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    Looking for tonneau cover advice

    The cover on my truck that came with it when I purchased is crap and I need to replace. I am looking at the Truxedos, but was wondering if anyone had any experience with other brands, or if Truxedo is the way to go. I know several with Truxedos, and mostly positive reviews. The only complaint I've heard is they aren't water tight which isn't a big deal to me. Looking to keep it under $500, so nothing real fancy.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I'm no expert, but I like my Truxedo. My truck bed is not waterproof, but I've never had anything leak through the Truxedo itself, even with snow sitting on it and melting. The installer even made it work with my Nissan Utilitrax system.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I was all set to buy a Bakflip and then I went to a couple of places and I think I'm going to go with the Access roll up cover. $450 installed.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I've had an Access for about two years and really like it.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I have the Access roll up and love it, not so considered water tight but doesn't get soaked in there. Would not work for cardboard storage but pretty much anything else would be safe from the rain under it.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I looked at the Truxedos before getting mine. I ended up with a Roll N Lock, which is pretty good - and pretty pricey. Think it was about double what you're looking at spending.

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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Have a truxedo low profile cover, was between 400-500 as others have said in heavy rain or car wash not water tight. Otherwise I love it. I much prefer the roll up cover to the entire hard top.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I was all set to buy a Bakflip and then I went to a couple of places and I think I'm going to go with the Access roll up cover. $450 installed.
    Got the Bak-Flip at Showroom Auto in Marshalltown and love it. Water-tight and secure with locking tail-gate. About twice as much as your Access roll up cover though, so its all about priorities.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I've had my Access since 2008, and have been quite happy. I had mine done by American Topper and Accessories in DSM. At the time, they had some State Fair specials that gave you a free tailgate gasket, or something like that.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Good thread. I'm in the market for a new pickup in the next couple of months and will want/need a tonneau. Looking forward to advice/feedback from those with real-life experiences.


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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Never has a problem with my Access Cover. Seems to hold up well and never have had water in it. Quick and easy to put in also and if needed to comes out fast. Total Truck in Des Moines usually is has the best deals on stuff for a pickups.


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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    I had a truxedo on my Dodge Dakota for over 5 years and when I sold it I put a truxedo on my F150 that I have had for the last 4 years. Never had any issues with it ... I believe the place on 2nd Ave in Des Moines did both of the installs.



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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Have had two Truxedo Lo Pros and loved both. I haven't had hardly any moisture get under it.


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    Re: Looking for tonneau cover advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Have had two Truxedo Lo Pros and loved both. I haven't had hardly any moisture get under it.
    Nice--I just ordered the Truxedo Lo Pro QT for my F150 from here: truxedolp $370 shipped (call, as you Truxedo seems to have a minimum advertised price).

    Had an Access on a previous truck and was fine w/ it as well.



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