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Old 05-16-2016, 12:01 PM   #15
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Like Doug, I also have the Extang Trifecta. I considered a hard tonneau, but opted for this one for two reasons: (1) It's a lot lighter than the hard fiberglas ones, and (2) the Trifecta's bows arch up slightly, which provides just enough room for my Honda genset. The fiberglas ones are flat. Some even sit below the top of the side rails. Choose carefully in light of the height of what you put in the truck bed.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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I bought the aluminum Retrax/Gatortraz from AutoCustoms. It is very solid and very easy to install. Permanently lubed roller bearings, manual roll up into a canister next to the cab. Solid locking, easy roll up. locks in any position, and looks quite good on the truck. Gatortrax is the "store brand" for AutoCustoms and is identical to Retrax, but $100 cheaper. I also bought a CargoGlide bed slide to make easier getting to everything in the truck bed.

I do get a little seepage of water around the Ford tail-gate step, and sides. Other than that it is pretty water tight. I would highly recommend it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:12 PM   #17
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I have a BAKFLIP MX4 Premium Hard Folding cover. It has drain hoses and the genny fits under it. Also I can place items on top of it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #18
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I've been using the Roll-N-Lock for many years and have had good luck with it. Many of my friends were so impressed with this tonneau cover, they bought one for their trucks and had me install it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:32 PM   #19
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I just bought a 3 fold hard cover by LEER for our short bed. So far its waterproof and I really like it. Price was $795 and they installed it.
Of course I wouldn't expect it to be burglar proof, just keeping some things dry and out of the way. I keep the tailgate locked.
I just completed a 3500 mile road trip (sans trailer) and didn't really find that it improved gas mileage as they claim about tonneau covers, (though only 10% claimed) but maybe I should have slowed down more often. (eh who am I kidding, I drove through Nevada twice)
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:33 PM   #20
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #21
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I have a trifold by REV that came with my F150 as a Ford recommended dealer accessory. It works great. Has drain lines and so far is water tight.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #22
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Second vote for truck covers USA
Extruded aluminum, retractable, and can carry 500 pounds on top if needed.
It will leak a little along the edges of the bed in car wash or heavy rain.
Had my current one eight years. It has worked flawlessly.
Pricey though.

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Old 05-16-2016, 06:36 PM   #23
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I'd say "it depends on what you want from your tonneau". I wanted security for the stuff I carry (rejected soft covers as a result), easy one person removal and installation (rejected caps), ability to open fully to carry tall cargo like garbage cans and a wheelchair (rejected hinged full covers). I was willing to tolerate a few leaks. Given those expectations, I picked an Extang Solid Fold and love it. I also built a bike rack that rides on top of it. Some other tonneaus wouldn't have allowed that but the extang is weight bearing within limits. See my gallery for a pic of that if you are interested.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:44 PM   #24
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I am very happy with the DiamondBack. The standard, which I have, can carry 600 lbs. and the HD 1,600 lbs. for those who want to carry an ATV or other heavy toy. Secure, no leaks, gas lifts so no strain.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:47 PM   #25
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I guess I don't know how to upload two photos in the same post. Also, one person can take the panels off in minutes without tools or the whole cover in about 15 minutes with a wrench.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:53 PM   #26
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I have the BAK Roll-x. Same maker as your BAK flip, but it's a roll-up version. I've been very happy with it. Keeps everything secure and dry. "Dry" is really saying something here in Vancouver, WA. We had record rainfall this winter.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:53 PM   #27
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Truxedo ... tight...easy roll and I got the one that also flips from front as well as back. Easy to fuel my in-bed tank. Been on the super duty for several years. If you need a replacement part they are good to work with.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:52 PM   #28
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I researched the heck out of this with aesthetics, cost and security as my top priorities as well as the ability to carry our satellite dish and generator under the cover. With all of this in mind, for me, the winner was the Peragon cover.. hereís why:

1. Extends easily but folds to occupy nearly none of the bed
2. Easy one person removal
3. Can be operated by my wife
4. Lockable
5. Fits the satellite and a champion 3500 inverter (21Ē clearance when closed)
6. Looks great
7. Itís made of aluminum (come on.. the truck and the Airstream are aluminum too, I had to stay consistent!) Also light so Iím not sacrificing pounds with my already limited payload on the 2016 f150 Platinum..

Drawbacks (nothing is perfect):
1. If bulky items slide to the forward part of the bed while the cover is extended, they will need to be dragged back to the rear of the bed to allow it to open (problem solved for me with a $15 cargo management bar from harbor freight..)
2. If heavy items slam into the cover when it is in its retracted position it could theoretically dent. Iíve had may garbage cans already slam it pretty hard and no damage done, but I was worried for a bit...

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All in all Iím very pleased. Itís made in the USA which, for me, was an added bonus. I had a different brand on my prior platinum and it was a ďflippingĒ pain and did not retain its looks.
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