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Old 07-29-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Need opinions on truck bed covers

I'm looking for a locking truck bed cover. I'm leaning towards the Peragon right now, but wanted to see if anyone has used that brand before, and if they would recommend it or not.

If there is another brand I should be looking at, please let me know why you like that particular one (strength, easy to use, etc...)

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Old 07-29-2017, 09:07 PM   #2
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I like this one though I do not have it yet. Big advantage for me on these Diamondbacks is that you can load stuff on top or walk around on them when loading feeders.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:25 AM   #3
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Those look really nice, and I like the idea of being strong enough to stand on, but they seem to be really easy to pry up (like someone did with my friends diamond-plate aluminum toolbox). It also stands out quite a bit, being above the bed and shiny aluminum.

I was hoping to find something that was even with the bed, black, blends in, and is fairly secure.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:51 AM   #4
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Check out Retrax bed cover. Got one on my truck and really like it
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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Check out Retrax bed cover. Got one on my truck and really like it
That was another one that was on the list. What do you like about it, and is there anything that you don't like about it or would improve (strength, ease of opening / closing, how much room it takes up when not in use, etc...)? Thank you for the reply.

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Old 07-30-2017, 12:05 PM   #6
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I just prefer the rolling bed covers because they get out of the way easily. This one I can open and close with one hand very easily. Only downside to mine is it will leak just a little on the back corners of the bed. Very small amount though. When rolled up it probably takes up about 10 - 12" of bed space on the top rail you can still slide stuff under it
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Glenn I have the fold a cover G4 elite on mine. I've run a lot of different bed covers and this is by far my favorite.




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Check out Retrax bed cover. Got one on my truck and really like it
Yup. I have one and like it.
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I like this one though I do not have it yet. Big advantage for me on these Diamondbacks is that you can load stuff on top or walk around on them when loading feeders.

I've been looking at these for awhile. Nice covers.
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I just prefer the rolling bed covers because they get out of the way easily. This one I can open and close with one hand very easily. Only downside to mine is it will leak just a little on the back corners of the bed. Very small amount though. When rolled up it probably takes up about 10 - 12" of bed space on the top rail you can still slide stuff under it
Thank you. So it doesn't completely remove from the truck when you don't need it (permanently mounted box in front)?

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:00 PM   #11
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Glenn I have the fold a cover G4 elite on mine. I've run a lot of different bed covers and this is by far my favorite.




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Thanks Mike. That's a good looking cover, and a good looking truck. Is that third brake light factory, or something you installed aftermarket?

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:17 PM   #12
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I've got a bakflip f1 and like it. No complaints so far

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:29 PM   #13
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Ordering the Bakflip MX4 tomorrow. Had the F1 previously and just prefer the matte finish of the MX4.
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Default I also have a retrax

It doesn't come out the way the peragon does.

The video should give you an idea of the space it takes up.

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Glenn I have the fold a cover G4 elite on mine. I've run a lot of different bed covers and this is by far my favorite.




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Have one of these and like it a lot.
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That was another one that was on the list. What do you like about it, and is there anything that you don't like about it or would improve (strength, ease of opening / closing, how much room it takes up when not in use, etc...)? Thank you for the reply.

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I also have a Retrax, and I highly recommend it. Very secure and looks great. I have the power model that opens/closes with a key fob remote. You can get a manually operated version for around 1200. Made of aluminum and would be tough to break in to.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:53 PM   #17
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I have a Paragon. If I did it again, I would go Retrax.
My Paragon is leaking and it comes off track but it has lasted 5 years.
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Thanks Mike. That's a good looking cover, and a good looking truck. Is that third brake light factory, or something you installed aftermarket?



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Thanks Glenn. I like it because the from flips open independent of the rest of the cover. The 3 sections on the back fold up to sit on top of the front section when needed. I didn't want a Bakflip because it completely covers the back window when fully open and they are easy to break into with just a coat hanger.

The 3rd brake light is from a 2013+ truck with the camera inside. Makes the hook up of the 5th wheel a breeze.


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Old 07-30-2017, 10:55 PM   #19
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Like my Retrax
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:45 AM   #21
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I have a Extang Solid Fold 2.0 on my Chevy

https://www.extang.com/p-36824-solid...iAAEgJTaPD_BwE

It seems pretty great so far.

I really wanted a Diamondback, but they are cost prohibitive. They cost 3x what I paid for the Extang. I looked hard at the Bakflip, and they look great, but are difficult to remove should you want to. They are also easy to break into, just requiring a coat hanger.


The Extang is rigid, and super easy to remove if you want, only a couple of thumbscrews. It is retained by some beefy spring clips at the tailgate. You can also open and close the tailgate while the cover is latched. So far, it is keeping out all the rain (only had a couple of storms since I bought it) When it is folded, it covers approximately the same area as my old toolbox did. I also like that they are made in USA.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:59 AM   #23
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Ordering the Bakflip MX4 tomorrow. Had the F1 previously and just prefer the matte finish of the MX4.
Same here. I have the MX4 and prefer it for the same reason.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:06 AM   #24
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Thanks Glenn. I like it because the from flips open independent of the rest of the cover. The 3 sections on the back fold up to sit on top of the front section when needed. I didn't want a Bakflip because it completely covers the back window when fully open and they are easy to break into with just a coat hanger.

The 3rd brake light is from a 2013+ truck with the camera inside. Makes the hook up of the 5th wheel a breeze.


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Thanks Mike. Does it remove completely easily, or is it pretty much attached and staying there once attached?
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:08 AM   #25
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I have a Paragon. If I did it again, I would go Retrax.
My Paragon is leaking and it comes off track but it has lasted 5 years.
This is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Disappointing, as I was hoping this wasn't what I was going to hear, but it makes a huge difference in what I buy. I had a feeling "comes off track" would be a comment. That kind of kills that one for me. Thank you.
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I have a Extang Solid Fold 2.0 on my Chevy

https://www.extang.com/p-36824-solid...iAAEgJTaPD_BwE

It seems pretty great so far.

I really wanted a Diamondback, but they are cost prohibitive. They cost 3x what I paid for the Extang. I looked hard at the Bakflip, and they look great, but are difficult to remove should you want to. They are also easy to break into, just requiring a coat hanger.


The Extang is rigid, and super easy to remove if you want, only a couple of thumbscrews. It is retained by some beefy spring clips at the tailgate. You can also open and close the tailgate while the cover is latched. So far, it is keeping out all the rain (only had a couple of storms since I bought it) When it is folded, it covers approximately the same area as my old toolbox did. I also like that they are made in USA.
Thanks GB. You're the second person to mention breaking into the Bakflip with a coat hanger, so that one is on the short "do not buy" list. Good info on the Extang as well. Greatly appreciated.
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I also have a Retrax, and I highly recommend it. Very secure and looks great. I have the power model that opens/closes with a key fob remote. You can get a manually operated version for around 1200. Made of aluminum and would be tough to break in to.
Good info. I guess you really get what you pay for. $1200 is almost twice as much as I was looking at in the Peragon. But after seeing that the Peragon can have problems coming off track... I'm probably not going that route. I was hoping to get this done for under a grand. I may need to save a bit more.
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Thanks Glenn. I like it because the from flips open independent of the rest of the cover. The 3 sections on the back fold up to sit on top of the front section when needed. I didn't want a Bakflip because it completely covers the back window when fully open and they are easy to break into with just a coat hanger.

The 3rd brake light is from a 2013+ truck with the camera inside. Makes the hook up of the 5th wheel a breeze.


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Thanks Mike. Does it remove completely easily, or is it pretty much attached and staying there once attached?

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I've never had the need to take mine completely off Glenn but per the instructions all you have to do is fold it to the front remove 4 screws and lift it off.


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Yep, I use mine all the time especially when hooking and unhooking my fifth wheel. Since my truck is a 2012 I had to buy the factory third brake light and then install a lock pick it would show to my screen in my truck.


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Old 07-31-2017, 09:25 AM   #31
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I have the Retrax. If for some reason I had to buy another one, it would be a Retrax. Low profile. and can lock it in any position along the track. Took about 20 minutes to install.
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Thanks for the replies Mike. I'm leaning heavy towards that one now.

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Those look really nice, and I like the idea of being strong enough to stand on, but they seem to be really easy to pry up (like someone did with my friends diamond-plate aluminum toolbox). It also stands out quite a bit, being above the bed and shiny aluminum.

I was hoping to find something that was even with the bed, black, blends in, and is fairly secure.

All the best,
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They are available in black for an extra charge. They are not easy to get into with cross bolt locks going under the bed lips. Check out link:

https://tonneaucoversworld.com/shop-...eau-cover.html
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I've had a G4 Elite on my last 2 pickups. Great cover. Doesn't leak water at all. My 2016 Silverado tailgate definitely lets dust in if you don't put a seal around the tailgate. I had one in, and the glue came loose. I took it out and haven't replaced it yet. Last trip to the lease I got a lot of dust in the bed, but that isn't the fault of the bed cover. Gotta get a new seal put in before I go back.
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Leaning heavily towards the G4 Elite. One more question - I have Hide-A-Hooks in my 4 bed rail pockets. Will I have to remove those to install this cover, and if so, does the install cover those 4 pockets so they won't be open to the weather?

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Ordering the Bakflip MX4 tomorrow. Had the F1 previously and just prefer the matte finish of the MX4.


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Leaning heavily towards the G4 Elite. One more question - I have Hide-A-Hooks in my 4 bed rail pockets. Will I have to remove those to install this cover, and if so, does the install cover those 4 pockets so they won't be open to the weather?

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You'll have to remove them. The holes are covered on my Chevy 6.5' bed.
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You'll have to remove them. The holes are covered on my Chevy 6.5' bed.
Dang. I liked having those on there too. Oh well, at least the holes are covered. Thanks for the response.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:31 AM   #39
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Love the retrax... little pricey..
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Dang. I liked having those on there too. Oh well, at least the holes are covered. Thanks for the response.
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My Chevy has holes (currently plugged) inside the bed where you can install tie down loops/hooks. It also has some in the corners of the bed that are there permanently. I don't miss having them on the bed rails personally, but it would depend on how much you use them I guess.
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I saw these for tie downs, and they look neat.

Anyone use them?

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