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Old 09-22-2010, 08:28 PM
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Hello all, I want to know with a tonneau cover do you notice a difference in gas mileage ????????Besides the obvious, keeping things in and dry are they worth it? Thanks Edd
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Well have always been skeptical of tonneaus, thought they'd be inconvenient, a hassle haulin' stuff yada yada. I broke down and bought one from Trail FX. Seeing as we do more driving and running around in the truck, we needed to keep the groceries etc. dry and keep anything from being stolen. Plus having another child on the way, the stroller needs to go somewhere. Luckily I have a utility trailer for home improvement stuff, runs to the dump and hauling the atv's. Of course smaller loads will still work in the bed and if I'm hauling one atv I put the tonneau up and use a bed extender. I love my tonneau now. Hopefully my $.02 helps.
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Ho , I didn't see a increase in mpg .
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Can't say I saw a difference in mileage. I put it on too soon after getting the truck that I don't have any comparison data. I switched from caps to tonneau covers in 2004, and wouldn't be without one or the other. The cap gives you more 'under cover' space, but is useless if you want to carry something tall like a refrigerator. The tonneau has less 'under cover' space, but gets out of the way if you need to haul that really big item. Also, the tonneau allows you keep the truck looking sportier. IMO, the cap is more of a work look....or hunting/fishing look.

My first was a Roll-N-Lock....Loved it. My second was a PE jackrabbit. Similar to the first, but nicer fit and finish. My current is a PE Bedlocker. This tonneau is amazing. No handles, no locks, no vinyl, no plastic. Power coated aluminum slats, and fully electric operation from a wireless remote control! It fits the persona of my Black sport to a T !
BTW - It is by far the most water resistant tonneau I've owned, which has been greatly appreciated this year. It rains every day....usually twice!
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look at the BAKflip tonneux, the F1 or something like that

http://www.bakfliptonneaucover.com/
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I have the Bakflip HD and like it alot. Secure and fairly waterproof. I did not notice any change in milage but I was more concerned with security.
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I ran with out one for a few years but I found that I wanted to leave things out but didn't want them growing lags and leaving. So i broke down and got one. I got the Undercover and I love it. It not only keep my things safe but looks nice to.
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I am considering the Extang solid fold and recently found that they have a new model, the encore. Looks very nice and is lower profile than the solid fold. Any thoughts?
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Thanks alot for all the info. Appreciated alot.I just picked one up and going to install it tonight. Its used but for $40.00 bucks how can i go wrong
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That's a steal, Edd! Great buy!
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