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Old 12-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #15
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I have the BakFlip VP cover. My research showed it to be the most waterproof of all the BakFlip covers. It has multiple sections but is covered by a vinyl cover that has held up very well for two years with my truck parked outside. 2010 Tundra Double Cab.

However, like all fold up covers, when when covered with thick ice you can't fold it back.


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Old 12-28-2014, 04:42 PM   #16
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My Bakflip has two struts for locking it in the upright position should I need to have the full bed uncovered. Which I've down twice now with no issues.

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Old 12-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Gene. No problem with snow and ice. Never had mine jam. Lubricate it with 303. Roll N Lock is actually aluminum strips encased in the cover. Watch the video on their website.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:30 AM   #18
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One thing to note with regard to folding tonneau(s), some fit on a rail below the bed sides (Bakflip is an example), some sit on the top of the bed rail (Solid Fold is an example). Some have their own locks; some use the locking tailgate as the lock. One advantage of the Bakflip type is that you can put Thule type bedrail racks on your truck for canoes/kayaks/bikes etc. without interfering with the tonneau. You can't use these with the 'top of bed rail' tonneau(s). An advantage of the 'top of bed rail' types is strength and simple mount/dismount.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:13 AM   #19
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I have had a couple of the soft covers that snap on all the way around the bed. Don't want to go that route again. My favorite tonneaus are the 3 or 4 piece hard folding ones so it doesn't have to be removed to haul large objects.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:30 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Ponyfvr View Post
I just bought a 2015 Toyota Tundra with the Crew max cab (5 1/2 foot bed) and I am looking for recommendations for a Tonneau Cover. Some people have told me to go with a one piece painted cover and others have recommended a folding cover.
Check out DiamondBack covers.

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Old 12-29-2014, 12:48 PM   #21
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I have an Extang solid fold on my 2014 Tundra CrewMax. Flexibility and cargo security were most important to me when I picked that. It fits perfectly, easy to install. Easy to remove when I need the full bed. Easy to open and close. Very secure. However, like most foldable solid covers it leaks a bit between the seams. If a dry bed is critical to you, go with one piece and make sure the seals around the bed rails are clean and tight. If flexibility, convenience, security and one-man operation are more important, the solid tri fold is a good bet. If security isn't critial a foldable soft cover might be the right answer. Net: Which is best is a matter of what function you want given the way you plan to use the cover.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:58 PM   #22
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Second vote for Roll n Lock. Have one on my Tacoma and love it. Not cheap but very secure (locks to t-gate), good looking and verstatile. I like the fact that no prior planning is required if you need to use the bed for large/tall items as the cover rolls up inside a small area at the front of the bed.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:15 PM   #23
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I have an Undercover that I like. You can view it a I had the Undercover SE on my GMC and upgraded to the Undercover LUX SE for my F-150. The LUX can be painted to match the truck color, but if I had it to do again, I would stay with the basic black. Cover weights 54 lbs and can be easily removed if need be. I have never had water leakage and have been in some downpours.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:27 PM   #24
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I have a Fold-a-Cover on our F150 crew. Not advertised as much as some but a great lid for our use. Had the best optional toolbox insert under the front most panel of any that I looked at. Has held up well for 2 years so far.

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Old 12-29-2014, 07:29 PM   #25
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I have used a Diamondback HD for a few years (on an F350) - see the background in the attached picture. Am very happy with it. Put some Thule feet on for bike racks.
The selling feature for me is its load-carrying capacity - 1600 lbs. When doing construction work or other chores, it's no problem having heavy loads put on, and it's no problem walking around on it (e.g. to put bikes or kayaks on). Has good tie-down cleats. Also quick and easy to take off if I want to use the truck for a load of gravel.
Downside - it's expensive.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:03 PM   #26
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Tundra Tonneau

One thing you might consider is the amount of space the cover will use.
My neighbor has a Tundra with a crew cab (5.5 foot bed) and is very disappointed that his roll cover takes up so much of the bed when rolled.

I bought a hard fiberglass LEER for my double cab (6.5 foot bed) and I am very pleased with it. The super white paint match is perfect and it doesn't take any of the bed. The LEER and Jason tonneaus have better hardware than the ARE. I originally ordered an ARE and when it was being installed they messed up the spring hinge that was supposed to be worth an extra hundred bucks... so I told them to keep it and got the LEER for the same money.
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We have a Truxedo roll up, it's completely out of the way when rolled up
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:52 PM   #28
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Any way to carry a kayak with any type of tonneau covers?
I really like the idea of a sectioned cover, so I can put a motorcycle in the back of the truck (6.5' bed Tundra dbl cab) but I will need to take the kayak along when not hauling the bike.
I guess I could figure roof racks for the Tundra roof?

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