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Old 06-12-2014, 03:43 AM   #83
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Two years and counting

I've installed mine in March 2012 on my 2012 Tacoma. It still works like the day I took it out of the box. No leaks, no rattles, just does what it is supposed to do. I'd buy it again.
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I like mine, but it's definitely not water tight. In fact, there aren't many people I've talked to that have them that claim it's water tight. It appears mine is leaking from under the bed rail caps toward the front of the bed. When closed with the tailgate open, I can see an ever so slight bit of light coming from that area on both sides. And I did use the washers to secure it.

I just accept that it's not water tight and don't put anything down that will absorb water. No biggie.
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I like mine, but it's definitely not water tight. In fact, there aren't many people I've talked to that have them that claim it's water tight. It appears mine is leaking from under the bed rail caps toward the front of the bed. When closed with the tailgate open, I can see an ever so slight bit of light coming from that area on both sides. And I did use the washers to secure it.

I just accept that it's not water tight and don't put anything down that will absorb water. No biggie.
Look back on the first page. It shows how to put weather stripping for your issue. Got it free from TruckAlterations. I still don't have leaking.
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Thanks, Krob. Yeah, I've put weather stripping all over the place like you have it. Still hasn't stopped the leaking, though it's less than before I put it down. It appears the leak is from water getting under the plastic bed rails and running down into the bed (between the plastic bed rail caps that came with the truck and the sheet metal, not between under the bed cover). So I guess, technically, the bed cover is water tight. That is, if that's where the leak is coming from.
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Was there anything special about the weatherstripping? …Home Depot? I have a Fold-a-Cover (7 years old) and want to replace it. I use my rails & cleats constantly, so most of the hardcover options are unacceptable. The Bakflip looks like a great cover, except for the rail issue. Bakflip has no plans to make a cover with rails still usable - I called them. Thanks for your time.
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I spent two weeks researching tonneau covers. Good thing is...there are lots of choices.
I settled on the Extang Solid Fold for a few reasons important to me:
- easy on, easy off (installing the pop and lock this week)
- keeps factory rails in use
- can store this in my garage when needed
- got a great deal from Tonneaucoversworld.com buy using the chat feature. Just asked them via chat "what's the summer deal"...asked where I lived then took $50 off

Should arrive this week. Thanks for doing the follow up reivew OP...I'll report my results in time.

ETA: arrived with a big puncture wound through the box and one layer of tonneau. Fedex guy left it in front of garage without a signature...guess what asshat...i don't accept shipment and back it went to the local fedex facility. We'll see how the seller responds.
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ETA: arrived with a big puncture wound through the box and one layer of tonneau. Fedex guy left it in front of garage without a signature...guess what asshat...i don't accept shipment and back it went to the local fedex facility. We'll see how the seller responds.
Good grief. Several boxes over the last couple of months have been beat up regardless of carrier.

Completed two long multistate trips in last two months. Everything was dry as a bone. MTF.
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I spent two weeks researching tonneau covers. Good thing is...there are lots of choices.
I settled on the Extang Solid Fold for a few reasons important to me:
- easy on, easy off (installing the pop and lock this week)
- keeps factory rails in use
- can store this in my garage when needed
- got a great deal from Tonneaucoversworld.com buy using the chat feature. Just asked them via chat "what's the summer deal"...asked where I lived then took $50 off

Should arrive this week. Thanks for doing the follow up reivew OP...I'll report my results in time.

ETA: arrived with a big puncture wound through the box and one layer of tonneau. Fedex guy left it in front of garage without a signature...guess what asshat...i don't accept shipment and back it went to the local fedex facility. We'll see how the seller responds.
My box was beat up too but not as bad.

Get a refund and go to Truck Alterations. After code 'FOLD149' and you'll get $150 off making it $650 shipped. Look in the middle of the page for the other offers.

http://truckalterations.com/html/extangsf.html
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My box was beat up too but not as bad.

Get a refund and go to Truck Alterations. After code 'FOLD149' and you'll get $150 off making it $650 shipped. Look in the middle of the page for the other offers.

http://truckalterations.com/html/extangsf.html

Excellent. You just saved me $100. I canceled my previous order and received the refund on my Visa.

I owe you one!

ETA - I said F'it! went and ordered a new Leer 100XR...I've been a canopy guy for ever. I live in Oregon...= rain. Thanks again for the heads up.
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