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tonneau covers

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

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie [OP] Mainland Newfie

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    skid plate, side step rails, new rims, hose clamp, 20% tint, G4 Tonneau cover, JVC 7 in double din stereo/dvd
    me again, I've also been looking for a tonneau cover, leaning towards a hard tri fold, only ones I've seen online are the bakflip, and the one toyota has. Does anyone have one and can tell me the diff, or if I should stick to toyota's brand and let them install it?

    something else I'm considering is that the back flip has a drainage tube to be put inot a drain hole in the truck bed, but I have a liner so do I have to cut through that? All ideas welcome.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    It looks like this one. Imagine this cover on a Taco with a basket on the cross bars and all decked out for your camping trip, vacation or off roading adventure with a group of other tacos. I can't wait personally to afford this one.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    BTW, They are an improved vendor to sell these at Toyota dealerships.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    I was looking at a bakflip, but I could never get an answer on whether or not they are water tight. I spoke with a couple dealers and none of them could say if they were. I was looking for something that was water tight, so I ended up with a color matched fiberglass one. The only draw back is that it was more money.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie [OP] Mainland Newfie

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    from what I read they are water tight if you put that drainage tube in, if it falls loose, I can only imagine it soaking everything, does anyone know about toyota's tryfold, if its water tight? will it lock if I buy an after market lock for my tailgate
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    raskal

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    well I've bought a fold-a-cover G4. I don't have it yet, so no report on it, but I liked the hinges and external locking vs. the Bakflip

    time will tell....
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    I actually really like taht one, haven't had time to really go in depth looking at it yet, how much was it, I ave the six foot box, how much weight can it hold... like can a guy sit on it? is it water proof? It looks great and I love taht little box for storing items near the cab. I find it a bit sketch though when it compares to others how it talks theirs up, and yet uses terms to knock down the others in saying the same things. I definitely want to know what you think when you get yours. might be worth a short drive to get one.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    Pop n Lock Power Tailgate Lock, Bak Flip Tonneau Cover, Factory DLR installed, Defrost with A/C Off, EZ Down Tailgate Damper, Code Alarm Security System with Remote Starter, Rear Spring TSB, Ming rust proofing & paint treatment, 3M fabric protector, Cargo Mat, Scanguage II, DYI Illuminated 4X4 Switch, Versa-Gate box extender & cargo divider, Toyota Roof Rails, Grom USB Audio adapter with bluetooth, LED Bed lights, OEM Backup Camera with LCD Display Mirror
    I have a Bak Flip and it works really well. I just tuck the drain hoses under the bed mat, but others have made adapters that fit into the existing drain holes in the box. I haven't had any problems with mine, and it keeps things really dry and secure. I have a pop-n-lock tailgate lock. You can't open the tonneau until you open the tailgate first. I also like the fact that the tonneau cover flips completly out of the way against the cab, giving full access to the box without removing it. If you really want to remove it, you simply loosen two knobs. I had considered a roll-up cover, but the canasters can take up a foot of your box, and the part of the cover that sticks out of the canister can take up another two inches.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    I have an Extang Solid Fold on my '09. It is a real POS. It scratches easily and most every seal was poorly cut. I can't take it through a car wash without douching everything inside. I wish I had gotten the Undercover 1 piece. :mad:
     
  10. Mar 23, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    As far as folding covers go...

    I would say the Fold-A-Cover G4 is by far the best. Much higher quality than BakFlip. If you look around the net you will see a ton of complaints against BakFlip. They are better than they used to be but still. I will only sell them if the customer demands it.

    They run about $600 shipped in the US. Fold-A-Cover runs about $725 shipped in the lower 48 and IMO is well worth the $125 extra...
     
  11. Mar 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    do you have any pics man? did you install it yourself, cause I was wondering I have the liner in mine from teh factory, does it go on over it, cause all the install shots I 've seen and videos show it getting installed in a naked bed
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    I just bought a fold-a-cover tonneau from truckalterations.com. It took 4 days before they decided to ship it. I've read on Tacomaworld forums that "it doesn't use the truck bed rails." Yes, it does! And it requires you to install a big hook in the tailgate to engage the locking mechanism. I have also added 3/4" weather strip material on the forward section of the bed- good idea from another Tacomaworld contributor. I use a Dynolock mechanism to lock the tailgate, It works pretty good, yet I wonder what I will do if it 'locks-up' and will not unlock (any suggestions? I don't like the idea of cutting out the bedliner on the tailgate to correct/replace the mechanism- not that I anticipate this possibility).
     
  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    I bought my Fold-A-Cover from this guy and he was awesome to deal with. The cover itself is exactly what I wanted and it works great. I've had mine almost a year now with no complaints at all.





     
  14. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    I had an undercover, it was very very close to water tight but water could get by underpressure at the hinge points, have a Bakflip F1 now, water gets in at the 4 corners underpressure and while driving, haven't gotten around to adding more weather stripping but I like not having to take off to use almost all the bed.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Fold a cover G4 here, no problems. Lockable and with pop a lock, secures bed.
     
  16. May 20, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    I am told that you can install a thin cable from the lock mechanism, run it out the bottom of the tailgate and secure it under the chassis. Then if the Dynolock fails, pull on the cable and you are good to go. If you call Tim at Dynolock, he'll tell you how to do this.
     
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    Please call us at 866 506-0142 www.BakFactoryOutlet.com if you would like to get our new Tie Down System developed especially for Tacoma owners with BakFlips!

    2011 June - Tacoma Tie Downs Announcement copy.jpg
     
  18. Jun 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    HOW MUCH FOR THE BACK FLIP TIE DOWN????
     
  19. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    The 6 tie down system will be $49.95
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I sell the Dynolock, and have never had an issue with a failure in 3 years. It Jim at Dynolock not Tim and Jim is one of the most helpful vendors I work with. Give him a call and all of your questions will be answered...214-343-8578
     
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