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tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Sierraguy2008 [OP] » Jun 12 2011, 10:30pm

I don't know which one to get i need opinions on both help me out i'm very picky
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby uneasyrider » Jun 13 2011, 10:02pm

One of the reasons that I found this forum was looking for information on which tonneau cover to buy. I would buy the Extang Solid if I wanted a sit on top cover so that my tailgate key is all that I need to unlock it and I could remove it at will. They both look very nice so I don't think that you will go wrong with either of them.

I have decided (for the moment) to buy the BAKflip G2. My reason is that I will leave the cover on all of the time and I like the flush mount look. Now it's just a question of where to buy it for me. I hope your decision is easier than mine was, I was torn between the Extang Solid and the BAKflip G2, HD, or F1.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Trumpster1 » Jun 13 2011, 10:22pm

If you do a quick search in the Exterior forum, you will find a lot of tonneau cover reviews. I am extremely partial to the Extang Tri-Fecta cover, LOVE IT! I've owned snaps, velcro and fiberglass, this is by far the best. Good luck.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Sierraguy2008 [OP] » Jun 14 2011, 3:33am

I saw the Tri-fecta, how do you like the way it attaches. I didnt know how well the spring loaded latches would work. I love the price of the the Tri-fecta. Can you lock the cover down to secure it closed.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby 2nd Hand Old Guy » Jun 14 2011, 3:45am

I just installed one I got from E-bay. It is a Tonno-Pro.(241.included shipping) Real nice thick cover typical of a car convertible top. BUT heavier. Like some though, I don't have a need or feeling of locking it, so this one is great for me. easy to fit, and folds real nice. I did look at the hard tri-folds, real nice but more money than I wanted to spend, Plus :P I didn't have an ATV to park on it.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Zone » Jun 14 2011, 10:41pm

The Trifecta and the Solid Fold attach to the truck EXACTLY the same way.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Sierraguy2008 [OP] » Jun 15 2011, 4:51am

that still doesnt tell me if the spring loaded latches work well and if you can lock the latches into place
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Zone » Jun 15 2011, 2:59pm

They do work well, but their is no lock. The spring/latch holds tight againt the bed rail.

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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby Miller » Jun 15 2011, 3:19pm

I bought the Extang Solid Fold for the security reasons. I bought the GM tailgate lock ($50) too. I paid $639 from gotchrome.com - free shipping. The spring latches grab under the bed rail and cannot be accessed from outside, only through the open tailgate. They are plenty rigid enough. I read others mention this cover shifts around, but I've found just the opposite to be true: it is kind of "sticky" to the bed rails.
It is not 100% waterproof, but with the factory bed liner acting as a drain system, things stay plenty dry enough.
I've had snap down covers in the past and was always concerned about security, although I never had anything stolen.
One more thing, I did NOT notice an increase in gas mileage with a bed cover, and I keep a close watch on my mileage.
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Re: tonneau cover: Fold-a-cover vs. extang solid fold

Postby dan61psu » Jul 08 2011, 5:47pm

How do these cover's roll up against the cab? One thing I am not sure I like about the bakflip is that it basically covers your rear window so you cant see behind you. Do these covers (extangs) stow the same way?

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