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Review on Undercover cover

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by longbow, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    longbow

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    I seen a member here that had an idea, he used two of those very small all weather master locks (black).
    I have the locks but still need to take a look see at it, I believe I may need to file the hole downwards a little to fit. But the idea is sound and looks like it is a factory install.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I've had my Undercover on the truck continuous for over a year now. Everything has stayed dry and secure. It cost new $703 total installed. From other posts the Armor lids are slightly cheaper in price and actually give slightly more storage height because they lack the molded part coming down inside the channels that ride the rails of the bed. The Undercover can't be removed by sliding it forward and removing the rings while still locked in the rear because of this feature. More secure, compared to Armor lid, for .5" storage height and a few lb's lighter weight worth it??

    http://www.undercoverinfo.com/ molded channel
    http://www.armorlid.com/ Smooth underlid design..

    I'm curious of some of the remarks on this post concerning the front rings and fitment issues? I'm sure there has been product improvement but I haven't had any issues.

    The rings are at least .25" from touching paint on the cab. When I got home, like Roland I did a slight adjustment for the perfect fit. Mine is a tight fit of .25" on both the sides and tailgate. The way mine fits you can't open the tailgate with the well made barrel locks engaged. Also being locked in the back with only .25" of play, if the lid were forced to the front, it would not be sufficient to allow the tabs to be lifted off the mount. What I'm trying to say is that you’re not going to get into the bed without a crowbar or hammer to force the locks and ruin the lid. As stated I've left mine on as you can really get a lot of stuff under it.
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  3. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    kris77

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    Can one man take this off by him self?

    I had one on my 00 taco last year and it was a pain in the A$$ to take off by my self...

    I bet it weighed 80 pounds and it was bulky, I could barely get my hands around it...I eventually had to rig up a pully system in the rafters of my garage and use my ATV winch to lift it off...It made it easier, but what a pain...

    Now i have a DC short bed...So im guessin its not as heavy...but just wondering can you do it by yourself?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Took mine off this weekend myself. Pulled the struts, pulled the front pins, lifted and pulled the cover to the rear of the truck over the lock plate and off no problems. I have to make a bracket to store the cover sideways on the wall.
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    popealope

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    If I install the Undercover Tonneau cover can I still use the Tacoma cargo bed divider that fits in the multi-track system?
     
  6. May 14, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I just installed mine... I have the main cleats still in there so I don't see why not.
     
  7. May 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    for the spiral ring problem i just took my rings off , theres so much pressure from the struts theres no way its gonna go forward
     
  8. May 14, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    What is a good price on one of these? I looked on ebay, and they were $700 after the shipping.
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Where is a good place to find them??
     
  10. May 21, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    thats the cheapest ive found online i got mine at a custom truck parts store and it ended up being the same price as if i had gotten it online
     
  11. May 21, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    you can go to the under cover website and im sure it will have some kind of dealer locater that will list places near you that carry them
     
  12. May 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    look at the cleats close, mine hit a little. Close the lid with the tailgate open, not much here but they do touch.
    Mine has been hanging up for the past month...........:cool:
     
  13. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    Undercover was installed by dealer. Rain collects on it and when I lift it up the water run down and into the bed of the truck. Has anyone else experienced this issue... any other solutions? Thanks.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    I installed the cover myself (easy, in about 20 minutes) and I get the same issue of water running into the bed of the truck when I lift it after rain. Otherwise I love it. If someone has a solution to this issue that would be great to know. I paid $850 (CND) cash and carry and bought it at Crackmasters in St. Albert, AB.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    I just ordered my Undercover from Line-X in Cleveland GA. 650.00 installed. I am going tomorrow to get it, and will post my opinion of the product and that dealer.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    First post here,

    I'm interested in purchasing an Undercover , but I definitly need a minimum of 17" of clearance between the top of the ridge on the bed floor, and the bottom of the cover.

    Could someone be kind enough to take a tape measure, and check the clearance from the high point of the floor to the underside of the cover? Should be close, but I don't want to order one, and find out that it doesn't have quite enough clearance.

    This would be for a current generation Tacoma.

    thanks.
     
  17. Oct 1, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    I am getting about 16-7/8" to 16-15/16".

    I just got my Undercover last week off a guy on Craigslist for $140. He had just bought his Tacoma to haul bicycles in the bed and the cover was in his way. So far I love it. No issues with water leaks. I only wish the tiedowns would fit better. I will probably get the smaller tiedowns so it doesn't interfer with the cover seals setting tight on top of the bed.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    savit260

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    Thanks for the reply. Guess that eleminates the Undercover for me unfortunatly. Thanks agian, you just saved me on major headache, and a bunch of money.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    Couldn't you use some 1/4" or even 1/8th" plastic spacers to get yer the 17" you need? Where's our Engineer at today...:)
     
  20. Oct 10, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Sounds like a recipie for leaks.


    Anyone have experience with the Armor Lid. That looks very similar with a little more clearance.

    I've read here that the Undercover can be removed by one person if you are careful. How about the Armor lid?
     
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