FAQ — BAKFlip F1


Is There a Price Difference Between the BAKFlip F1 and the MX4?

Ram Owner: I talked to you earlier and you mentioned that BAKflip tonneau cover. I was looking at that MX4. What's the difference between the MX4 and F1? I have a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500.

Peter: It's just the material they're made of. So the MX4 is aluminum and the F1 is a fiberglass reinforced polymer. So it, in theory, can stand up to denting a little bit better than the aluminum.

Ram Owner: Is there a price difference between the F1 and the MX4?

Peter: Yeah about a $10 difference.

Ram Owner: Is that like a matte black finish or is that a shiny black finish?

Peter: It's kind of in-between. I wouldn't call it a high gloss and it's not a matte. It's kind of in-between.

Ram Owner: Okay. Alrighty. Well, I'm going to try to go home tonight and I'm going to measure my truck bed. I think that's the route I'm going to go. I think I also want that Bed Tread Impact Mat. Unless there was another one there that you can tell me is any different or any better there.

Peter: I really like that one. I've sold a lot of them recently. I've had customers review it very highly, so I've got a lot of confidence in that one.

Ram Owner: Okay. So then I'm not really worried about the sides. I think it had like a carpet for the sides on one of them, but not really concerned about that. Just worried about the bed bottom there.

Peter: Sure.

Ram Owner: Okay. Well, once again, I'll probably be getting back with you. You've been very helpful and explaining this stuff to me.

Peter: Yeah, no problem.

What's the difference between the MX4 and the F1 for a 2019 Nissan Frontier?

Nissan Owner: Hi, Peter. You gave me a quote a couple of days ago on a BAKflip F1 tonneau cover.

Peter: Okay. What truck was it for?

Nissan Owner: It was for a 2019 Nissan Frontier.

Peter: Okay. Yep, and it's free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Nissan Owner: Yep. And that'll fit my six-foot bed, correct?

Peter: Yeah. What year was the Frontier?

Nissan Owner: 2019. Brand new.

Peter: Okay. Yep, I've got it here. Perfect fit.

Nissan Owner: Okay. Question for you. Now, I have a ... I got a guy that deals with covers locally and I went and talked to him and he's got an MX4.

Peter: Okay.

Nissan Owner: And he's pushing the G2 and the MX4.

Peter: Okay.

Nissan Owner: And I'm like, "What's the difference between the MX4 and the F1?" I mean, I want, like, one of the better covers. I don't want something that's going to fall apart in three or four years, you know?

Peter: So, the MX4 is a great cover, too. They're actually the same cover, except the F1 is made of the fiberglass reinforced polymer, which is their strongest material. So, it's going to hold up to denting things, stuff like that, better than the aluminum of the MX4.

Nissan Owner: Right, but is the polymer, is it just as strong as the aluminum and will it outlast everything?

Peter: It's stronger than the aluminum. Yeah.

Nissan Owner: Is it? Okay. Okay. Yeah, okay. I've seen some good reviews about you online. I'd like to order that F1 for myself, please.

Peter: Sure. Yeah. I'll get you going here. You'll get an email confirmation here in just a second, and then allow about five to seven days at the most for delivery on this.

Is it Common For a BAKFlip F1 to get Waterlogged?

Tonneau Covered Customer: I'm having a little trouble. I bought a BAKflip F1 from you guys on September 26, 2016. Apparently, it's gotten waterlogged or something because it weighs about a thousand pounds, I'm trying to open it. I called BAK Industries they said if I could find my receipt, they could replace it. But I can't seem to come up with my receipt, I'm hoping you guys can dig it up.

Peter: Okay. Yes I found it.

Tonneau Covered Customer: Could you email it for me?

Peter: Yep, I'm going to do that right now.

Tonneau Covered Customer: Wonderful. Did you ever hear of that before, them getting waterlogged or something?

Peter: Yeah, so what happens is kind of rare, but I have heard of it. The fiberglass would get a tiny, tiny little crack in it and then over time water can seep in and that can create that issue.

Tonneau Covered Customer: It's like every one of the panels.

Peter: Yeah.

Tonneau Covered Customer: Can't flip the thing open, I had to have some people come in and help me.

Peter: Well I'll send this over so you can get back to BAK and have it replaced under warranty.

What's the Best Tonneau Cover for Heavy Snow and Hail for a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro?

Tacoma Owner: I would like to order a couple things through you guys if I can, please.

Peter: Sure, I can get you going here. What truck is it for?

Tacoma Owner: This is for a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, 5.2 inch bed.

Peter: Okay. What's the first item?

Tacoma Owner: Well, I'd like to get a Bedrug for that vehicle, and that would be the complete Bedrug; I think it's BRY19DCK.

Peter: I'll pull that up here.

Tacoma Owner: Okay. Just to make sure it fits, and that it's the right one.

Peter: Okay the full liner, I've got it here. What's the next item?

Tacoma Owner: Well, this is where I need a little bit of professional advice, okay?

Peter: Okay, sure.

Tacoma Owner: I'm looking at particularly the BakFlip F1, and I don't know if I want to go with the F1 or if I want to do the Undercover Ultra Flex. What is your opinion? We get heavy snow here, we get a lot of hail.

Peter: I would definitely go with the F1. I really, I like the Ultra Flex cover, but it's aluminum, and when you're dealing with hail, it will dent. You'll get those little dimples. And the F1 holds up to hail so much better than the aluminum covers. So I think you're right where you want to be with the F1. And I can do that one with free shipping on everything, and there's no sales tax.

Tacoma Owner: Oh, that's fantastic. That is fantastic, thank you.

What is the Best BAK Tonneau Cover for a GMC Sierra 1500 New Body Type

GMC Owner: Hey, the tonneau cover that you had told me about, that BAKFlip, which model was it? Was it the F-1 or was it something different?

Peter: What truck was it for?

GMC Owner: It's a GMC Sierra 1500. It's the new model, new body type, short bed.

Peter: Okay, so yeah, I recommended either the MX4 or the F-1, which is only $10 more than the MX4.

GMC Owner: And what's the difference between those two covers?

Peter: The difference is that the MX4 is aluminum, and the F1 is a fiberglass-reinforced polymer, so it's a stronger material.

GMC Owner: Yeah, that's probably what I'd be looking for. And that will fit that new body truck no problem?

Peter: Yes, absolutely.

GMC Owner: Okay, I'm going to just take some time to think about if I want to go with the MX4 or the F1

Peter: Okay

How Do I Find the Lowest Price for a Brand New BAKFlip F1 tonneau cover?

Dodge Ram Owner: How are you guys able to offer tonneau covers so much cheaper than everybody else?

Peter: So we actually work directly with the manufacturer. We have a special deal with them because we do a ton of volume. So we have special pricing.

Dodge Ram Owner: Well I'm interested in the BAKFlip F1, but I wanted to make sure I'm not buying like a reject or a dented version or anything like that. I'm okay if that's the case, but I just want to know about it ahead of time.

Peter: Oh you're not. This is a brand new tonneau cover. Never been opened. Newest model. And it's free shipping as well.

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, great. Your prices are really impressive, so that's good to know that it's a brand new cover. I haven't seen a new F1 cover that cheap anywhere else.

Peter: Yep. We tend to have the lowest prices around.

Dodge Ram Owner: I'd like to go ahead and place an order with you.

Peter: Sure, I'll get everything set up for shipping and you can expect to see your new cover within 5-7 days!