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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM
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This is my first post on Ram Forumz so hopefully I can get some good recommendations

I bought my first ever truck back in February of this year and it has come to the point where I need a tonneau cover. I am tore between the Undercover Flex and The Bakflip F1. I was hoping I could get some input on which direction to go. Thanks,
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I have the flex because the dealer thought it was the better of the two and he is a friend. Not familiar with the Bakflip, but very happy with the flex. Very little to no water leakage. Someone where I read that the Flex was a knockoff of the Bakflip. Don't know, but would buy the Flex again.
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I own the BakFlip F1 and have been very pleased with it. The built in snap straps to hold eacy section rather than using a bungee is a nice feature on the Undercover, but using a bungee is no problem on the F1. If you don't have a few bungees and straps in your truck, you're not really a man anyway are you? The Lock on the third panel of the undercover confuses me. Not sure what it's for or why it's needed. No problems, just don't understand it.

The fact that the Undercover "never touches the back of your cab" when folded all the way forward is nice, but also seems to put a lot of pressure on that hinge. (possibly the value of the locking mechanism)

On the F1, the panel DOES rest against the cab of the truck when fully opened, but that panel has auto grade soft rubber trim where it makes contact, and I have truly not had any issue with that.

Both have essentially the same top material, drain tube system, and watertight design. (took mine through a car wash just to see if it held out water, and it was dry)

The Prop Poles that hold the cover up when fully opened have had some problems with sliding on my F1. Not enough to cause the lid to close, but perhaps the Undercover lock also prevents that.

While I am VERY pleased with the F1, I would like to see an Unercover Flex in person to make a real comparrison. They are so similar, I might just go with whichever costs less!
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Welcome to the forumZ and I too own an F1 and absolutely love it.
Its quite easy to operate, light and I love how flush it is to the bed.
Almost looks like there is nothing there
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I have the Bakflip Fibermax which is slightly cheaper than the F1 and so far I love it
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Thanks for all the posts guys. I contacted the company last night where I will be going to purchase my tonneau cover and he recommended the Undercover Flex. He basically told me the Undercover Flex was released after the BakFlip F1 had been out for some time and they just took the same idea and improved on it. Also its cheaper to get a Flex then a F1. It sounds like I will be going with the Flex and based on some of the posts above it seems like there is no major problems with it.

I am planning on getting it this weekend so I was thinking of taking some pictures when its installed so you can see what it looks like.

Thanks for the posts
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