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Old 08-16-2011, 11:15 AM
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I'm trying to decide on a tonneau cover for my 6'4" short box. Living in the Northeast, snow weight is my main concern. Most of the mfgs. don't ever mention snow weight for their covers. My concern is sagging/stretching of the material, snapping on and off in very cold weather, damaging the material removing snow with a snow brush/broom. I'm leaning towards a non-fabric H.D.trifold cover like the BAK F1. More expensive but sturdier and difficult to damage. Don't want a roll-up for fear of freezing hinges and rails. Anyone have any other recommendations that will hold up to the snow weight?
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i would defently go with the bakflip but i dont know how its would hold up in the snow as i havnt had mine on through the winter yett but they are suppose to be able to support quite a bit of weight
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I know you're leaning toward the solid tonneau, but I can tell you that my Truxedo Lo Pro QT held up to all of the blizzards we got in NJ this past winter. NO sagging or any issues to speak of, even with that one 36" snow fall we got. I know Rochester sees more snow than NJ, but we got pummeled this year and I was very happy with how the Lo Pro held up. I mean, this thing is SOLID -
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You get snow up there in New York?

I just got the Bakflip F1 installed on my truck, and it seems like it is sturdy enough to hold weight. The website says it will handle 500 pounds of weight, which is a plus for snow country types. I will let you know after the first Colorado winter...

I originally ordered the Fold a Cover G4, liking the locks and security. However, it arrived very badly damaged (inadequate packing materials), and had to be returned. I then got upset at the G4 packing, and the F1 was ordered next. It arrived in a box with a full foam cushion on both sides.

No locks on it, but combined with a locking tailgate, it is secure. And, it is better looking than the G4 (personal opinion). The fiberglass exterior should keep the bed relatively cool compared to the G4, and hopefully hold up better under an inevitable hail storm.

With regards to the way it folds up against the window....to be honest, I don't like that either. I would probably remove the cover (which is pretty straightforward) when I need the full length of the bed. The cover really isn't that heavy, and one person can easily move it around.

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Another option is a solid cover, much like the Leer unit that is sold as a MOPAR accessory.
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I have a custom made fabric cover, it has been on now for 2 years
the material still looks good, but it has stretched & sags
it was made from the same material as was used on classic convertibles

next time i will get the Bakflip G2
i would do it now, but i would need to modify my sign rack & that will cost a lot more then the cover itself
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I have an Undercover SE textured cover ... they are strong and the manufacturer shows pictures of people standing on it so it can probably hold lots of snow.
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I had the Bakflip on my GMC Canyon for 3 years and never had an issue with excessive weight from snow.
I now have the MOPAR cover on my 2011 Ram, we haven't hit winter yet so I can't say how it is going to hold up. If it's anything like the Bakflip, I shouldn't have any issues.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I've pretty much decided on the BakFlip F1 with the BakBox. I like the idea of the collapsing toolbox and the security and durability features of the F1. I was also able to find a $100 promo code discount so it makes it even sweeter as BAK products are not generally discounted.
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