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Old 09-10-2015, 08:41 AM   #15
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Roll n Lock. I had one for many years while i was pulling my 5th Wheel. Trouble free and good quality. I switched to a topper when I went to an AS. I would seriously consider the topper for the additional storage it offers.


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Old 09-10-2015, 08:47 AM   #16
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I just finished nearly 3 years with a Fold-A-Cover by Steffens Automotive with an integrated toolbox under the front section on a crew cab F150. Outstanding product! It has four panels that fold up when needed, it is very well made, , quite secure and watertight, and the toolbox was a great feature. It served me very well and I only gave it up (currently for sale on Classifieds here ) because I went to a long bed F150.

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Old 09-10-2015, 08:58 AM   #17
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This is my second Roll-N-Lock in a row. Very good product.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #18
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Hi from AZ. . . I too put a tri fold cover on my F150, but it only gave me 21" of height when closed. The generator, for instance is 25" tall. I bought a Snugtop shell, with side awning type windows & ladder rack rails on top (for future) Pretty expensive, decent quality, & painted to match truck. It has worked fine, but I still think the truck looked better without it. . .regards, Craig
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:28 AM   #19
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I had a Bakflip VP tonneau cover on my Tundra with a Bedrug bed liner on the floor. At first I was OK with it but once I acquired a couple of foldup reclining chairs and my portable solar panel suit case I found I had to lay those items flat which took up a lot of space. When I bought my new Ram 2500 recently I decide to go with a cab high camper shell with full Bedrug interior and Yakima roof rack. I can now place the recliners and solar panel on edge which frees up a lot of bed floor space. The only disadvantages are the extra cost of the shell, having to haul yard debris might be more difficult to load/unload and clean up and the possibility of not being able to haul a tall object which I doubt I will do.

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Old 09-10-2015, 09:40 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS View Post
Hi, I bought a Retrax Pro roll up bed cover; It's somewhat expensive, but perfect for what we wanted.
I have this one too. We're very happy with it.

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Old 09-10-2015, 09:45 AM   #21
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Got a Xtang roll up vinyl cover that attaches with snaps. Got one that allows me to also use my tool box. Got it from Anything Auto for about $300. They beat the price of any local outfit and even beat the factory price. Xtang make a bunch of different covers. Seems like a good product. I am satisfied so far.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:29 AM   #22
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We purchased the Bakflip 2. Folds nearly completely forward for open bed use, easy user install, secure, and looks great. We put it on our F250 SD......last truck I had was an F150 with hard shell Astro tonneau.....the Bakflip is so much mor flexible and accomodating.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:30 AM   #23
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I have the BakFlip G2 on my Tundra.

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Old 09-10-2015, 10:31 AM   #24
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Have to say out all the different covers I am have seen the best and most effective is "Roll and Lock" We have it on our F-150. Very secure, rolls up in a second and allows the truck to be a truck when needed. No need to fold away or store. It looks great too! Think of it like those rolling shutter doors that stores have for you truck bed.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:33 AM   #25
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I have the Truxedo Lopro soft vinyl roll back. Love it! It provides easy full bed access when rolled and covers the entire bed when warranted in a water proof fashion.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:33 AM   #26
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Another vote for Retrax Pro roll up. They hide your stuff from view, are compatible with tool boxes and the lock can be used at any position to hold the cover in place in the event you are carrying some over height items.

My only gripes with ours v.s. a camper top is that it is not waterproof (an issue here in the NW) and the lock can easily be defeated with a screwdriver.

If you are looking for a fabric option I can also recommend the Truxedo Lo Pro. It served us well on our old rig... but it doesn't lock.

Good luck. Have fun. Keep the shiny side up.

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Old 09-10-2015, 10:39 AM   #27
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I for one am not a fan of the shell look. Just personal preference. However, I concede the need for the height. I am considering a cover or a shell as soon as my house sells. Like I said I understand the need for height clearance in light of putting is say your generators. So for those of you with a cover, and you have a generator (or two) what do you do about that? Leave the cover open when transporting them?

Oh BTW, after years of not being able to do something looks like late next Spring we'll FINALLY be buying an Airstream!!! So this is a timely discussion.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:44 AM   #28
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I got an Extang Solidfold.

Extang - America's Best Selling Tonneau Covers

They are not cheap, but very well made. The panels are an aluminum and foam sandwich which is both strong and insulating. They have a video on the site showing a 4-wheeler sitting on top of the cover. IT is not rated for that, but they show it as a measure of the strength. I have knelt on mine when folded to get to the top of the cab.

It is very easy to put on and take off if I need to carry something tall. They also claim a mileage increase, probably due to smoothing out the airflow over the bed.



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