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Easy to remove, inexpensive Tonneau cover?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Doc1303, May 5, 2019.

  1. May 5, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Doc1303

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    I like to put my bikes in the back and for that I need the truck bed open. However, I also find myself wanted secure cargo, isolated from the weather, in the truck bed as well.

    What is an inexpensive tonneau cover that I could quickly remove to load stuff in the back, but again easily put back on to secure items from weather the rest of the week?
     
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    Sounds like a soft roll up is what you need. I have one and it works perfect for me. I will get some pics for you if interested.
     
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    I just got the Tyger soft cover from Amazon. I really like it. No need to take it completely off. Rolls up tight to the back window.

    I had a extang solid fold 2.0 on my 2016 Tacoma and while it was a great cover. You lose a 3rd of the space unless you take it off. Plus I wanted to add bed bars to my truck (good option for a bike rack too).

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  4. May 5, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Thanks guys.

    Thing is, I have a third rail on the rear window side with fork mounts for my bikes. (shown below). If I roll/fold those back will it block the third rail?

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    1. Easy to Remove/Install
    2. Inexpensive
    3. Secure from Pilferage

    Pick two.

    Going with a tonneau cover that's cheaper up front may actually cost you a lot more in the long run if it doesn't impede would-be thieves. I guess there's still some value in keeping things out of sight though...
     
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    Well not sure what cheap really is for a cover. I think $500 and below is fair. Also, it can't interfere with the usability of a bike fork mount on a third rail.
     
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    I bought a Tonno Pro Tri-Fold from Amazon, very quick and easy to put on and take off. First time install was maybe 20 minutes, just to sort things out. Now I can install or remove in just a couple of minutes. No drilling. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, so can’t comment on how it will stand up over time.
     
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    To secure cargo, hard tri folding top is much better, but not inexpensive, and be forewarned, none are completely water tight. I will say, all my work truck tri folds have been nearly water tight thought, less than what appears to be measuring cup (guesstimate here) of water after a long rain, or downpour. Soft tonneau cover hides cargo, but can be compromised easily with a pocket knife, so in my opinion, is far from secure. I know tri folds can be pried open, but I don't leave my guns and range gear in back, but for a bathroom break, or to get lunch.
     
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    Based on that pic, I dont think you will have an issue with accessing those mounts with a roll-up cover.

    I dont have a pic of it rolled up (and its raining right now), but im sure someelse does. Or check the Amazon pics for the Tyger cover. Theres some there.
     
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    Most foldable/rollaway covers will likely interfere with your bike mounts, since the rolling mechanism or folded panels often live in that area. Have you considered increasing your budget and getting a rigid-top tonneau like a Diamondback? You could transfer your bike mounts directly to the top of the cover and be good to go.

    So much for "cheap" though!
     
  11. May 5, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Not necessarily true. I have an Access Vanish. It’s all 3 of those. Yes it’s a roll up and can be cut however people do t usually just cut a cover to see if anything is inside.
     
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    I'll look into this one.
    Yeah, that looks like it'll work if I roll it up tight. I'll take a look at the access vanish too. It looks similar.
     
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    Yep, that'll do!
     
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    I would contend that if a cover can be cut, it is not secure. Although, I agree that a roll-up cover is probably OP's best bet to achieve his stated goals.
     
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    Doesnt look like it has cross-bars. So it will likely roll tighter, but im guessing water will pool on it. Maybe not an issue, just annobsrvation.
     
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    That cover would absolutely not work with his mount unless he completely removes it.

    His mounts are on the front part of the bed, not the sides. He likely added a rail to the bed.
     
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    To each his own i guess. A tri-fold soft top seems like a pointless cover to me.

    Inconvenience of a hard top trifold without the added security.

    Just go with the softtop roll up and not have to worry about having to remove it.

    I realize that’s essentially what he asked for, but their are better options for his use.
     
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    Ok. I had an extang solid fold. Laying down in the dirty bed of the truck to unsecure the clamps is not fun.

    And thats not even my arguement. What advantage does a soft top tri-fold offer over soft top roll up? At least with a solid tri-fold you have much more security and can at least leave it up if you need to strap something tight against it in the folded position.
     

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