Choosing a Bed Liner for Your Truck : Rhino Liner vs. LINE-X

As a truck owner, you want to protect your truck with the highest quality truck bed liner available. Whether you use your truck solely for off-roading adventures or as a work truck and daily driver, having a bed liner that plays and works as hard as you do is important. However, with an influx of bed liners that are available for any make and model of truck, it can be confusing and even overwhelming deciding what type of bed liner you should outfit your truck with. To make this process easier for you, we’re taking two of top brand names of bed liners in the industry, LINE-X and Rhino bed liners in St. George, and comparing the two. You can find more information about other types of bed liners, here. Additionally, if you’d like to know more about your options contact Red Desert Off-Road today to see what bed liner is best suited for your budget, lifestyle, and truck.

St. George Rhino Bed Liner and LINE-X Similarities

St. George Rhino bed liner

Before we look at the differences of each of these St. George bed liners, let’s first take a look at the similarities between these two industry leaders:

  • The installation of either a Rhino bed liner in St. George compared to the cost of a LINE-X bed liner is relatively similar. According to this article, a Rhino Lining will cost you around  $470.41 and a LINE-X bed liner will cost you around $481.77. These prices are based on a national average and may be higher or lower depending on the city in which you purchase and have your bed liner installed.
  • The installation process is similar and the effectiveness of the bed liner is only as good as the installation. Since LINE-X is a franchise all installers are certified in proper techniques and processes in order to install spray-on bed liners the right way, every time.
  • Both truck bed liners offer a Lifetime Warranty. It’s important to note that the Rhino Lining’s warranty is a limited warranty and since Rhino locations are owned by individuals rather than franchises, you may have more difficulties if your bed liner tears or is installed incorrectly.
  • Both liners can be color matched to fit your specifications.
  • Each liner effectively dampens sounds and reduces overall impact.

Rhino Bed Liners

One of the main differences you’ll notice immediately between a St. George Rhino bed liner and a LINE-X bed liner is how much softer a TuffGrip Rhino liner is. This is due to the increased thickness and the materials that are used in the creation process of this particular bed liner. For some people, this softness is a positive attribute of Rhino bed liners since it isn’t as rough as LINE-X and is more gentle on both the knees and cargo. Additionally, the grip of this particular truck bed liner seems to “grab” cargo better than that of a LINE-X bed liner.

However other types of Rhino liners, such as the SolarMax, IExtreme and HardLine liners are comparable to LINE-X Premium, Platinum or XTRA LINE-X liners.

Another difference between Rhino bed liners and LINE-X is that because Rhino installers are not part of a franchise, Rhino liner is applied and installed differently from one installer to the next, according to this article from Tundra Headquarters. On the same side of the coin, if a St. George Rhino bed liner installer uses a hot, high-pressured system to apply the bed liner, there isn’t much difference in the installation process between that of a Rhino Liner or LINE-X liner.

Other important things to consider about Rhino Bed Liners:

  • Since Rhino Liners use thicker material to coat the surface of the truck bed, the lining won’t follow the contours of the truck bed like a LINE-X Spray on bed liner can.
  • Thicker material is usually attributed to a duller appearance, which can frustrating, especially if you spend extra money on color matching your Rhino bed liner in St. George.
  • Rhino truck bed liners are not as tear resistant or water resistant as the materials used in LINE-X bed liners.

LINE-X Bed Liners

St. George Rhino bed liner

Where Rhino bed liners in St. George are thicker, LINE-X liners tend to run on the thinner side, about ¼” thick which adds to overall uniformness and increased durability. Using a high-pressure spray system that runs at temperatures between 130 degrees to 210 degrees Fahrenheit, LINE-X is free from cracking, bubbling or flaking and sets in about 3-5 seconds. After 24 hours, your truck bed liner will be ready to haul anything, as the bed liner will be 100% dry and ready to use. Additional pros of outfitting your truck with a LINE-X bed liner include:

  • LINE-X offers a higher tensile strength in all of their bed liners which equates to unmatched protection from gouges, rips, and tears.
  • With LINE-X you’ll hear less noise for a quieter ride because of its impact absorbing surface.
  • Due to the precise application of LINE-X bed liner to the surface of your truck bed, you won’t have to worry about lost cargo space for bed lids, camper shells, 5th wheel hitches, utility boxes, etc.
  • LINE-X spray on bed liners permanently bond to your truck bed, leaving you with a factory-like finish and a watertight seal. Since there are no air gaps or drill holes you won’t have to worry about rust or corrosion ruining your ride.
  • Spray on bed liners from LINE-X are also resistant to most chemicals like gasoline, diesel fuel, bleach, chlorine, and other household solvents.

Making A Decision

To summarize, both bed liners have positive features, which is what makes them so popular as truck bed liners in St. George. Many newer products from Rhino lining are comparable to LINE-X, but most of them still fall short where it matters most, namely installation and warranty features.

If you do plan on going the Rhino liner route, make sure that the installer is a professional and is using a hot, high-pressure method. If you’re looking to purchase a softer, thicker truck bed that’s easier on cargo and the knees, you may want to look into getting a St. George Rhino liner installed in your truck. Remember though, the softer material doesn’t hold up as well in the long run and is more prone to rips and tears.

If you are looking for a heavier duty, truck bed liner that will stand the test of time, opt for a LINE-X liner. And if you’re still not sure what type of bed liner is the optimal bed liner for you and your truck’s needs, contact Red Desert Off-Road. As off-road experts and southern Utah’s premier LINE-X dealer, we can guarantee you’ll get the best truck bed liner in St. George that money can buy.