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Tonneau- which do u use, and is it waterproof?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by DdayIsNear, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a weatherproof, or as weatherproof as they come, tonneau cover, in a roll up.

    As title says,

    Thanks for help
     
  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    DdayIsNear

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    And how long can I expect these to live?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    Lurkin

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    I've used eXtang's on my last two trucks. First one was the cheapest soft cover made, with snaps, never leaked for 6+ years. Current cover is a J-hook model that's been on for 2 years with no leaks.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    I have an Access LE for almost 2 years now with no leaks.

    Truck Alterations has great prices. Click on the link in the vendors section to receive the discount.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    UNDERCOVER and yes its water tight..... Been a great purchase.

    Stood on it to trim a tree then opened it up put the waste in the back and rode to the dump cover open. I thought about getting a cap but the Undercover is so much more convenient when it comes time to lose it for something large. Having a DC helps for larger items that need height.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Extang Trifector signature series.

    yup it leaks a little bit up front but i could fix it easily by trimming the gasket so it sat better on the bed. love the look of the canvas vs vinyl just wished it opened from the front also
     
  7. Aug 25, 2011 at 3:27 AM
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    hillbillytoyo

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    I have to agree. The Undercover is pretty awesome, and lightweight.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    Your best bet is a hard cover that over hangs the bed sides. I never seen a soft cover that was 100% water proof. I had an access cover that was great but water did get in sometimes. They sell those tailgate weather strips as well. Those roll n locks are great but are $1200 plus
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 at 3:57 AM
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    If you go roll up, get a Lo pro. You won't be disappointed. Mine has kept water out during heavy summer downpours.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    OP:
    As you can see there are a lot of great choices. So much more than the old snap type that was available 30 years ago.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Yup, OP how much you got to spend? :p
     
  12. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    I don't recall the manufacturer of mine but it is the zip lock type. I have never noticed any water inside and I never bothered to remove the wax paper cover on the adhesive strips. I payed about $250 for mine and had it on for 2 years now. Still tight but the stitching in the corners is starting to come loose.

    ** This is it! **

    http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/60A1074A0A0.aspx

    Extang Tuff Tonneau


    Just make sure you put it back on before it gets too cold out. Like everything else it shrinks when cold ;)
     
  13. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    I just ordered the Advantage Hard Hat last night from autoanything.com. It is listed at $667. I was able to find coupon code for 15% off anything, so I ended up getting $100 off and only paid $567. That's the only way I was able to talk the wife into letting me get it.

    The coupon code is PBEB3. It is not just for that particular tonneau cover, so you can use it for anything you want.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    Cost is a factor along with function. You also need to decide what you want the cover to do and are you happy with what it will not do.

    For me it was keeping the elements out of the bed and easy access to the bed when I need to haul dirt or mulch.

    There are a lot of great choices out there and all of them have pros and cons
     
  15. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    Undercover SE - been in heavy rain and it fairly well sealed - I wouldn't say waterproof but for anything I would drive in there have been no major water leaking in.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    Went with the Truxedo low-pro. Rolls up nicely, adjustable tension, "velcro" in place. Not 100% water proof (if I use the pressure washer and get right at the attach points, I'll get a little moisture). No problems with it at all. I've had it on both my Tacomas and my Dad has it on his F-150.

    If I want to be certain that my cargo will stay dry (sleeping bags and what-not) I just throw them in a large rubbermaid container - helps keep stuff organized as well.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    I have an Extang TuffTonno, it keeps things dry and the J-strips are much nicer than the snaps I have had on prior trucks.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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  19. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks for the input, those with the extang tuff tonneau, any issues at speed with sagging or flapping, some say it's excessive, some not?
     
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