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Best Retractable Tonneau that will keep things safe and dry!

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Sk1023, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Sk1023

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    Hey Guys - I’m new to the forum and just picked up a 2017 Tundra Crew Max. I’m looking to add a Tonneau and wanted recommendations for a retractable tonneau that will keep things safe and dry. Ideally, it will be lockable, and a side note, I don’t have side rails. Any feedback would be appreciated!
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Thanks! I appreciate it! Hello from CO.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Stormtrooper81

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    Welcome to the forum. I have never had a tonneau cover. My camper shell does the job with more storage space. I'm sure others will be happy to help
     
  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    I'm saving up for a Diamond Back. It's not tonneau but it's very secure and large load capacity...
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    AlmightyCrash

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    I have a Retrax One MX, and love it. No leaks, it locks, and it installed with no rails.

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  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Blueknights75

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    Have the tri fold Rugged 2 tonneau and absolutely love it.
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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  9. Jan 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    Sk1023

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    Hi, I’m in Colorado
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    equin

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    Nice. My buddy has one and it’s nice.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks guys - I have a line on a Retrax One Pro MX and it's good news that they're both nice and they don't leak!
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    I’ve got a 2016 CM with the Retrax MX One, and the right side of it has wiggle room, that allows water in. I had it professionally installed, took it back to the shop, even called retrax myself and they weren’t any help. Anyone here have any ideas how I can fix this?
     
  13. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    AlmightyCrash

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    Just at the back?
     
  14. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Yeah the back right is where the water comes in...but it’s got some wiggle along the entire right side of the cover all the way back up to the base...
     
  15. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    I got mine used, but the previous owner installed a second latch on the right to match the stock one on the left. It helps mine to not move. It stays snug against the tailgate.

    If the entire rail is wiggling, then your clamps may need to be adjusted.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    I saw that 2nd latch on yours and love it...I’ve tried looking to see how I could go about doing that, but haven’t had any luck. I think that would solve my problem. I’ve adjusted the rails so many times and still have the issue unfortunately.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:45 PM
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    Too many TRD parts
    How much of the bed do you lose with this set up
     
  18. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    I’d say around an 11x11x (the width of the bed) at the top of the front of the bed.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Been trying to find it. Any pros or cons from when your initial impressions
     
  20. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    I’ve had no issues and like everything about it....especially for the price for which I was able to get it.
     
  21. Feb 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Mods Mods Mods....
    What price did you get for yours? Online? Local? Thanks...
     
  22. Feb 24, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Autoanything.com is taking 20% off today. I was able to pick up the retraxone mx for my crewmax at $1028 plus tax and free shipping
     
  23. Feb 24, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    If you go to Retrax’s website you can download the installation instructions,in there they discuss adjusting the rails for fit. I hope this helps. I have had a Roll-N-Lock and 2 Retrax covers, I will go with another Retrax when my truck comes in
     
  24. Feb 24, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    Do you know where the leak is? is it under the track or around the edge of the cover?
    Under the track, have the installer address it w/ a new gasket or some silicone. If It's the track & it's been adjusted by the professionals, there could be a mnftr defect, some missing/torn bit of gasket or such. The installer should contact Retrax on your behalf. Exchange it for a new unit.
     
  25. Feb 24, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    Retract will offer you a prorated price if it is a mfg defect so don’t delay contacting them. I have had one replaced under those terms and they were very helpful with the process
     
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    I had a roll-up unit & it was pretty water tight & the release was accessed from below - so w/ a locking tailgate it could be secure.
    But I just don't like the roll up. So I got a tri fold. I really like the ease of a tri fold, rarely need the top 1/3 of the bed open, but it comes off easy if I do. The trifold units I have on both trucks & they really need a lot of attention if you want them water tight. Again, if your tailgate locks they are secure as they release from below. Another bonus of the trifold, I've easily found both of mine used in excellent condition for under $200. That's $1,000 free to put into something else for the truck!
     
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    Thats the way to go .... had one on my last truck for 15 years (A GMC I'm trading in this week) , the Heavy duty one .... pulled it off today - gonna polish it up and sell it (as it still good as new) - and get me one of the light duty versions (black) for the new Tundra
     
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    I found mine used locally for $400.
     
  29. Feb 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    I just bought the Gator Recoil for 850, no tax, free shipping. I ended up going with this one because I liked the matte black look and the aluminum panels. I also liked how it doesn't have a separate lock, it locks with the tailgate up. Waiting anxiously for it to arrive, I'll let you know how it is! I
     
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