Do I Have to Drill Into the Bed of My 2018 Chevy Silverado to Install Drain Tubes for My BAKFlip MX4?
Chevy Silverado Owner: I spoke to you about two to three weeks ago about a BAKFlip MX4. I'm sure you don't remember that, but that's okay.Peter: Okay. What truck do you have?
Chevy Silverado Owner: A 2018 Chevrolet Silverado.Peter: Okay. Gotcha. Yep, I've got it here. It's a bit more than last time we talked, but it's still free shipping and there's no sales tax.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Okay. Well, I should have ordered it last time then.Peter: Yeah, unfortunately our costs went up recently.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Okay. How about the swing out compartment box thing. That was free like a week ago.
Peter: Yeah, that rebate is ended.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Oh my goodness. All right, but here's the whole reason I didn't order earlier was because I was worried about the drains. When I watched the installation video, it shows drilling through this big plastic plug in the bed of the truck. They show it on, I think it's the F150.
Chevy Silverado Owner: My truck doesn't have that plastic plug. Where is that drain line supposed to go?
Peter: I don't know. Every truck's a little bit different. If there are no holes leading out of the bed, you would have to drill. Otherwise, more water would get in if the drain tubes weren't installed.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Okay. Yeah, because I was thinking that I keep it in the garage. So it would only be in the rain if I'm out and it's raining and then it would be sitting somewhere while I'm in a store, in a restaurant, something like that while it's raining.
Peter: Right. There are a couple of other covers out there, hard-covers, that don't require the draining tubes. Like, for example, the BAK makes a Revolver X4. It's a hard roll-up cover. That one does not need drain tubes. And then, the X10 Solid Fold 2.0 is a hard tri-fold cover. That one doesn't need drain tubes either.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Do both of those sit flush?
Peter: The Revolver X4 does, but the X10 does not. That sits up on top the bed rails.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Okay. So it's Revolver X4?
Peter: Yeah and it's made by BAK and it's a little cheaper than the MX4.
Chevy Silverado Owner: The MX4... I've really, really had my eye on that one ever since you turned me on to it. You know. Now is the MX4, there's no way to like to plug the drain holes and let it run out the back end?
Peter: Yeah, I mean you can attempt to do that. I mean I know guys that have done that before. But, like I said, it is still going to allow a little bit of water to get in here and there. But yeah, you can plug them. I mean that's always an option.
Chevy Silverado Owner: Then I might have to wait until one of these deals comes back around with that storage box because I have trailer hitches and stuff like that. That would be perfect to keep it all in.
Peter: Yeah. Okay. Well just check in with us and we do deals every month or two.