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TacOffRoad11 04-01-2013 05:55 PM

Bed Cover Options
 
Due to an unexpected bonus from work, I am in the market for a cover. My dilemma is I'm not sure real sure what I want. Some background. I really don't use the bed that much. If needed, I have a 16 foot trailer that I pull when I need something from Home Depot or need mulch or something. I'm leaning towards an ARE LSII but just want some opinions/thoughts on what other people have and what would look best on my Taco.

mrsteve 04-01-2013 08:08 PM

I really like my BakFlip

http://photos.imageevent.com/mrsteve...e/IMAG0520.jpg

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stewbag15 04-01-2013 09:39 PM

Extang - Trifecta for me. Had it 4 years, love it..

TacOffRoad11 04-02-2013 05:49 PM

How well does it keep water out?

bjboucher 04-02-2013 06:36 PM

Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite. Doesn't fold all the way up like the Bakflip but it opens on both ends and locks on both ends. Mine lets a few drops of water in but not much.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...17500198_n.jpg

mrsteve 04-02-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by TacOffRoad11 (Post 6684588)
How well does it keep water out?

I've had it for a year and never had a real problem. It comes with poly tubing so you can drain the cover through holes in the bed but I have never bothered to connect them.

Would I drive around in a rain storm with a 60" TV in the bed under it? Not likely. But really, it's a non-issue.

ThomasMore66 04-02-2013 07:02 PM

So are you guys with the BakFlip missing access to your bed rack system? I had a BakFlip on my Tundra and loved it, but I didn't have this cool little rack for using the tie-downs. I really like that. But I'd also like to have my BakFlip again. Decisions.

bjboucher 04-02-2013 07:08 PM

G4 lets you use the rack system still.

stea 04-02-2013 08:09 PM

Love my G4

krob32 04-02-2013 08:20 PM

Extang Solid Fold

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pro...ml#post6646375

Brendo Ballz808 04-03-2013 12:29 AM

Don't they have a soft folding one too that doesn't show the folding lines like the hard one ?

mrsteve 04-03-2013 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThomasMore66 (Post 6685075)
So are you guys with the BakFlip missing access to your bed rack system? I had a BakFlip on my Tundra and loved it, but I didn't have this cool little rack for using the tie-downs. I really like that. But I'd also like to have my BakFlip again. Decisions.

Not really. There are 4 tie-down loops in the bed in addition to the ones that you lose in the rails. I've managed to haul snow blowers, waterfowl blinds, paint sprayers, lawnmowers, and other large tools using those 4 points without a problem.

Wattapunk 04-03-2013 04:42 AM

Have the Bakflip. No issues with leaks and I also didn't connect the tubing. You do have access to the front cleats and there are the bed D-rings in the rear. Combined with a tailgate lock, there is no access to open the cover.

skiomax 04-03-2013 04:58 AM

I also have the Extang Solid Fold look at my profile pic you can see what it look like on a short box

ThomasMore66 04-03-2013 11:09 AM

So what do you Extang/G4 guys do if you need to carry something that takes up the whole bed?

forana 04-03-2013 11:50 AM

I have the bakflip and love it. Does let a bit of water in but not much. Only drawback is that it covers your rails. I did install a D-ring on each bolt for the bakflip track and that helps a lot. I hate not being able to install a bed rack but the bakflip trumps that.

BEWARE, the bakflip isn't really secure at all. Even with tailgate lock all you need is a simple clothes hangar and you can open up the bed in about 3 seconds if you slide it between the top of tail gate and bakflip. I'm looking into riveting a short plate to the bakflip underside to prevent this from happening.

Deathproofduck 04-03-2013 12:02 PM

Undercover and i love it. Opens like a trunk, perfect for shopping. I keep a plastic tote in the back to hold grocery bags or whatever. I can take it off and put it back on by myself in less than 5 min. The damn this is so sturdy that you could have 3 linemen dance on it, and i havent seen a drop of water in my bed.
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TXPROMAN 04-03-2013 03:21 PM

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...ps441995aa.jpg
You have to drill out for drain hose to keep water out.

bubba353z 04-03-2013 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathproofduck (Post 6688623)
Undercover and i love it. Opens like a trunk, perfect for shopping. I keep a plastic tote in the back to hold grocery bags or whatever. I can take it off and put it back on by myself in less than 5 min. The damn this is so sturdy that you could have 3 linemen dance on it, and i havent seen a drop of water in my bed.

I like my Undercover too - my only complaint is that although I can remove / replace it by myself it doesn't store that easily when off.

TacOffRoad11 04-03-2013 05:16 PM

Thanks for all the input..Sadly, it just makes my choice that much harder.


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