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Old 03-19-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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Tonneau covers?

Want a good tonneau cover to “hide” things in the truck bed. Gen will be the most expensive item in bed.

Looking at all options.

How many of you use a cover along with a bed tool box?

For full access to the hitch, can I use a third flip style or better to do a roll up?

What did you purchase?

Are you happy with it?

What would you change?

Any words of wisdom?


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Old 03-19-2018, 07:14 PM   #2
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I have the 8' Entang trifold and the best feature is to keep things out of sight and dry. I have a 110 gal aux fuel tank (note fill access hole I made) that is covered along with the FW hitch, couple of spare 30 LB propane tanks, tools including bench grinder and wire welder. Out of sight out of mind!
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:15 PM   #3
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I bought a soft tri-fold trifecta tonneau. it and our pullrite slider get along fine. Had to shorten the jaw release handle . It was going to be too close turning and having one rear wheel higher than the other. I pull the saddle off my pullrite hitch and the tonneau covers everything nicely.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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I haven’t bought it yet, but this Access Toolbox Edition cover reviewed by Big Truck Big Rv is what I’ll be getting.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:57 PM   #5
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We also have the Extang Tri-Fold and love it! No clearance issues when towing the fiver. Keeps everything secure and dry. Eight years of use and other than a few hail dings it’s in great shape.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:34 PM   #6
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I have a Gator brand roll up cover and I have a tool box also. Love the cover and easy to install! One of the best investments I have made to my truck!
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I have had two Rollups - both Truxport. I like them.

I currently have a Truxport X15 - really like the material. I didn't see much difference between the folders and the rollers to be honest, and the I always worried about the folders being hit by the 5th wheel on turns.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:34 AM   #8
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Just be cautious on the roll up type. They have a rail that sticks up an inch or 2 above the bed rails and can affect your pin box clearance if it is close already. I have a fiberglass cover surround on my pin box and I had to trim it to keep it from dragging. I have a short bed and didn't want to use the manual slider. My cover is made by Literider and works perfectly. Very easy to roll and unroll, always lines up in the track, and easy to stretch tight. My last one was by Best Top and was such a pain I took it off after 6 months and trashed it.
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Also beware that trailers with an extended pin box could hit any side mounted rails or tracks that sit inward of the bed cap while maneuvering sharp turns. I know I have this condition with my Chevy.
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I have an Extang trifold hard cover that I like for the most part. I have a long bed so I tow with it folded and strapped down. It keeps the front third of the bed dry for storage. I have 6" of bedrail clearance and have come within an inch of the cover when backing and turning on level sites. I believe you would have to remove it if on uneven terrain when backing. I can't see my hitch when hooking up but I've learned to overcome that. Mine drips a little in heavy rain. It is easy to unlatch and fold open.
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I used an extang solid fold and it worked great. Got a huge discount on it via ebay(from the manufacturer)
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I like roll-n-lock, it rolls up in a box about 8in in the front of the bed. I put it on my last two trucks and love it.
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I too use the Truxsport roll up. I couldn’t do the roll n lock as I have a fuel tank/tool box combo up front. The gennie sits behind that in front of the 5th wheel. My old truck had the tri fold but I can not use it as my generator sticks up 1” above the rails and I carry 2 35 gal tanks that do the same. The hard ones no longer work for me. I’ve been very happy with this set up. Good luck.
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On my 8' bed I have a four fold cover by Fold-a-Cover. When the panels are all folded back a full 75% of the ruck bed is open. I have a tool box that sits totally below the forward most cover. The cover can be opened from both ends. The cover can be removed by removing four screws. There are forward and rear key locks. It has served me well for three years.
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