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I've probably spent my first couple days as a new Fronty owner researching this site on different tonneau covers. After searching and reading up on several posts on this site, It seams that the Extang Trifecta, and the Torza Top seem to be pretty popular. In searching the different stores, I also saw the very affordable Tonno Pro Tri-Fold and there was even an install video specifically for the Frontier w/utilitrac system. This leads me to my questions...

- Does anyone have any experience with the Tonno Pro TonnoPro Trifold Tonneau Cover. For the price it seems like a really good deal, but I also wonder how the quality is compared to the Extang or Torza Top.

- In the Tonno Pro video it showed that you add these brackets to the utilitrack and that's what the clamps use to secure the cover instead of the bed rail. Is this the case with the other covers I have mentioned?

I'm also considering the Bakflip G2, and the Torza Top Hard Hat for possible hard top tonneau solutions. I haven't decided if I would be willing to pay $600+ for this, but the idea of a hard top does sound appealing. I haven't seen too many comments on the Torza Top Hard Hat, does anyone have one of these that can comment?

Thanks in advance, this site has been really helpful and educational.

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Fwiw, I have a Lund genesis tri-fold for my frontier and couldn't be happier with it. It uses cam locks at each corner to lock it down. I can remove the cover myself in about a minute, and if I pick something up that was bigger than I thought I can fold it up or just take it off and slide it along the side of the bed. I think I paid somewhere around $300 shipped for it from amazon. The initial installation takes 5-10 minutes depending on hard it is to find alcohol and a rag so you can clean the front rail so you can appply the weatherstrpping. My dad has had a few different covers and after having to deal with heating the cover with a heat gun in the winter to snap it back on, or trying to get a plastic piece in a slot to snap the cover back on, I would never buy anything but a folding cover. The Lund attaches to the underside of the bed rail on the lip. It doesn't really mark ip the surface and is very secure.
The Lund attaches like the tonnopro but with the handle clamps at the corners instead of the threaded rod and wing nut in the back part. Same concept it just makes it quicker to take it off and to put it back on. My cover still looks new even almost two years later and I really don't ever clean it.

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Thanks for the recommendation. Amazon currently has in for $287 putting it right around the same price as the Tonno Pro which I will have to consider. The Torza Hard Top is also looking more attractive since I just found it for $535 at 4wheelonline.com. That puts it at only $100 more than the Trifecta Signature Series and over $180 less than the Bakflip. Decisions, decisions...
 

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Fwiw, I have a Lund genesis tri-fold for my frontier and couldn't be happier with it.
I've done more looking into the Lund and all the ones I find state "w/o utilitrack system". Also, based on your description it attaches to the bed rail.

Do you have the Utilitrack system installed on your frontier? If so, does the front attachment interfere with the use of the Bed Extender at all?

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JD
 

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I do not have the utilitrack system, so I am not sure if it would interfere or not. I'd have to see a picture of the bed to be able to tell you or not. I can tell you that it does mount 14" from the front of the bed and 14" from the tailgate. This is on the 6' bed.

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I have a torza top cover and it clamps to the bed rails even with the tracks.

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I have the backflip and like it very much. It has a very flush fit and doesn't interfere w/ the utilitrac. It installs very easy and comes off just as quick. The only thing that bugs me is having to lift the end of it up in order for the tailgate to close properly. It ran me about $650 but I think its a bit cheaper nowadays.
 

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I have the Tonno Pro. I really like it. For the money, you cant beat it. I am using it with the utili-rack system and it works great. If I remember correctly, I ended up using the utilirack system for the ones up by the cab, then I just moved one of the support bars back(took 2 minutes literally) so the rear latches fit between the end of the bed and the beginning of the utilirack. That way I'd have the full use/length of the bed extender. Got it off ebay and it comes with the mounting hardware for the utilirack system.

I'd definitely recommend it. Well worth the money.
 

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The only advise I can offer is stay far away from tonneaucovers4less. I ordered a Lund Tri Fold on June 10th then was told it will be 4 to 6 weeks before they can ship it. It was never mentioned the cover was on back-order before placing my order. I canceled my order yesterday, I got sick of waiting. I then went on street side auto ordered the same cover for $35 less and should have it tomorrow. Oh and they also threw in a free tailgate seal and adjustable cargo bar. The only good thing I can say about tonneaucovers4less is they are quick to refund your money. My guess is they get lots of practice.

I did do a lot of looking around and the Lund Tri Fold seemed to get better reviews than the Torza Top. The Torza Top does seem to have excellent costumer service though.
 

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Thanks for all the input. I ended up going with an Extang Trifecta from Auto Anything taking advantage of the soon to be deceased Bing cash back. I decided I only needed a soft folding cover that didn't utilize the track system. I considered the Lund, but was worried about the compatibility since all of them stated "w/o utilitrack". I'll post some pics when I get it.
 

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i got the OEm nissan 3 fold tonneau cover I dunno who originally made it
 

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Got my Lund Tri-Fold today. 2 day shipping for free! Also the best price I could find on the net for it too. $263.57 with tax, free fedex ground shipping (in 2 days), free cargo bar, free tailgate seal. I did use a coupon code to get that price.

Oh and so far I love it. Took maybe 5 minutes to install, about a minute to remove, and works with the oem bed extender (just barely but it works). No more snaps for me!
 

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I have the Extrang Trifecta and it works fine with the UtiliTrac. Included brackets are bolted in the 4 corners to the lip right above the track. The cover gets mounted to these brackets. Works wonderfully and would highly recommend. See my post: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f10/extang-trifecta-signature-installed-58461/
I got my Trifecta yesterday and just tried to install it. I did not see any extra "brackets" included just the cover and the attached clamps. I tried to install it and I couldn't twist the clamp enough because the utilitrack got in the way. I went to check if I got sent the wrong one, but the part# matches the Extang website. Am I missing a part? Or is it supposed to be attached to the cover somewhere? The bracket part you mentioned isn't listed anywhere in the directions unless you are referring to the clamps.

I find it interesting that the Titan has a different part number for ones with or without the utilitrack system.

Unfortunately Extang customer service is not open until Monday, so I will have to wait until then to call them.
 

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I got my Trifecta yesterday and just tried to install it. I did not see any extra "brackets" included just the cover and the attached clamps. I tried to install it and I couldn't twist the clamp enough because the utilitrack got in the way. I went to check if I got sent the wrong one, but the part# matches the Extang website. Am I missing a part? Or is it supposed to be attached to the cover somewhere? The bracket part you mentioned isn't listed anywhere in the directions unless you are referring to the clamps.

I find it interesting that the Titan has a different part number for ones with or without the utilitrack system.

Unfortunately Extang customer service is not open until Monday, so I will have to wait until then to call them.
Here are pictures of how mine is installed. I just called the pieces brackets for lack of a better term. They may be the same "clamps" you are referring to. I do remember that the wing nut that tightens the cover to the front clamps (the ones closest to the cab) hitting the clamp as it tightens - I think there is enough play in the bolt that you can still turn the wing nut. It doesn't need to be as tight as you think (or I thought).

I ordered from AutoAnything and their SKU is 2594786 and their part # is 46985.

Please let me know how it works out or if you need more info.
 

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Here are pictures of how mine is installed. I just called the pieces brackets for lack of a better term. They may be the same "clamps" you are referring to. I do remember that the wing nut that tightens the cover to the front clamps (the ones closest to the cab) hitting the clamp as it tightens - I think there is enough play in the bolt that you can still turn the wing nut. It doesn't need to be as tight as you think (or I thought).

I ordered from AutoAnything and their SKU is 2594786 and their part # is 46985.

Please let me know how it works out or if you need more info.
The pics were perfect, thank you. I appear to be missing the adapter that bolts to the bed rail that allow the clamps to connect away from the utilitrac.

Guess I will have to wait until Monday to call Extang. I ordered from Auto Anything as well and when I got my box one end was opened. It was the end that was stapled shut and said, "Open other end." :laugh: I really think Auto Anything should have taped that end in addition to the staples and am disappointed that i am going to wait for Extang to ship me the missing parts before i can use my cover.



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I ordered from AutoAnything and their SKU is 2594786 and their part # is 46985.

Please let me know how it works out or if you need more info.
One other thing...

I noticed in my instructions it shows the part list, but does not mention the missing part. Was this part packaged separately in the box with another set of instructions for its use? Also, do you happen to know the part# for it?

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One other thing...

I noticed in my instructions it shows the part list, but does not mention the missing part. Was this part packaged separately in the box with another set of instructions for its use? Also, do you happen to know the part# for it?

Thanks,

JD
I do not know the part number - packing slip simply lists "Trifecta Signature Nisan Frontier (5ft bed)", item # 46985.

The brackets were in the same box as the cover. Besides the "Installation Sheet" there was a sheet titled "Supplement to Instructions. Alternative Brackets for Nissan Frontier 2005 - ." I am assuming you are missing that sheet too or else you would have noticed the brackets were not there. Sounds like they "fell" out of the box they sent you.
 

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As I previously stated, both customer service groups were closed on the weekend. I did find an e-mail address in one of the e-mails I get from AutoAnything for their CEO. I sent him an e-mail stating the situation, but I had no expectation he would read it. I got a response Sunday night stating that it would be looked into first thing Monday.

In the meantime, I decided to contact Extang about the missing parts and they said they would have them sent out by today or tomorrow and it would get here via UPS in 3 to 5 days. Not happy about that, but not much I can do at this point.

Later, I got a call from a customer service rep with Auto Anything stating they had worked it out with Extang and the parts should be shipped overnight. Didn't get a tracking number, so I guess I am just taking their word for it at the moment, but hopefully I'll have my cover installed tomorrow afternoon.
 

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I got the brackets today and installed the cover. The supplemental instructions weren't very helpful. It showed me how the brackets were supposed to be, but the way they wanted you to put it on made it harder than it had to be.

Other than that the install was just fine and it's a very nice looking cover. My only complaint is due to the front clamps or speed clamps, I had to move the bed extender further back than I like. It's not a huge deal, more of a minor annoyance. I'll take some pics tomorrow, I didn't install it until late (after it cooled down a bit), so it was already starting to get dark.
 
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