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Old 03-18-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Probably a few threads about them but too lazy to search. Who uses them on here? Will only be needing to access the area by the tailgate to get to a crate with gutter samples etc. One that flips would probably be ideal. Prices are all over the map. Trust the guys on this site more than reviews etc.
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Probably a few threads about them but too lazy to search. Who uses them on here? Will only be needing to access the area by the tailgate to get to a crate with gutter samples etc. One that flips would probably be ideal. Prices are all over the map. Trust the guys on this site more than reviews etc.
Best one I ever had was a DiamondBack. Get an HD with HD cab protector. Turns your truck into a flatbed, and you can carry ladders. I got a cap and gave it to my father...I miss it.




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Best one I ever had was a DiamondBack. Get an HD with HD cab protector. Turns your truck into a flatbed, and you can carry ladders. I got a cap and gave it to my father...I miss it.







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Thanks. Guess you missed the part of just carrying a milk crate in my nice new refuse to turn into total work truck lol. Will just be for going on estimates part time.

That cover looks way too redneck for me lol

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Thanks. Guess you missed the part of just carrying a milk crate in my nice new refuse to turn into total work truck lol. Will just be for going on estimates part time.


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In that case they make lighter duty versions, same cover but less supports welded on the inside. They are also made in the USA, company was good to deal with and it's worth calling them because sometimes they have used ones going for a discount.

I never thought I'd use it much to haul on top, but after getting it I used it all the time. I had numerous racks loaded on it with forklifts, just drop the skid right on top and strap it down.
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In that case they make lighter duty versions, same cover but less supports welded on the inside. They are also made in the USA, company was good to deal with and it's worth calling them because sometimes they have used ones going for a discount.



I never thought I'd use it much to haul on top, but after getting it I used it all the time. I had numerous racks loaded on it with forklifts, just drop the skid right on top and strap it down.


I see really cheap ones and also real expensive ones. I'm not one to cheap out on things but not one to go for the top of line when it isn't necessary to spend that much.


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If you want my opinion of other options here it is:

Tuxedo - They are only good for a few years before they start coming apart but look good and keep the snow out.

BakFlip - Love the look and the concept, but low security, have to close the gate before the cover. Minor water infiltration. The rivits rust out and it goes to **** in a few years. Provides full use of the box which is awesome.

TriFecta - Nice cover but again soft materials don't hold up well long term.

Solid Fold - Really like this cover, great longevity but poor security.

ARE Fiberglass - Awesome looking, water tight, good security....but really limits the use of your bed.
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One like this seems real cheap at $225. Almost too cheap



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Looks like an Xtang Trifecta. My neighbor had one and it tore to shreds in a few years...replaced with an Xtang SolidFold and it really happy with it.

Avoid material covers...short of maybe the Roll-X as it seems pretty tough but I don't know anyone who has had one long-term.
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The last one I had was an EXTANG snap on one. What a bitch in cold weather

Flip next time for sure
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I think I paid 1500 for my DiamondBack. A BakFlip around here is 800-1200. Solidfold I think it around 700. Honestly in the grand scheme of things what's an extra grand considering the use it gets.

My current cap was 4500 and I'm really thinking of trashing it.
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The last one I had was an EXTANG snap on one. What a bitch in cold weather

Flip next time for sure
Can we all agree that most of the materials ones just suck?
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Can we all agree that most of the materials ones just suck?


I see a lot of material covers around here. I'm ok if it dosnt last forever. Like the look over the heavy duty ones .


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It all comes down to what you want to do with it. If this is just a manny van then get the colour matched fiberglass one. They look the best, good security and are weather tight.
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It all comes down to what you want to do with it. If this is just a manny van then get the colour matched fiberglass one. They look the best, good security and are weather tight.


I'm literally just going to be carrying around a milk crate with worthless gutter samples and a measuring wheel.


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You say that now....but give it 6 months and you will have a ladder rack on it.

You know exactly how this **** goes, if you wanted to avoid the inevitable you would have bought a Mazda Miata or something. But you and I both know it's doomed.
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I'm literally just going to be carrying around a milk crate with worthless gutter samples and a measuring wheel.
Didn't you get a 4 door? Fold the back seat and throw it there. If they are truly worthless, put them in the back area and set the wheel in between the seats.

Maybe you should have bought an SUV?

I will agree the cloth tonneau covers are useless. It also needs to be very easily accessible.
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Didn't you get a 4 door? Fold the back seat and throw it there. If they are truly worthless, put them in the back area and set the wheel in between the seats.

Maybe you should have bought an SUV?

I will agree the cloth tonneau covers are useless. It also needs to be very easily accessible.
In the northern climate they are nice just to keep the snow out.
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Didn't you get a 4 door? Fold the back seat and throw it there. If they are truly worthless, put them in the back area and set the wheel in between the seats.



Maybe you should have bought an SUV?



I will agree the cloth tonneau covers are useless. It also needs to be very easily accessible.


Hunter sits in the back


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You say that now....but give it 6 months and you will have a ladder rack on it.



You know exactly how this **** goes, if you wanted to avoid the inevitable you would have bought a Mazda Miata or something. But you and I both know it's doomed.


Gonna fight it for as long as I can lo. I still have the 2014 frontier I will also be driving. All
My own personal money was put into this and really don't want to use it full time for work.


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i think inner is right about the color matched fiberglass one, going to look the best the longest and keep whatever you want in it dry, even groceries

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