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Old 04-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #21
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Retrax

I had a Retrax on my Ford F150. Terrific cover. But, the cannister that the cover rolls up into takes up a lot of space in the bed next to the cab.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #22
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On the cheap end, the Extang Trifecta looks interesting. No mounting rails, removes completely, and it's cheap. I think this is the one my SIL put on my old GMC, he's very happy with it. Will have to check to see if you can leave it in the folded up mode while traveling.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #23
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Which box length do you have, Donna? There are three: 5.5', 6.5' 8'.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:09 PM   #24
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Extang has built in clips ment for driving while folded up. No bungee cords needed.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #25
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The truck has a 6.5 box. Looks huge without a canopy on it.

My truck isn't garaged. Sits out in the weather 365 days out of the year. So, it's important it be water tight, or as much as possible. And no sags or bags from water weight. Once the tonneau goes on, it will probably be like the canopy, never come off again. Easy on, easy off isn't important. Quality to price, use when towing the 5er and something that will last and look good for a number of years. I do know how to clean and wax/finish. I'm thinking something "vinyl" skinned may not be the best choice....
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #26
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I had a retrax as well . A much better quality retractable cover than the roll and lock . But the canister at the front took up way to much of the box . I think if I had a cover again it would be a back flip
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #27
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I have a RollBak. It leaks around the sides and back, but no leaks in the middle.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #28
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Donna, I've only had the fg lids but a friend has one that rolls up. There is a bit of problem with freeze thaw cycles, at least in our area. We get the slush and then it freezes. Probably similar to Portland. The lid gets frozen shut. Congrats on the new truck. Sounds like awesome towing capacity. I'll be eager to hear how your mileage works out.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #29
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Just so everyone knows, I've just fired off a request for information from ETI. I asked what the maximum size would be for a tri-fold tonneau from the front of the box to the hitch on a 6.5 box. Don't want to impede the hitch in any way!

Dave according to the electronics, I'm getting 5.1mpg Although I did get it up to 30mpg by going 35 mph, then coasting . I think I'm going to put black tape over the messenger
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Congratulations on your new tug. Looks like the fun is continuing!
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