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Old 03-13-2018, 12:51 AM
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what is this fixture in the bed of my F350

Some load management item? It must have been part of a package I guess I ordered because I didnít intentionally order it ( especially since I donít know what it is)
key on the key fob slightly opens it but I canít see its purpose. Sorry, Iíve only had the truck for about 16 days now and still getting acquainted but feel stupid not knowing something I didnít know I had ordered.

 
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:54 AM
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Bed cleats. Offer additional attachment points. Part of the cargo management option/package. Should have a silver key with them that will unlock them so they can be removed if you need to.
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:59 AM
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Tie down points to secure cargo.... I am pretty sure that they come "standard" in all Super Duty Packages. Typically the dealer leaves them in a package inside of the truck and then you would install them.
Key will unlock it so that you can remove them. In my opinion, if you live in a snow & salted area, it be a good idea to remove them when not in use!
 
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These are officially called "Box Link" in Ford speak...just tie down points as others mentioned. They are standard on a certain level XLT and higher. There are two silver keys, probably in your glovebox, that unlock these and allow removal. Once removed, the mounts can be used for e-track cargo accessories. These are definitely useful for tying things down.
 
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You will grow to appreciate the Bed Cleats as you have the Ford spray-in bed linter.
 
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Ford made a big deal about these things when the 2015 F-150 came out. I fail to see anything that special about them. I appreciate having the additional tie down points, but that is really all they do. I actually wish there was an additional tie-down in the center of the bed, especially if you have an 8-foot bed.
 
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Mine are still under the rear seat in the vacuum sealed plastic that they came in.
 
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Whatís the weight capacity of these tie downs? Unless there are substantial backing plates connected to the frame, Iím guessing these are only good for securing luggage and the occasional box of stuff. Not seeing how these can be used to tie down items that use a decent amount of cargo capacity like full 55gal drums or similar heavy items these trucks are designed to carry.
 
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You will grow to appreciate the Bed Cleats as you have the Ford spray-in bed linter.
Looks like Line-X to me.
 
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Looks like Line-X to me.
yes Linex. Well thanks to all. Once again you have bailed me out. As it has always been all the way through the process when I was just casually lurking around when first thinking about buying a Ford SD 18 months ago.
 
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Originally Posted by LCA078 View Post
Whatís the weight capacity of these tie downs? Unless there are substantial backing plates connected to the frame, Iím guessing these are only good for securing luggage and the occasional box of stuff. Not seeing how these can be used to tie down items that use a decent amount of cargo capacity like full 55gal drums or similar heavy items these trucks are designed to carry.
Actually Ford made a statement saying the bed was heavily reinforced in the areas of the Box Link cleats. I've put a fair amount of tension on them with a ratchet strap...you could probably pull the bedsides in but it is sturdy enough for heavy objects.
 
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You will grow to appreciate the Bed Cleats as you have the Ford spray-in bed linter.
Iíve heard of bed wetter. Whatís a bed linter? Is that a #1 or #2? Lol.
 
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Originally Posted by Larrymac52 View Post
Some load management item? It must have been part of a package I guess I ordered because I didnít intentionally order it ( especially since I donít know what it is)
key on the key fob slightly opens it but I canít see its purpose. Sorry, Iíve only had the truck for about 16 days now and still getting acquainted but feel stupid not knowing something I didnít know I had ordered.

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im assuming you ordered your rigs box to be sprayed with Line-X but I see the bed bolts werenít and rightfully so. What you my not be aware of is once those bolts are removed, Ford recommendations are, to replace with new. Do you know or care if this was done. Just food for thought.
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill_The_PA View Post
Larry,
im assuming you ordered your rigs box to be sprayed with Line-X but I see the bed bolts werenít and rightfully so. What you my not be aware of is once those bolts are removed, Ford recommendations are, to replace with new. Do you know or care if this was done. Just food for thought.
Thanksó yes I was aware of that. It will still be a while before I pull a fifth wheel, but since the truck ó and those bolts-were just weeks old-I trust the guys at Linex that have done hundreds of these to retorque the bolts correctly. I had intended to have the mechanics check them out on my first oil change.
 
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