Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Aside from that they just get paint protection film and call it a day.
One of my fishing trips to NW Ontario involves off-road driving on old logging roads to get to boats cached on remote lakes. The trails are pretty narrow in places, and I had had my side mirrors force folded in by branches and my tall factory antenna snapped off by a tree branch--these happened with my 2010 F150.
So with my 2018 F150 3.0 I will be replacing the tall antenna with a shorty, and will be wrapping the sides of the truck with paint protection film before I take it down those trails in Canada this summer.
Some of those trails get pretty rough also, so the factory P tires may be swapped out for LT's before that trip this summer. Learned my lesson the hard way on that in August 2011 when I blew 2 factory OEM tires in one day (one at 6am and one after fishing at 3pm) on those trails with only 1 spare. We were about 7 miles off-road when that happened, and lucky for me a bear hunter drove by and saved the day. He had compassion as the same thing happened to him in the past, and then he went to LT Duratrac tires and never had a problem since, so when I got back after that trip I went with LT Duratrac's and never looked back.
Anyone have any experience or recommendations with paint protection film? I need it for that Canada trip. It got to the point with the 2010 that I just laughed when branches brushed the sides of the truck as I drove fairly fast down those trails, and when I got home the paint and trim on the sides of the truck were all scratched up. I need to try to protect the new truck at least for the next 2-3 summers.
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch FX4 3.0L Power Stroke 4x4, Long Bed & Trailer Tow Mirrors | Spray-in & Wheel Well Liners & BAKFlip CS/F1 & BAKFlip BakBox 2
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