Re: Rollbak Cover
To follow up: I installed my BakFlip HD. I have pics and plan to do a review eventually, but the highlights:
- all the parts were there and packed very well
- instructions were vague but install fairly straightforward (it seemed)
- there are no drain holes in my bed, and I wasn't prepared to drill them yet, so the drain hoses are not installed yet
- fit (parts to each other, cover on truck) seemed OK, not great, but OK (more in a bit)
- looks good on the truck to me, but may not be some people's cup of tea
- seems very sturdy, I was able to stand on it with little flexing
- normal operation works very well: latching/unlatching, folding/unfolding, securing up against cab, etc., I drove with it closed as well as completely open, but I didn't try securing partly open
Although I haven't installed the drain hoses yet, I did connect them, put the ends in plastic bottles, and ran through a brushless car wash. The main reason I'm waiting to write my review (other than not having installed the drain hoses), is that there were fairly significant leaks that appear to be unrelated to the drain hoses. My next steps are going to be 1) look things over to make sure I've got everything installed correctly, 2) put some large sheets of brown paper in the bed and run through the car wash again to try to pinpoint the leaks, and 3) fix the leaks (if any remain after step 1), calling manufacturer's support if necessary.
So ultimately, everything was looking good, but I'm disappointed with the leaks right now, however I'm reserving judgment until I've completed troubleshooting.
Ursus - 2009 Ford Ranger FX4
BedRug, BakFlip HD, Pop&Lock PL8200 tailgate lock, Sportz tent