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Hey, guys -

I've been searching threads and looking at several photos of the above mentioned covers and really cant decide. To me, it seems like the lower height of the lo-pro style is negligible for the price difference (appx an inch)

Current amazon prices are as follows:

$254 for the truxport
$395 for the lopro

I wont ever really keep anything in the bed - mainly just getting a cover to keep people from throwing stuff in the back, keep the snow out during winter, and keep some things from coming out when going to the mountains to board or whatever i may do.

I'm trying to keep a budget since i've been ripping through money lately (lasik surgery, bought the truck the same week spur of the moment, new tires, etc)

Do you think the lo-pro is worth it or would I be just as happy with the truxport and an extra 150

thanks for any and all responses!
 

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I used to be happy with the Truxport because it was relatively cheap and got the job done.

I don't know how much the design has changed since I bought it a little bit more than five years ago.

But I always had an issue where the velcro straps would fall between the cab and the bed and I'd have to fish it out. Other members on the board said they worked around it just by securing it with double sided sticky tape. It's just one of those things that I never get around to doing. I've tried other methods but it would always eventually come loose.

But more recently one of the straps finally ripped when I was pulling on it and can't be used anymore.

It looks like it's actually attached to the cover, so am not sure if it's something that can be replaced by itself. I did see etrailer sells something from Truxedo that says it's compatible with other models. But I'm thinking about just rope or something to try to secure it when it's rolled up.

I didn't realize until recently that I think the Truxport had a five year warranty until I was just out of the window. But figured it wasn't worth trying to contact them.

If I could do it over again, I'd look for the straps that are attached to buckles to keep it from falling in between the cab and bed. I've seen some trucks with covers with buckles. Also when I was looking at different covers recently, I think the Truxport comes with one of the shortest warranties compared to others. So it kind of shows it might be a you get what you pay for kind of thing.

At the same time though, I basically never did anything to maintain it and it's not that bad. The lettering is faded and I just noticed that some of the vinyl at the edges are starting to crack.

But if I get another cover will probably look into something else in the future. When I was looking into it before, I think Access was mentioned often and might be something I'll check out. Also Truxedo sells some more expensive covers as well. In the above I'm only referring to the Truxport and what I bought a little while ago now.

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Here is the warranty information:

http://www.truxedo.com/p-36787-truxedo-warranty-registration.html

I guess the Truxport doesn't have the shortest warranty. But the Lo Pro comes with a lifetime warranty and might make the extra cost worth it. Don't know what it's like dealing with them.
 

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Love my Truxedo, easy to use and looks great. It is probably the best add I have made to my truck.
I used to be happy with the Truxport because it was relatively cheap and got the job done.

I don't know how much the design has changed since I bought it a little bit more than five years ago.

But I always had an issue where the velcro straps would fall between the cab and the bed and I'd have to fish it out. Other members on the board said they worked around it just by securing it with double sided sticky tape. It's just one of those things that I never get around to doing. I've tried other methods but it would always eventually come loose.

But more recently one of the straps finally ripped when I was pulling on it and can't be used anymore.

It looks like it's actually attached to the cover, so am not sure if it's something that can be replaced by itself. I did see etrailer sells something from Truxedo that says it's compatible with other models. But I'm thinking about just rope or something to try to secure it when it's rolled up.

I didn't realize until recently that I think the Truxport had a five year warranty until I was just out of the window. But figured it wasn't worth trying to contact them.

If I could do it over again, I'd look for the straps that are attached to buckles to keep it from falling in between the cab and bed. I've seen some trucks with covers with buckles. Also when I was looking at different covers recently, I think the Truxport comes with one of the shortest warranties compared to others. So it kind of shows it might be a you get what you pay for kind of thing.

At the same time though, I basically never did anything to maintain it and it's not that bad. The lettering is faded and I just noticed that some of the vinyl at the edges are starting to crack.

But if I get another cover will probably look into something else in the future. When I was looking into it before, I think Access was mentioned often and might be something I'll check out. Also Truxedo sells some more expensive covers as well. In the above I'm only referring to the Truxport and what I bought a little while ago now.

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Here is the warranty information:

TruXedo Warranty & Registration Form

I guess the Truxport doesn't have the shortest warranty. But the Lo Pro comes with a lifetime warranty and might make the extra cost worth it. Don't know what it's like dealing with them.
Thanks for the replies, guys - i'm definitely going to go with one of them just not sure the lo-pro is worth the extra cost. The life warranty is great but with the 5 year on the standard truxport i think i'd be fine as I only commute 15 miles a week for work and also keep the truck garaged when i'm not driving it. Plus, i've got a motorcycle i use half the year as my main vehicle so the fading shouldnt be too much of an issue.

Basically just want to know if the appx 1" lower look of the lo-pro is worth it
 

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I know this isn't in your original list of covers to buy, but I have the Tyger trifold. It's $200 on Amazon. I really like how easy it is to install. 4 clamps makes for easy take off as well if you need to haul taller items.
 

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I recently installed the Truxport on my 2017 Pro4x and very satisfied. I like the simplicity of tri-folds, but was told a roll-up would be more taught with freeway travel. Suggest talking through your priorities with a salesperson at one of the major tonneau suppliers to come to a decision.
 

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I have the Truxport and liked it until a recent experience. I got my 2013 Frontier used from the local Nissan dealer. Very good experience. Came with Truxport installed, but after 2 years the cheap corner plastic angle brackets broke, one completely and one cracked. Has a 5 year guarantee so I drove to a local truck accessory dealer that carries and installs Truxedo I found on Internet. He says no parts in stock but just call Truxport and they'll send parts free. I called Truxport and gave serial number. She says since I'm not the original owner the guarantee is no good. I said OK, I got it from the dealer so please send parts to them and I will pick up. She says no, even if they are the original owner they're not now so it still isn't covered for me. The parts with shipping were only $13. Had to do it since cover is flapping in wind and rain getting in. To me 5 years is 5 years no matter who has it at the time. So they got my $13 but lost $250 - $300 on next cover. They might be in the truck bed cover business but not the people business. No big deal but I can't recommend doing business with them when there are other alternatives.
 

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I recently installed the Truxport on my 2017 Pro4x and very satisfied. I like the simplicity of tri-folds, but was told a roll-up would be more taught with freeway travel. Suggest talking through your priorities with a salesperson at one of the major tonneau suppliers to come to a decision.
They're both going to be very close in terms of the fit, color, and what they achieve as they're both essentially the same - lopro just has a lower profile look (hence the name).

What i need to decide is if the 1" lower look and the automatic tension control will be worth the extra 150 bucks

I have the Truxport and liked it until a recent experience. I got my 2013 Frontier used from the local Nissan dealer. Very good experience. Came with Truxport installed, but after 2 years the cheap corner plastic angle brackets broke, one completely and one cracked. Has a 5 year guarantee so I drove to a local truck accessory dealer that carries and installs Truxedo I found on Internet. He says no parts in stock but just call Truxport and they'll send parts free. I called Truxport and gave serial number. She says since I'm not the original owner the guarantee is no good. I said OK, I got it from the dealer so please send parts to them and I will pick up. She says no, even if they are the original owner they're not now so it still isn't covered for me. The parts with shipping were only $13. Had to do it since cover is flapping in wind and rain getting in. To me 5 years is 5 years no matter who has it at the time. So they got my $13 but lost $250 - $300 on next cover. They might be in the truck bed cover business but not the people business. No big deal but I can't recommend doing business with them when there are other alternatives.
Thats crappy - makes you wonder what goes on in their heads to justify their decision.
 

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I was also debating between the two and if the extra cost was worth it, and I eventually decided on the LoPro. There's more differences between the TruxSport and the LoPro that you might not have noticed (other than height and price):

1. The TruxSport rails sit on top of the bedsides, whereas the LoPro rails attach to the inside edge of the bedsides - this helps give it that low, sleek look. I liked this feature because it gave the LoPro a more integrated, fitted look to it, as opposed to the TruxSport which looks more like it's just placed on top of the bed.

2. Although the rails are inside the bed, the edges of the LoPro cover sit right on the top of the bedsides (instead of on top of a rail that's on top of the bedsides), so when it rains water doesn't fall in between the bedside and mounting rail.

3. With the cover rolled up, the TruxSport roll stays on your truck. You can't remove the rolled up cover without disassembling the bed rails. With the LoPro, there are two latches underneath that you simply slide to one side, and the whole rolled cover can be removed and it's light enough to remove by yourself standing on the side of the truck.

4. The self tensioner seems to be a good thing - on a trip to Las Vegas last summer we were hit with super high winds on the highway, one of the trucks in our group had to reattach their TruxSport at the sides, as the winds literally ripped them away from the velcro rails. Meanwhile my LoPro was still attached solid, and the other guy bought his TruxSport a few months before the trip, so it was newer too.

So take those details into consideration. The best part about the LoPro for me is that you barely notice its there when you look at your truck from the back or side view. To this day I've had zero problems with my LoPro since I bought it over 2 years ago in September of 2014.
 

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This is exactly what i was looking for, man...

The automatic tension and lower profile were pretty key for me which is why i've been leaning that way - just wanted a little push to help me decide fully

Thank you!!
No prob bud
 

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New Pro4x owner here. Solid feedback on the lopro.

Any idea if it works with bed extender stored in the bed?

Any recommendations on where to purchase online?

Thanks
It works with the extender in the bed, I use it like that all the time. I bought mine on Amazon Prime.
 
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