It’s been used on a parts delivery truck night and day for the last 13 years; always on the truck, always deployed. The top of the net has bleached to a blue and bluish purple from constant UV exposure. The straps and underside of the net retain the original dark gray color. A stitch has popped. A strand of webbing was cut into by a sharp object half a dozen years ago; now the cut strand is frayed, but it has never failed.
While the net still works as designed, it is finally being replaced. At the current list price, this Bednet® costs less than $10 a year. Not a bad ROI.
Now you know why we don’t skimp and use only automotive seatbelt for our restraints; for durability and safety.
13 years is certainly a long time to wait on a re-order! We wouldn’t have it any other way!
This article first appeared in LinkedIn Pulse on Dec. 7, 2015, and has since been updated.
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