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Best hard cover for bed?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by rld, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    rld

    rld [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any advice or suggestions on the best hard covers for a 5' bed. I have a 2012 magnetic grey 4wd TRD Sport and would like to add a hard cover to the bed that can be secured and will keep items in bed dry. Would really like some honest first hand experience input. I know nothing about these things and have done some research on the internet.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Ohbrian

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    Eclipse head unit,scratched paint,ripped seat, black chaos 6 rims, Bilstein 5100's, top plate spacers, AAL, Midget antenna, Bakflip G2 cover, 14" Magnaflow, 400W inverter, LR UCA's
    I have this Bakflip G2 that I'm really happy with. This can fold all the way up and out of the way to carry tall items, or in 15 seconds you can completely remove it. It has those benefits over a hard one piece cover. Unlike the soft covers it doesn't seal with velcro, but with rubber gaskets. It also has drain tubes that can channel any water right to the drain holes in the bed.

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  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    rld

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    How does it lock, and where is the locking mechanism?
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Ohbrian

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    It doesn't lock, there's no point in it locking if your tailgate doesn't lock :D
    To open it you drop the tailgate and pull the release from the inside. If you have a locking tailgate then you're golden.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    scottri

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    Cover King Seat Covers, WeatherTech Liners, PopNLock, storage bin locks, N-Fab Step bars, and G4 Elite Tonneau cover.
    I have a Fold A Cover G4 that has 2 locks, one in the front and one in the back, you can open the front most flap or the rear most flap or fold the entire thing up and with a Pop and Lock you can secure your bed pretty well. I've had mine 2 years so far and I'm pretty happy with it. I have a friend with the Bak Flip and he really likes it.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    12Tacoma

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    I just installed a undercover today after researching for about a month.

    http://undercoverinfo.com/new_classic.php

    http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/61A1608A0A0.aspx
    (call or live chat I was able to get $40 off the shipping charge)

    I wanted a relatively secure cover that was water resistant without the weight or cost of a fiberglass cover.

    Also the weight of the undercover makes it possible to remove by one person.

    The cover hangs over the tailgate making it impossible to open the tailgate (no pop n lock) without serious damage to truck and cover.

    Very happy with the fit and finish took about 1 hour to get everything installed and lined up perfect.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Thanks brother, I just checked out the Undercover site and that is just what i'm looking for.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    You can also look into pace Edwards. I am currently running one and they have lots of options. Even one that locks the tailgate automatically.

    Here's mine.
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  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    I bought my cover 5 months ago used on Craigslist for $380.00 and I'm really happy with it.

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  10. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    i love the pace edwards cover. just wish it wasn't so darn expensive!
     
  11. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    look into roll n lock. I took mine off my 05 and put it on the new truck. Its built well enough for me to stand on, I don't know if that's recommended, but it works, it locks and does what I need it to do.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2012 at 4:26 AM
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    I just bought an '07 that had the Undercover already on it. Seems to be very well made and fits great.
     
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    How do you like the bed rug?
     
  14. Jan 22, 2012 at 2:04 AM
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    x2 on the Undercover... strong, lightweight, and looks good on the MGM's
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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    Love the Bakflip!
     
  16. Feb 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Subd for reading at a better time
     
  18. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    I've decided on getting a roll-n-lock installed in a few weeks which I think runs 1,100 for the unit and $170 for the install which I heard can take an afternoon with retractable tonneaus. Its worth the money for me to make sure it is done right.

    Part of the kit includes a mechanism which attaches to the top of the tailgate so you cant open the tailgate without releasing the key on the roll-n-lock latch.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Any long term thoughts? How do they hold up after years of being in the weather and use?
     
  20. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Thanks for the info, I was stuck for a while there.:rolleyes:
     
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