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Hey guys I'm wondering if anyone happens to know of any good tonneau covers that aren't to expensive. I'm probably going to want a Tri-folding one but i know those can get pretty expensive. I want the stuff I have underneath to still be relatively safe though. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated! :smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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unfortunately even the vinyl covers (trifold etc.) arent that cheap.

i just installed a sweet cover but it was 500 before taxes. it is the truxedo lo pro qt. very nice and low and sits between the rails. really fis the contour of the ram box well..

 

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Those all look pretty good actually, Ive been looking at these Bakflip ones, those seem to be pretty good, although pretty expensive ($750+) Thanks for all the suggestions though!
 

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I considered the vinyl tri folds (have a non-folding vinyl on my Dakota for 20 years and it works but its a PITA and its not secure) but aside from being not very secure, everytime I see one on a truck around here, you can see very clearly where they fold.....I dont care for that.

SO I looked at the hard fiberglass tops.....not very flexible when it comes to hauling stuff that is taller than the bed sides.....but very secure....

Then I looked at the trifold hard covers. Settled on the Bakflip F1 after reading so much good stuff about them. Reasonably secure, look good, convenient....pricey, but then you usually get what you pay for.......

My F1 is supposed to be here tomorrow sometime...looking forward to it, if not the bill...LOL
 

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Hey guys I'm wondering if anyone happens to know of any good tonneau covers that aren't to expensive. I'm probably going to want a Tri-folding one but i know those can get pretty expensive. I want the stuff I have underneath to still be relatively safe though. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated! :smiley_thumbs_up:
I had a tri-fold vinyl one on my 3rd gen and wasn't that great. It covered things and that was about it. This time I wanted something beefier that I could lock. That's why I went with the peragon ($600).

 

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I installed my Bakflip F1 today....love the cover so far. Was a little disappointed at first, as the left rail was sent to me damaged....right one was slightly damaged as well, same way, just much less....plus a small scratch on the topside....

Turns out that it doesnt affect the installation much....and cant seem to tell once its in place....but for the kind of money they get for these things, they should be PERFECT....

Still, really love the results and used it to go fishing this evening....
 

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Yeah, the damage bummed me out...BUT....I emailed BAK last night at 1 am my time (10pm CA time).....got a reply in under 10 minutes!!!!

The person responding MUST be the owner, because I cant see a customer doing this.

Anyways, this person CCd another person in and told them to replace the rails for me.

This same person was also extremely fast in replying to emails i had before.

Thats amazing customer service.

Hopefully the rails will ship just as quick. Will follow up.

So all in all, very happy with the cover!

Not real sure about a couple things though....

When you fold the cover up and use the struts to hold it in place so you can drive, the cover leans up against the back window of the truck....doesnt seem like a good thing to do.....the person at BAK said "You have to utilize the rubber bumpers."

The instructions dont seem to indicate anything about that.

There were three strips of foam rubber (about 9" long each) included in my kit....maybe these the bumpers he is referring to??

In the instructions it says that Rams '02 and up need shims on the "bottom edge". My kit did not include any shims, but it doesn't seem like I need them. I do have factory bed rail caps on my 2012 Ram, so maybe that is why I didn't need them?

I did notice that the clamps dont seem to have a whole lot to grab onto when installed on the inside surface of the truck's bedrail...seems like that part of the clamp could extend further up into the rail if that makes sense....the cover seems secure enough though as-is, I guess time will tell.

I also did not use the loooong strip of foam rubber that was included even though my truck has a spray in liner.....couldnt figure out where it went.

The instructions were sharp -- a foldout brochure with color pics etc and generally speaking it was OK. But the specifics above were not addressed...so waiting to see what BAK says on those items.
 

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What I have said all along is that the main reason that Macs have been "immune" from viruses is there relative lack of popularity.

"what?!? Are you insane?!" is what my Mac friends say....."Lots of people use Macs!" they add.

Well, sure, there have been some Macs sold.

But relative to the PC world, Macs are obscure. Kind of like the Nash Rambler compared to a Chevy Nova. Nashes were out there, and they are fine cars, but the user base was smallish.

Macs are not "better" than PCs. They are just globs of plastic, silicon and metal, and some small amounts of precious metals built into computers, just like PCs.

The "people" writing viruses and trojans etc are in it for the sheer numbers and for causing as much hassle for folks as possible. That is their goal.

The numbers of PCs out there makes it much more "profitable" than trying to attack Macs would be. The userbase is terribly small when looking at the number of people depending on PCs. That means much faster proliferation of virus and trojan programs, and faster profit for the creeps.

Well, now that Macs have become more popular and the PC world is much more proteced" today than ever (and their users much more cautious), the Macs are looking like a great way to accomplish something for the virus folks. The "Macs dont get viruses" attitude of many users makes it even more fertile ground.

If its got a chip in it, hackers and virus creeps will eventually mess with it...no one is immune.
 
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