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Old 03-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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Think Im gonna pick one up here in the next week or two.

Im pretty well set on the tri-fold type, best for my style and bed usage.
I like the Bakflip G2 (or G2 HD)..but they arent cheap. Ive done some looking and there are other choices for quite a bit less cabbage!
I also hear the superduty box/beds arent 100% true, so wondering about fit.

Sometimes too many choices hurt my head
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:45 AM
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I I currently have a Roll n Lock which is good but it has a few downfalls. First is it's size. Takes up close to a foot of bed space. With the freeze/thaw cycle here in Calgary, the lock mechanism likes to stay locked or simply won't open or move without some encouragement from a torch or it won't latch once it's been opened. The lid of the tonneau also likes to unlatch itself upon a quick roll up or in a carwash. This was solved by drilling a couple self tapping screws from the outside of the cover to the inner unit. As far as fitment is concerned, I have no idea if the pickup boxes are 100% square and true so I guess a plus for the Roll n Lock is that it has rails which allow for some leeway on either side to compensate for a lack of trueness.

I really did like the Bakflip series truck covers and if I had to do it all over again, I'd probably get one. Although, I was unaware about the squareness/trueness of our truck's bed until now. This could be a rather large issue. My coworker has the G2 on his Tundra and it is a nice unit. Very solid and quiet. My Roll n Lock flaps/suffers from wind slap at higher speeds.

I guess all covers have their pros and cons. If I didn't carry tall items all the time, I'd probably get a topper.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:08 AM
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I have had this one for over a year:

Extang TRIFECTA

And I really like it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:35 AM
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I have the back flip and love it, no problems with the truck being out of square. Just remember you get what you pay for.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:55 AM
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I too am looking at the tri fold. I am looking at the Extang Encore. I really like the idea that you can open the front and get stuff. I found it locally for $800 plus tax at my local ford dealer. Never hurts to bargain with the parts guys.


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Old 03-18-2012, 06:45 AM
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Great info thanks fellas. Does the Bakflip only open from the end? I like how the extang one can open from the front too!
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I just bought and installed the Bak HD and LOVE IT! It is a little pricey at almost a grand, but it is well worth it. I used to have the extang full tilt on my dodge ram however the BAK HD is far superior.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:06 PM
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Great info thanks fellas. Does the Bakflip only open from the end? I like how the extang one can open from the front too!
Yes, the Bakflip only opens from one end but it flips all the way up to the cab's back glass so you can gain entry to the very front of the bed. You'll just have to flip four sections or so.

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Thanks again! Tough call. Im still leaning towards the G2/HD one (for the added strength).
Caliboy do you have any pics of it installed?
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Just purchased the extang encore. The dealer said they would put it on for free while it was in getting warranty work done good for me. I will put up a pic later this week when I get my truck back.


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