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What do you recommend for a tonneau cover?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Grumio, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    Grumio

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    I'd like to get a tonneau cover for when my family goes on trips, so that we can throw our luggage in the back. Do any of you have any recommendations for a good cover? Ideally one that is able to be locked? I've just got the double cab w/ 5' bed.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    TacomaPrime

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    axxkicker

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    I have a BakFlip Revolver X4, after having a very positive experience with the BakFlip tri-fold on my old F-150.

    The X4 looks nice, but seems fussier than the tri-fold and seems to have issues with leaking that the tri-fold didn't.
     
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  5. Nov 5, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Clocktower

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    Diamondback all the way. I don't think you're going to find anything more secure or heavy duty. They aren't cheap, but "buy once cry once".
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    Im also looking at diamondback but im wondering, does the aluminum gets hot/cold during summer/winter? do you get waterleaks?
     
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    Grumio

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    That's definitely an awesome cover, but way too overkill for me. I just have a little base SR with the 2.7L engine. I would definitely look into it if I had a higher trim level with all the bells and whistles.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    i would recommend using the search function to find the zillions of threads asking the same thing and all their responses. starting another thread is hit or miss
    who responds, most people being tired of responding to the same question repeatedly. search is pretty good and will get you lots of ideas.

    and welcome :)
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Check out a trifold soft cover made by Tyger. I've used it on a few trips and like the price and ease of set up and take down.
    Since I only use it when I need it, I didnt install any of the included weather seals. There was rain one time over night and enough to wash the truck. I didnt have any issues with water in the bed. However, I drive on dirt roads and find that the tailgate side of the bed gets super dusty. I think I've located the gaps and will get those covered next time.
     
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    BC John

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    I have a BacFlip tri fold. I love it. Comes off easy when I need the full bed.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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    I second this. I spent a lot of time on the forums and doing my own research before I finally decided to pull the trigger on the diamondback and I can say that I am extremely happy with the purchase. It is extremely rugged and there is no way anyone is breaking into it. It also does not let much water in at all as far as I can tell after you plug some of the panel gaps near the cab of the truck. It is a large purchase, but I can tell you you won't regret it. Also, really nice to have that platform that you can tie things down to. I was able to strap a queen bed and box spring on top of it helping my buddy move and it had zero issues and took up no room in the bed since it was on top!
     
  13. Nov 5, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Mpk7441

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    I have had the Rugged Cover 2 Trifold for about 2 years on my 17 DCLB. Love it. Has never leaked. takes about 2 mins to remove and 10 to install.
     
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    The aluminum definitely heats up during the summer, but no more so than the top of your cab. I'm in SoCal, so there's only so much I can say about the cover's winter performance. Water intrusion hasn't been an issue, but as N_Tayne mentioned, you'll need to plug the front bed gaps (this is true for any tonneau cover or topper). I use an OEM bed mat and my stuff stays perfectly dry.
     
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    Backflip mx4 is what I’m going. Pricey but seems like it’s worth it. Will check back in once installed.
     
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    Underworld Flex trifold, tinted, TRDPRO grill, TRDPRO shift knob, etc,etc
    I got a Flex (trifold) because I like the flush mount to the bed. But in retro spec, I wish I had gotten the factory style type above the bed (rise) because you get to retain use of the factory anchors and maybe an inch more vertical inside space.

    Just my .02's worth

    Cheers
     
  18. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    glenmonte

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    I like those cheap Tyger style soft tri-folds. They do the job for the right price and are very quick to take on or off, which is important to me.

    Check the fit and finish between brands. Some may be better than others. Same goes for attachment points/methods.
     
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    Went with the Extang Solid Fold 2.0. Would definitely buy it again.
     
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    If money aint a thing, get a ReTrax.
     

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