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Old 09-11-2015, 08:45 AM   #61
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We just wanted a simple cover to keep things from blowing out and provide some weather protection, at a low cost. So I installed a soft roll up vinyl cover. It does what it's supposed to do and is very easy to use, I like it. If it's vandalized it's not the end of the world. If we have anything valuable back there I run a locking cable through it.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #62
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Extang Solid Fold

Extang - America's Best Selling Tonneau Covers

We had a camper shell for 7 years with a Roll-a-bed in the truck bed. If you do not have the roll-a-bed it is very difficult to get to your stuff that is not right at the back of the bed. Note biggest problem is you needed to disconnect from AS so that you could pull away and roll out the roll out bed. Cost together was about $2,500. I paid $1,150 for the Extang which included installation. It seems that it will serve me very well. It is a tri-fold cover so I can access any spot in the bed while hooked up to the AS. Still want to put the heavy stuff at the back next to the tailgate.

I can not speak to any leaking issues as I have not used it in the rain yet.

Another BIG Bonus is visibility out the rear windows. which is excellent with the bed cover and POOR with the camper shell.

In my Ram 1500 there is plenty of bed depth so that the generator sits in there just fine.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:52 PM   #63
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We have an F350 and had a soft roll up cover that "locks" as we did on our previous two trucks. While in a grocery store someone cut the cover and helped themselves to whatever they could lift over the side and tailgate as the tailgate was locked. No cameras etc. So, we replaced the roll up with a Lear 700 painted to match our Silver F350. Love it. Everything we carry on a trip fits in nicely, just returned from 10,000 miles using it. The one issue is at times closing it. There is so much air pressure build up when closing sometimes it takes two of us OR I stand on the bumper, lean down while closing and it locks in place.

Did not want the big caps so this is a nice alternative for us.

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Old 09-11-2015, 08:31 PM   #64
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take a serious look at the RETRAX! they have an aluminum roll-up bed cover that I just bought. I have had a Shell (Very limiting!), a Hard Cover (again limiting and fragile if the load is over the bed), and A Vinyl Roll-Up Cover (great but not secure).
This time I decided to go with the Aluminum Roll-Up to have security and yet versatility. Not Cheap but already better than an open bed! Here is a link and ask for Morrie! he did me right;
https://www.tonneaufactoryoutlet.com...eau-cover.html
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:41 AM   #65
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I recently got the Diamondback HD with the Linex coating. It is awesome for so many reasons, plus it looks super cool.



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Where did you get the black cleats that are on the edge of your bed cover?
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:23 PM   #66
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ARE Shell

Here is my new ARE Series Z camper shell. I also have the Yakima racks and full Bedrug.

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Old 09-14-2015, 05:40 PM   #67
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Here is my new ARE Series Z camper shell. I also have the Yakima racks and full Bedrug.

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Here is my new shell.

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Old 09-16-2015, 09:47 AM   #68
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I too have a Retrax cover

Truxx OutfittersRetrax RetraxPRO Retractable Tonneau Cover

The Retrax Cover is great, easy to move back and forth even for a short person and lockable. I liked the idea of being able to move it out of the way for taller thingsl. However, when moved 'out of the way' there is a huge roll of it at the back of the truck bed, taking up space.

I would go with a camper shell the next time... 30lb propane bottles are taller than the cover, so are most generators. But then there is the visability issue...
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:40 AM   #69
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I would go with a camper shell the next time... 30lb propane bottles are taller than the cover, so are most generators. But then there is the visability issue...
The Honda EU2000i generator easily fits under the Extang SolidFold2 tonneau cover on our truck. We considered the camper shell, but the tonneau cover easily folds back to access the bed of the truck, looks great, locks with the locking tailgate, and wasn't expensive. We don't carry tall propane bottles back there though.
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The Honda EU2000i generator easily fits under the Extang SolidFold2 tonneau cover on our truck. We considered the camper shell, but the tonneau cover easily folds back to access the bed of the truck, looks great, locks with the locking tailgate, and wasn't expensive. We don't carry tall propane bottles back there though.
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I want to withdraw any comment in which I said I was happy with the BakFlip G2. I am not happy with. It's completely fallen apart. While the panels are still in good condition, two of the locks have broken and the 3d has completely fallen off the the last panel section. I am very disappointed in this. I know have to use two hands to open the thing.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:16 PM   #72
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Wasn't too happy with my BakFlip VP. The rubber gasket seals were peeling off. Two email contacts to BakFlip customer support yielded no replies.

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:21 PM   #73
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Wouldn't a metal roll top do?
Metal roll up might, but I preferred the look of the fiberglass matching color and never considered a roll up. An added benefit I had never considered of a light colored fiberglass is everything under it in the bed stays cool. While under our black roll up it got so hot at times it was hard to touch and all the stuff under the roll up got super hot. Even at Lake Powell siting in the sun when the temp was over 100 degrees in the shade things stayed "relatively" cool.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #74
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Very happy so far with my BakFlip VP. Easy to install, good looking and virturally leak free. Had a Roll n Lock on my previous truck which looked great but was pricey and leaked more than the BakFlip.
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Wasn't too happy with my BakFlip VP. The rubber gasket seals were peeling off. Two email contacts to BakFlip customer support yielded no replies.

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I was told by Bakflip that they will not honor the warranty because I purchased it through Amazon, which is not an 'authorized' dealer. What BS is that? You manufactured the product and now you're not going to stand behind it?
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While overall I am happy with the quality of my Xtang vinyl rollup it was assembled sloppy, (wrong gaskets in 2 places). The company was resistant to sending me the correct gasket and an email complaint about quality control went unanswered.
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