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Old 04-08-2013, 09:06 AM
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I also did a lot of looking and asking about covers. My friends have them and each one is different. I have ruled out the fiberglass because it takes away what you can put in the bed. I have also ruled out the BacFlip because I don't want a drain hose in the bed.
I decided to go with the Extang Trifecta because of the waterproofing and the ease of use. This is the one that I will buy.
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I bought the Tonno-pro tri-fold off of here and I like it. I don't keep it on the truck year round and it takes about 3 minutes to put on or take off. They give you a couple freebies with it. It holds up good, no problems at 80 mph for 5 hours. http://www.tonnopro.com/
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I purchsed the Bakflip G2. We get lots of snow in Ontario and I have had no problems. Had one on my 2011 Ram also. The only problem I get is sometimes the cover freezes to the top of the tailgate. Running your thumb under the rubber is enough to open it. That's the only complaint from me. Love the fact that you can use your whole box, except for about 6 inches at the front.
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I have the Bak Flip F1 and while snow and ice are not an issue for me in Phoenix, I do travel on occassion north to the mountains and so far no issues. Looking at it's construction, I do not see any reason why it would not perform in snow and ice. Bak Flip has done an excellent job with all their products and I am sure they must have considered the problems snow and ice might present in the engineering process.
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I looked at many covers and chose the Extang Encore over the Bakflip G2 just because it would open at the front as well. Has a lock in the front and the back locks as long as your tailgate is locked. Installation was a breeze (about 15 minutes). Was worried about drilling drain holes, but there are spots at the back of the bed that easily accomodate this.

I also live in Michigan - this was the first winter with my cover, but I had no issues whatsoever. Snow just comes right off the cover so there was never any concern about opening it. Bed has remained dry although I did get some blowing snow in the bed towards the tailgate during a storm. This was easily rectified by plugging the rail holes (on the rail of the truck bed). Hasnt really seen much rain, but stayed perfectly dry during the many car washes over the winter.

As someone previously pointed out, there are many YouTube videos showing the many features of all of the different covers. It really is a matter of personal preference and I liked the Extang Encore the best (it also does not rest on the rails of the truck - no rubbing). Extang being based in Michigan helped with the decision as well.

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I looked at a lot of covers and decided on the Bak Roll-X.
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I have the bak flip G2 and love it. Great cover for the $! And only took 30 min to install solo. The guys at discount auto performance gave me the best price and I shopped around plus it was at my shop the same week. Think it took 3 days. I just went back to them for the bak box. Paid for it last nite and it will be at my house on Thursday. Have nothing but good things to say about the fast price quotes and shipping. They will also match or beat any other price you can find. Bak has nicer covers than the G2 but it all depends how much you want to spend and what features are most important. I would recommend the G2 like mine if you live in an area with hail since it is aluminum and hear it dent easy that's probably why they make fiberglass ones.
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Thanks everyone for the input, most valuable. The link Lawdog4817 provided made it very easy to compare styles and versions of each style, thanks. The one piece style isn't going to work for me because of my hauling habits, I need a roll-up or flip style cover.

I really like the roll-ups you guys pointed me to but they are well outside my budget. Looks like the flip covers will work best work for me and are with-in my budget.

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The guys at discount auto performance gave me the best price and I shopped around
I asked for and received a price quote from them for a Bakflip G2 and a Bakbox but they were more expensive than the prices on Amazon (including shipping).

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I asked for and received a price quote from them for a Bakflip G2 and a Bakbox but they were more expensive than the prices on Amazon (including shipping).

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I currently have a peragon cover on my truck.
http://www.peragon.com/

It is a hard folding cover, but instead of flipping up, it folds down into the bed. It is also easy to remove and should fit in the back seat of the truck.
Positives are you get full bed access when you need it without have to remove the cover. Also was less money when I bought than the extang and bakflip. Also has a great locking system. You would have to cut the cover off or punch the lock out to break into the bed.
Downside is, it takes some time to install, and if anything slides forward in the bed when the cover is closed, you have to move the blockage for the cover to fold down.

On my next truck I am going to go extang or bak though.
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