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The Bed is Failing (Cracking)

That is certainly not supposed to look like it does.

TL;DR - The passenger front corner of the bed cracked all the way down to the bed floor. I've fixed it, for now.

On our first day of the trip to Plumas National Forest, on our way down to Poker Flat, we heard a new banging noise. It reminded me of the noise I'd heard when I'd broken a leaf spring, so I was out of the truck quickly to look for the problem. I wasn't able to isolate it entirely, but I was pretty sure that I found where the bed had split (more than in the past) in the passenger front corner - something I'd tried to avoid by replacing my bed rack. Luckily, it only seemed to rattle around on significant downgrades with rocky conditions, and I knew the bed liner would mostly keep things together, so we ignored it for the rest of the trip.

Once we got back, I was able to get the bed off. Sure enough, the entire corner had split. A bit of metal - and half a day later - I got it all buttoned up. Details on the process are covered in My Bed is All Cracked Up, and hopefully it'll be good to go for several more years. Really though, the bed has issues all around, so who knows - perhaps I'll need a replacement in the future.

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