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Old 09-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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I have been investigating the cost of the avaliable truck caps that are avaliable out there. I never thought i would be going this route as it severely limits what you are able to haul and what not. However, It may be a something that I will have to do for the simple reason my dog has no where to sit. Seems like a lot of money to take your dog camping but he is worth it (i think) It also will keep things a little dryer than the horrible BAK cover i currently have on there. Anyone with a Ram Crew Cab that has a recomendation of what top you would buy?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I bought me a used Leer fiberglass cap that was the same color as my truck. I used it for a few years with my travel trailer and it was great but now I own a fifth wheel and it now sits on my old picnic table. Maybe I will put it on my truck for winter.
It was great for keeping stuff dry and it had locks on it so stuff could be kept secured.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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I'll be going with a G2 Bakflip. As I have the RamBox option, it is the only logical choice I could find in a hard shell form.

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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I have the bak flip....not impressed. It leaks pretty bad, they used steel rivets that now leave rust streaks on the cover, and any little rock WILL dent It. Mine now looks like a golf ball due to a small hail storm. No dents in truck but the cover looks horrible. At least it looks uniform. I can send photos if you like.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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No need, I've been looking at a close friend's. He's had his for 2 years and it looks just as new as the day he bought it. All the reviews I've read have been positive. You're the 1st person to state otherwise.

By all means, not doubting your experience...simply stating that I'm pretty sold on getting one.

They've got a couple different kinds so I'm just deciding between the $700 version or the $900 version at this point. I'll probably opt for the cheaper as I've found them new on eBay and Amazon for ~$650. I can get the OEM trailer break controller with the $200 I'll be saving.

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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I'm sorry don't let it sway you. I'd does as promised....provides a flush hard shell cover and is fold-able. They seemed to have improved it some now doing away with the rivets and going with plastic connectors. I just was shocked at how easily it dents...for your truck with a ram box there are not many options.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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I have the Bak Flip my only gripe is it is heavy and takes two people to remove and put on. I have done it by myself but it would be much easier with two people. It does keep everything I put in the back dry. I like the Idea that it opens from either end. I keep my Honda Generator in the front part of the bed and open the front part of the cover to start it and let it run if and when I need it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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I know they were not wanted but wanted to share them anyway.
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I know they were not wanted but wanted to share them anyway.
Dont like the looks of that
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #10
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They'd be receiving a call from me! If hail did that, I'm trying to understand how they surmise and advertise the ability to handle 300lbs.

When did you get yours? We had a hail storm here last year. That same friend had hail damage on his truck yet his BF was just fine.

Here's their link: http://bakfliptonneaucover.com/bakflip_g2 and I noticed they increased the weight supported to 400lbs.

They had an even pricier model but I don't see it on their site anymore. It was around $900.

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Edit: I found it on their website...it's the BakFlip HD.
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