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Old 01-01-2011, 09:30 PM
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I've had a BakFlip F1 since August. I got the F1 rather than the G2, because I didn't want to worry about it denting, I wanted it to be as light as possible, and the warranty's longer. The BakFlip is, as far as I'm concerned, the best cover available if you regularly haul things in your bed that are taller than the sides of the bed.

When not hauling, it looks fantastic. It's about as watertight as can be expected, truthfully I think what water gets in is coming from the tailgate and all the various holes in the bed. If you have a drop-in bedliner, this won't be an issue.

When hauling, there are a couple of serious drawbacks. Let's say you're hauling a headboard for a king-sized bed. You can't shove it against the front of the bed, as the folded cover is there. You also can't lean it against the sides of the bed, as the support arms for the cover are there.

Let's say you're hauling 20 sheets of plywood with the tailgate up. Rather than just loading and going like you would normally, you have to strap the load down to keep it from shifting, otherwise you'll crush the side rails for the cover. You also need to watch your drain tubes if you run them to the holes on the lower sides of the bed.

Someone (Root Beer, I think) mentioned he was going to run the tubes out the stake pockets, however that wouldn't work for me, as the angle was to tight and there wasn't enough fall in order for the cover to drain. YMMV.

Now with all that said, I don't think there's a better cover out there for anyone who regularly uses the bed of their truck.
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