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I have an $800 max budget for a tonneau cover...what is my best option?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by 1999cutiger, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Feb 4, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    1999cutiger

    1999cutiger [OP] Community Organizer

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    Must be solid, keep the bed as dry as possible, very good quality, good fitment, etc. I prefer the folding design as opposed to rolling. The Gator FX for $799 looks like a solid option...I really like that design. Anything better for the price?

    What say you?

    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Why are Grey wolves different colors???

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    Which ever way you go, @eccracer104 , Mike, can possibly get you a decent discount from AutoAnything.com
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    1999cutiger

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    That is a good thought. I talked with Mike about another item...he seems like a great guy.
     
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  4. Feb 4, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Why are Grey wolves different colors???

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    Getting my winch thru him shortly. Very decent discount....
     
  5. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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  6. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    I have the Back MX4. I got it from real truck.com on sale. Definitely use the online chat to get a better price
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    tundraj

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  8. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I’m right where I need to be
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    I have this too, but I think there is a better latching system out there
     
  9. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    tundraj

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    True. Since it's the only one I've had any experience with don't know what would be better.
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    i got my bak flip g2 from josh at svcustoms
     
  11. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Same here. It’s the only one I’ve ever had
     
  12. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    rodm1

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    It will be tight but you might be able to get a Diamondback SE. If you go threw an online dealer with discount.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    Sunnier

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    This one's on my short list, after months of shopping. I second (third?) recommendations to contact @eccracer104. When you decide, let him know what you want, and what you have to spend. He's been giving us good discounts (via PM, not posted to the forum), and might get you close enough that you can get what you want. And... Dude rocks the customer service; a sale happened right after I ordered something, that woulda made my cost even lower that what I paid. I may have received a tip about how to recoup that additional cost....)
     
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  14. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I have the Extang Solid Fold and inconsistently trickles water through bed cap rails. called Extang and they state it is a Toyota problem because of the ribbed rails.
     
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  15. Feb 4, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    I ordered the Bak Revolver X4. Didn't get it yet and can't wait. I also got the best price I could find from @eccracer104.
     
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  16. Feb 4, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    My older extang tri-fold also leaks. And freezes to the plastic tailgate and bed rails. So the gaskets are looking sad. My friend has newer model and his is also frozen however I think leak free.

    Good luck. I wouldn''t buy the extang again (granted I got mine used off craigslist and I paid for $500. If you bought from dealer and local perhaps you could after trial and error find something you like.
     
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  17. Feb 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    My mx4 also trickles in water in car washes. I think it is in fact the ribs on our side rails. It’s not bad enough to bother me as it looks way better than caps that go over the bed rails.
     
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  18. Feb 4, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    I'm happy for this info. Hours of research hadn't found me anything (less costly than the Diamondback) that won't leak under some conditions. As much as I wish there is one, I guess it's good to know a likely reason for the leaks isn't to do with which cover I pick. I guess I'll stop trying to meet paired priorities of security and weatherproofing, and just focus on security.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    I just bought a Pro-Z Profold off Autoanything, it's supposed to be a Bakflip G2 clone made by Undercover. With a coupon it went down to $631 with shipping.
     
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    I actually just went trough one of those high pressure automated washes. Took some pictures for you guys. And I have weather stripping installed. If it rains it’s not this bad. This is only because it’s a high pressure touch less drive through wash.
    4B5AC5E0-0BE4-414A-B9C8-909BC8E2FC2D.jpg 69605CE6-5220-4F41-8A27-D25DFA86652A.jpg
     
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    I also have the Rugged Solid Fold II and love it. It's been 6 months and not a drop of water inside. I actually like and prefer the latching system because I can easily adjust how firm and solid it latches with the bed rails as they are. I did not want to relocate the rails in order to install a cover.
     
  22. Feb 4, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Thanks for the info. Where are you (somewhere dry, or rainy/ snowy?). Have you taken through a high pressure touchless wash?
     
  23. Feb 4, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    I have Bakflip MX4 installed on my 18 short bed and I bought it from
    https://tonneaucoversworld.com/
    I paid just under $850, no shipping, no tax and thats with the deck rail kit included.
     
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  24. Feb 4, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    Yeah after using the mx4 relocation it pretty much makes those rails useless. It can’t hold much weight anymore.
     
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  26. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Please tell me more...
     
  27. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    Which online dealers and what are these discounts you speak of?
     
  28. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    I'd like to order this also I just like using the bed rails and supposedly relocating them makes them useless.
     
  29. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    I have the Extang 2.0 - I love it!
     
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    A big thanks to everybody who offered their recommendations. I just bought the Gator FX3 for $800 out the door from the good folks at Real Truck.

    I chose this cover for the quality and design. This cover flush mounts directly to the factory track system and the factory tie downs can still be used with the cover installed.
     

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