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Old 09-14-2022, 10:33 PM   #1
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Iím getting a new truck and want another bed cover for it.

I currently have a bakflip. I like it and it works fine but wondering what you all suggest?

I looked up the roll n lock ones and I like the fact they retract.

Whatís your thoughts?


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Old 09-14-2022, 10:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:42 PM   #3
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Diamondback and none other
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:52 PM   #4
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I've had two roll N locks on two trucks and like them. Last one had to be taken off to repair a dent in the side of the bed and hasn't stayed closed right since the body shop re-installed it. Not sure that is Roll N Locks fault. A relative has the solid aluminum roll n lock that looks like a great upgrade. Don't know about other brands but happy with roll N locks.
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:58 PM   #5
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I like my roll n lock. I have the aluminum one. It functions fine but not very waterproof. If the truck is parked nose down it doesnít leak that bad. If the truck is parked nose up the water holds and leaks into the rear of the bed. Anything within 12Ē of the tail gate is getting soaked.

I was considering a diamondback but I donít like that the back doesnít fold over. If I want to carry anything that doesnít fit under the cover I have to either leave cover open or remove the back hatch. Not very convenient


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Old 09-14-2022, 11:01 PM   #6
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Default Which bed cover?

I have a fold-a-cover on my truck for 10years. Iíll go with a different one next time. The hinge covers rot in a year so leaks and its gotten floppy. Itís just styrofoam between aluminum and the foam has broken down. Perhaps theyíve improved the design since I bought it but IDK.


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Old 09-14-2022, 11:06 PM   #7
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I have an Agri-Cover Lomax that I like better than the bak-flip I had on a previous truck. Easy to take off or put back on (one minute) and leaks less than my backflip did. The only other one I seriously considered was the diamondback. I have two friends that have the diamond back and they are stout, but would be a pain to remove and reinstall.
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Old 09-14-2022, 11:06 PM   #8
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Have had two Roll-n-Locks and now have a Backflip FS1 on my wife's truck.
I like the Backflip the best because you lose bed space with the canister on the Roll-n-Lock.

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Old 09-14-2022, 11:12 PM   #9
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Have had bakflip for years. But will likely go retrax the next time around.


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Old 09-14-2022, 11:42 PM   #10
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Just put a Retrax on my new truck after having a couple of Roll N Locks and couldn’t be more pleased. My biggest gripe with my RNL is they only stopped in a few spots. Retrax can be locked at any spot on the rails.
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Old 09-15-2022, 12:05 AM   #11
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Just put a Retrax on my new truck after having a couple of Roll N Locks and couldnít be more pleased. My biggest gripe with my RNL is they only stopped in a few spots. Retrax can be locked at any spot on the rails.

How much room does the box in the bed that holds the cover take up?


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Old 09-15-2022, 12:09 AM   #12
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The canister itself is right at 6”, with the cover rolled in the canister I’d say it’s close to 10”.
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Old 09-15-2022, 12:12 AM   #13
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My model is the Retrax Pro MX, dust is way less with this model imo as well.
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Old 09-15-2022, 07:43 AM   #14
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I had a tri fold on a previous truck and it was o.k. I have a Diamondback HD on my truck now and it's superior in every way. Most importantly (to me), it doesn't leak. At all. Second, you can haul stuff on top of it and I do that often, usually lumber, but could haul a 4 wheeler or whatever. You can fold the rear section over if you need to haul something tall, or you can remove the whole cover in just a few minutes. Easy to put back on. I like it. A lot.
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Old 09-15-2022, 08:23 AM   #15
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I put the Diamond Back on my truck this past June. I took it to Colorado on a 3 week camping trip with my sons and i had the bed packed to the brim, 2 coolers and a cargo carry bag on top of the cover. Never would have fit everything we needed otherwise with a regular bed cover.

The couple times i've had something too large for the back cover to close, i just use a ratchet strap on the corner cleats and run it under my hitch and it's really secure.

On labor day, i hauled a 6'x6' blind that i broke down into 4 wall panels and a roof panel and loaded on top, Had tools and deer corn in the bed, secure.

It does have its drawbacks, but being able to haul stuff on top and keep stuff dry and secure on the bottom has made me appreciate it.
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Old 09-16-2022, 10:14 AM   #16
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I ran the Bakflip MX4 on my old truck for years. I had one warranty issue with it, and the customer service was awesome!

With my new truck, I discovered the Gator FX which is a rebranded MX4, a little less expensive, and it has the exact same customer service team as Bakflip. It's been awesome. Many of the folding tonneaus don't fold up all the way to the cab, which leaves a lot of space out of the equation - the FX folds all the way up, and is really easy to remove completely if needed.

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Here's a video I did that shows installation and functionality.

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Old 09-16-2022, 10:21 AM   #17
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Roll-n-lock
I have had a soft pop/lock in place cover that requires rails clamped on the bed caps and I don't much care for it. My last truck had the roll-n-lock and I really liked that one!
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Old 09-16-2022, 10:36 AM   #18
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Had a solid fold on the last truck and liked it a lot. It's strong enough to put a few hundred pounds on and will fold up out of the way. It leaked a little with age, but good enough for me. Have a ram bedcover on the new truck, bought it used for $100 and it's a giant POS, but it keeps most of the water out, so there's that. I think if I upgrade, I'm going to a softtopper. Or a flatbed. I know a company that makes pretty good ones.
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Old 09-16-2022, 10:56 AM   #19
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Had a Roll n Lock on a 2018 GMC Z71. Good cover but only locked in 3 preset positions and I never was crazy about the center locking mechanism or the strap.

Went with a Retrax Pro MX on the 2022 GMC AT4 and itís hard to compare the two other than they are both sliders. The Retrax is a definite upgrade. Stops anywhere along the rails. No strap. Heftier built for certain.

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Old 09-16-2022, 11:09 AM   #20
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If you go Retrax, make sure you bite the bullet and get the Pro. I went the cheaper route (RetraxOne) and it broke on me within two years. When I took it in to (unsuccessfully) be fixed, the guy told me that when he heard I was having issues with my Retrax, he knew it would be a One and not the Pro. Had to upgrade to the Pro and its great.
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Old 09-16-2022, 11:22 AM   #21
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Old 09-16-2022, 11:39 AM   #22
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For those that are voting for diamondback, is there a configuration that you can get so that you can still pull a gooseneck without taking the entire thing off? I have had a bakflip since 2013, but its seen a lot of miles and is dying a slow death.
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Old 09-16-2022, 02:05 PM   #23
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My last truck had a Bakflip and it was great. Got another for the current truck and it's been a piece of garbage. Won't be going back for another.
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Old 09-16-2022, 02:16 PM   #24
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For those that are voting for diamondback, is there a configuration that you can get so that you can still pull a gooseneck without taking the entire thing off? I have had a bakflip since 2013, but its seen a lot of miles and is dying a slow death.
I dont think so, BUT it literally takes no more than 15 minutes to take it off and less than that to put it back on. I bought the one on here for my taco and we had it installed and ready to go before you could say go.
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Old 09-16-2022, 02:27 PM   #25
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I think I'm going with the BAKFLIP MX4.
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Old 09-16-2022, 02:41 PM   #26
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Iíve got the Retrax and donít have anything negative to say about it


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Old 09-16-2022, 03:06 PM   #27
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I put the Diamond Back on my truck this past June. I took it to Colorado on a 3 week camping trip with my sons and i had the bed packed to the brim, 2 coolers and a cargo carry bag on top of the cover. Never would have fit everything we needed otherwise with a regular bed cover.

The couple times i've had something too large for the back cover to close, i just use a ratchet strap on the corner cleats and run it under my hitch and it's really secure.

On labor day, i hauled a 6'x6' blind that i broke down into 4 wall panels and a roof panel and loaded on top, Had tools and deer corn in the bed, secure.

It does have its drawbacks, but being able to haul stuff on top and keep stuff dry and secure on the bottom has made me appreciate it.
^This is the reason why I bought a Diamondback yesterday. Can't wait to get it.
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Old 09-16-2022, 05:05 PM   #28
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I dont think so, BUT it literally takes no more than 15 minutes to take it off and less than that to put it back on. I bought the one on here for my taco and we had it installed and ready to go before you could say go.
Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-16-2022, 06:17 PM   #29
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Diamondback all the way. I was worried about not getting taller items back there but it only takes a few secs to fold the rear over for the taller items. Iíve hauled plenty of furniture, bed frames, mattresses, 2 large coolers with elk meat on the top of mine.


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Old 09-16-2022, 09:01 PM   #30
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Yep, Diamondback. The HD version will hold 1600 lbs on top, I walk on it to wash my roof and no flex at at. What want fit under put on top.
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Old 09-16-2022, 09:42 PM   #31
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Another vote for Diamondback! Love mine, and use it constantly. Iíve got the tool tray for it as well, and is extremely handy.
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