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Sorry in advance, I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death in the past, but...

Looking at getting a cover for my truck bed. Looking for something that's easy to install, remove quickly (say 5-10 minutes of effort) to keep water out of the bed and protect luggage etc from the elements...

I've seen the Gator Trifold from Tonneau Covers. I'm looking for something in that vein.

Looking for something that would be difficult/challenging/hard/impossible to get into when I have the tailgate locked.

Thanks for the help!
 

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Rough country, I've been really happy with mine & it comes off in no time. Just 2 quick clamps & 2 screw down clamps, then lift.
 

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I should have pointed out... I have utili-track... You see that posing any problem?
 

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I have the Gator FX5 and I love it. You could easily remove just the cover in probably a minute or two. The side rails would take a little longer. The beauty is there is almost no reason to remove the cover though because it gives you full bed access when it's flipped up against the cab. This cover kept my luggage dry while driving through crazy rain storms on a 600+ mile road trip earlier this year. The only time I get any water in the bed at all is a very slight bit in the corners of the tailgate when going through the automatic car wash.
 

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I have the Gator FX5 and I love it. You could easily remove just the cover in probably a minute or two. The side rails would take a little longer. The beauty is there is almost no reason to remove the cover though because it gives you full bed access when it's flipped up against the cab. This cover kept my luggage dry while driving through crazy rain storms on a 600+ mile road trip earlier this year. The only time I get any water in the bed at all is a very slight bit in the corners of the tailgate when going through the automatic car wash.
And do you have utili-track?
 

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Yes I do have the utili track. The FX5 lets you retain full use of the track. I can slide my tie downs throughout the whole length of the track without an issue.
 

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Torza Top Tri Fold Cover, third Nissan with one and very happy with them , yes all my trucks have utilitrac system.

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so far I am very happy with the Truxedo Truxport Tonneau. I posted with a pic in External mods. cost was $289 and install was quick.
 

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I have a Bakflip Fibermax. Pricey, but does all you seek. Bed stays bone dry in all weather situations (after installing drain hoses). Very secure with locked tailgate. Not impossible to get in, but would need a tool of some kind to be purposely trying to break into it. Anyone casually passing by would not be able to get in spur of the moment. You would never have to take it off because you get full bed access when it is folded up against the back window (which protects back window from cargo damage). Also supports a good amount of weight on top of the cover if needed.

I am totally happy with it and it was easy to install (the drain hoses take a little work if you have to cut through a bed liner, otherwise they just go into the drain holes at the back of the bed).

Good luck.
 

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My roughcountry mounts directly into the track, so I do lose a few inches of slide space on each corner. Can't say it's been problem honestly, if I need tie downs I'm probably folding the top away anyhow & there's still 4 ft of space in every direction. There's so many great covers to choose from out there these days!
 

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Not related to the first post, but....

I have been searching high and low for a specific retractable/lockable/waterproof cover for many hours and cannot seem to find it. Here's the scoop: I need a bed cover to keep things locked up and dry in the bed. I also want to add a rack, be it a bed rack or just yakima or thule bars to hold a rooftop tent. Also not looking to spend $2000 on a cover. Attached is a picture I found of what I'd like. He said it is a Roll Bak, but I checked the site and they do not have the groove.
 

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Your picture is grainy, look up Retrax cover, is that it?

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I have a ProZ Bi-Fold that I'm happy with. See:

ProZ Cover

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Attachment to Utilitrack

for some photos / comments. It's about $520 plus tax so on the lower end for hard covers. I'm happy with it so far and I haven't seen any water infiltration. I can remove it in about 30 seconds (just fold it open and there are two knobs you unscrew and it comes off) -- that just leaves the rails on, which don't get in my way other than limiting how much you can move the tie downs but I suspect this will apply to any cover.
 
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