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Old 03-14-2019, 02:15 PM   #15
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I have had BakFlip's on my last 2 trucks. My current version is an MX4. I like the (nominal) security and the ability to use as a truck when I need to. Recommended and no association.

https://bakflip.com/p/bakflip-mx4-tonneau-cover/
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:52 PM   #16
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This subject seemed very familiar (and recent) and I planned to point the OP toward a thread of the same subject... only to find the OP created the other thread too. Perhaps asking the same or similar question will result in better, more useful information.

Here's a link to the other thread for anyone interested:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...es-191494.html


So far so good this time. I value ideas from anyone, as long as theyíre good ideas. In the old thread I named TV and full time. We sold our home last summer and are now apartment dwellers for maybe 2 years max. Just bought my future home Tuesday and gathering info on the what and why in bed covers/caps for that expressed purpose. So appreciate any good ideas anyone has. Thanks, JT
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:25 PM   #17
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Tacoma came with a one piece hard tonneau cover. Prior had a cab high topper. Hate the access issues and lack of height and space under the tonneau.
Next truck, probably a Tundra, will have a cab-high topper. Besides it flat looks better, imho.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #18
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How much clearance between bedslide and top of liftgate opening?
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:58 PM   #19
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We’ve had both. Cab-high topper offers a lot more flexibility for us. It mostly depends on how you plan to use the truck. And I really like the “grandpa’s truck” look — at least it gets a lot of compliments!
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:09 PM   #20
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Weíve had both. Cab-high topper offers a lot more flexibility for us. It mostly depends on how you plan to use the truck. And I really like the ďgrandpaís truckĒ look ó at least it gets a lot of compliments!


I hear ya. Iíve been a P-paw for 17 years in May, and proud of it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:27 PM   #21
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If I can piggy back on the OPís question - now that Iíve swapped from a hard tonneau to a leer topper - Iíve noticed there is a gap that lets daylight though on both vertical sides of the tailgate. I never noticed this before as the tonneau cover hid the tailgate from view. I never had water intrusion with the tonneau nor did I get dirt swirling inside the bed because of those gaps. But having seen them through the rear view mirror - Iím wondering if I should expect water or dust intrusion with the topper? Whatís your experience?

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:20 PM   #22
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I just installed a Raider cab height cap on my truck and installed the tail gate weatherstrip as well. Can still see 2 small spots that let in light will try to modify and close up these spots. I have had an Undercover hard tonneau and a soft roll up one in the past, but I think that the cap will work better for us when on the road for longer periods. I also installed a Traxion tail gate ladder to make it easier to get into the box. Down the road I will look at the roll out bed.. The Traxion ladder works great and is easy to remove if not needed. Should have had this 5 years ago!!
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:35 PM   #23
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I was considering a cap for my F250 however it'd be to tall to shoehorn in my garage. As it is there is about 3/4 in clearance from the rear of my crew cab and the garage door frame. The rubber strip rubs against the very back of the cab. A cap would not clear. Might be something to consider if you park in a garage...just sayin'
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:09 PM   #24
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How much clearance between bedslide and top of liftgate opening?


About 34 inches to clear the hinges. To load the bikes I have to remove front wheels and drop handlebar stems. The bedslide takes up almost 5 inches of height but the convenience of not having to climb up in that 8 foot bed negates any loss of cubic feet for me
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About 34 inches to clear the hinges. To load the bikes I have to remove front wheels and drop handlebar stems. The bedslide takes up almost 5 inches of height but the convenience of not having to climb up in that 8 foot bed negates any loss of cubic feet for me


Looks like a good system.
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When we finally make the switch from MH and towed to pickup and Airstream we'll have a full cap over the bed. We're full-timers and do some construction work for our church, so we have to have our own tools. Yes, there will be a "drawer" in the truck to access the things farther toward the front. I suspect that the actual arrangement of where things are in the bed will vary depending on whether we're traveling or working.
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We have a Leer topper on our Tundra, and find it super handy for storing all kinds of gear. The truck has a rear camera for backing. We often go camping with our canoe, and the straight roof line of the topper + cab is an advantage for mounting the roof rack.
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I like the diamond back hard tonneau cover. Also have a bed rug, this is a good combo for me and my needs. The diamond back supports a lot of weight on top and it is easy to flip one side or the other open. Easy to remove as well. Definetly worth considering.
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