Need a flatbed recommendation

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by skyhighZJ, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Looking to put a flatbed on my 2011 ram 3500 megacab. Anybody have a recommendation for a place here in NC that has good sales staff/customer service and prices. Prefer something skirted with boxes.
     
  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    I had a cm on my 06 mega cab dually. It worked well. I just pulled the bed off my 07 mega dually this week and I'm goingto be building a bed for it.
     
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  3. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I'd look at Mid State Trailers, just outside of Asheboro. Buddy of mine has one and seems to like it, @77GreenMachine I can't remember Curt's SN if you wanna tag him.
     
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  4. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    @Curtis_H
     
  5. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    This guy built our new work truck bed a little over a year ago. Nice guy to deal with and open to build whatever you want. His finished products looks very nice and his beds are built heavy duty. His shop is right down the street from my house so I stopped by several times while he was building it and was impressed by his craftsmanship. I can get some more pics if you want but this is all I have on my phone.


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  6. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    I think you mean midstate truck bodies. I stopped by there Thursday, pretty nice/ok but not what I was wanting.
     
  7. Curtis_H

    Curtis_H Well-Known Member

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    Mid state truck beds is who I used. They are located off 49 in Denton. He used to be part of mid state trailer but from my understanding he is doing his own thing now. His name is cam. I’m very happy with my bed especially for the price. I did have have to do my own wiring and the paint was not the greatest but neither was a big deal breaker.
     
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  8. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    As long as the undercarriage is painted well the deck is more than likely gonna get lined. Wiring isn’t a big deal I can tackle that for the right price on the bed itself.
     
  9. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Sent them an email with a rough idea of what I want. Will see. BTW that 5500 looks like it’s a mile long!
     
  10. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    It is the longest cc frame they offer but it still out maneuvers the 08 f250 it replaced.
     
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  11. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Got a Blue Ridge Manufacturing "Montana" model with a few custom ordered items and it's powder coated red to match my truck, (required extra time to get).
    Great design, construction and welding.
    Can hook you up with my dealer, if desired.
     
  12. untchabl

    untchabl On the rocks

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    My Dad has a Carolina Customs bed on his 16 Ram 3500 cab & chassis. My brother has a Hillsboro on his 04 Dodge 2500.
     
  13. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    @WARRIORWELDING makes some of the nicest truck flat beds I've ever seen. True pieces of art. One of the beds he made had the company name cut in the back and was backlit. It was awesome!
     
  14. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a CM on my F550. I'm a big fan. Bought it used, cleaned it up, good to go.
     
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  15. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Looked at the CM at the local dealership and they are talking $5500 plus for the bed and install! Talked to mid state and they are about )3500 out the door. I think that’s my way I’m going.
     
  16. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Our flatbed was around 7k I think. Powder coating, wiring, and everything.
     
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  17. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Another vote for Midstate. Good ol boys making some nice beds at a fair price.
     
  18. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    The J&I flatbed on my F-350 C&C had over 1/2 million miles on it in 12 years (before landing with me) behind multiple trucks.
    Aside from the finish (which needs a good wire-brushing and respray), the rest is holding up dang well.
    My only gripe is the fawking filler neck is horizontal/90* out the side and *ALWAYS* burps back.

    My next flatbed will be skirted and hydraulic dump (fawk shoveling 1-2 tons of anything!)
     

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