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Old 02-06-2016, 12:50 PM   #21
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I recently bought a Bak Flip G2 and just had my hitch installed last Saturday. I have not put the cover back on yet, but I am supposed to be able drive with it in the folded up position. I would not want it folded all the way to the rear window, but if I can tow with it folded just ahead of the hitch I will be happy.

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Bad news. I have a G2 BakFlip on my F250, and SuperGlide hitch. I love it, but when I am towing, I do need to fold the cover all the way up and it covers the back window. No issues driving at all, but the hitch would slide into the cover if I didn't make that final fold. If your hitch doesn't slide, you may be ok.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:07 PM   #22
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:20 PM   #23
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I use a Truxedo cover. Roll up, light weight and has 3 support rails. Works great on my Ford Super Duty.
^^This.

I have the Truxedo that covers my Pullrite. The Truxedo support rails will withstand 1' of snow (deepest I've measured in 5 years) and goes along way to keep the hitch clean and dry; although no cover will keep the hitch clean if you're back roading it on gravel road as all truck boxes are not airtight.

The thing I like about the Truxedo is that it rolls up on itself to about 5", and lies almost completely out of view of the rear view mirror. When rolled up, I have complete use of my box. Even if I have to remove the Truxedo, 2 small spring loaded levers and I pull it out.

Does it provide the highest security? No. But that's not what it's intended for.

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Old 02-06-2016, 02:17 PM   #24
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I just installed the Retrax Pro this week. It came highly recommended by my buddy that has a shop that installs them.
I'm just starting to look for bed organizers that will fit around the Curt Q20 I also just installed.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:26 PM   #25
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Does anyone have the rollup pickup bed cover and a 5'er hitch? If so, which one?

What do you guys do for storage in back of pickup?

I'm considering the B&W Patriot hitch and a Retrax Pro bed cover. Anyone know of issues with that combination?

Thanks again. I appreciate all the info here.

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Hi Bill,

Had a standard Retrax with my short bed F350 but when I got the long bed F450 I went to the Retrax Pro. I've had the bakflip which would not allow me to tow with 3 sections folded so Retrax solved my problem.

I use it with the Reese Ultimate hitch and I can lock the bed cover and tailgate. The Retrax will lock open in any position which is helpful when towing and you have stuff under the cover.

Highly recommended.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:58 PM   #26
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Hi Bill,

Had a standard Retrax with my short bed F350 but when I got the long bed F450 I went to the Retrax Pro. I've had the bakflip which would not allow me to tow with 3 sections folded so Retrax solved my problem.

I use it with the Reese Ultimate hitch and I can lock the bed cover and tailgate. The Retrax will lock open in any position which is helpful when towing and you have stuff under the cover.

Highly recommended.
Yes, thanks.

I didn't mention I have a BakFlip F1 already, because I have sold it and it'll be gone in a few days. I didn't think that was germaine. But I am about settled on Retrax Pro. I emailed B&W and they said either the Patriot OR the Companion would fit under my 20.5" clearance to the top of the cover.

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Old 02-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #27
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I use a Truxedo cover. Roll up, light weight and has 3 support rails. Works great on my Ford Super Duty.
X2, light weight, works great..but I have a Reese 16K hitch.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:29 PM   #28
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Does anyone have the rollup pickup bed cover and a 5'er hitch? If so, which one?

What do you guys do for storage in back of pickup?

I'm considering the B&W Patriot hitch and a Retrax Pro bed cover. Anyone know of issues with that combination?

Thanks again. I appreciate all the info here.

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Companion hitch (BW) and an acess roll-up is god quality have no trouble hope you have an 8ft. bed you can carry a lot of stuff 6' not so much you get a smother ride the longer the trk. 3500 DRW GMC 43' Sierra 376BHOK
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:22 PM   #29
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You can.

When I had my TT, I had a Leer cap but sold it after getting the 5er (too much hassle even though I had rigged up a lift system in my garage). I got a Bak G2 FiberMax (4 sections on a 6.5' bed). I tow with the back 3 sections folded on the front-most section and its great - still covers my tool bin, fuel cans, generator, etc. I looked at roll-ups but don't like soft covers or the price (and loss of box space) with the hard roll-ups.
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Bad news. I have a G2 BakFlip on my F250, and SuperGlide hitch. I love it, but when I am towing, I do need to fold the cover all the way up and it covers the back window. No issues driving at all, but the hitch would slide into the cover if I didn't make that final fold. If your hitch doesn't slide, you may be ok.
It's a manual slide so I could raise up if/when I need to use the slider?
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:14 PM   #30
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Does anyone have the rollup pickup bed cover and a 5'er hitch? If so, which one?

What do you guys do for storage in back of pickup?

I'm considering the B&W Patriot hitch and a Retrax Pro bed cover. Anyone know of issues with that combination?

Thanks again. I appreciate all the info here.

Bill
I have a Tuxedo roll up. Now 6 years old. No problems, rolls up and out with ease. Easy to install by yourself.

We have a 2016 hijacker aoutoslide hitch.
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