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Old 12-04-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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Best truck bed topper ?

If you were buying one which brand would you choose?
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:02 PM   #2
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Truxedo soft roll up top. Find it on Amazon.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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Bed cover or topper? Roll n Lock is what I have had for the past 14 yrs. (3 trucks and 3 covers) only complaint is during winter when it freezes up for a couple of months.


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Old 12-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #4
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I have the SE model and love it. http://www.diamondbackcovers.com
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #5
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I bought an inexpensive one for my last truck and lived to regret it.

Hardware was not good, ripples in the fibreglass (although admittedly just cosmetic).

With the present truck, I opted for a "Leer" cap it was a couple hundred $ more but I feel well worth it.

Not much of an extra cost when amortised over the truck life - we have already had the truck 8 years and it, and the cap, are like new!


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Old 12-04-2016, 08:17 PM   #6
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Best truck bed topper ?

I use a Bak-Flip hard tonneau cover. Its very good and seems like it will hold up a long time. I got mine on Craigslist via garage sale add.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:40 PM   #7
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Subscribed! Great question, I'm looking intently at the Peragon system but am interested to hear from others as well.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:50 PM   #8
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Both of my F-150s had hard tonneau covers. I wanted the capability to carry tall items occasionally so for my Ram I bought an Extang SolidFold tonneau cover which I really liked, but it did leak a little at the hinges as I'm told folding covers do. But mostly I found I needed more room. I bought a Century Ultra Sport topper. It is very well made like a Lear or ARE, but substantially less expensive.

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Old 12-04-2016, 10:03 PM   #9
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I did not do my homework when I bought the cap for my Toyota truck in 2008. I had always wanted a Leer cap and that is what I bought. I got their top of the line model. The fit of the cap is really not very good. After a few months I saw a Tundra with an ARE cap. The fit was outstanding, much better than my Leer cap fit. So learn from my mistake. Look at all the caps, particularly the ARE cap.

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I've had almost every brand of canopy except ARE. They all leak sooner or later. My recommendation would to be not go on the cheap and buy one with the best warranty and a local dealer with a great reputation.
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Mines had a Leer topper on it since new. 13-years. No complaints. Recommend the brand.

Some older threads around here. Leer and ARE both well regarded.

Can't think of who it is, but one of the Dodge owners has a Highway Products Pickup Pack with Bed slide. That's a real top of the line set up.
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We have a Leer topper on a Tundra. No complaints.

Because we often travel with a roof rack and a canoe, we had to get a bit of extra hardware mounted on it. Speaking of which, with a canoe on the roof, we need extra space for paddles, life jackets, and a waterproof blue barrel for extra stuff on a day's outing. A topper is a great way to expand our otherwise limited storage space.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:57 AM   #13
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I bought an inexpensive one for my last truck and lived to regret it.

Hardware was not good, ripples in the fibreglass (although admittedly just cosmetic).

With the present truck, I opted for a "Leer" cap it was a couple hundred $ more but I feel well worth it.

Not much of an extra cost when amortised over the truck life - we have already had the truck 8 years and it, and the cap, are like new!


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Old 12-05-2016, 04:42 AM   #14
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Mine is a tonneaupro (I think). It's a tri fold aluminum, with a vinyl cover. It's great. It's the first cover I've had that is completely dry. It's very easy to remove and put back on. If you have a pick up, you haul stuff. I haul a dirt bike, that would not fit with a shell. I have separate racks to hold bikes or kayaks. I can fold forward two sections and leave it in place and still fit taller items in back. With the tail gate locked, the bed area is as secured as any bed cover, shell. I can easily carry it around by myself. Everyone has different needs. I found this one works great for me. (It might just be the cheapest option too.
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