Hard tonneau cover recommendations

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by tacomalimited, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. 492vs

    492vs Member

    Bakflip had not responded as of the first post so could not have given any more info.

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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You made it sound like it was an old issue years ago. Not that you are going through it right now.
    I’m glad they are sending you a G2 you will like it. The MX4 is even better.
     
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  4. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    I have the MX4 bakflip as well and is pretty legit. Thumbs up here
     
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  5. J Paterson

    J Paterson New Member

    If you haven't bought a tonneau cover I have one for sale on this site $300.00 I live in North nj
     
  6. J Paterson

    J Paterson New Member

    My cover is OEM short bed 2017
     
  7. Brad Jackson

    Brad Jackson Active Member

    TRUXEDO TRUXPORT
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    So exciting
     
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  9. DwightSchrute

    DwightSchrute Member

    I've heard that the fold up tonneau covers don't hold up well to the elements for more than a couple of years. Anyone had one for 3 years +?
     
  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve had my Bakflip MX4 on my Tacoma for a year and half and it’s still great. I had a Bakflip G2 on my 2007 Tundra for years and it was still working great when I sold it.
     
  11. Christopher Scott

    Christopher Scott New Member

    Do you happen to know if anyone makes a hard fold covered with vinyl covering in which the first section next to cab props up, and doesn't break the bank?
    Need to keep it under say $650 at the max.
    I was about to get either a Gator brand bi-fold (hard) or Pro-z bi-fold (hard) or Pro-z tri-fold (hard) ------- BUT then I learned you have to drill a hole though the bed liner for a drainage tube. How do you feel about doing that?
    You can probably tell this is my first cover and myself don't really want to put a hole in my bed liner that does not have a single hole in it already.
    So doesn't that mean the water will be draining under the bed liner and resting in the bed until it gets out? Like I said I don't know anything about this yet, but only knowing what I know at this point and time I would rather just get a hard vinyl covered one so as not to worry about it leaking as much as the hard ones or having to drill a hole for the drainage tube.(NOTE: my bed cover does not have the drain-plug that I am seeing in the install videos in which a hole can be drilled, so I suppose that hole will be there forever.) If it did, I might just go ahead and drill because it could of course be replaced if needed.

    Anyway, I have not found the first one yet that is made of aluminum and folds back with the vinyl covering over it that PROPS UP at the window. Everyone I have seen thus far are hard w/o vinyl and have drain hoses with the exception of the Bakflip. But again, it's really more than I want to pay for one.
    Probably a long shot, but just figured I would ask. Thx
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you know more about them then me. I don’t know much about the tonneau covers you’re talking about. There are others on here that have installed them. I have the Bakflip MX4 and it fold against the window. It has drain tubes that you can drill into the bed liner for drainage. I didn’t I just have them sitting under my bed mat next to the OEM drain holes that are already in the bed. It’s worked fine for me up to this point. I got mine off amazon for $750 on a wearhouse deal. You might check Craigslist or let go or other selling sites for used ones if you don’t want it pay more than $650. There are lots of covers out there for less. I had a Bakflip G2 on my Tundra and really liked it so when I bought this Tacoma I knew what I wanted. I was ready to pay $1000 for one. I just happen to look on amazon and they had the one I needed in wearhouse at the time.
     
  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    If you’re wanting to spend less and get a trifold take a look at this one.
    I bought the Rugged Liner for $268. It’s a good cover and only takes about 5-10 minutes to put on. It can be removed and doesn’t weigh very much.

    Rugged Liner E3-T516 Soft Vinyl Tonneau Cover for Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Pickup (5 Foot Bed with Utility Track) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019E4FNWM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9XeIBb747BCSA
     
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