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Old 12-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #29
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I have a Bak Roll-X bed cover on my F150 6 1/2 bed. Can be secured for driving fully open, but not partially open. When open, it doesn't take up any space in the bed of the truck. You would need to lock your generators into the bed of your truck with a cable, but you might want to do that anyway. When closed, it's water tight unless you're going through a pressure car wash, and then it only leaks a little bit along the top of the tailgate. When closed, it's locked along the length of the truck bed on both sides and it's flush with the top of the tailgate. When the tailgate is locked it would take a crowbar and cause a lot of damage to get into the bed. The top of the cover is a black heavy duty vinyl material over aluminum slats. I installed the whole thing myself in about 30 minutes. And, I can remove the rolled up cover in about 10 minutes if I want it out of the way entirely.

I have the sane cover. I chose it because you can use a Trac Rack with it. On my silverado i can cover the hondas and all the bed gear reasonably securely and put the kayaks on the racks. The racks also slide forward so trips to use the truck like a truck work without having to change anything around.
The cover only opens and secures fully rolled up though, so for the OP's requirements its not ideal.
One of the covers that rolls into a box at the front of the bed with "steps". Makes the most sense.
I chise this one because it ws the only solution i found that enabled a lumber rack in place as well.



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Old 12-09-2014, 10:51 PM   #30
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Hi, I placed my order for a Retrax Pro # 40371. Should be here in a week or so.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:47 PM   #31
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Hi, today was like an early Christmas; All kinds of things were delivered to my house today. One of them was my Retrax Pro bed cover. I can't install it yet because I chose to have a spray-on bed liner installed and it must be done first.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:30 AM   #32
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I run with the roll up vinyl cover partially open a lot. Have not done it while trailering, but do when working around the house, my daughters house or son's house and buy stuff at Home Depot or Lowes. Never seems to be an issue, it stays where I leave it.

Considering a cap now for trailering, but once on it will not be able to come off, can't get the truck into the garage far enough to lift it off for storage.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:41 PM   #33
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Have you considered BedRug? Nice and soft on the knees when crawling into the back. You can get it to line the sides too. Easy clean up.

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Old 12-19-2014, 04:47 PM   #34
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Agree on the BedRug over spraying. Last truck I had the floor and side units. If I remember correctly the two pieces were less expensive than spraying. And seemed to have some advantages over spraying. Current 2500HD had a factory sprayed liner and I put in the BedRug floor. Makes it easy to slide stuff in and out.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #35
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We had a Bed Rug in our last truck, loved it. This truck we have now has a Bed Slide, so Bed Rug would offer no benefit, so the bed was sprayed. Not sure I like the Bed Slide with a vinyl bed cover, not much clearance under the cover.
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