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Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by khfactor, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Jul 30, 2008 at 11:33 AM
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    khfactor

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    Any one have any experience or feedback that you want to share? It is priced at $749.00 with free shipping from AutoAnything now, but before I commit to clicking that butoon, I would like to hear pros and cons.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    mgaudet7

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    Ya definately, i haven't bought my tonneau cover yet so id love to see some pics before i do
     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    PwRTRIp_Xr

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    Here are my Extang Revolution Tonno...

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  4. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    mgaudet7

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    Wow! i want one! give me more info, where did you get it? Do you have to remove the bed rails? How much??
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    PwRTRIp_Xr

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    Well i bought it at a place call aloha toppers here in hawaii they are the distributor for extang..... And i got them for $560 w/install, bcs my friend knows the mngr of this place....

    Also once you set the rails where you like it, its not nec to remove the rails to roll or even completely take the cover off...
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    mgaudet7

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    cool, im gonna have to see if i can get one in canada, i really like how that looks
     
  7. Jul 31, 2008 at 1:44 AM
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    PwRTRIp_Xr

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    Cool, Good luck bro...
     
  8. Jul 31, 2008 at 5:32 AM
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    While I appreciates the photos of the Revolution Tonno.... I am looking for some feedback on the "SOLID (hardback)" version of the EXTANG Trifecta three-folds.

    It is a solid plastic pieces and I have not heard anyone yet owning this one yet. Perhaps this is a new product from Extang? It is pricey and hence I am looking for some feedback before I order it on-line.

    If I was going to order the soft kind, I would definitely consider the Revolution Tonno or the Trifecta soft version, but since I am considering the hard cover version, I really would appreciate any feedback....

    Thanks
     
  9. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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    if i want a rainbow I'll get a bag of skittles!! :D
     
  10. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:51 AM
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    Extang Solid Fold Pics
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    PROS:
    This top Rocks! It is so easy to install and take off. It takes a little while longer to put back on, about 5 min, because lining it up right. when folded up it looks like you have a black tool box sitting behind the cab. Folded over just once it is the ultimate tailgating upgrade, you can sit 2 or 3 more people up there. This thing is rock solid, I like it alot.
    CONS:
    Really not many but if we're being picky storing it when taking it off, can sometime be hard to find a spot to put it. Also if you want to haul an ATV of something like it you have to take it off versus the extra space you can have with a role up tonneau allowing you to keep the top installed.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:10 AM
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    Hey Dark Knight,

    Thanks for the photos. They look great!! :)

    Will all three leaf-panels open up like the BAKFLIP variety? How do they stay up once you open up all three panels (if you can open up all three, that is...). Strap? Velcro? etc..

    Any drilling for water weep hole? Is the mounting pretty secure? How is it with the rain, any leak ??

    Any UV fading effects on the color? Scratch-ability?

    And finally, what did you pay for it, if you do not mind disclosing the info...

    Thanks.... Once I gather more info then I can make an educated decision to either go the SOLID route of revert back to the SOFT variety..
     
  12. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    Unlike the BakFlip all three panels do not lift up against the back of the cab. when folded up the three panels are snap strapped to the front edge of the tonneau.
    NO DRILLING on the Extang. This is because the Solid Fold sits on top of the bed (only about 1" thick) and is sealed all the way around. My top does not leak but i have not taken it through a high pressure car wash because i always wash it by hand.
    Another Good thing about The Extang, Since it does sit on top of the bed, the rail system with the movable tie-downs can stay in use, not so on many of the other tonneau covers for the 05-08 Tacoma. The mounting is secure http://www.extang.com/pdf/install/0182_solidfold_install.pdf
    UV fading is not an issue, the top has a textured pattern that looks to be powder coated, can be scratched, but not easily or very noticeable when done. Oh and think of this. With a solid top you basically have a huge work bench when out in the field working on something, it is handy more then you think before its actually there to use.
    As for price, It was a gift. $749 looks to be the going price. Good luck
     
  13. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    One more thing I forgot to ask, is it lockable???
    If I may impose on you for one more photo, do you have a photo of how the latch is hooked onto the Rail under neath the cover?

    Thanks a million and I am leaning more and more toward the SOLID COVER if it can be locked.....
     
  14. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    The cover itself does not have a lock. many people use a pop-n-lock. http://popandlock.net/
    PN: PL5200 Toyota Tacoma 05 & up $ 54.10
    I don't think any have locks unless you get a fiberglass one. Ill get a photo of how it hooks to the rail as soon as it quits raining here in Tennessee
     
  15. Jul 31, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    Here they are!

    Front clip
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    Rear clip, this one is spring loaded for easy removal.
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  16. Jul 31, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    that cover its cool man....i want one of that or a retractile....
     
  17. Jul 31, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    Fantastic !!

    With only 4 corners being spring clamped to the side rails (2 on each side), are they sturdy & rigid enough?

    I am also concerned about "tampering" if I decide to store my power tools under the cover.

    Thanks for your prompt replies and photos......
     
  18. Jul 31, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    Only the back two (tail gait end) clamps/hooks are spring loaded, with a good strong spring. The front two are stationary T style wing nut type. everything tightens down real nice. With that Pop Lock on the tail gait theres not much tampering that could be done with out way to much effort for lazy thieves. With this sturdy top "outa sight outa mind" is kinda how i look at it
     
  19. Aug 9, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    Dark Knight -
    Thanks for posting the photos. I too am interested in the Solid Fold.

    Few questions - How much would you guess the cover weighs? Easy enough to remove with one person? Also, how much clearance do you have under the cover to the bed bottom? I want to make sure the cooler fits under it for tailgating...
     
  20. Aug 11, 2008 at 5:37 AM
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    The whole top only weighs about 45lbs and is very easily removed by one person. The clearance is not much above the top of the bed rails so if you can put that cooler in the bed and it does not stick out above the top of the rails your gona be fine. My 5 day cooler with wheels will fit if i take the handle off.
     
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