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Best 5ft bed cover under $350?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Fiatbreath, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    Fiatbreath

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    I have done a search , I do not want to spend a fortune. I do live in buffalo with a lot of snow. If possible please include photos and how difficult the install was. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    fgeorge097

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    Maybe there is a locking soft tonneau cover out there?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Complete: Gator Tri Fold Tonneau Cover Me-so Customs Ultimate Dome Lamp (White) Me-so Customs Ultimate Map Lights (Red) Vehicle OCD center console organizer (why isn't this stock?) Supernova V3 LED low beams Tacowiede Anodized aluminum knurled radio knobs Grayscale American Flag TACOMA insert vinyl WTB: Bolt-on sliders/steps (mainly for door dings, some light offroading) More LED lighting conversions (reverse, high beams, license plate) Bed bars (must fit over tonneau) Cargo basket
    I bought a Gator TriFold from realtruck.com and I have no complaints. I got it for like $265 and it's held up really well to strong storms. It hasn't seen a Michigan winter yet, but I'm confident it'll do well.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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  5. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    I will second a vote for Tyger... $230 and I never got a drop of water in my bed.
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Does the Tyger lock?
     
  7. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Same here - Tyger's got my vote. Great bed cover for the price. Functional and easy to use.
     
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  8. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    No. But if the tailgate is locked, you can’t open it.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    there is no way to open it with the tailgate up (without cutting it w/ a knife)

    you drop the tail gate and then you can unclamp the folding areas.
     
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  10. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Fiatbreath

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    Do you have to make any modifications to the Toyota rail system?. Apparently the previous owner had a cover on it and cut out too small notches near the tailgate of the truck in the rail
     
  11. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    No modding is required. Very simple and easy install
     
  12. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    MCDavis

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    Truxedo Truxport is a great soft roller for the price.
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    I had a Tonnopro Lo-profile rollup on my Silverado. Was in the mid-$200’s. I would buy it again.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    Roll up vs folding?.I may be wrong, but it seems like the folding would hold up better with snow on it?.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    The tonnopro lo-roll has built in cross support that rolls up with the cover. Have had it for 3 winters in Ohio so far and it has held up great.

    One plus on the soft covers is that you can still fit something a little too tall in the bed and it’ll conform around it(to a point, obviously).
     
  16. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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  17. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    +1 on the Tyger. I've had on for a year with no issues.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Fiatbreath

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    What about when the velcro gets damp. And is there something to hold the roll in place when it's rolled up?
     
  19. Aug 14, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    CRCs Reality

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    I was quite happy with my Gator TriFold. Had it just over a year, through one Pittsburgh winter and only sold it off after I bought a shell. Easy install, easy to remove if needed.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    I have the Tyger one too. Works great.
     

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