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Tonneau cover - folding + locking.

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by ComaWhite, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    ComaWhite

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    Hey all, new user here - WOW there is A LOT of information on this site!

    With that being said....there may already be a thread that provides the information i seek, but a quick browse did not yield anything.

    I am in need of a hard, folding, tonneau cover that also has a lock. I want to be able to use my full bed easily (mountain bikes, kayaks, etc), but also want to be able to do things like store luggage when traveling with the security of a lock.

    Any brands / models stand out from you other Tacoma owners for our trucks?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Mar 27, 2012 at 1:13 AM
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    I got the bakflip g2. I love it. You can lock your bed and have full access to the bed because the cover will flip all the way up against the cab.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 at 4:12 AM
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    Get a Pop N Lock for the tailgate so it locks. I got the one that taps into my power door locks and my key fob.

    Then I got a Bakflip F1. STRONG - can put 400 lbs on it. Flips up and easily removes if needed. Locks. To open, open tailgate.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    Welcome to TW ComaWhite.

    I have the BakFlip G2 as well. Like forana said, it'll flip right up against the back window to give you access to the whole bed. As for the lock, you'd have to get something like the pop n lock replacement for your tailgate handle. I didn't bother personally.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    As several have mentioned, along with adding a tailgate lock, the Bakflip give you the best option. Extang offers the SolidFold, but there are security concerns. Those have been addressed with their new Encore cover, but that is not available to the Tacoma owners yet. Final option is the Fold-a-cover, but it is not quick removal friendly. It is however the best in terms of security.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Hey, thanks for the quick and detailed replies folks! Ill check out the Pop & Lock and the G2!
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Does the pop and lock interfere with the backup camera functionality? It looks like a replacement of the stock handle, which is where the camera is mounted.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    They have one that the camera fits into.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    I just put a G2 and a pop & lock on my Tacoma last week. While installing the pop & lock I closed the tail gate to check the alignment of the gasket on the outside. I closed the tailgate and then quickly realized I still hadn't hooked up the rods to the latch and effectively locked myself out of my bed. It literally took me 2 seconds on the first try to slide a coat hanger under the back of the G2 and hook the wire to open it up. I was kind of sorry I spent the dollars on the pop & lock but at least my tailgate won't be stolen. A bak flip G2 isn't going to keep anyone out that wants in. Mitch
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    I'm considering a Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite to secure the back. Not as flat, but it folds and secures at cab and rear of bed.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    Thats good to know. I knew it was possible to break in, but didn't know it was that easy even with a locked tailgate. A secured bed isn't as important to me as simply a covered one. I will probably save my money and hold off on the Pop & lock. I have the F-1 and if it's any more difficult to access without opening the tailgate I will spread the word...but I dought it.
     
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    Call morry at backflip. I got the new style fibermax delivered to my door for 760 or less. Should be here Thursday. Search my posts for number. Great guy and customer service!
     
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    Morry doesn't actually work for Bakflip directly, he is at a retail sales outlet just as I am.
     
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    If you get the model meant for the camera it doesn't mess with the handle at all. All you are doing is adding a solenoid that blocks the opening of the tailgate handle.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    There are two models. The PL5300 is a manual lock, no solenoid. The PL8521 is your power lock.
     
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    I'm probably screwing this up since it is my first post, but I'll ask anyway. I just installed the Extang Hard Cover and I like it. I wonder though, can this thing withstand the pressure of going through a car wash? The blow dryers at the car wash are pretty vicious and I'd hate to have it fly off in the car wash tunnel.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    Any recommendations for an inexpensive tonneau cover? I'm thinking $250-$400. Also, I'd prefer one that will roll or fold up - ie. vinyl not hard cover.

    I see on Amazon the Extang 44905 is $395, so that's a possibility.

    Thanks
     
  19. Mar 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    I've taken mine through several times and no problem yet. Just be sure that the top is on securely. The only issue is that the Extang isn't completely waterproof so you will get some very small puddles around the tailgate area. I usually wash on the way home so I can fold it open and let it dry out.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    Thanks for the response. I think I have the cover on pretty well. I followed the instructions that this site provided, since the box my cover came had no instructions. I'll give the car wash a try. Mike
     
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