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Old 10-28-2013
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Bed Covers

I'm looking for something to cover the bed of my truck finally. I don't know how i feel about a topper, I was leaning more towards a tonneau cover.

What are some of the brands and styles you have and if you don't mind mentioning; what did you pay for it?

I've been leaning towards a cheap one right now, Because i think a cover is a cover.

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I had a vinyl roll up cover on my ranger. It was ok. I also had a canopy on my ranger which I loved. On my F150 I have an extang trifold tonneau cover. I really like it as it is a hard cover, that folds out of the way when I need the bed. Plus it comes off in 30 seconds if I need the whole bed. That said, I am really wanting to get a canopy for the 150
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I had a factory vinyl one. The one with the rubber strips and not the snaps. The snaps rust down onto the bedsides.
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I had a factory vinyl one. The one with the rubber strips and not the snaps. The snaps rust down onto the bedsides.
The one i'm looking at has the rubber strips. I'm not sure how tight they hold, but i seem to remember someone in my family having something similar when i was a kid.
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It holds pretty good. I have mines still but the plastic coner piece is broke. I was tempted to buy a new (used) one off kijiji.
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The lebra has been on for 7 years, its not the quickest to take off but it is easy to removeit as one piece.
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extang trifold...nuff said
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extang full tilt or bust
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extang full tilt or bust
There is a guy who has a Fiberglass one like that on CL by me. I think i might offer him $100 for it.
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Can't go wrong with an Extang. You're very limited on choices if you're on a budget though. I prefer the canopy option because you can carry taller stuff inside....and are far more available in the used market.

Was never a fan of tilt tonneaus because of the limited height. If anything, I really really enjoyed installing and using the Agri Access roll-up in the past. VERY useful and doesn't damage the bed rails. Not considered "cheap" by any means. I'd run one if I didn't have a toolbox. Quality covers.

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extang trifold...nuff said
Umm no. Completely unpractical as you lose 1/3 of the bed when folded up all the way. Ran a hard one on the stepside and a soft one on the longbed Ranger. Both work trucks at a former employer. They did their job nicely for us....but I couldn't imagine it on a personal rig....especially the soft one.
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One of the guys that use to work where I work had one of these covers 2004 Ford Ranger BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover - BakFlip G2 Truck Bed Cover It was a really nice folding cover. And if you need to use the full bed it folded vertical to the back window. It's supposedly strong enough to be able to park a atv on top of it. But by far not a cheap cover.
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Can't go wrong with an Extang. You're very limited on choices if you're on a budget though. I prefer the canopy option because you can carry taller stuff inside....and are far more available in the used market.

Was never a fan of tilt tonneaus because of the limited height. If anything, I really really enjoyed installing and using the Agri Access roll-up in the past. VERY useful and doesn't damage the bed rails. Not considered "cheap" by any means. I'd run one if I didn't have a toolbox. Quality covers.

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Umm no. Completely unpractical as you lose 1/3 of the bed when folded up all the way. Ran a hard one on the stepside and a soft one on the longbed Ranger. Both work trucks at a former employer. They did their job nicely for us....but I couldn't imagine it on a personal rig....especially the soft one.
5 mins and its 100% off i love mine..but then again i rarely haul anything in mine
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I'm not worried about the bed rails currently. They're pretty screwed up from the guy who had it before me.

I'm kind of on a budget, because i'm trying to find another bed and cab door for my truck. But i also need to start driving it again so i can put my Focus away.
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U gonna drive with hubs locked?
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U gonna drive with hubs locked?
I ain't no sissy man! 2wd for lyfe!
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About 5 years ago I put a "Truxedo" cover on my 2008 FX4. It's easy to remove and has stood up well against the weather conditions, as my Ranger sits outside. However, it's not cheap - cost about $430 or so as I recall.
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I had spare time to kill before work so i recorded how long to remove and replace my extant full tilt lol.

21 seconds to remove
23 seconds to reinstall

you can also roll it up if you wanted to but i only do that for emergencies
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The Undercover is a good choice. It is water tight and can be removed easily.
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Tonnopro trifold. $200. Great cover. Goes on and comes off in minutes.
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This really helped me with information about truck covers.
Tonneau Covers & Truck Bed Covers - HitchAnything.com
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I scored an Extang tonneau for my Ranger a few months back on the local craigslist for dirt cheap and in great almost brand new condition. I wouldn't pay full price but I don't care for fiberglass lids as its kind of a pain if you have to haul something taller.
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