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Fiberglass tonneau cover versus foldable

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by grivera, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    grivera

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    I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a Leer 700 series tonneau cover but want to make sure I am making the right decision. My main concers are security, appearance and versatility. I'd like to read opinions on which is the most secure foldable cover.

    My primary reason for going with a fiberglass type was the locking feature and the durability, but the issue of not being able to transport large/tall objects on a whim troubles me. Please post your opinions based on personal experience. I'd especially like those who have had both. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    Hey bro, have you looked at Undercover, now it comes black but can be painted, good thing is it has two locks, goes over tailgate and best of all can be removed by one person, hung up, and re-installed.
    Look in the product reviems here on TW
    Good Luck!!!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Thanks. I have but what happens if you are out somewhere, with the cover installed, and decide to bring something large home? This is the issue that has me hung up on this...

    The Undercover is surely priced right though-wonder how much it would be to paint it?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    have you checked into the bak flip tonneau covers, or the tri fold that toyota has?
     
  5. Mar 23, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Have not. What company makes the one supplied by Toyota?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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  7. Mar 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    I'm looking at the Fold-A-Cover. I know 2 guys that have them and they are nice. You can fold them forward or remove the whole top with 4 bolts. And it locks with the tailgate.
     
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    I have the fold-a-cover and really like it. As the guy above me said it is capable of securing the tailgate which was a big plus for me. It also opens from the front or back and locks in both places, it's a really nice cover. I'd recommend it. It's easier to store, easier to remove, less visible and more versatile IMO.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    I have the Bakflip G2. With a tailgate lock, it's secure as well. Mine's held up pretty well. I like it because it exposes most of the bed when folded up (leans up against the back window area) and it lies flush with the bed when closed.
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    Hardcorehehaw,
    Did you get the LS or the G4 Elite?
     
  12. Mar 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    x2
     
  13. Mar 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    Can we see some pics? Please post price and difficulty of install also.
     
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    I have to say hardcorehehaw has a link for the g4 and it looks frig'n sweet, I think I just made up my mind on which tonneau to get, thanks hehaw... you are hardcore
     
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    CAdiveTaco deserves all the thanks, he did the awesome review, i just linked you to it. :D
     
  17. Mar 23, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    In CADive Tacos' pics in the review, the cover doesn't appear to fit flush like it does on the Chevy pictured above. How does your's fit?
     
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