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Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 AM   #11
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I can't contribute anything emperical, but I was considering a cover and did a bit of research. I liked what I saw with the Bak products, in terms of quality, flexibility, and feature set.

One consideration for me was that Bak industries was one of the few that provide an integrated solution for simultaneous cover and racks, which I wanted so I could carry kayaks. (that went by the wayside when I decided I also wanted to carry bikes in the box, and the bikes wouldn't fit under a cover, so I didn't need the cover.)
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #12
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I have an Undercover SE on my Tacoma. It is a one-piece polycarbonate cover hinged at the front. With a locking tailgate (which can be retrofitted) it is secure. It's strong enough to stand upon, weighs about 70 pounds I think, and it cost $800. The only issue is that it is unwieldy for one person to put on and remove due to its size, and you can forget about it if a wind is blowing. See undercoverinfo.com.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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I know the BakFlip comes with a rail system, some other brands do and some don't. On the Ford forum, in checking there too, some are saying the rails may interfer with the 5th wheel. This may be worth checking out.

However, the rails can also serve a purpose for water drainage with opening, etc. And heaven knows we get tons of rain in PDX.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:18 AM   #14
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Does the Bakflip G2 require the installation of rails? The Extang doesn't. Is it easy to remove and install the Bakflip when not required? the Extang tri fold is. Cap-it sells both I think, check them out.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #15
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I have an Undercover SE on my Tacoma. It is a one-piece polycarbonate cover hinged at the front.
Thanks Mike. But, I really want something I can leave on while towing the 5er. And then use, when unhitched.

If I was getting a bumper pull, for me, this would be something worth looking into!
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #16
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I think that I would go for a retractable cover, maybe something like this.


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Old 04-20-2014, 11:22 AM   #17
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Congrats on the new tug, Donna!
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:23 AM   #18
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Alright Dave, where did you borrow the picture? It's not linked.
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Alright Dave, where did you borrow the picture? It's not linked.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:35 AM   #20
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Oooh, another interesting one Dave. Thanks for sharing.

And, those thanks go to everyone else too.
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