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Old 06-06-2010, 09:21 AM
Robertrdc Robertrdc is offline
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Hi, I have a 2008 Ford Ranger Sport and I need a tonneau cover for it. My neighbor has a Roll and Lock bed cover and he talked me into getting one also. Only problem I have a plastic bed liner in my truck and its not going to come out due to earlier modification. Is there a way to install it would taking the bed liner out? If not is there another cover that will work with the bed liner? I dont care for the lift up one as I need full access to my truck bed sometimes.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:42 AM
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Have you looked at "Bakflip"? Google them. I have one of theirs and I am very impressed. I am now looking to find a method to lock my tailgate. Dave
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:51 AM
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I have a BakFlip as well. It took a bit of fiddling to eliminate leaks, but once that was done, I've been very happy with it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:01 AM
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[...] I am now looking to find a method to lock my tailgate. Dave
Dave --

check out "Pop & Lock". They make a manual (keyed) lock (which, IMO is a piece of junk) and an electric lock (that connects to your passenger-side electric door lock). I think a few folks on here have used the electric tailgate lock successfully. It's on the (never-ending, seemingly!!) list of items I want to get for my truck...
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:34 AM
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Turbo, I have heard some comments about the Pop- n- Lock that it is not secure. Anything you use can be compromised by a determined thief. I don't have auto locks on my doors so the electric lock wouldn't work for me. I may go with the Pop-n-Lock as it has some deterrent value.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:35 AM
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Thank you, I will look more into the backflip. How secure is it? I think I will be getting the pop in lock also. Thanks for the help.

One more thing on the back flip. I live in Texas, so it gets pretty hot in the summer. Does the heat affect the backflip?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:02 AM
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Thank you, I will look more into the backflip. How secure is it? I think I will be getting the pop in lock also. Thanks for the help.

One more thing on the back flip. I live in Texas, so it gets pretty hot in the summer. Does the heat affect the backflip?
[Please note that I have the BakFlip HD, which is the heavy-duty all-metal version.]

As far as security goes, you have to lower the tailgate to pull the cord that releases the latch to open the BakFlip, so the tailgate lock is mainly what secures it, and with the way it sits, the top surface flush with the bed rails, I don't think you can fish a coathanger or anything in there to pop it open. (I'm not about to scratch things up trying it out though.)

I've only had it for several months, and the hottest it's gotten here is 90 and sunny, but I don't see where heat would affect it, other than making it darned hot to handle.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:08 AM
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you can use the electric pop and lock system regardless if you have power locks or not, all you have to do is just wire it to a 3 position rocker switch.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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Well Smakes I'm not going to wire anything as I haven't the best track record. I can reply to Robertrdc and say that it never gets as warm here as it does in Texas but on the Bakflip web site they state that the heat doesn't bother them. They are aluminum panels reinforced with fiberglass in some models and are subjected to a pretty sophisticated paint process. Securing the tailgate also secures the Bakflip, not only from being opened but also from being stolen. I did look at the generic "Pop&Lock" that CTC carries here but I didn't buy it as I wasn't sure it would work on my Ranger. They do not carry the Pop&Lock which is dedicated to the Ranger. Dave
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:58 PM
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i have the roll back. awesome and looks great powdercoated aluminum. not watertight but doesnt leak like crazy either. leaks onlywhen i wash it.



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Old 06-09-2010, 04:45 AM
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Boy, you guys who live in California are spoiled. You have no idea what weather is!!! My Bakflip is water tight and I couldn't make do with something that leaked. I love SoCal so don't get me wrong. I visit every winter to get away from snow, sand and salt. The only drawback with the Bakflip is price. They are about twice as much as any other cover....but worth every penny.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for all the great help. As I was looking more into the backflip, I came across a "fold a cover G4". It looks pretty solid and has a lock. Have any of yall heard of it or know of someone who uses it?
Turbo:Thanks for telling me about "pop n lock". I have been looking for a way to add a lock to my tail gate, we I guess I wont be anymore looking on that part.
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