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Old 01-05-2015, 02:14 PM   #29
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We have a Truxedo roll up, it's completely out of the way when rolled up
I really wanted a hard cover but my CFO said it wasn't in the budget. I found a Truxedo roll up on ebay that was in good shape. It's been a few months with it now and I'm really impressed. Sure someone could rip it open in a heartbeat but I'm going with out of sight out of mind.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:23 PM   #30
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Side wall rack. Make sure the cover you choose doesn't cover the top of the side walls then you can add a rack. My BakFlip VP has this design but I'd probably go with a canoe. I found I tip over kayaks very easily after having a kayak lesson a couple of years ago.

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Old 01-05-2015, 11:33 PM   #31
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Check out DiamondBack covers. Multi section hard cover that allows easy removal of a section by one person.

Truck Bed Covers and Tonneau Covers : DiamondBack Truck Covers

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Old 01-06-2015, 08:27 AM   #32
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Thanks everyone for your comments and recommendations. I have ordered the Bakflip Fibermax and it should be here tomorrow.

I appreciate your comments
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:37 PM   #33
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late to the party, but I use a Retrax pro, which is an aluminum roll up cover. Super sturdy, no issues with leaks, easy DIY install, and you can lock it open at various points along the track. But...pricey, and the box that holds the rolled up portion does eat into bed length by about 10" (I have an 8' bed, so no real concern).

Built like a tank, and capable of supporting 500lb of weight on top. Looking into Kayak options as well.




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Things I wonder about roll up covers:

(1.) Do the roll up covers work when there's snow and ice?

(2.) How about dust collecting and then getting into whatever it rolls into and jamming it?

(3.) How easy is it to cut through the cover with a butter knife, Swiss army knife, machete, etc.?

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Hi, I just bought a Retrax Pro roll up bed cover for my F-150. I'm waiting for the spray-o bed liner to be installed before I install this new cover.


(1.) I don't know, and maybe won't ever know, but they say mine will hold up to 500 lbs. spread out.

(2.) Dust can't be too much of a problem; The roll up canister has two water drains built into it.

(3.) My new bed cover uses Aluminum slats; Might need more that a knife.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:00 AM   #35
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Thanks everyone for your comments and recommendations. I have ordered the Bakflip Fibermax and it should be here tomorrow.

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Ponyfvr, if you wouldn't mind, please let us know what you think, once you receive it and get it installed. I'd be interested in your impressions.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:47 AM   #36
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The Retrax looks pretty nice. I'll be looking forward to reports on it especially when dirty, icy, snowy or just plain wet. How much for one of those?

With the 6.5' bed now pretty common, that would be a significant loss of space especially if you are hauling 8' sheets, 2 x 4's, etc.

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Hi, my new F-150 has the 5 1/2 foot bed, but still way more storage room than my Lincoln. We don't plan on carrying large pieces of lumber since I don't have the need to build anything. I have carried long boards on the Lincoln's roof rack in the past. Also, four clamps and two people and this bed cover comes off and can be stored up-right.


5.5' bed plus 1.5' tailgate when down equals 1' over hang with a red flag attached to sheets of plywood.
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The Retrax looks pretty nice. I'll be looking forward to reports on it especially when dirty, icy, snowy or just plain wet.

(1.) How much for one of those?

(2.) With the 6.5' bed now pretty common, that would be a significant loss of space especially if you are hauling 8' sheets, 2 x 4's, etc.

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Hi, Gene.

(1.) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

(2.) The roll box does not go all the way to the bottom of the bed so a small stack of wood could slide right under the box. Therefore no real loss of room.
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I could do a tonneau cover- take 1 bike with quick-release front tire-
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Ponyfvr, if you wouldn't mind, please let us know what you think, once you receive it and get it installed. I'd be interested in your impressions.
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I installed the Backflip Fibermax and i am very happy with it. It was very easy to install and looks great.

Couple of random thoughts:
I like that it is flat with the truck side walls.
I got the Fibermax model which is a step up from the G2 and the dealer said that it will do better in the Arizona sun.
I like the fact that it is easy to have full bed access.
The cover is locked when you lock the tailgate
I am very pleased with the quality

Let me know if you have any questions or would like a photo.
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I installed the Backflip Fibermax and i am very happy with it. It was very easy to install and looks great.

Couple of random thoughts:
I like that it is flat with the truck side walls.
I got the Fibermax model which is a step up from the G2 and the dealer said that it will do better in the Arizona sun.
I like the fact that it is easy to have full bed access.
The cover is locked when you lock the tailgate
I am very pleased with the quality

Let me know if you have any questions or would like a photo.
I would like to see a picture, if you don't mind. Do you think a foot of snow on it would be a problem? I store the truck in a garage, so probably not a likely occurrence, but a possibility.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #42
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I would like to see a picture, if you don't mind. Do you think a foot of snow on it would be a problem? I store the truck in a garage, so probably not a likely occurrence, but a possibility.
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I can't comment on the snow we live in Phoenix and it is 70 right now. If your truck has the factory rail system installed you have to order the Backflip with the rail kit. The rail kit lowers the rail about 2" so you can install the cover and still use the rails.
A couple of things that i learned:
1: install the extensions (do not tighten) before you reinstall the rails (makes it much easier)
2: install your tie down cleats on the rail before you install the rail on the truck. Once the rail is installed you can move the cleats but you can't remove or install them with out loosening the rail.

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