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Old 02-20-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

Right now I have a snap Tonneau cover that came with the truck when I bought it. I don't like it. I am looking to replace it, but am not sure what kind to get.

I know I don't want a hinged one because I need something that will be easy to open so my dogs can ride in the back when I want them too. I don't haul much, other than my dogs, so I don't need anything that will accommodate a toolbox or anything like that.

Anyone have any preferences: Folding, Rolling, or Retractable? Which will last longer, are nicer looking, and are easy to work with?

Are there any pros and cons to consider with each style?
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

My whole family has owned trifolding tonneaus for many years and have been excellent. I have one on my ranger and its great, it folds so it doesn't take a lot of room, its light, easy to store and its tough as nails, easy to survive the coldest snaps of cold canada has to offer.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

how do u haul ur dogs in the truck? i recently made a cable made for two dogs in the back
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

I regret not having opted for the hard plastic folding cover.

So that's the one i'd suggest, but it's not cheap.

Plus the dogs won't rip it to shreds.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

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how do u haul ur dogs in the truck? i recently made a cable made for two dogs in the back
a cable? sounds cruel lol kinda of like something michael vick would do
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:17 PM
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a cable? sounds cruel lol kinda of like something michael vick would do
lmao wtf its not cruel


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Old 02-20-2011, 10:25 PM
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lmao wtf its not cruel


it would if you flipped you truck cuz then your dogs will just be skid marks on the pavement and wont be to escape
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

regardless of how i had the dogs they still wouldnt be a way for them to escape or escape injury unless you have a genius idea...


truck box...hmm nope
cable...hmm nope
dog seat belt....hmm nope

god forbid i flip my truck over and kill my dogs but the cables were carefully measured with the dogs in the truck and it is impossible for them to go over the side even if they tried and most of the connections ahev two cable connectors on each end the ones that dont will be added in the spring
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:31 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

perhaps a truck topper with roll bar
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

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it would if you flipped you truck cuz then your dogs will just be skid marks on the pavement and wont be to escape
LOL talk about finding the 0.001%
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

then they would be thrown against the roof and be injured anyway
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:36 PM
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then they would be thrown against the roof and be injured anyway
packing peanuts?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

Lol,

Id go for the roll up, its probably the cheapest, and it works, i remember the roll up on my fathers was pretty tough untill being all worn out from weather, and that was about 7 years of sun, snow and ice
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:42 PM
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haha how on earth wouldi convince my dogs that the packing peanuts are not evil bugs haha

the dogs that would ii made this for is a german shepard and a mini doberman/beagle and that particular dog would be scared shitless

i also have a dog myself (black lab/chow) that is too crazy to take out and my mom has two havanese pups..ugh
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Rolling, Folding, or Retractable Tonneau Cover?

I have a tri fold works great can be put on or off in 5-10 min. folds up even in the coldest winters here in Pa. this dealer has quite a few different models. http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-...0A3117508.aspx
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