Yep the placement sucks! !! What I did was replace the filter and then add a bead of waterproof silicone and put the lid back on.
lol What's going on buddy; good to see we have some local support!!HA! Thought I recognized that pic Mike! This Travis from TOHV! Looks good Bud!
Thanks bud, I ended up cutting a little more of the bed than I really needed to (over measured) but 33" wide, 8" high. Although that sounds like a lot the bed is still 100% functional and it doesn't seem to have lost any structural integrity.Looks good, how much of the bed did you have to cut off