I just purchased a Tundra Double Cab with the 6 1/2ft bed. It's preowned and came with a a hard plastic-like berliner. I'm almost prefer it didn't have a bed liner so I could just drop in a bed rug but I think they make one to go over these liners.
I've decided that a bedcover is needed. I've decided to go with a hard cover folding or retractable type. I may need to carry large items occasionally.
I'm concerned about water leakage and security. I would also like flexibility to allow a rack system to be inserted into the bed sides if ever needed something like that. Can anyone can recommend a rack system. I don't want to look like a contractor. The Tundra is white.
The Toyota dealer had the Extang Solid Fold. I didn't like it because it overlaped the bed sides too much. I didn't like the way the back section opened up, two spring clips vs a latch system other companies use. Seems like it would be easy to jimmy the cover open.
Florida 55 posted his experience with the Bak Flip
My concern with retractables is the mechanism. Are they prone to failure? What happens if it rains then freezes or snow? I live in the Dallas area and that can occur. The truck will have to be parked outside with no cover.
Then there is cargo management. The hard bedliner will cause everything to slide around so I'll get a BedRug mat for berliner. I don't need the full bed wall version. How do you keep stuff secured? Can you purchase a system that has adjustable sections to constrain cargo? I can envision having a portable generator and a gas container back there and would want those things sliding around. I will probably use plastic bins for stuff but I have an O'Grill BBQ, portable roll up table, chairs and a 55qt ice chest that can side around.