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MightyBlueRam 12-23-2009 04:51 PM

Bak Flip G2 Tonneau Cover
 
I hope this is where this post goes. This is a review of my new BAK Flip G2 tonneau cover for my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie with the 5'7" bed, without Ram Box. My truck has an under the rail bed liner but does have the bed rail protectors from factory. This did not have any effect on the fit of the tonneau cover. Here are some pictures.

One reason I really like this cover is because of the low profile look it has.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1529.jpg

This is another angle of the G2 cover.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1529.jpg

As you can see, the rubber seals sit nicely flat on the bedliner and rail covers. The actual panels are powder coated and feel solid.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1530.jpg

The panel hinges are made of rubber to give a complete seal from the elements. Also nothing to rust there and easy to care for with some rubber protectant.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1530.jpg

This is the rear of the bed cover as it sits on the tailgate. As long as the tailgate is locked, so is the G2 cover. No extra keys just for the cover.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1531.jpg

To open the cover, all you do is open the tailgate and pull the release wire that on both sides of each locking panel.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1531.jpg

This is a shot of the hardware that shows the locks on each panel, which is released by the wire. It only takes a slight pull to release.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1531.jpg

Now this is fold number one.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1532.jpg

This is fold number two.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1532.jpg

These are the rubber bumpers that protect your rear window if you fold it once again to have it all the way up.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1533.jpg

On each side of the rails, there are these poles that support the panels in the upright position.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1534.jpg

Once you have both poles locked on both sides of the panel, it is very secure.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1534.jpg

On both sides of the cover, there is a drain tube.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1533.jpg

If you wanted to secure the panels flat, you could also use some bungee cords on these rings.
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1533.jpg

And here...
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/y...91223-1533.jpg

Some of the reasons I like this cover over the one piece fiberglass covers:
1. I don't have to remove it to carry something big.
2. Low profile
3. Locks without any extra keys.
4. More economical than a fiberglass cover.
5. Don't have to worry about storing and scratching a nicely painted tonneau cover if you remove it to carry something big.

At first I did want a nice fiberglass tonneau cover like the Mopar cover shown on the site. It's twice as expensive and I don't like how it sits so high up.

I guess that's it for now. Thanks for reading.

1stRAM 12-24-2009 01:45 AM

Looks. great. I like how it lines up with the bedrail covers. Gives it a natural look.

Dan 12-25-2009 12:34 AM

sweet- I'm lookin at getting one of the Bak covers when they release them for trucks with the RamBox option

RamTech 12-25-2009 09:10 AM

I like those for the low profile look and not having to remove them. I've never seen it done so I wonder if they can be painted to match.

MightyBlueRam 12-25-2009 03:32 PM

It's powder coated aluminum in black. So I don't see why it couldn't be powder coated to match the truck. But don't know how it would look because of the black rubber joints.

RamTech 12-25-2009 05:14 PM

:smiley_thumbs_up: Guess a black truck would make things less complicated, huh?

Boubou 05-02-2010 09:01 AM

I really like the ease of getting into it.
I got the Mopar trifold hard tonneau cover. I worked it into the deal, so I got it at a good price but there's a couple of issues with it:
I need to open it before I can access the tail gate
It won't flip all the way, the last part stays stationary
all the other folded parts rest on the last one behind the cab and the hardwares shows
there's a space between it and the bed for some reason, other people on the board have used weatherstripping to fix the issue. I'll do the same to make it watertight.

RansRAM 05-02-2010 09:09 AM

Very nice writeup for people looking at this option, good job !!!!!

BigBlueHorn07 05-03-2010 09:51 PM

I just bought a Bak Flip G2 and am looking to install it this weekend. I have a question about the drain tubes. Did you drill trough the bed or just run them under your liner? If I run the under the liner, I would be worried about the water sitting and possibly rusting. I am also considering sealing the tailgate to make the bed water tight, but I'm hesitant to drill into the bed. Decision, decision. Any help would be great! Thanks.

MightyBlueRam 05-23-2010 11:25 PM

In my case when I took the truck to the shop for the installation, the bedliner was already on. I thought that the truck had drains already there and all they would have to do was route the drain tubes through the holes on the bedliner and plug them in. I didn't know that there would be any drilling involved. Well, they didn't ask me if I wanted it done and so they didn't do it. A few weeks later I was cleaning out the bed liner and noticed the drain tubes are just sitting there draining inbetween the bed and the liner. I really don't know what to tell you. I wouldn't want to drill into the truck either but I wouldn't want any premature rust also.


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