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Bed covers for 2013 Tacoma, opinions/reviews

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by denmen, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    denmen

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    Tube steps, bull bar and KC Hilites, trifold bed cover, variety of shifter knobs, comparing LED strip options, lift possibilities (prob 2 inch), and exhaust mods to tune growling on low end...
    second full day of driving around with my 2013 Tacoma Access Cab.
    (and lovin' the livin' daylights out of the Tacoma!!!)

    third day of finding Tacoma World, so still learning the ropes on how to search/navigate this site...

    but, looking for some quick opinions on BED COVER styles...

    livin' on a thin dime, so what's the overall feeling out there about rollup bed covers versus tri-fold style? what's better ratio of bang for the buck?

    random browsing around the site has shown some really interesting reads of writes by a wide range of characters!!! quite the motley crew, for sure!!! love it!!!!!

    THANKS!

    looking forward to plenty of feedback to this (my first TW post)!!!!

    :D
     
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    WHPLSH3

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    Fellow Spruce Mica owner, welcome. Throw a stick into one this color and you instantly get into sub-zero percentile of seeing another like yours! Good choice.
    I've got the Toyota accessory hard tri-fold on mine and love it. You can stand on it if you need to, but it's light enough to pull off by yourself. Soft ones don't really offer any security... a quick rip with a knife and they're in! Just my opinion...[​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    Tube steps, bull bar and KC Hilites, trifold bed cover, variety of shifter knobs, comparing LED strip options, lift possibilities (prob 2 inch), and exhaust mods to tune growling on low end...
    hehe, yes, indeed it took the dealer quite some time (by their standards) to locate this spruce mica with stick shift, you're spot on about that... thanks for your first-hand opinion on the hard cover trifold.... leaning towards that... thanks again!
     
  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    I special ordered mine. Longest wait ever! Then, about a week before it got there, the nightmares started:
    What if it's the wrong color?
    What if it's auto (gross!)?:puke:
    What if it's smashed and delayed?
    Then it gets there (wed) and the finance lady says "You want it Friday? I'm sorry. We're just too backed up." What?!!
    Just then the service manager shows up. "You wanna roll it on Friday? We'll roll it on Friday. She's not the boss of me."
    And I lived happily ever after![​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    Mine is a 2012, but I rock the Truxedo Truxport since about 2 days after I took her home from the dealership. No problems, I highly recommend if you want to save some bucks.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload
    I like the roll-up style tonneau covers because they can be rolled up completely to the window if you need full use of your bed. I've had the Truxedo Low Pro Qt for about a year now and I love it. Low profile (doesn't stick up much more than a half inch above the bedrails) and attractive. Can be used with a tailgate lock for complete bed protection and Truxedo customer service is outstanding - one piece arrived cracked, so I contacted the company directly and they immediately shipped me a new one without hassle and I had it in a matter of days. Incredibly easy to install --I just transferred it from my other Tacoma and reinstall took me all of 15 minutes. What sold me, though, was continued full use of the bed, which you don't get with many tri fold or solid piece bed covers.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    I have the Access Original Roll-Up Cover. I absolutely love it, especially in conjunction with my bed extender, which provides a nice little "compartment" at the back of my bed to put stuff in. Very easy to roll and un-roll, and I have the full bed to haul stuff if I need to. About 95% waterproof as well.

    Matt
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 3:57 AM
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    Tube steps, bull bar and KC Hilites, trifold bed cover, variety of shifter knobs, comparing LED strip options, lift possibilities (prob 2 inch), and exhaust mods to tune growling on low end...
    yep, the rollup covers look very cool (when newly installed), and I prefer the soft look and rollup versatility. just curious as to the durability and lasting of that clean/crisp look. any "long term" owners of rollup covers have opinions on this (and even some pics maybe?)...

    actually, just re-read other postings more closely, so far seem to have approx 1-year use with sustained positive feedback... how long do you all think is a good lifetime for a bed cover?

    and, i like the bed extender add-on strategy for a "lazy man's extra compartment" !!!! :)
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    I put a soft roll-up so I could use the full length of the bed. I have had mine for about a year and the dogs are always walking/riding on it; so far no holes, scratches, or tears.

    It went on easy and can come off easy if I wanted to remove it.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    If you live in New Hampshire....don't go with a rollup.

    I had a rollup on my 96 tacoma for 5 years. My biggest complaint (and I'll never buy one again) is the fact that the cover shrinks in the cold weather and it IMPOSSIBLE to put back on in the cold weather.

    I currently have an Advantage Torza Top Trip-fold and LOVE IT. You can fold it up for partial opening or take it off completely. I've had my tri-fold for 6 years now and its still looks good and is functioning great!
    Towards the bottom ....
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=16&page=1
    2nd Row shows clamping system
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=16&page=2
     
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    great point janster. appreciate firsthand feedback on cold weather experiences. i took the dive for tornneau trifold, should arrive in a few days. should serve my needs nicely, and sounds convenient to take off when needed. also eyeing eventually employing the bed extender simulatenously!

     
  13. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Custom Exhaust with split rear pipes,Afe Stage 2 Dry CAI, AVS window deflectors and bug guard, Undercover Flex Tonneau cover. Weather Tech floormats, Philips 9003 XPS2 X-treme Power Headlight Bulbs
    Ive got an Undercover Flex trifold for my 2010 Shortbed double cab and absolutely love it. I got it in December when I first got my truck and have enjoyed every day with it. With having the Tri fold design you can expose just enough space for what you are carrying without opening the whole bed up. If you do need to open the full length of bed the cover has support rods on either side so that you can set it up vertically without it laying against your rear window and possibly scratching it (i really like that the cover isnt taller than my cab when it is set up vertically). The cover is extremely strong without being to heavy, I can easily pull it off by myself and leave it behind or lay it down in the cab or bed if I need the extra space and is very easy to reinstall. The bed stays bone dry even in the heaviest rain,snow, or mud. If there is only one think that might be considered a negative about this cover is that you loose your factory sliding tie points to place the channel mounts in and seal up your bed.

    http://www.amazon.com/UnderCover-FX41002-Cover-Toyota-Tacoma/dp/B0077A7LCQ/ref=au_as_r?ie=UTF8&Make=Toyota%7C76&Model=Tacoma%7C1037&Year=2010%7C2010&carId=001&n=15684181&newCar=1&s=automotive&vehicleType=automotive
     
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    I'm also thinking about a roll up tonneau cover for my '13 Double Cab. My question is, are the existing bed rails still usable? I just purchased the Toyota bed mat and cargo divider so the cover needs to integrate with the cargo divider also. Anyone out there have any info? Thanks.
     
  16. Sep 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    Any tonneau cover designed for a Tacoma is built to retain bed rail use
     
  17. Sep 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Actually, that's not true. For instance, the BAK Roll-X sold for the Tacoma renders the rails(tracks) unusable. In fact, that seems to be the case with all of the 'low profile' covers that I looked at. The covers that stick an inch or so above the sides of the bed do allow you to use the tracks. I did notice with the Truxedo Lo Pro, you couldn't remove the tie downs from the tracks once the rails for the tonneau cover were installed.

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  18. Sep 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    Well played!:anonymous:
     
  19. Sep 23, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    I just ordered the Advantage TorzaTop from TonneauCoverWorld. Based on comments on here and other online research, looks like the way to go. Thanks to Janster for the info and pics of hers. The rep I spoke to also highly recommended it. I'll let everyone know how it is when I get it installed.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    Just purchased a Undercover Flex from Autoanything. Cant wait until it comes in. I hope it will do the trick. It looks like a nice cover. They were helpful and got it for a good price.
     
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