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Which Tonneau cover?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Experience_Life, May 17, 2010.

  1. May 17, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Experience_Life

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    So i've decided to get one, but now I'm stuck on exactly which one to get. Not a huge fan of the tri-fold kind, but who knows...it might grow on me. Don't want to get a cheap one either that will crap out over time. Any advice/pics/tips would be appreciated. Thanks :cool:
     
  2. May 17, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    Access lite rider... rollup with metal supports, tension setting for temperature changes, almost 100% water tight, and best of all, $280 from truckalterations.com. check the deals/coupons link on the top of the forums for a link to their discounted page. Basically anything from access is gonna kick ass, and its discounted...
     
  3. May 17, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    You mentioned that they are almost 100% water tight. I'm about to move to Colorado, how does it handle in the snow?
     
  4. May 17, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I had a foot of snow on mine in December. Not a problem.

    However, my suggestion would be to just roll it up in snow to avoid a problem. Of course, if you have a situation like I had (I was caught in a blizzard driving up to NJ for Christmas) where you have stuff in the back and need the cover over it, I don't think you'd have to worry too much.

    Also, I've never had a problem with water. It is, in fact, not watertight but, if you have a bed mat, any water that does get in typically runs down the front side of the bed and under the mat.
     
  5. May 17, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    Will call later this week to order. Did you get the Trail Seal as well & how hard was it to install? Thanks for the info!
     
  6. May 18, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    I didn't tailgate seal it, but I might. The water comes in up front, by the cab, but runs straight into the drain holes. I also have a bed mat, and the combination is awesome. I had some of my work stuff back there, and it was downpouring for about three days and the only wetness was the inside of the tailgate itself and the very fron of the bed. Installation is very simple, the instructions aren't the best but you should be able to finish in about 45 min - hour.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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    TacoCat

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    I was leaning toward the Access Limited Edition, but checking out the truck alterations website I really like the looks of the Access Vanish so now I'm torn between the two. I really don't like how most tonneaus rise up above the bed, making me think I should give the Vanish a try. Has anybody tried this model?
     
  8. May 18, 2010 at 4:53 AM
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    I have the ARE LSII, and have attached both the before and after photos.
    Most places will sell this for around 1k, I'll sell mine for about 500.
    I really want a taller cap, wood side rails or nothing, after having the Tonneau for about a year.
    But, that's what I wanted to start with, but this ARE LSII was all they had.
    Check out ARE's website as well for all the different possible set ups from them.

    Good luck in your quest.

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  9. May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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