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Suggestions for a hard surface tonneau?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by JacquelineO, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Jan 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    I am looking for a hard surface tonneau cover, can anyone make any suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    I have a BakFlip VP and I love it. If you google it you can see the features. It's pretty easy to remove and it is very low profile. A lot comes down to what your intended use is and which ones you like.
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  3. Jan 29, 2016 at 5:38 PM
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    I have the Undercover Flex. No complaints other than its not 100% water tight.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    I have the Retrax PRO MX and I love it.IMG_2293.jpg
     
  5. Feb 19, 2016 at 9:07 AM
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2016 at 11:29 PM
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    Diamondback -- accept no substitutes. Once you seal the tailgate, it can be water tight, is secure, tough -- depending on model can handle 400-1600 lbs. loaded on top -- and easy to use.
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2016 at 2:01 AM
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    I can attest to that. I have one and love it, water tight and will hold 2 ATV, or a skinny kid, lol.IMG_20160220_025736.jpg
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2016 at 3:17 AM
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    I have BAKFlip F1 and it's a nice cover. I would buy one again if I were living in a warmer area though. Because the way the water is channeled into the gutter under the tonneau, the tonneau tend to freeze during winter.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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    Diamondback HD all the way!
     
  10. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:37 AM
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  11. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    I'm torn! Had an Undercover Classic on my F150. Having to remove it and leave it behind when needing the full bed was the ONLY thing I didn't like and which is leaning me now toward a Hard Folding Cover. Water is an issue with anything other than the big 1-Piece Undercover. Diamondback is in a League of Their Own... if you like your truck looking so hard core. I now back and forth between Extang EnCore, Undercover Flex, and BAK BackFlip F1.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2016 at 5:53 PM
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    I have the undercover flex and I do like it. It is a nice cover. Like already stated, it is not 100% water tight. But it also is not soaked in my bed after a heavy rain. I also like that it is low profile.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    Thank you! I have decided on the Extang EnCore. I like the Front Access, Thicker Panel, NEW Flat Mat Black Finish, Weight Suppoprt on the Bedside and not just the inner rail, The Water Management seems better as the Tailgate end of the rail is closed, so any water that accumulates in it must go through the forward drain tubes. Finally, If I really need Full Bed Acess, it lifts right off. You can set it aside in the bed or leave it at home and you vision through the rear window is not impeaded. My second choice would have been the Undercover Flex I think. The BAK Back Flip F1 was right there as well.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    I like my Powertraxx....by Retrax
     
  15. Jun 8, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    How much they run?
     
  16. Jun 11, 2016 at 6:13 AM
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    This HD model with the ATV carrier setup cost me $2500 on sale a couple of years ago. That also includes freight shipping across the country from PA, so that'll depend on where you're at. Not a cheap cover by any means, but worth every dime if you use it.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Do I need a Diamondback Cover HD covered in Line-X? No. Do I now want one? Hell yes.
     
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    I gave up a Diamondback cover with Line-X when I sold my Chebby to get the Tundra. They are all that and a bag of chips. That said the number of times I really need to load 450 lbs of whatever onto my cover amounted to zero. They are very well made.

    For the Tundra I got the top of the line fold a cover and it's real real nice. They fold back to expose almost your entire pickup bed whereas the Diamondback will only fold forward the rear most 1/3 section. That means you can use the bed.

    If I had to do it all over again I'd get the fold-a-cover. Here is a link for fold-a-cover G4 > http://www.foldacoverfactorystore.com/TT6322-G4-Elite-Fold-A-Cover.html

    PS Installation will take you an afternoon of patient work but I feel their quality is terrific and zero regrets.
     
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    You never used your portable party deck? :cheers:
     
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    I used to have a Bak Flip G2 on a previous truck. Very happy with it except for the fact that it covered the rear window when retracted. I'd have one now if they hadn't tripled in price since then.
     
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    How do you haul 2000 lbs of chicken shit with a 1/2-ton truck and a 3/4-ton trailer? Easy--800 lbs on the tonneau and 1200 in the trailer. And you can still use the box.

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  22. Jun 26, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    There are many options. Your needs are the key. THE MOST WATERPROOF is the Undercover 1-Piece Covers of various models. I had one on my F-150. PLUS... Solid Very Strong most Water Tight. MINUS... 1-Piece lifts like the front hood. If you need full unobstructed use of your bed... you need to remove it and store it. That restriction is why I opted for a Hard Tri-Fold for my New Tundra. I researched HARD! Finally settling on one of two choices. A. The Undercover "Flex" or B. The Extang EnCore. NONE of these Tri-Folds are as Water Tight or Strong as the 1-Piece Undercover. I choose the Extang EnCore and LOVE IT! Check it out at most On-Line Vendors with Video etc..
     
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    I've had diamond backs on two of my trucks and love them!image.jpg
     
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  24. Jul 8, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    I closely examined Diamond Back at The Outdoor Show in Harrisburg (Feb. 2016) OUTSTANDING IF... you want that "Hard Core Look"... if you need that "HEAVY DUTY FUNCTION"... "Maximum Security"... and you are willing and able to "PAY $$$$". As I will NEVER need to place a Four Wheeler, or anything else besides perhaps a Bicycle or Christmas Tree, on top of my tonneau... I opted for The Extang EnCore. On my previous truck I had The Undercover (1-Piece) Classic, which I liked a lot until I needed full access to my bed. Another issue with Diamond Back, like the big 1-piece Undercover. If you need full access to the bed? Get HELP! You'll need it! The Extang EnCore... I can fold it up... lift it off... all by myself! Full Bed Access! Going on a trip... need access going... but not after arriving... fold up the EnCore... lay it in the bed with the rest of the cargo... unload at your destination... put the EnCore back on. So... YOUR NEEDS... Aesthetic Preference... Budget $$$... is the Key.
     
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    Did the extang encore fit with the stock deck rail system installed?
     
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    The Extang EnCore WILL NOT fit with the Toyota FACTORY INSTALLED Deck Rail System. At least was the case as of April 2016 when I bought mine. The EnCore, like many covers, has mounting rails that attach to the top inside edge of the bed rails. These mounting rails act as the anchor and drainage system for the cover. It does install over/with the Toyota Standard Bed Rail CAPS, but not the Deck Rail. My second choice was going to be The Undercover Flex, very comparable to the Bak Flip F1, but in my opinion better! If I recall correctly... these work with the Toyota Deck Rail System. If you like the Extang EnCore for it's "Ease of REMOVAL" for "Total Bed Access" take a look at the Extang 2.0. It uses no mounting brackets at all. It sits on top of the bed rails/caps. Hard Tri-Fold, will not conflict with the Toyota Bed Rail System.
     
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    I went with the undercover flex, but now it leaks like crazy. Tried lowering the side rails to the lowest it would let me. It still leaks. I installed the brackets on the deck rail system as the picture show. I am wondering if I should install the outer bracket with the lip under the bracket that slides on the deck rail. Any suggestion would be welcomed.
     
  28. Jul 17, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Call Undercover! Understand NONE of these folding covers are leak proof. How bad does it leak??? To some it's not enough to get upset about. To others, any water is too much water. To those who wanted water tight... a folding cover should NEVER have been on your radar.
     
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    It's so bad I might as well jot even have it. I called real truck.com and they are working if for me. Here's some pics.

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    WoW! Send these to Undercover.
     
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