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Old 01-16-2015, 06:10 AM   #43
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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.

Here are some photos:
Looks great. One post in a feedback section mentioned that the cover didn't seem wide enough, yours looks like it fits perfectly.
When folded open, can you leave it in the bed of the truck, or have to remove the whole cover?
Any improvement in gas mileage?
I think that's the direction I'm going to go. The base model is just flexible vinyl over a alum frame, correct? While the premium version you have is a hard vinyl with alum frame? Is there a covering to the vinyl?
Thanks for posting the pics, looks great.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:24 AM   #44
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Looks great. One post in a feedback section mentioned that the cover didn't seem wide enough, yours looks like it fits perfectly.
When folded open, can you leave it in the bed of the truck, or have to remove the whole cover?
Any improvement in gas mileage?
I think that's the direction I'm going to go. The base model is just flexible vinyl over a alum frame, correct? While the premium version you have is a hard vinyl with alum frame? Is there a covering to the vinyl?
Thanks for posting the pics, looks great.
The cover fits great, you can open it by sections so you get partial to full access to the bed.
I think that my gas milage has increased but i haven't checked it yet.
The Bakflip Fibermax is a hard vinyl that is about 3/4 of a inch thick and is very sturdy. I saw a video that shows that you canst on the folded cover. I am not sure of the video location but you can google Bakflip FIbermax and locate several videos that will give you details on the features, installation etc.

I am very happy with the cover and would recommend it
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:22 PM   #45
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quick double check -- those with the bakflip VP - Do any of you have a Honda3000 gen set in the truck bed as well? I haven't done the measurements to exact yet, as my gen set is in storage, but recalling eyeballing it, I was concerned a flat profile tonneau would not allow me to carry the gen set any longer in my F150 bed.

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Old 02-03-2015, 06:33 AM   #46
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I ordered the Tonnopro. It is $200+ less than the backflip G2. Couldn't find a negative review on it, but it was mentioned a few times that the latches closest to the cab were on the flimsy side, so I'll have to be careful on the install.
My Honda generator is right by where my Tundra is parked. I would assume there isn't much difference in bed depth between the F150 and the Tundra. I'll let you know if there is a issue. It'll be Friday before I can check though.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:17 AM   #47
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I wanted to buy a Honda 3000 last spring, found it was too tall for my Sierra 1500 with a Solid Fold tonneau, the type that rides up on the bed sides. I believe that Dodge and Ford beds may be a wee bit taller than the GMC version, but best to try before you buy. It'll be close with a tonneau with rails.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:43 AM   #48
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:30 AM   #49
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TruXedo Rolling Cover - the best

I just got a new truck and bought my second TruXedo cover for it. I had one on my older truck and found that the ability to fully open the back end up to haul dirt/rocks/chips or tall items helps as my TV is a multi-use vehicle. The folding type did not allow me to gain full use of the bed. The TruXedo cover has easy working latches and felcro sides to make easy use. Amazon sells them through their Prime account. But you may need to access the TruXedo site to find our the model of the cover for a Toyota.
Amazon.com: TruXedo 297601 TruXport Soft Roll-Up Dual Latch Tonneau Cover: Automotive

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Things I wonder about roll up covers:

Do the roll up covers work when there's snow and ice?

How about dust collecting and then getting into whatever it rolls into and jamming it?

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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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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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.
Hi, some pictures of my Retrax Pro. I have room for about ten sheets of 3/4" plywood, or more, under my roll up canister, but I think that space will be for my Bag Chairs. With the cover retracted, It doesn't take up much bed space. It has been so nice to go shopping and put stuff in my tote boxes and cold stuff in my ice chest. Dusty doesn't want to give up his back seat area for our shopping even if it is his canned food.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:59 PM   #51
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Bob,

You're lucky Dusty lets you ride in the front seat.

If you take those 10 sheets of plywood, you don't need a trailer—just build a shack wherever you go. With 10 you can have a roof, floor and walls for an 8 x 8 shack. Window extra.

The cover sounds good and I don't think you'd buy something that you didn't research thoroughly. I'd love to see it in person, but I guess I'll have to wait until you come southeast or I go northwest.

It looks like you could fit a lot more than 10 sheets of 1/2" under the box, but it also depends whether they are flat or resting on a closed tailgate. I usually carry several sheets or 2 x 4's resting on the tailgate because it is harder for them to fall out when I'm going up the steep road to my house.

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Put this on last night. Tonnopro. Very easy install, secure, and affordable. It will take a bit of planning if I need to remove to haul, but those instances are pretty rare, and usually known well in advance. Meaning, It'll be easy to remove it, but easier if I can leave it at home etc., while I haul what ever with it. (Mostly a motorcycle.)

I didn't get the Honda generator out last night, but ballparking it, says it'll go in under the cover. That's the plan, so I hope it fits. Ha
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With the Retrax is there anyway for yard debris, when I have to haul yard clippings to the recycling center, to get into the roll up compartment and interfere with its operation?

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