaust fumes with a topper and midgate down.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    Yep, but without the retractable top. You could replace the glass in the midgate with a metal mesh screen for dogs or cargo barriers, or you could stick the glass in if you had a bunch of dirty or dusty gear that you wanted to separate from the cabin.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    Yeah, won’t work if your using the third row. I always thought it would be cool to try that swap tho.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    Swap the midgate and Avi bedliner into the Sub, creating a cargo area that can be sealed off from the passenger cabin.
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    Hard Bed Covers

    Thanks for the reply. I have been waffling back and forth between a hard cover vs. Decked drawers. I pick up a couple bales of hay every month, and I am concerned that every crevice of the Decked platform will quickly fill with hay and get real nasty here in the PNW. A retractable cover would...
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    Hard Bed Covers

    I have been looking at this combo. Can the rack towers slide closer to the cab? What are you thoughts on the setup?
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    What can you tell me about the Chevy Avalanche?

    I’ve owned two GMT 800 Avalanches. One cladded one without. Great all around rigs for someone not needing a huge bed or enclosed suv cargo area. Will haul full sheets of drywall or plywood with the tailgate up when you drop the midgate. Don’t expect to drop 2 yards of gravel in the back...
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