FAQ — 2018 Ford F-150


Does Extang or BAK Have the Best Tonneau Cover for a 2018 Ford F-150?

Ford F-150 Owner: I went and looked at that Extang. So, that one doesn't fold up all three sections, right? It just unfolds the back two, so it doesn't flip up against the back window?

Sean: Correct. So, if you plan on driving with it open very often, you can't do it. But, the good part about the Extang, I don't know if you looked at the install video, there's no rails. It just literally clamps on to the sides of your bed, so you can have thing off there in three minutes.

Ford F-150 Owner: Okay. What about the MX4, does that one come off fairly easy or no?

Sean: Yeah, they both come off fairly easy. The MX4, you probably wouldn't need to take it off. But, let's assume that you do, all you have to do is just lift the cover towards leaning up against the cab, and then reach your hand underneath and loosen the star knob that's underneath, and the elevator bolt that goes through the top of the cover will pop right out, and then the whole cover just lifts right off the rails. The covers are held on to the rails at the front with a bracket. The elevator bolt goes through the left and right side, and then star knobs tighten it down. So, it's an easy as removing those and it pop right off.

Ford F-150 Owner: Okay. But on the Extang do you think it's better as far as water resistance?

Sean: If you install it properly it does a pretty good job. With the MX4 you get the drain tubes for the bed of your truck. So, that means either using an existing hole in the very front. Older trucks used to have the black plastic piece, I'm not sure on the newer trucks. But, you just pop one of those out, or you drill small hole through there. Or you can actually drill it through the bed of your truck. But, a lot less people want to do that.

Ford F-150 Owner: Yeah. I wouldn't want to drill in the bed of my truck either.

Sean: Right. I get it. But, in order to keep that water out, they do design them to where the water is supposed to go to the channels in the rails, which pushes it through the drain tubes, and out of the bed.

Ford F-150 Owner: Right. That's cool. I think maybe I'll stick with that MX4. Is the only difference between the MX4 and the G2 that one has 4 segments and the other has 3?

Sean: No, the G2 and the MX4 are night and day. The G2 is going to be the shiny finish. The panels aren't as thick, so they're not as dent proof. Its only rated for 300 pounds, while the MX4 is 400. The MX4 has a dual-action tailgate seal. You can open and close the tailgate without having to open the last handle of the cover. So, yeah, I could go on and on. The MX4 is far better.

Ford F-150 Owner: Okay. That's all I needed to know. Okay, let me verify my bed length so I don't order this thing and find out how I was wrong.

Sean: Yeah you don't want to shoot yourself in the foot.

Ford F-150 Owner: One of the reviews said you guys offer a tailgate seal kit?

Sean: Yeah, I'll send you a tailgate seal. What was the truck again?

Ford F-150 Owner: Its a 2018 Ford F-150.

Sean: Okay.

Ford F-150 Owner: So when I measure my bed, am I supposed to just measure the inside dimensions from the inside of the bed to the inside of the tailgate?

Sean: Yeah, inside of the bowl and inside the tailgate, so the very front of your bed. And if it's the big crew, you know, with the full four doors, it could be a 5.7

Ford F-150 Owner: Yep. That's what I got. Well then let's go ahead and get the MX4 ordered.

Sean: Okay I'll go ahead and get this shipped out. We should be good to go!

Ford F-150 Owner: Cool. Okay. Sounds good.

Can I Install the BAKFlip G2 By Myself on a 2018 Ford F-150?

F-150 Owner: Hi, I'm following up on an email that we've been going back and forth with for a couple of weeks. The BAKFlip G2 I just want to make sure that the offer you got me a week or so ago is still good.

Peter: Okay, let me take a look. What truck is it for?

F-150 Owner: It's a 2018 Ford F-150 with a 5 and a half foot bed.

Peter: Okay. So, I've got the G2 in stock, and I can honor the offer I quoted you. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax.

F-150 Owner: Okay. So if we order that today, about mid-week next week is when that would come in?

Peter: Or towards the end. Yes.

F-150 Owner: And then, one of the things that y'all were doing last week was a tailgate seal kit for that.

Peter: Right. I can include that as well.

F-150 Owner: I had sent in a question last week, kind of a follow up. Because I've been shopping for months. And I noticed that on some sites, they talk about a 5'5 bed, which is what I believe I have, because that's what's on the paperwork. And then some talk about a 5'7 bed.

Peter: Right.

F-150 Owner: So, are those actually two different lengths? Or is that just a difference in the way you measure?

Peter: No, there's only one size bed for the short bed. Some people just call it a different length. But I know exactly which one that is. So, the fitment will be perfect.

F-150 Owner: Okay. Can I install this tonneau cover all by myself?

Peter: Yep, this is a piece of cake. Just take your time. You know, just get everything out. You just get the rails clamped on, get the cover in their, and install the drain tubes. It's pretty straightforward.

F-150 Owner: Okay. All right. It looks like it. It looks like it. All right, well, if you'll send that link to me, and then I can give you a credit card number over the internet, or secure email.

Peter: Yeah. I just sent it, so if you don't see it shortly, just check your spam.

Robert: Okay. Very good.