FAQ — crew cab


What's The Difference Between the Standard & Xtreme AMP Research Power Steps for a 2018 Chevy Silverado?

Silverado Owner: I'm interested in some AMP Research steps. I was looking at here the standard model or the Xtreme. I just wanted to know what the difference was as far as material and the product in general, and then also is there a difference in the warranty between the two?

Shawn: Let's see here. What kind of truck is it going on?

Silverado Owner: 2018 Silverado. Crew cab.

Shawn: So the Plug-N-Play and the Xtreme...

Silverado Owner: Yeah. I would just do the standard installment not the Plug-N-Play. I want it hard wired.

Shawn: I'm looking here. So they give you a 5 year sixty thousand mile warranty, 3 year thirty six thousand mile warranty. Let me look at the Xtreme and see what they say.

Silverado Owner: Okay. I thought it said 3 year but then I saw 5 years.

Shawn: 3 year warranty. Hold on. 5 year sixty thousand miles. All defects on the materials or workmanship on select AMP products properly installed per provided instructions except those listed under the 3 year warranty ... it's not really clear on which one it is.

Silverado Owner: Right. Okay. I just got to decide then what's the difference between the Xtreme and the other. Is it a stronger motor is it a different material? You know, those types of things. It doesn't really go into detail on their website.

Shawn: The Xtreme ... let's see here. I know its heavier duty.

Silverado Owner: Okay. As far as the mounting, it mounts the same way? Not like the LX where it has that rocker panel cover?

Shawn: Correct.

Silverado Owner: Okay. So it mounts like the standard one?

Shawn: Right. I should know this off the top of my head. I do apologize.

Silverado Owner: That's okay. Not a problem.

Shawn: Dual motor option. And then yeah, its just heavier duty. The ends are heavier duty, the track itself has more grip to it, the step itself.

Silverado Owner: That's probably the better way to go then.

Shawn: Yeah. I would say. All weather functioning, hard working constructions for superb traction. Let me see if my supplier has them. I don't know if you're ready or not but let me see if they have them just so you know and I know ... and they would be on back order of course.

Silverado Owner: Yeah. Why don't we get those ordered up. Can you send me an email so I can check out when I get home?

Shawn: Absolutely.

What's the Best Retractable Cover For a Ford 2018 Model Crew Cab?

Ford Owner: Hey, Sean, I've got a Ford 2018 Model Crew Cab. I'm looking for a retractable cover. I don't want the shiny black. I want the flat black in color.

Sean: What size bed?

Ford Owner: It's the crew cab. I haven't actually measured the bed, but it's the crew cab Ford 2018 model.

Sean: Okay. Usually, on the double doors, it's a 5.5 short bed, or you'd have a 6.5, or an 8', which you'd know if you had an 8'.

Ford Owner: Yeah, it's not an 8'. If it came down to an order, I'd make sure before I ordered.

Sean: Yeah, so there are two different types of covers that Retrax offers. Retrax is actually probably the best brand when it comes to their rolling covers. There's the ONE, which is the polycarbonate series, and then the PRO, which is the aluminum series. The PRO, they're actually running a special right now on their Retrax XR, which is the RetraxPRO MX, which is a matte black finish, and the XR part are referring to the side rails. The side rails on that model have T-slots to where you can add bike racks and kayak racks and stuff like that, and right now they're actually doing a promotion where if you buy one of those XRs, they send you a free set of Yakima JetStream load bars with it which is a $500 value. 

Ford Owner: Okay. 

Sean: Then if you didn't want those bars, which honestly for an extra 100 bucks to get that $500 gift is worth it, but let's say you didn't want that option, you could go back down to just the RetraxPRO MX and save the $100 difference. What I was going to say was both of those come with a lifetime warranty as well. 

Ford Owner: Right. How about the Brinx?

Sean: Brinx? I've never even heard of a Brinx tonneau cover, so let's look here.

Ford Owner: What do you have at around, say, $1,000-$1,200 range?

Sean: If you wanna stay within that range you could still get a Retrax. You can get the ONE MX.

Ford Owner: What's the difference in the ONE MX?

Sean: Well, it's polycarbonate instead of aluminum. It does have aluminum support rods every three inches, but the material of the cover itself is actually polycarbonate which is a plastic, so it's not quite the cover that the aluminum one is, but honestly, if it's going on a daily drive and you're not in construction, you're not using that cover 50 times a day, the ONE would probably be perfect for you. It's got a three-year warranty instead of a lifetime.

Ford Owner: Yeah, we're just using this cover for a vacation vehicle.

Sean: Yeah, man. The RetraxONE would be perfect for you then. It looks just exactly the same as the aluminum. It functions the same. Like I said, it's the plastic instead of aluminum.

Ford Owner: Yeah. Have you heard of a Gator brand?

Sean: I have, and honestly, you know what that is? It's a private label of a Retrax. There are a couple different covers that Retrax has that are cheaper, and what they do is they space those support rods out a little bit further. I'm not sure if anything else is different as far as hardware and stuff like that, but I know that on those private labels, they take some of the extra cost out of it and that's what makes it cheaper and that's what makes them easily sold. But there are differences and that's the difference.

Ford Owner: Well, that shorter bed, I'm just using it as basically storage for luggage and stuff, but I also want a quality cover that I won't be replacing in five years.

Sean: Yeah, I've not heard a whole lot of issues with the Retrax, even the ONE. I worked for Truck Hero, which is the company that owns Retrax, and I sold Retrax all over the world, man. Australia, Dubai, Germany, all over the place, and it quickly became the number one seller. 

Ford Owner: Well, let me measure my bed and give it some thought and I may give you a shout back.

Sean: All right, man. If you give us a call, my name is Sean.

Where Can I Get The Best Price on a BAKFlip MX4 for a 2016 Chevy Silverado?

Silverado Owner: I'd like to buy a tonneau cover for my truck.

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

Silverado Owner: It's for a 2016 Chevy Silverado crew cab with the short bed, so like the 5-8 bed.

Peter: What cover were we talking about?

Silverado Owner: I want the BAKFlip MX4. You emailed me a price quote and I have to say that it's the best price I've ever seen on the MX4.

Peter: Got it. Yes, our prices are pretty competitive.

Silverado Owner: The MX4 is the one that's got a matte finish on it, right?

Peter: That's right. So '16 Silverado short bed. Got it. I'm just getting you set up for shipping now.

Silverado Owner: How long for shipping on that cover?

Peter: Allow 5-7 days for delivery. Other than that you're all set.

Silverado Owner: Awesome. Thank you, man. I appreciate it. Great price on that again.

Peter: No problem. Have a great day!

What is the Recommended Hard Cover for a 2010 GMC Sierra?

GMC Sierra Owner: Yes, I was reaching out to you to discuss a bed cover for my truck. I didn't know if I caught you at a good time.

Peter: What truck is it for?

GMC Sierra Owner: This will be a 2010 GMC Sierra.

Peter: Okay. Got it, and what's the bed length?

GMC Sierra Owner: That... I was hoping would be a standard thing that you would have.

Peter: It could be a short bed, it could be the standard size bed, so it's either a five eight or a six and a half foot.

GMC Sierra Owner: Okay, yeah it's just a standard 2010 crew cab GMC Sierra two wheel drive. So I would think it would be a standard bed. It's not an extra long bed.

Peter: Do you have a crew cab?

GMC Sierra Owner: Yeah, I do have a crew cab.

Peter: It could be a short bed. It could be one or the other, but that's okay. We'll just have to measure it before you order. Which cover were you looking at?

GMC Sierra Owner: To be honest with you, I just wanted to see if I could get some help to detail it out. I prefer the hard cover. That or kind of flush with the bed of the truck if that makes sense. It wouldn't be over the truck. Do you recommend the Undercover Armor Flex?

Peter: Okay, the Armor Flex, it's very popular. It's a really nice cover. I've got that for a great price. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax. It's ordered from outside of Arizona.

GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. Tell me a little bit about your company.

Peter: Yeah, we've been in business for about 7 years. My name's Peter. I basically handle the majority of the sales over here, but we are a smaller company. We have less overhead than the big companies so we can actually pass on the savings to you. We work directly with the manufacturers because they have the best quality control and yeah, we sell tonneau covers at the best price.

GMC Sierra Owner: Okay, and you're just the logistics piece behind it. Is that right?

Peter: Right. We're a reseller.

GMC Sierra Owner: Got you. And I don't know a lot about tonneau covers versus like a BAKflip, is that one of them?

Peter: Yes.

GMC Sierra Owner: So, I mean honestly, I need to do a little bit more research. But I'll think about the Undercover Armor Flex

What is the Part Number of an MX4 for a 2004 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with a 5'8 bed?

2004 GMC Sierra Owner: I was looking at something online the other day, and I was looking at one of your tonneau covers. I think it's a BAKFlip MX4?

Peter: Okay.

2004 GMC Sierra Owner: And, I think there's one ad that says that you beat everybody's prices. I have a 2004 GMC Sierra crew cab with a 5'8 bed.

Peter: Okay. 2004, and the short bed. Okay. Yeah, I've got it here with free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

2004 GMC Sierra Owner: Oh, okay. Okay. What's the part number for the MX4 for my GMC Sierra?

Peter: 448100.

2004 GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. 448100. Got it! I'll get back with you.

Peter: Okay. Sounds good.