What is the Best Scratch Resistant Waterproof Tonneau Cover for a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500?
GMC Sierra Owner: I have a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 5'8 bed, and I need a tonneau cover.Shaun: What kind of cover were you looking at?
GMC Sierra Owner: Well, you sent me an email on a couple that, or three of them that kind of go over the top. Two from Extang and one from Retrax.
GMC Sierra Owner: But I think from looking at those and kind of figuring it out, I think we're more in line to do one of the covers that, what do you call it? Low profile? The one that's not on top of the bed, it's in the bed.
Shaun: The tri-fold.
GMC Sierra Owner: The tri-fold. Tri-fold or a roll up, but it looks like the roll ups cost a heck of a lot more.
Shaun: Correct, yeah the Retrax, the aluminum version, which is one with the life-time warranty on it. That one costs more. Are you wanting to get a BakFlip or something like that?
GMC Sierra Owner: Yeah, I'm thinking so. The email I got a couple of weeks ago had the BAKFlip MX4. I like that one. And I was kind of Googling it last night and checking out some reviews. Apparently, folks like it, except that they say it scratches pretty easily.
Shaun: Alright, the one you're going to want, if you're going for the tri-fold, the one you're going to want is UnderCover Armor Flex. It's got LINE-X on it. You can't scratch that cover.
GMC Sierra Owner: Got you. And is it a matte black or a shiny black?
Shaun: Matte black.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay, and it's pretty good on the water spilling off? Here it is. They're all about the same aren't they, when it comes to that?
Shaun: Yeah, and this one's actually got a five-year warranty instead of a three.
GMC Sierra Owner: Oh, okay, yeah if you could shoot me that one in an email I'll take a look.
Shaun: Okay, I'm going to send you the actual order form. All you got to do if you want to go ahead and do it is click proceed with that.
How Can I Find Out If The Extang Solid Fold 2.0 is in Stock for My 2008 Chevy Colorado?
Chevy Colorado Owner: You gave me a quote on an S10 Tonneau cover; the solid two - what is it, the tri-fold?Peter: Okay, the Extang Solid Fold 2.0? What truck is it for?
Chevy Colorado Owner: It's a 2008 Chevy Colorado LS with a 6.1 inch bed.Peter: Okay. Yep, I've got it here. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.
Chevy Colorado Owner: Do you have the Extand Solid Fold 2.0 in stock? Can we ship it out today?
Peter: I do. It's in stock but it'll ship within 48 hours.
Chevy Colorado Owner: All right. You can ship it as soon as you can. Are you sure it's the right size? Six foot bed in the solid S10 with the ... It's black with the tri-fold in solid?
Peter: Yes. That's correct.
Chevy Colorado Owner: Okay. Well we're talking about the same cover then.
Peter: I'm just grabbing the part number real quick. So I will get this shipped out. You're going to get an email confirmation here in just a second.
Chevy Colorado Owner: I want to thank you for the good price. I look forward to getting my new cover.
Peter: Yeah. You're welcome!
How Do You Measure The Bed Length of a 2016 Chevy Silverado for an Extang Revolution?
Silverado Owner: I sent a request for a quote on a bedcover last night, and I got an email back from you.Peter: Okay. What were you looking for?
Silverado Owner: It's a 2016, Silverado. It's a double cab LTZ.Peter: Okay, and what's the bed length?
Silverado Owner: How do you measure the bed length? I mean, what do you measure in there?Peter: It's on the inside, so, from behind the cab on the inside of the bed to the inside of the tailgate.
Silverado Owner: Okay. I believe it's six and a half. I was coming up over six, six and a half the other way.Peter: Got it. Okay. And which cover were we talking about?
Silverado Owner: That was the Extang Revolution.Peter: Okay.
Silverado Owner: That's the roll-up, correct? That's the roll up correct?Peter: It is, yeah. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax since your ordering it outside of Arizona.
Silverado Owner: Okay. And how long does that usually take?Peter: About five to seven days.
Silverado Owner: Okay. And then I got an email, phone, ad about a free tailgate seal or something.
Peter: Yes, I can include that as well.
Silverado Owner: Okay. Let's go ahead and get that ordered.
Peter: Okay, no problem.
How Can I Get an Extang Encore Shipped Quickly For My 2017 Ford F-250?
F-250 Owner: Yeah, I'm calling about an Extang Encore tonneau cover.Peter: Okay. What truck is it for?
F-250 Owner: A 2017 Ford F-250.Peter: What's the bed like?
F-250 Owner: It measures 80 inches inside the bed. It's not a long bed.Peter: Got you, okay. Yup, so I've got that here. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.
F-250 Owner: How long until the cover arrives?Peter: It would be about five days.
F-250 Owner: What's it shipping by?Peter: It's FedEx, but it comes directly from the manufacturer. So typically, it can take two days to ship from the time you order and then you'd receive it about three days after that.
F-250 Owner: Okay, so that's shipping out of Michigan. That's where they make that stuff.Peter: Yes.
F-250 Owner: So let's see, what's today, is Wednesday. You're saying that I should have it by next Tuesday. That's kind of lengthy for me.Peter: Okay. Do you need it sooner than that? We do have other options. Let me just double check if it'll work in this case. Give me just a second. I could get it shipped out of Jasper warehouse, Indiana today or tomorrow morning, which would mean you'd have it Friday, Saturday, or Monday at the latest.
F-250 Owner: Friday, Saturday, or Monday?Peter: Yeah, well, it's because if FedEx delivers in your neck of the woods on Saturday, then you'd probably have it Saturday at the latest. If not, it would be Monday at the latest.
F-250 Owner: What was the earliest? Friday?Peter: Okay, yeah, I think you could probably have it by Friday because I can get it shipped today from Jasper.
F-250 Owner: All right, well, let's try it.Peter: Okay, I will get this moving right now. You're going to get a confirmation email here. Here we go, and you are all set.
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.
What Tonneau Cover is Going to Be The Most Water Resistant?
GMC Owner: Hey Shawn, I'm trying to reach Peter, I think. He's been giving me some emails about tonneau covers.Shaun: Yes sir. Peter's actually out for the day though, what kind of tonneau cover was it?
GMC Owner: Well, I was needing to call and talk to somebody and start kind of figuring it out. It's kind of a new pickup truck and I want to get one for it.Shaun: Beautiful. What kind of truck was it?
GMC Owner: 2019 GMC Sierra with a 5'8 bed.Shaun: What are you looking for? You've got hard, soft, folding, rolling, one piece, three piece.
GMC Owner: It's my wife's truck. She likes the look of the hard folding or hard roll-up. She wants to be able to get in and out of it, so she wants the one that either folds, two or three times, four times. And she likes the look of the hard case, or the hard cover. She doesn't like the leather top of the soft one.
GMC Owner: Waterproof, basically, because once we get this thing on it, it's going to be stuck in the back of that truck pretty much, there's going to be something back there all the time. So, you know, number one thing is waterproof, two is security, for me, then three is, you know, the appearance. So that's what I was going to start with whenever I got a hold of you know, someone to talk to. To see what's out there, see what y'all thought. What are some good options?Shaun: Well let me tell you, the folding, hard folding that are going to sit flush to your bed, those have rails that mount on the inside, so chances of water getting in those are a little bit higher than if you were to buy one that mounts on top of the rails. That look isn't always desired, but honestly, they do look pretty sharp, usually. The Extangs as in the Solid Fold 2.0, or if you get the Encore, it's basically the same thing, are good. Except the Encore folds from the front or the back so that's a nice little feature there. The downfall to that is unlike a BAKFlip, or unlike a three-piece that's going to sit between your rails, you can't fold it all the way up to where it's against your window, and drive with it all the way open, and I don't know how often she would do that anyway.
GMC Owner: Okay. Are there any other covers that you would suggest?Shaun: The other one that I would suggest is the Retrax One MX. And that is the roll-in cover. It's got a self-containing canister that sits at the front behind the bolt. It's about 14 inches wide by 14 inches deep by the top of your rails. So you're going to lose about a foot of med space with that. That one is going to be the easiest to use. The best looking one in my opinion is also going to provide the best watertight seal out of all of them, besides, you know, like I said the folding ones that sit on top of the rails usually do a pretty good job.
GMC Owner: Gotcha. Alright. I'm going to have to get with her and find out for sure just exactly if she's okay with that look. But one of them I got was with a 4 maybe? Or something like that?Shaun: Yeah the MX4.
GMC Owner: Yeah that was one. I thought it looks pretty good, folds up three or four times.Shaun: They are sharp, man. I worked for Undercover which to be honest with you, all the companies we're talking about are owned by the same people. But I worked for Undercover for almost a decade and then after they bought BAKFlip, I worked for BAKFlip for a few years. But when you said water, that's when my mind went to a folding cover. Let's say there's twenty parts where water could get in, versus a cover that's on top of the rails or that rolls where there's three spots. So that's my only reservation when it comes to that, but other than that I'd say buy that folding cover all day long; the BAKFlip, because it's a great cover.
GMC Owner: Gotcha. But in general the best water resistance is to have a cover sitting on top of the rails?Shaun: Correct.
GMC Owner: Are there any covers- and those are hard covers, right? It won't be the leather soft, okay?
Shaun: No you won't have that. Because after a while man, when they wear out, they're a pain to buckle and all that.
GMC Owner: Okay. Well, let me get home and talk to her. Can you email me some quotes?
Shaun: Okay. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and outline it a little bit here, prices next to each of them and I'll also send a link so you can click it and go straight to both of them. Just give me a call back if you have any questions.