FAQ — Deck Rail System


Is There a Tonneau Cover That Utilizes The Deck Rail System on a 2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax?

Toyota Owner: I just bought a new truck, 2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax. I have the deck rail system in there and I wanted to know if you had a hard folding cover that utilizes that system, that I don't have to move the deck rail system. I was looking at the, the BAKFlip, I think it's MX4, but you have to move that down to ... I think you can order the brackets, but I know from Toyota OEM they have a cover that utilizes that track that's there already.

Shaun: Okay. Let me see here. You know, Undercover uses it, but then you lose functionality of your tie-downs. You can't move them once a cover is installed.

Toyota Owner: Okay, I see what you're saying. So you could flip it open, but wherever the cleats are, that's where they stay or you can't use them at all?

Shaun: Yeah. Wherever the cleats are, is where they stay. Essentially what's going to happen is there are these little clamps ... The little block goes inside of the channel of your rails, that you have currently. And then so you're going to have three different blocks, in three different locations. So essentially you can move those tie-downs within the space of those blocks, but obviously you can't move it past that.

Toyota Owner: Yeah, yeah, that's no problem. I just didn't want to move around my ... drop the tracks or anything like that.

Shaun: Okay. What year is it again?

Toyota Owner: It's a 2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, the short bed.

Shaun: Okay.

Toyota Owner: You see, that's the other thing, some of these covers, they list 5.5 and then 5.7

Shaun: Yeah, I know, it's all the same. All right, so Undercover has a few different options. What price range do you want to stay in? 

Toyota Owner: I know they're probably close to a grand. So I guess somewhere in that eight to a thousand dollar price range

Shaun: How much do you think you're going to be using this cover, man? Is it going to be every day? As a daily driver, contractor?

Toyota Owner: No. Basic driving back and forth to work. I'm not really expecting to haul a lot of stuff. Every once in awhile I'll run to Home Depot.

Shaun: Well, they have two different things for you and they're both matte black. One's more of a shiny finish, or not shiny but smooth finish. And then one's more of a rough finish. Now the rough finish is Line-X material on there. So it's scratch proof.

Toyota Owner: What is that like? Oh, it's scratch proof. Okay.

Shaun: Bedliner. You know spray in bed liners? It's actually on top of the cover.

Toyota Owner: Like a Rhino type finish.

Shaun: Right. Yeah. They spray their panels now before they assemble the cover. So they're actually pretty awesome, man. I actually worked for them for a decade and the salesman had one on his truck when they first did one and he took a key to it, and went back and forth and could not scratch this cover. 

Toyota Owner: Okay. That that's like four panels, or three?

Shaun: For your truck, since it's a short bed, it's gonna be three panels and then you have the solid a-panel. Unlike the BAKFlip, the BAKFlip has a composite a-panel, so it's the same as the cover. The Undercover is solid.

Toyota Owner: Okay. And what other options do I have with ... And that utilizes the track where it is?

Shaun: Correct. The other one that I was going to suggest to you, and both of these have a five-year warranty, the other one when I was going to suggest was the Ultra Flex. It's matte black finish, it does not have the Line-X on it, but it has pretty much all the other features. It also has a carpeted underside, and it's not really carpet, it's BedRug is what it is. And the BedRug material is basically a plastic but it feels like a carpet. It's got a nicer finish. I believe it comes with a set of lights, so it'll come with a bed light as well. 

Toyota Owner: All right. Could you give me the model numbers of both because I just wanted to take a look at them online.

Shaun: Sure. It's UX42008 and AX42008.

Toyota Owner: Okay, and I'll give you a call back. I just want to take a look at them. And those are the only two that utilizes the back rail system or the only ones that you recommend, really?

Shaun: Those are the only two that use it and the only two I recommend. You could go for their cheap version, which is the Flex. But honestly, you're going to want one of the other ones. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Can I Still Use My Deck Rail System on My 2019 Toyota Tundra with a Roll N Lock Cover?

Toyota Tundra Owner: I'm interested in a Roll N Lock Cover. However, I'm wondering about the deck rail system on my Toyota, do I have to remove it?

Peter: Yeah, what year is the Tundra?

Toyota Tundra Owner: It's a 2019.

Peter: Okay, brand new. And you're talking about the deck rail system that's on the inside of the bed?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Correct, sir, yes. There's two on the side, and one along the cab.

Peter: I believe you're going to have to, let me double check here. I'm sorry, I'm just double checking the install guide here.

Toyota Tundra Owner: That's quite all right. I appreciate your information. I just think that that the Roll-N-Lock, from what I've seen, those seem to be good quality and good security and I think provide the best.

Peter: Yeah, so basically the deck rail system, you're not going to be able to use it anymore. The rails for this cover basically attach, clamp onto that system. So it's, you don't remove it, you wouldn't have the utility, being able to use it anymore the way that you can now.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Got you, got you. Well, if the cover, if it hooks onto that, then I can use that and now I've got tie downs, excuse me, I've got tie downs in the bottom of truck anyway.

Peter: Okay.

How Does The BAKFlip MX4 Compare To The Extang Encore?

Toyota Tundra Owner: You and I communicated by email regarding possible Tonneau cover for my 2019 Toyota Tundra.

Peter: Okay.

Toyota Tundra Owner: I've been going back and forth between the BAKflip MX4 and ... what's the other brand that has the cover that can flip from the front as well and has kind of a little lock there?

Peter: That's Extang. The Extang Encore.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Yeah ... Help me out, what are some of the differences, advantages of one or the other. Basically, how does the BAKFlip MX4 compare to the Extang Encore?

Peter: The MX4 can fold all the way up and secure behind the cab so you have full use of your bed when you need to. The Extang doesn't do that. The MX4 sits flush inside the bedrail, so it's super low profile.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Okay. And the Encore?

Peter: The Encore sits up on top, so it's a higher profile cover. Obviously the main difference that you just mentioned, that you can open it from right behind the cab. The MX4 can't do that. I mean, they're both really well reviewed. It just kind of depends on what you're using it for.

Toyota Tundra Owner: I had a BAKFlip before on my other truck. I had a G2, I guess it was, several years ago. I had an 02 Tundra and I think I got that probably 2008 or 9, something like that. Really loved it.

Peter: Yeah.

Toyota Tundra Owner: I understand that the MX4 is probably a little lighter perhaps. I think that the G2, it could get difficult, you know, sometimes trying to flip those things open. So, I'd be leaning toward the MX4 then. I know you emailed me a quote. Where are we at with the MX4 vs the Encore for pricing at this point?

Peter: So, you have a 2019 Tundra? What's the bed length?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Correct. 2019 Toyota Tundra and it's five and a half foot bed.

Peter: Do you have the Deck Rail System in the bed?

Toyota Tundra Owner: No, I don't have a Deck Rail System.

Peter: That quote I sent you for the MX4 is still valid. The Encore would only be $30 more than the MX4. It's free shipping on both and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Yeah, I think I want to go with the MX4.

Peter: Okay, I'll get you all set up for shipping, and then you're good to go!

How Do I Know if I Have a Deck Rail System on My 2019 Toyota Tundra?

Toyota Tundra Owner: I had sent an email to you regarding the BAKFlip MX4.

Peter: Okay. What truck was it for?

Toyota Tundra Owner: It's for a 2019 Toyota Tundra double cab with the six and a half foot bed.

Peter: Okay. Were we talking this afternoon on email?

Toyota Tundra Owner: No, I think you sent an email, but I actually didn't send you an email. I guess I must have filled out the form on your site? I put my email address in your site, and it came up with an offer.

Peter: Okay. Yeah, I can honor that price. Also, it's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Toyota Tundra Owner: And you'll throw in that tailgate seal kit for the tailgate?

Peter: I will. Do you have the deck rail system in the bed?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Yeah, I do have deck rails.

Peter: Okay. So 2019 Tundra, six and a half foot bed, with the deck rail system.

Toyota Tundra Owner: When they call that a deck rail, they're talking about the tie down system and all that?

Peter: Yes. 

Toyota Tundra Owner: Ok let's get this MX4 ordered

Peter: Ok I'll get this shipped out to you. 

Does Having a Deck Rail System on a 2014 Tundra Double Cab Change the Price of a Tonneau Cover?

Toyota Tundra Owner: I was speaking to Pete via email about the BAKflip MX 4 Cover, and he asked a question about a deck rail. I just got a 2014 Tundra pick-up truck, a double cab, and I wasn't sure exactly what he meant by a deck rail system inside the bed.

Shawn: So, inside of your bed, if you have the rail system, you'll have those tie down cleats. Is that something that you have?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Yeah, then I guess I do have a deck rail system.

Shawn: Okay. Yeah, that changes the price a little bit because there's a different kit that goes with that. Hold on one second here.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Oh, okay. I think he might have misunderstood me. I told him I had something inside. But I thought you meant those bars on top of the actual cab. The bed. Because some trucks have those big bars that go across, that run the bed length. But I don't have that. But I do have the adjustable tie downs inside the bed, up top, I think on the side.

Shawn: You said it's a 2014 Tundra?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Yeah. 2014 Tundra, double cab.

Shawn: What size bed?

Toyota Tundra Owner: I believe it's a 6.6. It's not the short bed, it's the one in between the short and the long bed. So I believe it's the 6.6 one. It's a limited edition, if that makes any difference. But I'm assuming not.

Shawn: No, the only thing we go off is the year, make, model, and bed size. So, for the deck rail you're looking at an extra $40.

Toyota Tundra Owner: That's still not too bad. It's a little bit cheaper than online, that's for sure. Let's do it. 

Shawn: All right, I'll go ahead and get you checked out and get everything shipped.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Okay, appreciate that. Thank you very much.