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Old 10-10-2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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What brand bed cover?

My TV is a 2017 F-150 crew with the short box. I am interested in purchasing a hard tonneau cover that will be capable of locking and keeping belongings and support goods secure. What brand do you have and has it met up to your expectations. I am considering the backflip mx 4 and was wondering specifically if any forum members have it on their TV.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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I have the Bakflip G2. Aluminum frame, folding, hard cover. Of course I need one that gets out of the way, since I'm towing a 5.0TA. Very happy with it. I know at least three other F-150 owners that have the same.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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I have the Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite with the Personal Caddy (tool box). Not the cheapest solution, but I researched the crap out of tonneau covers, and decided upon this one. Two years now, and still loving it. Totally dry inside, and folds out of the way when towing the 5.0TA. Easy access to the toolbox in the front, or the bed in the rear.
https://www.foldacover.com/
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I have the Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite with the Personal Caddy (tool box). Not the cheapest solution, but I researched the crap out of tonneau covers, and decided upon this one. Two years now, and still loving it. Totally dry inside, and folds out of the way when towing the 5.0TA. Easy access to the toolbox in the front, or the bed in the rear.
https://www.foldacover.com/
i have the Fold-a-Cover on my Silverado. Coming up on four years, still works great. They are expensive but top notch.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:51 PM   #5
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I always have the back flip hard cover on my trucks. Wonderful cover. I can’t remember which model it is, but in AZ we can’t use the aluminum ones as you will get serious burns on your hands in the summer opening your cover.. Mine is made of fiberglass panels and does not superheat in direct sun.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advise and guidance. Iappreciate your quick replies.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:40 PM   #7
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I have an Undercover one-piece bed cover. It is secure and durable. It is black but supposedly it can be painted by a body shop. It is removeable and light enough that one person can handle it if necessary, but you really need two as with any wind it becomes a sail. Also, you can stand on it, which makes it handy as a good platform for standing on to mess with the roof of your trailer.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:17 PM   #8
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I bought the cheapest Tonneau I could find, $300 I think. No where near as convenient as the hard shell folders. Had a choice of button snaps or velcro and I went for the snaps - I figured, longer lasting than Velcro. Hard on the fingers, though. That was 3 years ago. The good news is you can buy replacement buttons at any fabric store.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:42 PM   #9
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I've had a rigid Undercover on my last 3 trucks. It's rotomolded and strong enough to mount bike racks on top. Think their web page has about 6-8 people standing on it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:35 AM   #10
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I just bought a roll up soft cover I like it but could be cut if a thief wanted in keeps stuff in the bed dry and out of sight I just didn't want to spend the money for the ridged ones. Also I wasn't sure there was room for the fold up one with a short bed and 5.0
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