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Lazer Lite Tonneau Cover

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by MotoGP Blue 33, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    MotoGP Blue 33

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    Since I still haven't scene ANYTHING on here for these tonneau covers, I thought I would make a post about them. Even though these are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, they look like they offer the BEST overall package of any tonneau cover when you consider all of these features: appearance, durability (aluminum coupled with powder coat), security, strength, etc., minus the cost. I am really thinking about taking the bite and ordering one of these since I haven't heard of anybody else owning one of these. Please let me know if anybody has any experience with this company or cover. It too sad that they don't market them anymore because I really think they would sell more, especially to the hard top fiberglass customers.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    You have a link or pics of it? I have a tonneau cover. I guess I can "google" it.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    $795.00 plus $149.00 shipping. Wow, that is a hefty pricetag, espcially that shipping. I think the one thing I hate about my roll up tonneau is that it makes so much noise when you get up to highways speeds or when its just plain windy.

    http://www.lazerlitecovers.com/index.html
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    MotoGP Blue 33

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    Okay I just took the bite and ordered one today. Here in a couple of weeks after it's done being fabricated, powder coated, shipped, and I get it installed w/ a DynoLock electric tailgate lock (09 w/ a backup CAM), I will post some PICS & a review.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    $795 is not bad at all for a hard tonneau. Let us know how you like it.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    MotoGP Blue 33

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    Exactly, this is one heck of a Tonneau for those who prefer fiberglass or hard one-piece covers. According to their website, it's 50% thicker @ the center than a F-150 hood (SLIGHT dome shape for water runoff), & can support 1500LBS! Plus it has a VERY clean/flush look. Trust me, I will let TW know if this cover lives up to its hipe.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    So did the Lazer Lite not live up to it's hype?
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    YES IT DID! This cover has met AND surpassed all of my expectations. If you have any specific questions about the cover itself, feel free to ask!
     
  9. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    militaco

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    How about posting a pic? thanks.....just curious.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    Yea some pics and show some weight on it. Seems like a directly competition for undercover, though $100 or so more.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2009 at 2:08 AM
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    looks like prices went up to $895 plus $99 shipping.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:01 AM
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    I thought for a moment I was going to sell my undercover until I saw the price.
    These look like great covers but not at that price.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:02 AM
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    PICS! :popcorn:
     
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    1. Which style of cover did you get? Standard black powder coat finish? Colored? Carpeted underside?
    2. Seems like they no longer offer the top-locking version shown in some of the pictures on their site (just locks from underneath). Do you have a key lock in the tailgate or just electric lock?
    3. How do you use the cover? Just for storage? Ever had to remove it to haul something taller than the bed wall?
    4. Any vibration on the freeway?
    5. Any wear and tear not caused by you in the few months you've had it?
    6. On the 2009 Tacomas the top of the tailgate is slightly shorter than the top of the bed rail cap - does this gap present any issue (security or letting water in?)
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    I ended up getting a Lazer Lite. I was initially looking at the Fold-A-Cover G4 and the BakFlip HD (which I'm still not sure if they have one for my model), but Lazer Lite won out. It's only been a few days, but no regrets so far.

    I think I was going for a cover that was sturdy, decently secure and looked good. Since it's rare that I haul something large without notice, I didn't really require the convenience of the folding covers.

    Took me about 4-5 hours total but so does every upgrade (stereo, tailgate lock). Some of us are just slow. The box it comes in is huge and unpacking it so as not to scratch it did take a little while. It was packed very securely which is good. Color instructions and labeled parts make this install easy for even a novice. I recommend reading all of the instructions first to get an idea of what you're doing. Try to have a 2nd person there to help you install (for lifting or maneuvering the cover - even though it's aluminum it has a decent weight to it). I did it myself, but if you're not careful it would be very easy to accidentally drop this and screw up both your truck and the cover.

    • I dont even notice it when I'm driving, freeway or otherwise.
    • Looks great - blends in with the trim nicely
    • 50-gallon Coleman cooler fits inside with an inch or so to spare (Tacoma access cab bed is not too deep), but the cover is adjustable and can be raised a little if need be.
    • So secure that if my DynoLock ever fails, no one will be able to get in, including me (yes, I need a key lock)
    • Installed it in 95F heat and inside the bed was much cooler than outside in the sun.
    • There is a slight gap in the back due to the tailgate being lower than the bed rail, but the rubber seals included close this gap. It's too small to get your arm in there to unlock the cover.


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  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    Nice, I like it! :thumbsup:
     
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    I never notice noise with mine on the highway but it does move in the wind. I got the Extang Freedom Cover.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    radkow, thanks for the review. Looks great! :thumbsup:
     
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