Pickup Bed Liner for Overhead Camper

Pickup Bed Liner for Overhead Camper

What is the best thing I can put on the bed under my Northern Lite 8'11" overhead camper? Is there a good way to keep it from shifting side to side?

Thanks, Kelly

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Oct 22, 2011
Stabilizing Your Camper
by: Kirk

I have to say, none of the posts so far will solve the problem. I have a bedliner and a rubber mat. The typical bedliner increases the slide action even with a rubber mat. It is a nusiance to have to stop and reposition the camper mid-trip. Admittedly, I drive fast and far, often 80 mph and 700 mile days with some offroad action. I will be installing firm foam blocks between the camper and the the bed on each side of the camper to prevent the creeping. I use Fastgun tiedowns, angled and opposed, by the way. I have not seen a suitable product on the market so will be fabricating them myself - although my search for a commercial solution has only started.

Aug 16, 2010
Bed Liner
by: Anonymous

Spray the bed with Rhino Liner and make sure you have good anchor points installed. Have fun.

Aug 12, 2010
by: Anonymous

A rubber bed mat.

Jun 04, 2010
Stabilizing Camper Options
by: wil

Bear with me, it's been quite a while since I used a pick-up camper. Almost 40 years, in fact.

My first camper P/U was a 1973 3/4 ton 4wd with the fuel tank in the cab. That is an important point, because it allowed me to weld a piece of steel rectangle double-wall box tubing to the underside of the frame rails behind the cab just behind the front bed mounts and above the drive shaft. That allowed me to use two heavy truck ratcheting load binders to secure the camper. Steel mounting plates in the camper allowed the load to spread out and took care of any strain imposed by the limbs encountered on woods roads.

My second truck (also 4wd) had saddle fuel tanks which forced me to install four (4) bearing plates tacked to the underside of the bed with outrigger-style supports on the rear mounts. I used four long turnbuckles to secure the camper. The mounts were off-set from the camper hooks, which allowed the use of angled turnbuckles, acting in opposition to hold the camper in place. My best suggestion is to consult with your supplier. A commercial grade plastic liner should have no difficulty resisting the wear of the camper. Just make sure you have the camper securely mounted when in use.

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