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I'm looking for some advise on either a fold or roll-up bed cover. And I do have the utilitrac sys.
And advise or suggestions would be great!!
 

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I have a Truxedo LoPro QT, and my truck has the utili-trac rails. Excellent quality, going on 2 years now with it no issues whatsoever. I picked a roll-up over a tri-fold because I mountain bike, and it's so easy to just roll the cover back and load my bike. Pic:

 

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I'm looking for some advise on either a fold or roll-up bed cover. And I do have the utilitrac sys.
And advise or suggestions would be great!!
What function(s) are you looking for and price range do you want for your cover (securing, transporting, etc.)? Many folks have the Bakflip and Truxedo covers - my understanding they are functional, affordable, and have good reviews.

I went with Roll N Lock - though not cheap it has aluminum slats with a vinyl waterproof cover that roll and easily secures my spare tire and two SwingCases.

If I were to do it again, and I like gadget type things, I'd get the Power Retrax. How fun would a remote controlled Tonneau cover be?

Another option for additional storage space would be from Truck Covers USA which integrate a tool box and Yakima rails to support loading a basket, bikes, etc. I know they are based in CA and the rep was very nice/helpful in my inquiries about their products.

Good luck in your search!
 

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What function(s) are you looking for and price range do you want for your cover (securing, transporting, etc.)? Many folks have the Bakflip and Truxedo covers - my understanding they are functional, affordable, and have good reviews.

I went with Roll N Lock - though not cheap it has aluminum slats with a vinyl waterproof cover that roll and easily secures my spare tire and two SwingCases.

If I were to do it again, and I like gadget type things, I'd get the Power Retrax. How fun would a remote controlled Tonneau cover be?

Another option for additional storage space would be from Truck Covers USA which integrate a tool box and Yakima rails to support loading a basket, bikes, etc. I know they are based in CA and the rep was very nice/helpful in my inquiries about their products.

Good luck in your search!
That Roll-N-Lock is cool... I was looking at that one when I shopped for mine but the design impedes the front Utilitrack rail due to the overhang at the front of the bed
 

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Here's a link http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f58/what-s-best-tonneau-cover-out-there-54826/ to a previous extensive thread on bed covers. I can add to my previous comments there that I'm generally happy with my Undercover Flex, despite it being a bit of a tight fit lengthwise with the P4X tailgate spoiler - have to mount it "just so" to fit. It mounts to the Utilatrac rails, which can limit you in easily sliding the hooks the full length, but that hasn't proven to be too onerous - and I've been using the hooks a lot lately. Also one of the strap brackets for when the strap isn't in use broke due to a too short screw used in mounting it - I intend to reach out to undercover and see if they will warranty it, but haven't had the time yet for that (doesn't effect any functionality so it hasn't been a priority).
 

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I just installed the Undercover Flex fold up cover last week along with a Wade tailgate cap.
So far I'm happy with how it's working out. Easy install, seems sturdy, although I haven't
tried standing on it yet, still working up the courage. It does seem to be a favorite sunning
spot for all the local stray cats though. :(
 

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I just installed the Undercover Flex fold up cover last week along with a Wade tailgate cap.
So far I'm happy with how it's working out. Easy install, seems sturdy, although I haven't
tried standing on it yet, still working up the courage. It does seem to be a favorite sunning
spot for all the local stray cats though. :(
Does the cover have a good seal on it so it doesn't leak into the bed? Looking for one like this that doesn't leak, but low profile.
 

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I went with a Gator FX, it's a hard aluminum tri-fold that can flip up against the cc back window as needed (and I wanted the security of a hard cover)...
 

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...its also low profile...
 

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Does the cover have a good seal on it so it doesn't leak into the bed? Looking for one like this that doesn't leak, but low profile.

It has weather seals along the edges that fit snugly except at the tailgate side corners where
it seems a little loose. I've taken it out in the rain and haven't seen any water in the bed
yet. But we haven't had a good driving rain here since I installed it so I'm still waiting to
see.

It does come with drain tubes at the cab end of the support rails which can be fed to the
plug in the back wall of the bed or just laid along the back wall to channel water to the beds
drain slots, you can see one of them in the open pic above. So I'm guessing there's going to
be some water intrusion. I just left them laying in the bed for now until I get a good storm
and see what kind of volume I'm dealing with... but so far... nothing.
 

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I'm looking for some advise on either a fold or roll-up bed cover. And I do have the utilitrac sys.
And advise or suggestions would be great!!
like Boomer said, depends on intended use and budget. I have an Access brand TonnoSport low profile roll-up cover.

Up side is if I go somewhere and need to use the bed without planning for it, it'll roll up out of the way. Down side is the side rails are always there, preventing me from using loadracks or mounting L track to the bed lip. There ARE times I would rather not have the side rails there.

If I had it to do again I'd do a soft tri-fold that just clamps to the top of the bed rail so you can completely remove the cover. There have been very few times that I needed to roll up the cover for an impromptu/unplanned tall load that took more than 1/2 the bed.

If you Do go with a roll-up I'd consider a tall profile rather than a low profile. There have been a few times I needed just another inch of clearance under the cover.

Some extoll the virtues of a hard cover as being more secure. That is true, but they can still get in (pop the tailgate lock and cause damage) The main benefit (to me) is it keeps the casual thief honest and protects from most of the rain/snow and leaves. Even the best cover will still allow some water into the back. Its not an enclosed trunk. If you really need to keep stuff dry I'd get a tote under the cover, or a truckbox (which also provides more security).
 

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Bakflip VP on my '16P4X
Tri-fold, retains all utilitrack rails, once installed, the cover itself comes off with just two thumb wheels. Aluminum skin under the "leather-looking" vinyl so impervious to knife wielding thieves. Lockable via tailgate. Full perimeter seals makes for a dry bed. I declared it a winner!
 

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Also recently did the Undercover Flex on my '12 CC, no Utilitrak though. So far no leaks at the folding joints, which is what I was concerned about. Haven't routed the drain tubes yet either. Trying to determine what's best. Have only seen minimal moisture anyway. What moisture does get in runs down under the Bedrug and out the back.

Overall, much happier having a cover vs. the open back, for my situation.
 

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Bakflip VP on my '16P4X
Tri-fold, retains all utilitrack rails, once installed, the cover itself comes off with just two thumb wheels. Aluminum skin under the "leather-looking" vinyl so impervious to knife wielding thieves. Lockable via tailgate. Full perimeter seals makes for a dry bed. I declared it a winner!
How much does it stick out from the rear window after folding it twice?
 

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Bakflip VP on my '16P4X
Tri-fold, retains all utilitrack rails, once installed, the cover itself comes off with just two thumb wheels. Aluminum skin under the "leather-looking" vinyl so impervious to knife wielding thieves. Lockable via tailgate. Full perimeter seals makes for a dry bed. I declared it a winner!


I have the gator FX5 on my truck which is identical to the VP. I absolutely love it. Best purchase I have made for my truck.




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How much does it stick out from the rear window after folding it twice?
Took pix for clarity.

The tape measure lip is set flush with rear window.
Looks like 43" at first fold.

Then 24" at second fold.

Finally 6.5" in vertical stowed position.

Took a picture of distance between the bed's front bulkhead and most aft piece of the cover. That number is between 5 5/8" to 5 3/4".

Reversing the last two, it appears the distance between rear window and the aft face of the front bulkhead is 1", +/- 1/8".
Also,the rubber/neoprene bumps stops rest against the body of the cab, not the glass. Although I wouldn't leave it in this retracted position very long. The paint might suffer...?
Hope this helps.
 

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Then 24" at second fold.
Thanks, this is the only photo I needed - and it tells me I can't use it... I was considering going with a tri-fold for a little more bed cargo security, but when it's mountain bike time (weekends) there's not enough room to clear the rear tires with that cover when I have my bike on the tailgate unless I do the full vertical fold... which IMO looks weird but more importantly it totally blocks rear cargo vision. But thanks for the pics, specs will be useful for others who see this thread
 

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I have the extang solid fold tonneau, I like it because I can stand on it, or put chairs on it (fireworks watching)
 
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