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Water Drain Drilling (Undercover Flex or Bakflip)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by topflight70, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Jul 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    topflight70

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    I'm looking to get a folding tonneau, and I think I've narrowed it down to either the Undercover Flex or the Bakflip (G2 or Fibermax).

    Not really a huge fan of having to drill holes in the bed for drain tubes, but if it's gotta be done... Any suggestions on best location?

    I've also toyed with the idea of using a plastic tubing reducer and routing the larger drain tubes to a smaller tube run through one of the existing 1/4" drainage holes already drilled in the bed from the factory.

    Of course, I would dress everything neatly! Thoughts?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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    ShawnR

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    I did just that. Made the holes bigger and stuck the tubes down them.
    No problems so far...
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    Balot64

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    I routed my G2 hose to the cubby hole on both side. No drill required.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    +2 ^^^^^
     
  5. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! Now I just need to figure out if I'm going Undercover or Bakflip...

    Balot64, I'm curious to know... Are you talking about the storage bins located near the rear of the bed? Do you have a pic of your installation?
     
  6. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    I have G2 on my 2012, I put the drain hose in the empty cubby hole where some people put the lights for their bed light. the cubby hole has a couple of small hole. Look at this short cut to see what I'm talking about.


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/22753-how-wire-bed-lamps.html


    Sorry, I don't have a picture because I'm in the middle of nowhere and my truck is in ashore.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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