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BENEFITS FROM TONNEAU COVER?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ILL, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    ILL

    ILL [OP] COMA LOVER

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    COFFIN MUFFLER SYSTEM.
    I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE LOOK OF THEM BUT NEVER KNEW IF THERE WERE ANY BENEFITS THAT CAME WITH THEM?? NEW TO THIS SITE

    ANY THOUGHTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Blackshirts

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  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Keep your shit dry/more secure. Supposedly a little better fuel economy. I've never tested that theory. I only have mine on in the winter so I don't have to shovel my bed out when it snows and when I need to carry a lot of stuff. Other than that I keep mine off.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Jester243

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    :p

    the cover will keep things dry and keep people from using the bed of your truck as a mobile garbage can.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    chacotaco

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    I had a Extang Trifecta soft top before I went to a camper shell. It was perfect.
    Gas milage I didn't ever compute, but the pure fact that it kept the bed clean in dust and rain storms was worth the price alone.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    Tonneau + lock for your tailgate = large secure storage area. Sure, it's not exactly Fort Knox but it lets us carry stuff in the bed without worrying if we stop somewhere.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    This ^^
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    MythBusters did a show on the covers.....no benefit in mpg.

    Welcome to TW!
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Yeah...It's a deterrant. I've got a soft cover with a tailgate lock. Keeps folks from throwing stuff into the bed at random and from looking thru my bed box. It's not hard to get into- but it's harder than an open bed.

    Welcome to the board!!
     
  12. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    Pugga

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    It depends on the truck... Just because Mythbusters tested the theory on one pick-up doesn't mean it's the same result for all. A tonneau helped my mileage on my old Ranger and slightly helped the Tacoma. I wouldn't buy one solely for fuel economy.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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    Rupp1

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    I put on an Extang Trifecta last year along with a Pop-N-Lock tailgate lock. I haven't noticed any difference in mpg, but it does provide a semi-secure place for your stuff.
    Most of all, it looks good.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    Keep stuff dry.
    Keep stuff out of plain view.

    I don't have a lock but try not leave valuable items back there.

    Trust in God but lock your doors.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    Boerseun

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    I use it to keep stuff out of sight and to keep it out of the weather. I have a bed extender, which folds over inside the bed, so it creates a trunk where I can put stuff in the back by opening the tail gate but it can not slide forward while I drive. Very handy. I am not sure about the mpg benefit. I have heard that it helps, but have never checked it.

    Cover removed to show "trunk" area.
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  16. Feb 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    ILL

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    Nice, thanks everyone.. I feel like part of the fam already.

    I'm def going to purchase one becaus epeople think my bed is a dumpster..
     
  17. Mar 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    hawlisjawt

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    good idea... but anyway im gonna buy to keep the bed dry !!
     
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