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I decided to go with a "buy local" approach when I purchased a flatbed for my truck. At first I was pleased with it, until a bunch of tools, chains and straps were ruined because the tool boxes leak just sitting in the rain. The powder coating is peeling off inside the toolboxes and on the outside surfaces because it was not sandblasted or cleaned before it was applied. The fender flare is coming loose due to the fact that it was only tack welded, the caulking is cracked because of this which also caused a crack in the power coating leaving exposed bare metal which is now rusting. I sent it back for warranty repair. They smeared some kind of black goop on the fender that wipes right off, did not fix it. They drilled a small drain hole in each of the tool boxes but did not remove all the peeling powder coating before they used a cheap can of spray paint to cover up the mess. Now there is rust and peeling powder coating. When I expressed my opinion of their repairs on their reviews, they in turn put the blame on me and the very reputable dealer that installed it. With all that said, I am second guessing the "buy local" movement. This company also has a Facebook page, Farm . I can understand that defects occur, but why wouldn't you stand behind your warranty and fix it correctly. I don't care if it needs to be sand blasted, repaired, and re-powder coated. This is my personal truck, not some farm truck getting banged around in the barn yard. Most of the time it sits in the garage, I take good care of it and now I have a $5000 bed that is defective and rusting.

Flatbed, flat bed,
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