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Old 04-13-2015, 09:48 AM   #11
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I have an Undercover Flex cover that works very well for me.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #12
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Got an Extang #7445 roll up Tonneau bed cover, $325 plus tax. Easy install. Works fine, keeps the frost out. Chose the snaps instead of the velcro fasteners.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:26 AM   #13
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Reached my best mpg numbers yet returning home from the Bluebonnet Rally, non towing. For 125 miles I was averaging around 26 - 28. Can't wait to log some tow mileage!
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:55 AM   #14
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So, after considering the cheap vinyl tonneaus, I decided to spend the money on something more secure and durable. Of course, looks matter too.

I got the 2015 Colorado model from Peragon. I must admit, the installation was long and tedious. But I do really like it. If anyone is interested I might add a review.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:40 AM   #15
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Nice looking truck!
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:40 AM   #16
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So, after considering the cheap vinyl tonneaus, I decided to spend the money on something more secure and durable. Of course, looks matter too.

I got the 2015 Colorado model from Peragon. I must admit, the installation was long and tedious. But I do really like it. If anyone is interested I might add a review.
I put the Peragon on my Frontier a couple of years ago. Love the cover but that install was a bit tedious! Had to do it all over after a body shop took it off after some fender bending.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:33 PM   #17
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Reached my best mpg numbers yet returning home from the Bluebonnet Rally, non towing. For 125 miles I was averaging around 26 - 28. Can't wait to log some tow mileage!
Hey Daubsy...

Have you done any towing yet? Are you happy with it as a tow vehicle? What kind of mileage are you getting while towing?

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Old 07-02-2015, 01:46 PM   #18
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Some new vehicles require a break-in period prior to towing. You might want to consult your manual or dealer.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #19
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Hey Daubsy...

Have you done any towing yet? Are you happy with it as a tow vehicle? What kind of mileage are you getting while towing?

Thanks!!

Dolly
Hi Dolly. I think it performs well for a "mid size" v6. I have towed 1260 miles so far and averaged 16.5 mpg, mostly highway and some city. A lot of these were hard miles too, going up steep grades in Washington and Oregon, and winding roads in North Cali. It still has pretty decent acceleration going through these high mountain passes, but I can definitely feel it working. Im really enjoying the 4 wheel disc brakes as well.

If i had $20k+ more to spend, I probably would have bought something else. But overall its a great tow, especially for the price, and im very happy with it.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:10 PM   #20
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I have towed 1260 miles so far and averaged 16.5 mph

That's not bad Sean. We get about half a mile per gallon less than that.
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