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Old 08-20-2014, 08:57 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BigJohnD View Post
If I had to do it over again, I definitely would NOT have the retrax. I don't like the box in the bed, the painted aluminum mine's made of isn't holding up to well to my use, and of course, it leaks water like all get out. If I weren't trying to lock stuff up, I'd probably just have a cheap vinyl cover or something.
My dads is not the "pro version" so it's made of fiberglass? lexan? or some sort of plastic. I don't think he has had a problem with leaks.

the roll-x is made of aluminum but the top is vinyl covered to make it water proof/resistant. and its cheaper than the retrax which is another reason I have been considering it.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:22 AM   #12
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While not a bed cover, I use a softopper, so I can fold it down when I have the 5er on but when I disconnect I have a full topper to keep things dry. It also comes all the way off in about 5 minuets.

They are made in Boulder CO.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:39 AM   #13
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I used to have a Leer 100XL cap that worked well with my previous TT. I had rigged up a block-and-tackle system to raise it up to the rafters in my garage when I wanted to use the full bed for bulk material but that got to be too much of a hassle and took too long when combined with all the other prep work.

So I sold the cap and put in a BakFlip FibreMax - basically a G2 but with fibreglass top surfaces. Supposedly the finish on the fibreglass is much more durable and snow and ice won't stick to it nearly as much as aluminum. The hinges are rubber and totally sealed so there should be no trouble operating in the winter here.

Here are some pics of normal life and set up to tow. Takes 30 seconds to switch between the two including swapping the tailgate. The TV didn't have a locking tailage so I installed a Bully lock. I also installed some LED strips under the rails with the front and back set switched independently tapped off the running light for the left taillight.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:49 PM   #14
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That's it Dave. Only I just put one bungee on the driver's side. It keeps the folds down just fine. Oh, and I don't have a pretty LED light strip under there like you do. Nice!

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