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Old 08-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Bed Covers

From your experience, which type of pick up truck bed cover do you like best? The roll back type or fold back type? Would you explain what you like about the one that you chose? Do you have a preference in brand of cover? Have you had any problems with a particular brand or type of cover, that you would not purchase again?
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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I had a permanently attached shell cover on my last truck, and it served us well as a place to lock our gear when traveling and camping with our popup. The downsides of having it included that there is limited vertical cargo space and an inability to tow a 5th wheel if wanted.

With our new truck, we just ordered a BackFlip F1. Our soon to be delivered Hybrid camper will afford most of our storage concerns when traveling, but our generator, bikes and other items that can't be transported in the cab of the truck will be secured in the bed (trunk) of the truck. It also allows the bed to be fully utilized if we need it. We eventually will upgrade to a 5th wheel trailer, and won't have to worry about the wasted expense of the permanent style shell.

We decided on the flip back versus roll back style due to our perception that the simpler design leaves less room for future problems. It is just our opinion, and we have no experience with either style to base it on...

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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I am on my second Fold-A-Cover on two trucks. I could not be happier with my choices. It folds up out of the way when towing and locks when not securing the bed of the truck.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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We have a Truxedo roll back that serves our needs with the fiver. Had it for 5 years now with no problems. I wouldn't mind getting a retractable one that can be locked in at any point.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #5
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I have a Roll-N-Lock roll back cover. The only drawback I see is the box that the cover rolls into sometimes gets in the way. but the cover keeps things dry. Between the locking cover and locking tailgate, I can keep the honest people honest. A true crook will get in if they want to. When towing the 5er, I can close in the area between the hitch and the cab by pulling the cover to its' first stop. Helps protect some of the stuff carried back there.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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ExtangRT from Auto Anything. It rolls, thus leaving more of the bed open than one that folds. I would not get one with snaps...takes forever to snap it closed. The ExtangRT uses heavy duty velcro...no problems.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:08 PM   #7
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I have a Undercover Classic on my Toyota Tundra. I enjoy it because it seals my bed from the elements. It can be easily removed but still strong enough to have a few people walk around ontop.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:11 PM   #8
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I'm on my second roll up, both velcro types. Truck is 7 years old with 170k miles, so the first one took some abuse before giving up.

On the subject of pickup beds, My "Bedrug" still looks like new, and that baby has taken some serious abuse. Even with 170k miles, it looks better than any dropin or sprayon ever could.
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P/U bed covers

I have a roll up extang cover on my 2004 silverado. used constantly and shows no real wear and tear. I even had up to 4-5 inches of ice on the top in the winter while living in NY.It has the velcro sides and they haven't been a problem. My friend has a dodge p/u with the foldup lid and two of his hinges broke. don't know if that is common or not though. whatever you choose stick with a quality name brand. may be a little more expensive but worth it in the long run.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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I have a Truxedo Edge. I like that it locks, I like that the Edge means that the bed rails are still available to attach things like racks etc., I like that it is flat which looks great, I like that when it rolls up it's out of the way and I need that because I have a 5th wheel, I like that it rolls up and back easily, and finally I like that it is well made. I had a snap type cover before and didn't like it. I had a roll and lock type cover before and after a few years it didn't roll so well and the box that it rolls into takes up way too much room in the bed. This is the best one I've owned yet.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #11
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I had a Extang Tri-fold hard cover on my first truck. Nice and sturdy but it made accessing the front 1/3 of the bed a pain. It worked just fine with a 5th wheel.

I now have a BacFlip G2 hard cover on my new truck and really like it. It folds in 4 places and will flip up against the back window which allows full access to the bed. Also works fine with a 5th wheel.

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