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Dilemma with soft cover.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roadlesstraveled, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Mar 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    roadlesstraveled

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    I'm considering pulling the trigger on a soft cover. However I hate when I see the lines of the bows across the cover.
    I really want a sleek and smooth look. I really love the practical use of the soft cover, but hate to see those horizontal lines in them.

    Any suggestions or pictures?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    roadlesstraveled

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    I have used the search function!
     
  3. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    Lol. I have absolutely no advice but it pisses me off when the first response from some one is search...
     
  4. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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  5. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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    rainmn

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    I have an Access Tonnosport (The cheapest low profile cover Access makes), and do not see the bows when the cover is on.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    mad monk

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    yeah, i got the extang soft top cover, not that i don't dislike it but thinking i should have spent the extra $ for a flat top/tri fold. :cool:
     
  7. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    I have the access vanish cover. I cannot see the lines at all in it, and it seals up pretty good. I'll take a picture if I can remember later for you.

    But, the access vanish is awesome.

    Actually, found someone who has one already. Pictures on there are what it looks like on the 6' bed, and I have the 5' and it looks the same.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n.../202684-access-vanish-tonneau-6-long-bed.html
     
  8. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Look at the Access covers.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    2013TacoLTD

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    I use a "leather" cover from Truxedo. Here it is.

    I bought it to keep stuff in my bed private from view and I think it looks great on the truck. It snaps securely at the back (if you had a locking gate, I would feel pretty secure unless the leather was cut). It has bars that go across and help it keep its shape, yet you can roll it up and get all of the bed space back (unlike hard covers or even tri fold).

    The cons: it sounds a little bit like a plastic bag rattling when at highway speeds with the back window open and the clamps that hold it down stick in towards the bed about 4 or 5 inches. I covered mine with that stuff you wrap around pipes to preven frost so it would not scratch anythig I had in the back.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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    StickShifty

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    the access covers are flat, and you can't really see the 3 cross bars.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    The advantages of soft cover (as you have probably researched already) outweighs any disadvantages, if any. Having said that, I use access cover and it looks the same as the day I installed it, 4 years ago. It has tension adjusters to stretch the cover, but I have never adjusted it since I installed it.

    edit.
    heres a pic (partial) of my cover. pic from stickers thread. its all nice and flat as you can see
    341ff956-8cd9-48f2-855d-b388af28f18e_71c8817f3e80f239c216f9b19ee80b4e5c54e57a.jpg
     
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  12. Mar 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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    RickG

    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    Another happy Access cover user. No visible lines where the bows are.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    JTyfz450

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    Access Vanish doesn't have that issue. It's low profile and great quality. You'll loose the use of the bed cleats though because of how the rails are set up.

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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
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  16. Mar 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    Just minor modifying. But yes. Ill take a picture of the small ones later for you. I have the regular cleats in the front by the cab.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    Thinking about buying a roll-up or a tri-flip cover for a longbed 14 Taco 4dr. Any Suggestions? Want to keep it under $300.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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    How did you have to modify these cleats?
     
  19. Mar 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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    Haslefre

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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    Shit. Sorry, haven't gotten a chance to take a picture. I just took my dremel/razor knife to the tops and cut them down to fit under the cover.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    I'm about to pull the trigger on an AccessRollup. I did way too much research and that puppy seems to be what I need.

    http://www.agricover.com/access/original/
     

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