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Old 08-21-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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Tonneau Cover

We are looking to acquire a hard folding tonneau cover for our new to us Ford F-150. Anyone got any recommendations? Particularly interested in how waterproof/resistant they are. Back Industries Bak Flip covers seem to be very popular, bit some on-line reviewers and posts suggest that they are not that water resistant, and living in Vancouver this is an issue. I don't think we expect everything to be 100% dry, but we would prefer everything to be mostly dry.

As always, we know that Forum members are happy to share experiences and comments.

Thanks much in advance.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:10 PM   #2
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Chris, I’ve been using the backflip for a few yrs.. I love it,keeps my things secure and flips backup of the way for loaded or unloading. I keep my item in separate totes tools, electrical , parts and so on never have had a issues with items not in tote getting wet.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:18 PM   #3
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i use a cheaper roll up one. i love it and I'm glad didn't spend more on it. But people have different priorities it wasn't a big deal to me just needed something to hide my stuff and keep the rain off the things in the back of my truck.
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I agree with you Fox the roll ups are nice n easy to store when not in use. I just like the backflip for security reasons
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:58 PM   #5
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What a timely post since I now have to wait for 2-3 months for my new F-150 to arrive. Since a tonneau cover is high on the list to add as soon as I take delivery this will work out really well for me. By then you'll have had time to do all the research and share the results.

I agree, the Bak looks like a leading contender. I know what you mean about water proof. I'd settle for minor leakage but not a flood.

I made a hard tonneau cover using aluminum and rigid foam for my Ranger. Not because I'm a glutton for punishment but because it was one of the very last Rangers made and by then Ford was using the boxes from the new Rangers sold everywhere but in North America. I bought a Bak but it didn't fit. The homemade one worked quite well. The panels slid in a "C" shaped extrusion and sealed by compression. It had minor leaks and that wasn't a problem so I wouldn't be too concerned if the Bak as has a few drips.

So, keep us posted on what you learn and see.

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Old 08-21-2018, 06:05 PM   #6
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I followed Jim Bennett's lead and put in the Fold-A-Cover with the tool caddy in my F-150. Pricey, but it folds back for use with the 5.0 and still allows access to the locked caddy. When not towing it covers the entire bed and locks on both ends.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:08 PM   #7
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I did a ton of research on this when I bought one and settled on the Fold-a-Cover with the built in tool caddy. It has done me great for near 3 years now I carry all my tools in the caddy, which I do need a step stool which I use to reach all the way in.

No leaks, fairly secure, easy to install, and still working good, so glad for what I chose.
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I’m using a Fold-A-Cover for a little better than a year. I got it with the tool box option. The tool box has been completely dry. The bed of the truck stays mostly dry. It can be locked on both ends so provides a measure of security as my tailgate also locks. This works well with the 5.0. I see I’m not the only one happy with it.
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What a timely post since I now have to wait for 2-3 months for my new F-150 to arrive. Since a tonneau cover is high on the list to add as soon as I take delivery this will work out really well for me. By then you'll have had time to do all the research and share the results.

I agree, the Bak looks like a leading contender. I know what you mean about water proof. I'd settle for minor leakage but not a flood.

I made a hard tonneau cover using aluminum and rigid foam for my Ranger. Not because I'm a glutton for punishment but because it was one of the very last Rangers made and by then Ford was using the boxes from the new Rangers sold everywhere but in North America. I bought a Bak but it didn't fit. The homemade one worked quite well. The panels slid in a "C" shaped extrusion and sealed by compression. It had minor leaks and that wasn't a problem so I wouldn't be too concerned if the Bak as has a few drips.

So, keep us posted on what you learn and see.

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Old 08-21-2018, 06:57 PM   #10
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Roll ‘n Lock Cover

Take a look at the Roll ‘n Lock as well. It keeps or truck bed very dry over here in Victoria, is compact and is secure. We’ve previously had one for 8 years and just put a new one on our new Titan.

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