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Old 01-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #1
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Bed Cover?

I purchased a new 2017 Ford F250 6 3/4 bed last month and would like to get a bed cover for it. I will be towing a Rockwood 8299BS! Have been looking at ordering a BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover for it.
Does anyone else here have one and your opinion?
When it is folded up, how high does it stick up off bed rails?
When it is folded all the way forward but still laying down, will it hit trailer when turning?
The last truck I had a retrax cover but didn't like the room you loose in the front with those!
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:42 AM   #2
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Have used Fold A Covers for at least 10 years towing fivers with two different trucks. Of course I have long bed trucks and have never had a problem. Bak flip from what I have seen to access the whole bed you flip them up against the rear window blocking any view. My Fold A Cover stacks on the first quarter of the bed. So even open I have aboit two feet of storage under cover. When closed it is nice and dry.
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I have an Extang Solid Fold 2.0 in my truck. Folded it sticks up about 3 inches but no issue with the trailer clearance. I have about 6 inch trailer clearance over the rails.
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I just purchased a new 2017 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 5.0, you gotta love "End of Year" rebates and deals , and I'm looking at tonneau covers as well.

I looked at the Bak Flip line up at two dealers and was warned by both that they had issues with the way they fold up against the cab. I don't like blocking my rear window so I'm looking more at a folder that can be easily removed if desired.

Right now the extang Solid Fold 2.0 is my favorite "hard" folder. extang's Trifecta 2.0 Signature Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover is in the lead as a soft cover. Both can be easily removed and stored in the back seat, or truck bed, if you need the full bed.

I'm heading out in a few minutes for my local Leer Truck Center and 4W Drive store to see what other options they have available. I'll update this when I get back.
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I have the BakFlip G2, which is similar. I can fold mine up 3 folds and leaving one panel down, and still pull my 5th wheel fine. When it is completely unfolded (bed is covered), it is almost level with the bed...it doesn't really rise above the bed much at all. It looks great. When completely folded, it rests against the windwhield, but there are rubber "stoppers", and holding bars which keep it from doing any kind of "rubbing" damage to the truck or windshield. Other than the rear panel lock bar coming off (it is replaceable through BakFlip...I just haven't gotten "aroundtuit" yet), I've had no complaints with this cover. Here's a couple of pics. The one with the camper is a cropped shot from a distance, but it does show the cover folded 3 times, with the 4th panel still down (the other 3 stacked on top). I've towed many miles in this configuration. I have a Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch that sits just right under the cover. Hope this helps.

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I have the BakFlip G2, which is similar. I can fold mine up 3 folds and leaving one panel down, and still pull my 5th wheel fine. When it is completely unfolded (bed is covered), it is almost level with the bed...it doesn't really rise above the bed much at all. It looks great. When completely folded, it rests against the windwhield, but there are rubber "stoppers", and holding bars which keep it from doing any kind of "rubbing" damage to the truck or windshield. Other than the rear panel lock bar coming off (it is replaceable through BakFlip...I just haven't gotten "aroundtuit" yet), I've had no complaints with this cover. Here's a couple of pics. The one with the camper is a cropped shot from a distance, but it does show the cover folded 3 times, with the 4th panel still down (the other 3 stacked on top). I've towed many miles in this configuration. I have a Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch that sits just right under the cover. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the pics, really helps!
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Update: After looking around a bit more I went with the "soft" Extang Trifecta 2.0 Signature Series Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover. The Signature Series uses a heavy duty canvas for the cover versus the vinyl in the basic models. I found it on-line at Hebron Stores for $382.05 which is a better deal than the $449.00 most on line places are advertising.

AutoAnything, my preferred on line retailer, price matched Hebron, plus a $1.00, so out the door at $381.05 with No sales tax and No shipping costs. I also purchased the Extang MaxSeal bed seal for the tail gate which was $17.00 at AutoAnything. Grand Total was $398.05.

I'll post pics after it arrives and I install it next week....
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Update: After looking around a bit more I went with the "soft" Extang Trifecta 2.0 Signature Series Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover. The Signature Series uses a heavy duty canvas for the cover versus the vinyl in the basic models. I found it on-line at Hebron Stores for $382.05 which is a better deal than the $449.00 most on line places are advertising.

AutoAnything, my preferred on line retailer, price matched Hebron, plus a $1.00, so out the door at $381.05 with No sales tax and No shipping costs. I also purchased the Extang MaxSeal bed seal for the tail gate which was $17.00 at AutoAnything. Grand Total was $398.05.

I'll post pics after it arrives and I install it next week....
Looks very nice! Pics would be great! I will take a closer look at that cover.
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I think you might like this one from Access. Bought one for my truck a month ago.
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I have owned a Bak Flip and mine started falling apart after 4 years. I would not purchase another one.
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