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Tonneau cover that you can open and close the tailgate without lifting?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by WETaco, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Jul 1, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    WETaco

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    So I’m thinking about getting a tonneau cover for my 2018 TRD. I would prefer a hard top, tri-fold cover that you can also open and shut the tailgate without lifting it up. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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    I went OEM when I placed my order, but it was highly recommended by several other Taco owners I know with and without the OEM cover.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    I spent a few weeks researching this. I bought the Rough Country. It's the same manufacturer as the Leer Trilogy but costs a few hundred less. The only difference is no LED lights. It removes quickly to haul my dirt bike and installed really easily. I'm about a month in and know I made the right decision. I'm surprised it doesn't get more love here on TW.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    OME BP-51 Nitto 285's C4 Low Pro Bumper Mobtown Skids
    Bak Flip MX4 is what you are looking for. I really like the flush mount.

     
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    I’m digging the flush mount... how well does it keep out rain and dew and such?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    Bak Revolvers are roll up covers that are flush mount like the Bak MX4.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Definitely not water tight, but I was pleased with the minimal amount. Most was around the tailgate. It has channels in the tracks and up front drain tubes on each side that run down to the drain holes in the bed. Check out this YouTube installation video.

     
  8. Jul 2, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    Do you have a picture?
     
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    Pdog7. I'm looking at the MX4. were you able to keep the OEM utility rails or use them for the install? Do you have the new struts that I saw somewhere on youtube? Are leaks bad or just a few drips? Any feedback would help me. I love the flush mount look. I have 2018 OffRoad 6' bed
     
  10. Jul 4, 2018 at 10:58 PM
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    You can reinstall the rails and I looked at reviews saying it still leaks or keeps it fairly dry. There’s a tube that you can feed through the truck bed to drain the water on the side channels
     
  11. Jul 5, 2018 at 4:57 AM
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    The cover comes with relocation brackets that drop the OEM utility rails 3". It does leak some, but not terribly. It comes with drain tubes on either side that direct water thru the holes already in the bed.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    Thanks for the response. I think that will be my choice. I will not mind a few drips. As someone said on this issue, I'm not going to keep my passport, birth cert. etc. in the bed of my pickup.
    Are the struts new (auto pop-up) or same, that you lift into a slot?
     
  13. Jul 5, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    You have to lift and place them in the slot. Auto would be cool though.
     
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    Looks cool. Maybe it’s only available for the full size. There is a cool tool box feature that is only available on the tundra model also.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    Can you post a pic of it?
     
  17. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    I just put an Extang Encore "Tonno" on my 2018 ACLB. You can open and close the tailgate without lifting it. You can also lift the 1/3 that is closest to the cab for quick access to that area of the bed. It has its own lock, and it uses whatever key you already use for the tailgate lock. Removes completely without tools, too.
     
  18. Jul 27, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Sorry just saw the message. I'm not as active as I should be here. Gimme a few minutes. Tailgate opens and closes no problem. It's nice to have a locking tailgate and it comes off easily to put dirt bike in the back.
     
  19. Jul 27, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    Hooks onto factory rails and still let's you use tie downs

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  20. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    Does the front third of the Rough Country open up? Or do you have to remove the entire cover like the OEM cover?
     

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