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Old 06-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Tonneau covers

I would like to get opinions on roll up bed covers. I am thinking about the hard surface aluminum ones. Some have the vinyl covered aluminum ( how long could that last ?) Anyway I pull a tt now but may upgrade to a fiver someday so I really don't want to invest in a reg pick up topper. I am thinking the hard surface rollup tonneau cover would provide great security then if I decide to pull a fiver I just roll it up. So if anyone has one I would appreciate your opinion on the brand ant type that you have and how it has worked out for you? Thanks
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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I have an Extang tri fold hard cover on our TV. No clearance problems with a 5th wheel when folded up.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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I use Fold-A-Cover and have no issues with it. As a plus it locks the tail gate too so my truck bed is pretty secure, and water resistant.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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My dad has a BAKflip F1 and loves it. I just have the cheapo roll up low profile Tonnopro one, but it works great for me.
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Oh, and he uses the his BAKflip with a 5er, no problem. Has to be folded up to the cab though.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:34 AM   #6
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BAKflip F1 here too, no problems clearing the 5th. BTW had the fold a cover, two of them, both leaked after about a year the rubber seals between the panels split. BAKflip is still dry after 18 months.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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I installed a Backflip CS a few months ago. It's great. It's one of the very few tonneau covers that allows for above the bed crossbars. The bars come off fairly easy too when not needed.

I've never driven with the cover up against the cab yet though, as mentioned above. I don't trust the locking bars that are supposed to hold it up, seems to me there would still be quite a bit of wind pressure on the cover flowing around the cab. Others have done it though, I haven't tried.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:26 AM   #8
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I have a fiberglass 6 1/2 foot one that i am willing to let go cheap. I now have a roll up one that has the bar every so often. Just remember that a tonneau cover is not as secure as you think it is. A knife and 2 seconds and they will have what they want
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I have a fiberglass 6 1/2 foot one that i am willing to let go cheap. I now have a roll up one that has the bar every so often. Just remember that a tonneau cover is not as secure as you think it is. A knife and 2 seconds and they will have what they want
Check out the BAKFlip, BAK Roll-X or RollBAK covers. They are aluminum hard folding/rolling Tonneau covers that can even store things on top of them, up to 400lbs evenly distributed on the HD series. Wish I had the money for these ones, much better IMO. Cheapest one is $790 on AutoAnything.com.
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I have the BakFlip G2 on mine. It has 4 folding sections and folds up against the windshield to give you access to almost all bed. I fold up 3 times with the 5th wheel connected and it does fine. I have also driven with it folded up to the windshield, and had no problems. It works fine. I had the Xtang tri-fold on my 8' bed and it worked great as well. Still trying to sell it if anyone needs one.
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