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Old 07-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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You will want to call and check the fold-over companies dimensions. When I checked them all at last notice (about 6 months ago), the shortbed versions (6.5' ish) would not allow a fifth wheel to hookup and leave the cover in place, even with the first two sections folded over. The section closest to the cab is too long and will interfere with the pin engaging the fifth wheel. Long beds, no biggie, but no go on the short beds. There was one company that would have worked (4 section cover), but they specifically say to not go down the highway with the cover folded in any position.

Of course if you intent is to remove the cover when you are towing, then disregard my concern.

It seems if you have a fifth wheel, you are left with roll back covers of one variety or another. I had a Roll-X on the F150 and it was great. But, you can not see the pin when you are hitching due to the bulk when rolled up. Thus I would always take it off. The others all roll up in the bed, something I did not want to deal with. Therefore, with the new truck I have not put on a cover at all. I am still trying to figure out what I am going to do, or if I need to do anything at all.
The tri fold (fold up next to the cab wider) works on our 6'9" bed (see signature) BUT, we have the Revolution pin box.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #12
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Aw, go for the one pc Undercover and mod it. Heck I been McGuivering things my whole life and did this one @ 72 yo.

I was under the impression that everything you buy has to be McGuivered.
Yeah, but not all of us have stock/part ownership in bubble gum and paper clips like you do!
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #13
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The tri fold (fold up next to the cab wider) works on our 6'9" bed (see signature) BUT, we have the Revolution pin box.
And we have the Superglide which moves the entire hitch rearward up to 18 inches during turns.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #14
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And we have the Superglide which moves the entire hitch rearward up to 18 inches during turns.
So the solution would be something that's easy to install and remove.
I carried my cover inside the trailer once when I couldn't keep it on the truck.
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I have the BAK G2 and this is the second TV I have it on. My previous TV was a short bed Chevy and there were no clearance issues with it when the 5er was hooked up. If I had to guess, on my next TV I will also have a BAK product on it as well as I have had no issues with them and love how easy they are to fold.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #16
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Just a little determination and a $70 Craigslist Undercover.
I'll admit, I don't pull a fiver, so I'm not entirely sure how they track, but from what I thought I understood, shouldn't that hit while turning?
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #17
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I'll admit, I don't pull a fiver, so I'm not entirely sure how they track, but from what I thought I understood, shouldn't that hit while turning?
Hasn't in over 15,000 miles, of course the pin box doesn't turn, it just tilts front to back and side to side. The trailer rotates on a pin 22" back from the hitch pin. It is a Reese Revolution Hitch.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:39 AM   #18
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Hasn't in over 15,000 miles, of course the pin box doesn't turn, it just tilts front to back and side to side. The trailer rotates on a pin 22" back from the hitch pin. It is a Reese Revolution Hitch.
Thanks, now I know. I had always assumed they all rotated at the pin.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #19
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I have the Bak Flip G2 and will attempt to highlight the good and bad

The good:
*Use of almost the entire bed without removing the cover. It folds up against the rear glass
*It sits nearly flush with the bed rail.
*With the use of a tailgate lock, its fairly secure

The bad:
*mine looks like a golf ball from a small hail storm
* it dents very very easy
* its heavy
* it leaks.
* The hardware has started to rust

I don't think I would buy another. With that said I don't know what else is out there that is comparable.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:37 PM   #20
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I have the Ex-Tang Full tilt, roll up cover. Can take the whole thing off if I have too. With the 5W I just roll it up and put the bars in the trailer garage. Takes minutes and I have no issues with clearence. Does not leak and very light.

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