What's the Recommended Bed Mat and Tailgate Liner for a 2019 Dodge Ram?
Dodge Ram Owner: What do you guys do for bed mats? Do you got any suggestions on bed mats? I have a 2019 Dodge Ram.Peter: Most popular are going to be just the rubber mat. Dee Zee makes one called the Heavyweight Mat. So, it's a little bit thicker than your average rubber mat. That's a custom fit for the truck too.
Dodge Ram Owner: Is that a 3/8 thick one?
Peter: It is.
Dodge Ram Owner: Are there freight charges on top of that?
Peter: Nope, that's standard delivery, and it's free shipping too!
Dodge Ram Owner: That's delivered. Okay. All right. What about a tailgate mat? And I really don't want to drill holes in my tailgate. I was actually... The only one that I see that looks decent is the WeatherTech Tailgate Mat, which you use existing screws and then it uses some Velcro tape.
Peter: Right. Yeah, we do have that.
Dodge Ram Owner: I don't know if that's the way to go or not, but. I'm assuming that you got to drill holes if you're going to use a 1/4 inch or 3/8 thick piece of mat on there, like the Dee Zee bed mat.
Dodge Ram Owner: I think Dee Zee makes a universal bed or universal tailgate cover or protector, but that thing's thick and you've got to drill holes as best I can tell.
Peter: Right. Let me see if I have the WeatherTech.
Dodge Ram Owner: And WeatherTech also makes a bed mat. Of course, it's fairly thin and you have to Velcro that thing down too. But it turns up on the sides and goes up the side of the bed about three inches it looks like.
Peter: Okay. So, just the tailgate liner.
Dodge Ram Owner: Yeah. Just the tailgate liner for now.
Peter: Ok I'll get that shipped out right away.
Dodge Ram Owner: I'm glad I called you and I appreciate it. I'll be in touch.
Peter: Sure. Well, thank you. We'll talk to you soon.
What is the Best Waterproof Tonneau Cover for a 2019 Dodge Ram Classic?
Dodge Ram Owner: Hey, I've received multiple emails from you on tonneau covers with quotes.Peter: Okay.
Dodge Ram Owner: I've got a 2019 Dodge Ram Classic, which is the same thing as a 2018.Peter: Right.
Dodge Ram Owner: With a five foot seven short bed crewcab, 1500 half ton. I'm not sure if I want a one-piece, an Undercover SE, or I'm also considering a LOMAX hard tri-fold. I'm assuming you guys sell both?Peter: We do. Yeah. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona. Let me see about the SE. That's more of a custom quote.
Dodge Ram Owner: Let me ask you something, because I am just not sure which one of these things I want. And the reason is is because I really need the bed to stay dry. I like the looks of the LOMAX. I like the ability to be able to take it off of there fairly easily if you want to haul something. But I certainly like the weatherproof features of the SE because it's a one-piece cover with edges that kind of roll over the side and it's going to be difficult to make it leak, I think.Peter: Yeah, that's waterproof. Yeah. That's actually... The LOMAX you consider water-resistant.
Dodge Ram Owner: Yeah. I mean, have you sold very many LOMAX?Peter: Yeah. I mean, I quite frankly, I don't hear bad things about it at all. I never get complaints about it or anything like that. So, I imagine it does seal pretty well.
Dodge Ram Owner: I mean, everything I read, most of the reviews are positive. There's been a few negative ones, but most of them seem to be... I don't know, a year to two years ago they had a different seal arrangement on there that apparently they've changed or something.Peter: Right.
Dodge Ram Owner: Or they had a batch of bad seals that came from a vendor or something. Depends on what you're reading and where you're reading it. But, so what would... Have you got a price on an SE?Peter: Yeah, I do. I sent it in an email quote just now.
Dodge Ram Owner: Why is that the same price as everybody else? All of your other prices are competitive.Peter: Yes, it's because it has to come on a freight truck because of its size and weight. So yeah, it's not as competitive.
Dodge Ram Owner: Okay well I'm going to think on this some more. I just wanted to know if this was a good cover or not.Peter: Got you. Sure, just give me a call if you have any other questions!
Do I Have to Drill Anything to Install an Extang Solid Fold 2.0 for a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram Owner: Quick question. I need to get a Tonneau cover for my truck. I just bought a truck, and the one from my old truck doesn't fit the new truck. And I need it because I'm going on vacation and I need to put all the luggage in the back and I have to have a cover. So I need it quickly.Shawn: Okay. No problem
Dodge Ram Owner: How long does shipping take to get one of these covers?Shawn: What kind of cover are you looking at?
Dodge Ram Owner: Well I like American Hard Tri-fold.Shawn: Okay. Let's see here. American Hard Tri-fold. Are you referring to like the Tonneau Covers USA?
Dodge Ram Owner: No, I saw one online somewhere else. All it says is American Hard Tri-fold Tonneau Cover. The problem is when I called the other place they were telling me that I can't get this from them until the end of next week.Shawn: What's the truck?
Dodge Ram Owner: It's a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500. It's a new model. The one with the 6 lug wheel, 5.7 bed.
Shawn: I don't think that's going to be something that I can get, unfortunately. We don't carry that.
Dodge Ram Owner: What else can you recommend?
Shawn: The only thing the closest I can get you for a hard tri-fold cover, and it's going to be night and day versus what you're looking at, but it's going to be way better quality, is the Extang Solid Fold. And that one goes for a few hundred bucks more.
Dodge Ram Owner: And how quickly can I get that one?
Shawn: Let me see.
Dodge Ram Owner: You're saying this a better cover?
Shawn: Yeah. The one you're looking at, I mean, I don't know, I might be biased. But I worked for the company that owns Extang for about 10 years. And yeah, they just make a great product. And the one you're looking at, I don't know who makes that. It looks just like Extang's soft folding cover, but they're saying it's a hard folding so I don't know. But based on your location it looks like it can ship tomorrow, and then arrive at you I'd say next day if not the following day.
Dodge Ram Owner: Is there a way to see how it clamps on underneath?
Shawn: Yeah. If you're on Extang's website, you can go to Solid Fold 2.0. Scroll down and you'll see installation, and there's a video right there. It's very simple though, man. You've got two clamps on the very front panel. And then you've got two in the rear by the tailgate. Essentially what you're going to do is the clamp is recessed into the cover. So you're going to grab it, pull it down, and then you're going to loosen it. It's got a little hook on there, so to speak. And it actually hooks on your rails.
Dodge Ram Owner: I mean, I don't have any rails or anything. So you're talking about the side of my bed?
Dodge Ram Owner: So I don't have to drill anything to install the cover?
Shawn: Nope. No, it's just got those little clamps. It's like a J is how I would describe them. You just loosen them up, and they clamp right onto the side. You don't even have to add an extra rail like if you were to buy a back flip or one of those that sit between the rails. They come with two separate rails that you have to clamp onto your bed rails. This doesn't do that.
Dodge Ram Owner: I see the other ones were actually like a vinyl. That American one. It's material, but it has a hard plate or something underneath it. So, it's actually, they call it a hard because it's got the hard bottom. But I don't want somebody to be able to cut into my back with a knife or something. Do you know what I mean?
Shawn: Yeah. No, you're not going to have that with this. You're going to have, it's an inch thick EnduraShield panel, which is their patented design there, that panel.
Dodge Ram Owner: The seams don't leak?
Shawn: No. From what I understand, this is the best folding cover for keeping water out of the bed since it sits on top of the rails, instead of between the rails like a lot of folding covers do. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're going to like this a lot more. Because I'll tell you, even though you spent an extra couple hundred bucks, you're buying American made. You're not buying Chinese like that other stuff.
Dodge Ram Owner: Oh really? Oh good. Well, that sold it right there. Go ahead. Let's just go ahead and do it.
Shawn: And I'll get it placed in my distributor right away too. Just to make sure it makes it on tomorrows truck.
Does the BAKFlip MX4 Include Everything Needed to Install it on My 2019 Dodge Ram?
Dodge Ram Owner: I was calling about a price quote I received on a tonneau cover for my truck.Peter: Okay what truck was it for?
Dodge Ram Owner: It's a 2019 Dodge Ram, 1500, crew cab, it's the new body style, without the Ram boxes. Five foot seven bed.Peter: And which cover were you looking at?
Dodge Ram Owner: The BAKFlip MX4Peter: Okay. Yes, that's the most popular.
Dodge Ram Owner: You have the best price on it. What do I need to do to order this?Peter: I can take care of it with you right now if you'd like.
Dodge Ram Owner: Okie dokie, and you'll send an email confirmation?Peter: Yes. Allow about five to seven days for delivery. You're going to get an email confirmation here in just a second.
Dodge Ram Owner: Will it give me the part number for the BAKFlip MX4?Peter: Yes, in the email. It's a 448227.
Dodge Ram Owner: 448227, that's everything to install it and all that, right?Peter: Yes.
Dodge Ram Owner: So it's ready to go, when it gets here I install it and I'm good to go? I don't need to make modifications or drill to install it?Peter: Nope. It's a pretty straightforward installation.
Dodge Ram Owner: Okie dokie, well, if I have any questions I'll call you back your contact information's on the email.Peter: Yeah, you're good to go.
BAK FiberMAX vs BAKFlip MX4 for a 2019 Dodge Ram With a 5'7 Bed
Dodge Ram Owner: I have a couple of questions about the cover you just sent me an email. I had originally inquired about the BAK FiberMAX.Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay.
Dodge Ram Owner: I've had a couple of them on my previous vehicles. I had a 2013 Ram and I know that after about, I don't know, it was like a year, I had to call in a warranty claim. They covered it with no issues whatsoever, and they went ahead and sent me out a new cover.Tonneau Covered Agent: Right
Dodge Ram Owner: I have a couple of friends that also have the FiberMAX and they had the same issue as well. I don't know if it was an issue with manufacturing, or if it was material issue or what, but the cover got these real fine cracks in it in between the texture of the FiberMAX cover.Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay
Dodge Ram Owner: and I guess water would get inside the FiberMAX cover and create an issue with swelling, you know?
Tonneau Covered Agent: Right
Dodge Ram Owner: With that being said, has that issue been addressed already or is it that an ongoing issue? I think what's causing the crack is that it gets very hot down here in Florida and we have a lot of humidity. We get thunderstorms that come out of nowhere plus 100 degree weather. So you're talking rain water hitting a super hot surface. I guess that would cause little tiny fractures in the material.
Tonneau Covered Agent: I've heard of that occurring, I don't believe it's been addressed. I'm not positive on that, but I know that that doesn't happen with the aluminum covers like the BAKFlip MX4.
Dodge Ram Owner: Right. The only downside to the aluminum though that I don't like is that you toss something on the bed of your truck real quick and it dents.
Tonneau Covered Agent: I see.
Dodge Ram Owner: So between those 2 covers you either face the FiberMAX issue or you face the issue with something getting tossed on your bed and denting it. Once it's dented, that's it. There's nothing can be done about it.
Tonneau Covered Agent: Right
Dodge Ram Owner: So it's a give and take. With that being said, that MX4 cover, is that cover a more expensive cover, or is that a cheaper cover than the FiberMAX? I thought the FiberMAX was the more heavier duty one.
Tonneau Covered Agent: So the FiberMAX does stand up to denting better than the aluminum, but the MX4 does cost more. What truck was this for again?
Dodge Ram Owner: It's for a 2019 Dodge Ram, with a 5'7 bed
Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay
Dodge Ram Owner: When I read about the FiberMAX they're saying that the FiberMAX is more durable than the MX4, but the MX4 is more durable than the G2. Is that correct?
Tonneau Covered Agent: That's correct. Yeah, the MX4 is kind of its own animal. It's the most popular tonneau cover on the market, period. So pricing gets a little more competitive.
Dodge Ram Owner: Because the MX4 is the more popular option?
Tonneau Covered Agent: Yes, exactly.
Dodge Ram Owner: Okay. I saw a video on YouTube about a feature that I wasn't sure if they were incorporating yet. They were showing the MX4 and I'm sure it's going to be the same thing with the G2 or the FiberMAX, that they have a new system where it automatically holds the top up. It locks it in place rather than to have the back arm to put it in the little slot there and tighten down the handle. Has that been incorporated into these tops yet?
Tonneau Covered Agent: No, it hasn't. They've been talking about that for 2 years but it has not yet.
Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, yeah I know because I saw a video and I was like oh wait a minute, they got a new locking mechanism where it automatically locks.
Tonneau Covered Agent: Right
Dodge Ram Owner: So that hasn't been put in yet. Alrighty, so on the FiberMAX. Does that still comes with a three year warranty or no?
Tonneau Covered Agent: It's a 2 year warranty
Dodge Ram Owner: Oh it's a 2 year. Okay. So, then the FiberMAX is a 2 year warranty and the MX4 is a 3 year warranty?
Tonneau Covered Agent: That's right
Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, alright and the 3 year covers on the MX4 obviously doesn't cover dents because it's user error, correct?
Tonneau Covered Agent: That's right.
Dodge Ram Owner: Because I'm still leaning toward the FiberMAX even though I've had that, I've had that issue but it's just one of those things where I'm like I don't know if I want to have to deal with the cracks again or if I want to take the chance and go with the aluminum and then take the chance in getting the top dented even though it shouldn't realistically.
Tonneau Covered Agent: Right.
Dodge Ram Owner: So that's something I have to think of real quick. I need to figure out if I want the BAKFlip MX4 or the FiberMAX. I'll give you a call back.
Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay, sounds good, we'll talk to you soon.