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
The Bak covers do not color fade or change in shade
I had the F1 for over a year and it looked like it did day one when I sold it.
As for MPG....that's questionable.
But I would not buy a cover in hopes of MPG gain or lose.
I think it's a wash and does not improve or hinder your truck.
The Bak products we carry are all purchased as its clean, sits flush, durable, practically water tight (if installed properly)
But some cannot justify the cost....
It's all dependent on what you want to pay
Hope this helps