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Which SOFT tonneau cover works? Searched with no luck...

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Anthony, May 26, 2008.

  1. May 26, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    Anthony

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    Im looking for a soft tonneau cover for my double cab. I looked at 2 by extang and it seems when you install them you lose use of the bed rail system which doesnt work for me since i need to use my bed/tie downs just about every weekend.
    i need a soft cover that works with the rail system, or possible a folding hard cover that comes off easily (easier the better) but it seems everyone has mixed results here about the covers they used.
    Ive searched repeatedly and cant really find an answer :confused:

    Help is appreciate as well as your experiences with what cover, brand... price and where you got it would be great.
     
  2. May 26, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    TRDGRL

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    I got the RETRAX Rigid retractable bed cover installed today and I'm very happy with it.....:D

    www.rolltopcover.com

    Check it out.....:rolleyes:
     
  3. May 26, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    hondabuster

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    I just put in an Access cover, the Literider, and the tie downs are still usable. The rails for the soft cover are installed behind the rails for the hold downs, and are held in place by the bolts and existing threaded holes in the bed. It takes a bit longer to install than the clamp on type rails, but will be very difficult for someone to walk away with. It has a lifetime gaurentee, on all parts, and so far I like it .
    One of my concerns was being able to roll it up and use the bed for hauling atvs, ..and it works just fine.
    http://www.agricover.com/index.php/products/category/C22/
     
  4. May 27, 2008 at 4:34 AM
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    Janster

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    I've got an Advantage Torza top on my Access Cab. I'm sure they make one for the DC. It's a folding soft cover that allows full usage of the rail system. The cover folds up and can be taken completely off. No worries about the tarp in the winter - no snaps, etc.

    You can see picts here (pages 1 & 2)
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=16
     
  5. May 27, 2008 at 4:50 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    My Extang Trifecta soft cover works with the factory tie-downs on my DC SB just fine. :confused:

    Its a tri-fold like Janster's Advantage Torza.

    I've had my Extang for over a year and really like it. Works like a champ in all weather conditions & lets me use my factory cleats. Goes off and on in a minute. I paid $309 shipped from mechanics-warehouse.
     
  6. May 27, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    kaszeta

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    I have an Access LE, and it works perfectly well with the existing rails (indeed, the Tacoma model of the Access cover uses the rails as part of it's mounting), and I can still use the factory cleats and my bike fork mounts. Installed in about 15 minutes.
     
  7. May 27, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    Another satisfied Access LE owner here, love it to death!!!! Great fit, function, and looks, whats not to like?!
     
  8. May 27, 2008 at 6:36 AM
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  9. May 27, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    One more for Advantage Torza. Its fits perfectly on my DC and rails are fully functional. I love this cover. Thanks Janster.
     
  10. May 27, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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    any pictures?

    how much is this?

    what model?
     
  11. May 27, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    The Extang Trifecta sounds perfect for you. I have one on my double cab- 4 brackets that utilize rail system and allow for quick release. I painted my brackets flat black to look better when tonneau is off. Mine is the signature series canvas style- about $40 more than the standard Trifecta. Takes about 2 minutes to put on, 1 minute to remove.

    Also, I leave the 4 large cleats on all the time. The tonneau doesn't touch them at all. It looks much better in person than in the picture- my truck is filthy in the picture!

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  12. May 27, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    if you fold that open... is it securable so that you can drive down the highway with part of it opened and it wont fly off?
    i drive about 40miles every weekend with a lawnmower over to my mothers so i would only need to back section by the gate to be opened up.
     
  13. May 27, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    I had an Access Lorado...
    LOVED IT i am buying another (If you never plan on hauling dirt etc)

    PACE EDWARDS works wonderfull full retractable but uses about 8 inches of interior bed space. (Kinda Spendy)
     
  14. May 27, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    How is the install?.. Simple with basic tools or complicated??? I like this cover 100% over others due to the sleek inline look. Was about to order Undercover for my Truck. But seen it on another Taco and it looked bulky.... Roll Top looks sweet...
     
  15. May 27, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    I got it at HAWAII TRUCK CONCEPTS they will install it for you in less than an hour.....:D I LOVE IT.....:)

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    Located in Waipio Gentry.....down the street from the Waipio Costco. The owners of the shop are really nice and friendly.
     
  16. May 27, 2008 at 10:35 PM
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    I have a Lund. Works great and is totally easy to retract and stack the bed.
     
  17. May 28, 2008 at 4:31 AM
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    Hey JTD, I like that mod to the brackets! I'm doing that today because my cover is off right now. :thumbsup:

    Anthony, JTD provided the pics for ya. Mine is like his except for not the signature series canvas but standard heavy duty vinyl. In one of his pics, there is a strap which when you open it up & fold it, snaps into a fasterner attached at the top of the cover.
    http://www.extang.com/docs/trifecta.html
     
  18. Jun 8, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    Anthony

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    wow i cant decide which... not sure if i just want the roll up cover or the trifolding hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    best deal is on a lund genesis @ $283 shipped! - i had one on my silverado and it was ok, some issues but i got it used so i wont hold that against it.
    Extang express is $350 shipped...
    Access Literider is $347 shipped...
    Access Lorado is $415 shipped...
    Access Limited Edition is $466 shipped

    best i can find on the extra trifecta is $377 for the vinyl and $426 for the canvas, shipping included.
     
  19. Jun 8, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    I got my tri-fold by Rugged Cover off eBay from the seller below for around $240 shipped. Came shipped in 2 days direct from manufacturer and fits like a glove on my '05 DC.

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZintrigued
     
  20. Jun 8, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    I think I'm going to order the Access LE tomorrow.
     
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