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Old 06-17-2010, 12:49 PM
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Default Tonneau Cover Questions

I am thinking about putting a tonneau cover on my 2002 Ranger Edge. I saw a couple on ebay for under $200 and others elsewhere for near $1000. Any suggestions on what is good what is bad or personal suggestions from experience. I dont need anything too hardcore, just keep the rain out and be removable or foldable. Thanks in advance, Im really glad I found this place.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

the hard covers are usually the most expensive ones so im assuming you want a soft vinyl one. My suggestion if you are looking for a soft cover get the snapless kind, those snaps can be a giant pain when you take the cover off plus i think the snapless ones look better. also, for ease of use try and find one that you can take on and off without having to peel the vinyl part off the frame every time. ive seen some that hinge open like a hard cover or can easily be removed frame and all with just a couple pins. that helps in the winter if you have to take it off, its near impossible to stretch the vinyl back over the frame when its cold outside. I payed just about $300 for mine, its an extang snapless non hinged one.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

I agree. I have 5 different tonneau covers. I have a extang full tilt. A extang black max, a extang classic, a full fiberglass tilt, and a checkmate fx. I like the extang full tilt and the checkmate fx. I absolutly hate the full fiberglass tilt and the extang black max and classic are ok for the trucks they are on.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:27 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

I have a fold up "Bakflip" cover which, I believe, is about $650.00 in the USA. It is waterproof and solid....it looks very classy when installed and with a lockable tailgate handle is somewhat secure. It folds ahead and locks up against the rear window when you need the box for something. I can't believe that it would ever wear out and certainly will never rip or come apart at the seams.....<www.bakflip.com>. Ford was offering them here as aftermarket for the Ranger so I chose one with my $1,000.00 free accessories. Dave
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

I agree, go with the extang snapless, I have snaps on mine for now, and they aren't doing so hot!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

Thank you for all your replies, sounds like extang is the good choice. Great site.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:12 PM
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Default bakflip cover with a camper shell on top

I have a bakflip cover and its great. BTW does anyone know if I could put a camper shell on with the bakflip inside? My gear could go underneath it and I could sleep on top. Sounds like a sweet set up to me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:44 PM
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I agree, go with the extang snapless, I have snaps on mine for now, and they aren't doing so hot!
Me too. my entire passenger side is unsnapped because i cant get it to snap. Hate ittt
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

im looking for a snapless one too, but i really cant justify spending 500+ dollars on a peice of vinyl.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

I got a used trifold cover, I love it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

Looking at getting one myself, wondering if I'm going to run into the same issues I had when searching for a shell with the Mazda bed being sliiiiiiiiiiightly different than the Ranger bed.

Does anyone have any knowledge of whether a Ranger Tonneau will work on my Mazda?

Thanks, sorry for the slight hijack...
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Questions

I got my trifold vinyl through ford included in the deal of my truck and I love it, even in freezing rain it havsn't let me down, and my brother had one for his dakota for 5 years and had no issues, but i think the ford one is $600 plus it has the ford logo on the top embbeded on it, but a non ford one would run you up approx 300 and should be just as good. my mom has one for 2001 Ram 8 ft bed and it cost her $395 (no issues either, my whole family has had trifold, they are great )
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