How Much Is a Replacement Truck Bed?

Replacing a truck bed is an expensive endeavor, but one that can often be necessary. Whether due to rust, dents, or other damage, a truck bed’s condition can have a great impact on its value and utility.

Depending on the make and model of the truck and the type of bed desired, there are a range of costs associated with replacing it.

For some trucks, the cost of replacing a bed may be as low as $500 to $1,000. This price range usually applies to smaller trucks with standard beds.

The cost may go up depending on the size of the bed and any special features that may be included with it. Special features could include things such as side tool boxes, ladder racks, or stake pockets.

When selecting a replacement bed for larger trucks such as full-size pickups, the cost will likely be higher than for smaller trucks. Depending on what type of bed is desired – steel or aluminum – and any special features included in it, the cost could range from $1,500 to $3,000 or more. Steel beds are typically heavier than aluminum beds but may be more affordable in certain cases.

Installation Costs

In addition to the cost of purchasing a replacement truck bed, there are also installation costs which must be factored into the equation. Installation costs typically include labor costs for removal and disposal of the old bed as well as installation of the new one. These costs can vary greatly based on where you get your new truck bed from and who is doing the labor.


The exact cost of replacing a truck bed will vary depending on factors such as make and model of truck, size of bed desired and any special features included in it. Installation costs must also be factored into these calculations when determining how much is needed for this project. On average though, replacing a truck bed can typically range anywhere from $500 to $3,000 or more.

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Karen Watkins