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We are super Happy.

 

Finally after Months of delays, Volvo's fault, Herrin's Smart Bed with installed ET Hitch is complete.

 

We HIGHLY recommend Herrin. Larry and Family are wiling to help make your dream come true, everything is built in house. Special thanks to Larry for listening to me and making sure the Bed was Perfect, Jacob for a job well done on the Smart Bed, and Jeb for building the awesome Drom Box.

 

FYI: One of my special request is the Slope top on the Drom Box.

 

Let the Projects & Add-On's begin :)

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Very nice!

 

FYI: One of my special request is the Slope top on the Drom Box.

Any particular reason for wanting a slope? Certainly looks sharp!

 

Let the Projects & Add-On's begin :)

Start with the rest of the lights and reflectors on the bed! ;-)

Herrin's beds usually come up a few short--PM/e-mail me if you want help.

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Very nice!

 

 

Any particular reason for wanting a slope? Certainly looks sharp!

 

 

Start with the rest of the lights and reflectors on the bed! ;-)

Herrin's beds usually come up a few short--PM/e-mail me if you want help.

 

Being a Complete Novice, my thought for the Slope is that I like it but also "May" help with snow/rain and besides who puts anything on top. Also, it may be useful for a future Solar Panel.

 

Thank you for the offer and Yes, you're correct ... The reflectors are part of the add-on's plan for the Truck. Baby Steps ;) The next few months will be overwhelming for me.

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You know there's an easier way to keep snow off of it--drive to warmer weather!

 

In general though, I'm not a fan of flat surfaces--unless they're sturdy enough to be truly flat. You don't want water (or snow, ice, etc.) ponding anywhere it doesn't have to.

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You know there's an easier way to keep snow off of it--drive to warmer weather!

 

In general though, I'm not a fan of flat surfaces--unless they're sturdy enough to be truly flat. You don't want water (or snow, ice, etc.) ponding anywhere it doesn't have to.

 

LOL... exactly

sent you a PM

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Got a link to an album so we can see details up close?

 

Jack, Here is the photo album you requested. Hoping the link works, I'm still learning therefore let me know if I forgot something.

 

Also, If you notice there is a small trap door on the rear deck left of the ET Hitch. A 46 gallon tank was installed below the ET Hitch for future use. I decided a smaller tank than David's to keep the standard rear storage boxes.

 

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"A 46 gallon tank was installed below the ET Hitch for future use. I decided a smaller tank than David's to keep the standard rear storage boxes"

 

So are you thinking sewage transfer tank?

 

Larry installed a 75 gal tank, which I found, for me with that same use. With a 100 inch deck, I didn't really have any loss of storage box size.

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That is a very nice bed. While planning mine I have been thinking about a 75 or 100 gallon tank between the rails under the hitch. it would have a small pump and not be tied to the truck's fuel system. Figure it would use it to haul gasoline for the trailer, or toad.

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Hero..."So are you thinking sewage transfer tank?"

 

Yes, I'm thinking sewage transfer will be a good use for the tank, albeit I'll have to make more trips. Admittedly I'm a novice, This is an area I was unfamiliar with when Larry asked if I wanted a Tank. My reply, "Sure but I don't want to lose any storage" Larry selected the tank and added a rock shield. I'm happy, at least until I learn to know better. ;)

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Hero..."So are you thinking sewage transfer tank?"

 

Yes, I'm thinking sewage transfer will be a good use for the tank, albeit I'll have to make more trips. Admittedly I'm a novice, This is an area I was unfamiliar with when Larry asked if I wanted a Tank. My reply, "Sure but I don't want to lose any storage" Larry selected the tank and added a rock shield. I'm happy, at least until I learn to know better. ;)

 

It's probably not elegant enough for a brand new truck, but you might be interested in how I'm pumping waste: http://rvnerds.com/2016/01/29/home-brew-macerator-pump/

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Being a Complete Novice, my thought for the Slope is that I like it but also "May" help with snow/rain and besides who puts anything on top. Also, it may be useful for a future Solar Panel.

 

Thank you for the offer and Yes, you're correct ... The reflectors are part of the add-on's plan for the Truck. Baby Steps ;) The next few months will be overwhelming for me.

 

Larry,

The sloped roof does look nice! I do stand on my drom when washing the roof of the truck with soap and bucket! :)

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Got a link to an album so we can see details up close?

Not sure what details you're looking for, I will be happy to post what I can.

Truthfully, not all of our photos were posted. Larry Herrin asked me NOT to publicly post the in shop process because "there are competitor's trying copy my design and I don't want to make to easy for them". I can see his point and will honor his request.

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Are ya'll welding studs to bed to secure wheel stops? I didn't cause I was concerned I could puncture tire. That is what it looks like to me in pics. Great looking truck.

Glen thank you for the compliment on the truck.

I think I need a better explanation on "wheel stops". Haven't a clue what you're referring to.

Justice had memory bubble pop. ;) if you're referring to the Smart car wheelstops they are bolted on to the Bed. When using the ramps the stops are removed and ramp is secured using the same bolts.

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