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Tonneau Covers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerbrad, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I'm looking at buying a tonneau cover for my truck and just looking for some opinions...

    Specifically, I'm looking at the Bak Flip tonneau cover. I like the look of it and the fact that it is easily removed from the truck if I want to take it off while hauling stuff. The main reason for wanting a tonneau cover is to prevent theft of stuff in my bed (ie, leaf blowers, trimmers) while I'm parked and also to keep things dry in my bed so I'm not worried if it rains out while I have gear in my bed. Plus it will make my bed more versitile in the winter months too.

    The Bak Flip F1 that I'm looking at is $950, but I've got a coupon code for the online store I will buy from that will bring the price down to $855 with free shipping. It's still a lot of money and I don't want to spend nearly a grand on something that most people don't like anyway.
  2. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    I had a diamondback (aluminum diamond plate) cover on my truck. Awesome cover, a little pricey, and could be removed in about 10-15 minutes. You could put 1600lbs on top and lock it up tight. I had my trimmers, blower, tools, etc.... locked up in it. Got a new truck so I no longer need it but it was one hell of a cover! Have it for sale in the marketplace.

  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Do you not like a cover? Who cares what others "think". If you think it'll help you then do what you need to do.
  4. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,738

    I had this cover on my last truck. It was awesome! I could put it on in less than 10 mintues and take it off again in 10 minutes. Also it was nice that you can fold it up and leave it on while driving around if need be. http://www.extangfactoryoutlet.com/extang-trifecta.html
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I don't care what others think of how it looks/functions. I like how it works, how it attaches, how its built and how it looks. I was more concerned with how satisfied users are/were with the bakflips. If they don't think they seal well and tend to leak, I would want to know. If they don't install as easy as they look, I would want to know.

    I'm pretty set on the Bak Flip F1, I've actually decided to order it. I just have to finish a few things over the next week or so and then I will be ordering the Bak Flip F1. It seems to have received very good reviews from users, with minimal poor reviews.
  6. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    I looked at those too but then decided on the Diamondback HD. More expensive (few hundred) but that thing is bulletproof! The standard duty version is the same price as the bakflip. I had 3 guys plus 150lbs of stuff on it without a sweat moving some stuff. Plus you can add small tool holders inside each side. Good luck and hope it works out for you!

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