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!
What's the Best Tonneau Cover for a 2019 Chevy 3/4 ton With 8 Foot Bed?
Chevy Owner: I have a 2019 Chevy 3/4 ton long box and I'm looking for a Tonneau cover for that.Sean: I never get that 3/4 ton. Is that a 3500?
Chevy Owner: Yes that's a 3500.Sean: Okay. Yeah I've been doing this for 10 years, and I still, I'm not a truck guy I guess. Only trucks I've ever had are 1500s Rams.
Chevy Owner: Yeah, this is a heavy duty 3/4 ton. Eight foot box, 2019.Sean: You wanted the MX4, correct?? The BAKflip?
Chevy Owner: Um no, I was wondering what your recommendations were.Sean: Oh okay. Well man, there's all sorts of options. What do you use your truck for?
Chevy Owner: For work and for play.Sean: Okay. Do you have a fifth wheel or anything like that?
Chevy Owner: Nope no fifth wheelSean: Okay. Yeah man, it kinda depends on your style at that point and what you wanna spend. I think an MX4 would look really good on there. It's matte black and is flush, it's gonna sit flush to your bed rails.
Chevy Owner: And you'll lift it up from the front and open it? Or do you have to flip 'em all the way back?Sean: You'll have to flip 'em all the way back.
Chevy Owner: I was just wondering if they make a cargo, you know that goes up front of that too?Sean: They do. They make a BAK Box. Its called the BAK Box 2.
Chevy Owner: Any other options or covers you would recommend?Sean: Other options than that? I mean that's gonna be the best option as far as the folding plush mount cover goes. If you wanted something that's gonna sit on top of the rails, you mentioned opening it from the front as well I would say Encore. Extang Encore. But it sits on top of the rails instead of in between.
Chevy Owner: I don't want that either, that would probably look bad. That flips too I take it?
Sean: Correct. Yeah it flips to the rear and it flips toward the glass and it flips towards the tailgate. But on that cover you can't travel with it open in any position, you can't travel with it open up against...it doesn't lean up against the cab, so you're still gonna, you're losing a little bit of bed there with that one. The other option that I was gonna suggest, and actually the best cover in my opinion as far as functionality and look goes, it's just a little pricey is the Retrax. I don't know if you have ever heard of them.
Chevy Owner: I have. Ok, I think you have given me some good suggestions. Let me do some more research on these covers and I'll call you back.
Sean: Sounds good.
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.
How Do I Confirm That I Received The Correct Part Number For an Extang Solid Fold 2.0 for a 2019 Ford F-150?
Tonneau Covered Customer: You sent me a Tonneau Cover last week. But unfortunately I think it's the wrong one. Can you help me confirm the part number?Peter: It was an Extang Solid Fold 2.0, correct?
Tonneau Covered Customer: Correct. . It was an Extang Solid Fold 2.0 for a 2019 Ford F-150 with a six and a half foot bed.Peter: Okay. Let me double check here.
Tonneau Covered Customer: I went up and looked at Extang's website and it's something like 83418 but they sent me a 84418.Peter: So the part number should actually be 84480.
Tonneau Covered Customer: I looked on their website and I think it's supposed to be 83480, because the one that they sent me is for a toolbox. So it's only like five foot three, something like that.Peter: Oh, I see. It was a toolbox Tonneau but you don't have a toolbox, that's what you're saying?
Tonneau Covered Customer: Correct. I do not have a toolboxPeter: Okay. Customer service will be in in about an hour. We're going to get this swapped out for you, obviously for free. This is our mistake and we're going to get the correct one on the way and we're going to get a return shipping label for that one. Keep an eye on your email. You'll be hearing from them shortly and once again, I apologize.
Tonneau Covered Customer: Fortunately, I didn't destroy the box opening it, so it's already packed. But I don't have the plastic strapping materials, so asking for recommendations on getting that box sealed up well, right. I used packing tape, but I don't think that would hold it completely. Get some recommendations from him on what I can do to make sure that it gets back there in one piece.
Peter: Okay, will do. Yeah, they're good at that and you'll be hearing from them shortly.
Should I Pick a BAK or EXTANG Tonneau Cover for a 2018 Ford F150?
F-150 Owner: I was calling in and looking into a tonneau cover.Shawn: What kind of tonneau cover are you looking at?
F-150 Owner: Well I was looking at that BAKFlip, the four segment one. Forgot what it was called. The matte black one.Shawn: Okay, what kind of truck do you have?
F-150 Owner: I have a 2018 Ford F150. 5 foot 7 bed.Shawn: Did you want to go ahead and place an order with me today on it?
F-150 Owner: Well, I was kind of looking. You guys have an elephant or one listed that you guys have just come out with?Shawn: You know it didn't last very long.
F-150 Owner: Got you. Okay, yeah, because I was kind of poking around. The BAKFlips are, every review I looked at, the BAKFlip was up there, but I kept reading that they leak. And I was wondering if there's another one out there that would be comparable that doesn't leak or is that just inherent in that style.Shawn: Well to prevent leaking you have to have the tonneau cover installed correctly and have all the seals laying like they should. You also will have the drain tubes. Just don't expect there to be no water whatsoever because it's not weather proof, it's weather resistant. If you wan't something that will stay drier, you're going to have to go with on top of the rails and I would suggest the extang that's Extang Solid Fold 2.0. It sits on top of the rails.
F-150 Owner: Okay. Well, that sounds good. Let me keep looking around at some other tonneau coversShawn: Alright man, check that out. Look at that solid fold. They are both really popular, they're owned by the same company. Kind of got to go with what you want in look and then what you want in functionality. That's just the honest opinion I have for you on those two.
F-150 Owner: You just said that. Okay, let me take a look at them and I'll give you a holler back.