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View Poll Results: tonneau cover or no?
Truck with tonneau cover 40 78.43%
Truck with no tonneau cover 11 21.57%
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

The only reason i voted for is because i drive a city truck. Won't pretend i spend days in the mud or hauling stuff, so i cover the bed, makes it look cleaner.

Doesn't mean i dislike those who don't cover them, i like them just as much, just differently lol.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

mine from lund was 199.95 shipped to my door
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:29 PM
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I've got both, but mines not a DD either.............as they say, "To each his own"!!!



Mine is a Sport Trak tonneau and Craftsman plastic tool box....
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

No cover - I don't haul all the time but it seems like it would be a pain in the butt when I do. That's why I have a truck - so I can carry large loads easily. (Even though it is a "small" truck.) I can live with putting things in the cab when the weather is bad. That's my $.02.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

I say get one!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

I love my extang cover, it has the velcro seal instead of snaps, so there isn't any problem in cold weather. It also mounts inside the bed for that flat clean look, but it wasn't cheep!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

i'm looking to get a cap and/or a tonneau cover, and i was wondering if theyre going to work with my bed liner. its a plastic ford one that comes up over the rails. is that going to get in the way of the cap/cover? i'm looking at getting an extang full tilt cover, convenient to open when i want in the bed and easy to take off if i need to. (much cheaper on ebay than from a dealer or their site)
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

ive had no tonneau, fiberglass tonneau, and now a camper shell. with no tonneau my truck was a garbage can for others, they would just toss empties and other trash in the back. with a tonneau i could keep gear and other stuff in it and out of the weather, no one would toss trash in it, lest it was open and it helped mpg. i got rid of the tonneau for a camper shell and havent looked back. using 2 2x6's and a sheet of plywood, i made a shelf that sits right above my wheel wells, now i can keep gear under the shelf and sleep ontop of it. keeps it cleaner. i can haul a metric F ton of stuff and not have to worry. add a roof rack to it and youve multiplied you space by like 100x. when winter rolls around you have the extra weight for foul weather.
personally id go with a shell, you can find one used for the same price of a tonneau too if not cheaper
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

Well for me I would not want a cover. I wanted a truck to use and even this week I have hauled stuff twice and would not want to have to move the cover all the time. I have a large tool box to put my work stuff in. To me why have a truck if you are not going to use it like a truck. Why not just get a SUV if you want it covered then you can have extra passengers as well. I also like the look of a truck with a tool box. Just my opinion but from someone who has wanted a truck for years and years and finally got one so I want to use it like a truck.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

I bought mine from the dealer as part of the sale, Ford Tri-Fold, I use it from the middle of March through October 1st(bird season opener), I take it off in the winter avoid damage from the snow weight and it disappearing off the truck while in hunting. The tri-fold's take all of a minute to remove completely and store, keep your stuff hidden and dry. I'm still not a believer that they save any fuel on the highway.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:00 AM
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Sounds like the trifold would be the way to go if you get one if it comes off that fast I would like that.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 AM
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I have the trifold one & love it. Takes about a minute to put on or take off.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: tonneau cover or no?

I started with a soft cover, then had concerns about security, so turned it into a hard cover, hinged with shocks and locks.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:31 AM
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I say no, waste of money for me.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:24 PM
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If you have a soft cover make sure it's a garage truck, weather makes them age much faster and in rainy weather they can cause mold. I just took mine off and trashed it because of mold.
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