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View Poll Results: Cap, Tonneau, or Naked
Cap (Hard) 664 22.88%
Cap (Soft) 148 5.10%
Tonneau (Hard) 613 21.12%
Tonneau (Soft) 649 22.36%
Naked 909 31.32%
Other: Please write in 64 2.21%
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #461
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Well, having used all over the years, I decided to go roll up tonneau. Mainly for price. I can keep light stuff under to keep it from blowing around. Keeps the snow and ice from clanking around. Rolls up and out of the way for large items.

Mainly for price this time though. Thought about naked but I haul a lot of paper trash and it is too tough to keep in the bed on the highway without a net or cover.

Installing my Access Literider as soon as the weather breaks. $280.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #462
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Diamondback cover questions

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I still love my diamond back cover. I must be the only taco on here running a diamond back. Shame since I have yet to find another cover as tough and versatile for my needs here in SoCal. I know it isn't for everyone but I've had people stop me all over the country and ask who makes it.



The cover is MADE IN THE USA specifically for the Tacoma. It easily supports 400 pounds so I stand on top of the thing to re-fill the tank with my scepter cans. I stand on there with my son + gear when we load the basket on top. I use it as a work platform. I am considering installing tie-down cleats and some day maybe rack hardware directly to the panels.

Both panels lock and have dual gas pistons to lift and keep them open. I can fold back the front or rear panel so they lay flat, remove in seconds, or strap down. I have direct access to anything I need in the front of the bed while more than half the bed remains dry/secure. The center panel has dual rain channels along the hinges, the rest of the water just runs over the edge of the cover and off the truck. The compression seal/weather strips can easily be replaced when the time comes and won't cost much. It keeps the bed very dry and it keeps out the dust and empty soda cans.

One person can remove all three panels in a matter of minutes. The front and rear without any tools in seconds, the middle with a socket wrench and a couple minutes. If I need to remove the entire cover it stores more easily than many out there and I can do it faster than most. I haven't seen anything else that compares. There are different panel configurations available and they have heavier duty and lighter duty covers than my SE.

Photo I posted earlier in this thread with the panels open:


I've had a few guys ask questions about the cover so here are a few more shots I posted.


I keep this action packer padlocked to the D-rings I installed in the bed. It fits perfectly and removes easily.


This is what it looks like with one of the panels folded back flat.
I'm close to pulling the trigger on this cover but have a few questions:

Are you still able to use the deck rail system with the cover on? I want to use the oem cargo divider as well.
Do you have a bed extender? Wondering if the bed extender can flip in and out of the bed with the rear cover folded over.
Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #463
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I like naked the best. Cause when I go eat, I can throw all my trash in the back of the truck through the rear sliding glass. And just clean it up later. Sounds like laziness, but I think its creativity. Better in my bed than in my passenger floor.

Plus it just looks better too. Caps look like SUV's and tonneaus just look weird. Especially hard ones.

But if you need it to serve a purpose, then its all good. But not for me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #464
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I just bought a new cover from Pace Edwards Full metal jackrabbit
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #465
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Heres a pic of an Access LiteRider. Just installed.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #466
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I just ordered a Ranch Sierra when it gets here in a couple of weeks I will put up some pics
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #467
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I love my BakFlip HD Trifold
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #468
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:44 AM   #469
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Just installed a Bak Roll-x on my taco and I love it. My last taco was naked with a toolbox, witch was ok till i had something just big enough it wouldn't fit in the toolbox
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #471
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I don't have anything right now. I would like a cap for the winter though.. I use the inno rack and Thule ski box now. I like the looks of the hard caps and tonneau's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #472
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My new SnugTop Rebel. So happy to have a canopy again!
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Diamondback SE cover with line-x coating:

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Ranch Sierra with pet screens and fold down front window



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snugtop rebel with petscreens as well.

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #477
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Toolbox plus tonneau

Toolbox with a soft roll up tonneau. I had a retractable tonneau for years on my last truck. It always bugged me that so much space was lost to the retractable's storage box.

So I spent some time looking for a combination option. I settled with a standard toolbox and the Extang Express toolbox tonneau. I haven't seen this option covered often, but it's been a great balance for securing large items in the bed and keeping tools and gear from accumulating in the back of the cab.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #478
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I bought this hardtop on kijiji for 500$, it's a Jason, it was 5 months old and the guy was trading his xrunner in. He paid 1200$ for it I got the receipt.

I really wanted a trifold aluminum but so far I like it.

It's got a crease in it that matches the front hood scoop.



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Old 04-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #479
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Austintaco you should get the Toyota bed mat, it's made of soft rubber nothing slides on it, I made a hard stop and has a case of beer on it and it flipped over the long end!! lol

It's really worth it

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #480
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One year review of Diamond Back 270

Check my initial posts #410 and 415. Here is a review after one year of use.

I chose the cover instead of a cab high shell because I wanted to try something different after having shells on my previous trucks. I was forcing myself to try to carry less and keep a lower profile.
I still like the cover with three doors instead of two, it makes it easier to get to items in the center of the bed. I would get the line-x again just to have it applied at the factory. I mainly got it to reduce glare and thought it would look better than spray paint. You could probably get it done at your local provider much cheaper.

The west coast rep for Diamond Back was pretty good during the purchase phase and even when some issues came up with my installation. To date the main issues that I've had with my cover have not been deal-killers but I also didn't anticipate them. I had two locks fail but they were promptly replaced by Diamond Back, no questions asked. The other issue which requires more care and maintenance is maintaining a good seal around the bed rails to keep out rain. It requires some readjustment periodically as the seals compress over time.

The Rotopax cans that I mounted work great, but I have to take them off to re-fuel. If they were mounted upright, I could use my super siphon and leave them on the truck. The pistons are pretty stout and hold up the doors when the cans are full, you could always upgrade to a heavier piston if the weight was too much.

It is an expensive cover but combined with a locking tailgate, nobody can see my stuff and it meets my needs. I did talk to a few fabricators to see if they could make what I wanted, but in the end I opted for factory warranty and a product shipped to my local trucking company within a week.
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