CM Truck Beds
Starting at $1,900
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm looking to purchase a flatbed for my truck - where do I start?
Give us a call for pricing and availability of the models you are interested in.
We will need to know the make, year model, and model of your truck to quote a bed. This information is needed to determine which size bed will fit your truck.
If the truck did not come with a factory bed (came as cab & chassis), it will have a different size bed than factory bed trucks (due to different measurements from cab to axle, and different width frame runners).
What is included on the standard build bed?
The most common standard models we sell (SS, SK, ER, TM, RD, RD-AL, and SK-AL) all are built standard with headache rack, rear tailboard, lights (tail, brake and backup) in the headboard and tailboard, DOT required clearance and marker lights, all lighting wired, 7 way round trailer plug and 4 way flat plug on tailboard, gooseneck ball, B&W drop hitch rated at 14,500 lbs and B&W gooseneck hitch rated at 25,000 lbs. The SK model comes standard with the 2 front tool boxes (rear boxes are an option).
Will you install my truck bed any day of the week?
We install the beds on Mondays through Fridays, & the shop opens at 9:00 am.
It usually takes about 4 hours to install a bed, and the installation should be scheduled at least one day in advance; however, the earlier you can schedule it the better, as we cannot always accomodate an installation with only a day or two of notice due to jobs we may have already scheduled for the shop.
Customers are welcome to drop the truck off, or wait in the office while it's being installed.
We can install tool boxes on the underside of SS Beds, usually 24" or 30" or 36" boxes.
We also install mud flaps, which we have here in inventory.
Most trucks need a fuel hose extension to reach the fuel fill cap; we have these in stock as well.
Do I need to have my bed removed before I come, or will you remove it?
We will remove your bed for a fee of $100, but we can make no guarantees against damage to the bed. If you have a nice bed, you may prefer to take the bed off before you come. If you remove the bed prior to coming, you simply need to secure the lights to the frame to be legal driving.
Can I buy a bed and install it myself?
We do offer truck beds for sale without installation: if you would prefer to install the bed yourself, or have it installed elsewhere, please specify this when you call for a quote.
For safety reasons, our shop secures the beds to the truck with both a bolt kit and spot welding. We do not recommend a bolt-on-only install, especially when pulling a gooseneck trailer.
I want to install a bed on my farm truck, can I use my farm tax exempt number?
I live outside of Tennessee, will I have to pay TN sales tax?
If you reside in a state other than Tennessee, you may or may not have to pay our sales tax:
According to TN law, if you buy the bed & have it installed in TN, we must charge TN sales tax on your purchase.
However, if we deliver the bed to another state & it is not installed in TN, you will not owe TN sales tax.
I have no need of the bed I'm taking off, do you buy factory beds?
We don't usually buy factory beds - we have no resale market for them.
Usually the best place to sell your used factory bed is a body shop that rebuilds wrecked trucks.
We do sometimes buy used flatbeds.
Can I finance my purchase of a flatbed for my truck?
Do you have a bed in stock to fit my truck? What models do you keep in stock?
We keep the SS Model in stock to fit the most common truck models, but sometimes run out of a model before we get more in to replace them.
We have some of the SK Model, RD Aluminum Model, and SK Aluminum Model in stock, but usually only one or two, that may or may not fit your truck.
- Please call or email David, Dave, or Amy to ask whether we have a particular model in stock to fit your truck or not.
If you don't have the bed I am looking for in stock, how long would it take to get one?
- If we don't have the bed in stock, it normally takes about 6-8 weeks to get.
- There are exceptions - on more common models we may be able to get one quicker on occasion - on special order beds, it could take longer than 8 weeks. If you have a specific bed in mind, we would be happy to check for you.
Have another question?
- We're here to answer! Call David, Amy or David Jr. at (423) 733-2272, or email a question to firstname.lastname@example.org