Originally Posted by ZMW
I guess I do need to elaborate...
I live in Phoenix and my truck sits in the sun while I am at work! I have always liked the way Bakflip products look. But before I shell out $800 I have a bunch of concerns, but two major ones.
1) In intense heat and sun will a Bakflip or any other tonneau cover last? If I purchase I want it to be look good and be functional for 10 years. Is that realistic?
2) Is there any MPG gain in real life driving? I know it will not save enough to get me back my $800 back, but it would be nice if there was some long term savings. Its my understanding HWY yeilds better MPG savings then city driving with Tonneau's?
I have a 4x4 V6 pentastar if the makes any MPG savings difference... mixed driving I get 19.5 mpg avg
I live in Phoenix also and have the Bak Flip F1. It has done well, no issues with the intense heat & sun. I would not be concerned, but as an added measure I use a rubber vinyl protectant periodically.
The MPG ? has been raised here before in other threads and the general consensus is there is very little to no MPG improvement to be gained with a tonneau cover. I have not noticed a difference.