FAQ — G2


What's the difference between the MX4 and the F1 for a 2019 Nissan Frontier?

Nissan Owner: Hi, Peter. You gave me a quote a couple of days ago on a BAKflip F1 tonneau cover.

Peter: Okay. What truck was it for?

Nissan Owner: It was for a 2019 Nissan Frontier.

Peter: Okay. Yep, and it's free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Nissan Owner: Yep. And that'll fit my six-foot bed, correct?

Peter: Yeah. What year was the Frontier?

Nissan Owner: 2019. Brand new.

Peter: Okay. Yep, I've got it here. Perfect fit.

Nissan Owner: Okay. Question for you. Now, I have a ... I got a guy that deals with covers locally and I went and talked to him and he's got an MX4.

Peter: Okay.

Nissan Owner: And he's pushing the G2 and the MX4.

Peter: Okay.

Nissan Owner: And I'm like, "What's the difference between the MX4 and the F1?" I mean, I want, like, one of the better covers. I don't want something that's going to fall apart in three or four years, you know?

Peter: So, the MX4 is a great cover, too. They're actually the same cover, except the F1 is made of the fiberglass reinforced polymer, which is their strongest material. So, it's going to hold up to denting things, stuff like that, better than the aluminum of the MX4.

Nissan Owner: Right, but is the polymer, is it just as strong as the aluminum and will it outlast everything?

Peter: It's stronger than the aluminum. Yeah.

Nissan Owner: Is it? Okay. Okay. Yeah, okay. I've seen some good reviews about you online. I'd like to order that F1 for myself, please.

Peter: Sure. Yeah. I'll get you going here. You'll get an email confirmation here in just a second, and then allow about five to seven days at the most for delivery on this.

Is the BAKFlip MX4 Available for My 2006 Toyota Tundra?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Hey Peter, I got your email about a vinyl cover.

Peter: Okay. Which cover were we talking about?

Toyota Tundra Owner: You said you sent me a quote. I never saw the quote, but I did see your pricing in your email, your followup email. So I've got a 2006 Toyota Tundra. It's a four-door.

Peter: Okay. Which cover were we talking about?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Well, I was looking at two, and that's one of the things I wanted to talk about is, either the MX4, or they have a less expensive model.

Peter: Yes. The G2.

Toyota Tundra Owner: And what's the difference between the BAKFlip MX4 and the G2 for my truck?

Peter: I'm just looking up your truck real quick. It's a 2006 Tundra. What's the bed like?

Toyota Tundra Owner: Right. Well, that's what I'm going to go measure right now and I'm wondering, I've got a bed liner in it, so it's got the factory liner in it.

Peter: Okay. So they actually do not make the MX4 for your truck. So that might narrow it down. Let me double-check on the G2. So it's an '06 Tundra. What's the bed length?

Toyota Tundra Owner: It looks like 6'2 bed.

Peter: Okay. So they do have the G2. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Let me make a note on this. I got to see if I can afford this guy. Now, do I call, are you with the actual manufacturer?

Peter: I'm not. Our company is separate, but we work directly with the manufacturer. That's where the cover will be coming from.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Okay. I haven't done a ton of research, so let me see. What is the lead time to get it and how does it ship?

Peter: It's about five to seven days and it comes FedEx.

Toyota Tundra Owner: Okay. All right. Let me see what I can work up here and I'll give you a shout. Oh, are there any other covers that you might recommend? I mean, you guys carry a lot of brands?

Peter: We do. I actually liked the BAKFlips the best. They're the highest reviewed cover out there. They hold up so well over time and they very rarely have warranty issues. Plus they look really nice. So I think you're probably right where you want to be with the G2.

Is the BAKFlip MX4 One of The Best Tonneau Covers on The Market for a 2019 Chevy El Dorado?

Chevy Owner: Hi, I'm inquiring about a tonneau cover for my truck. I just got your email with a price quote.

Peter: Okay, what truck is it for?

Chevy Owner: For a 2019 Chevy El Dorado. Crew cab with a short bed.

Peter: Okay, and which cover were we talking about?

Chevy Owner: So I'm looking for a hard cover tonneau, looking at some of the different ones you recommended. The BAKFlip?

Peter: Right.

Chevy Owner: The G2 or something?

Peter: Yep, that's a great cover.

Chevy Owner: That one or something similar to that. I like that one because it looks like it sits pretty flush compared to some of the other ones that you guys recommended.

Peter: It does. So the G2 is made of aluminum, it sits flush inside the bedrail. It's a tri-fold, but it can fold completely up out of the bed and secure behind the cab, so you have full use of your bed when you need to. So you've got a lot of versatility there. I've got the best price on that, which is what I emailed you earlier. It's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Chevy Owner: Okay. Sounds pretty good. I know there was one that's a little upgrade from the G2.

Peter: Yeah, that'd be the MX4. That one's made of a little bit tougher aluminum and it's got a three year warranty instead of a two year warranty.

Chevy Owner: Okay. So the aluminum is a little bit thicker gauge or something like that?

Peter: Right.

Chevy Owner: But the mechanism and the folding versatility is pretty much the same?

Peter: Right.

Chevy Owner: Okay. Is there anything comparable or somewhat similar in a hard cover that can fold for a lower price than what you quoted me?

Peter: There's not.

Chevy Owner: Okay. So it's probably the best value for the money, that's what you're saying?

Peter: That's right.

Chevy Owner: Okay. In your opinion is the BAKFlip MX4 one of the best tonneau covers on the market? 

Peter: It is, absolutely, and it's the most popular.

Chevy Owner: If I place that order how long does it take for you guys to ship that out, do you guys carry them or?

Peter: Yeah, they're in stock but you'd receive it in about five days.

Chevy Owner: I'm gonna order the MX4, but I'll have to call you a little bit later. 

Peter: Ok

BAK FiberMAX vs BAKFlip MX4 for a 2019 Dodge Ram With a 5'7 Bed

Dodge Ram Owner: I have a couple of questions about the cover you just sent me an email. I had originally inquired about the BAK FiberMAX.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay.

Dodge Ram Owner: I've had a couple of them on my previous vehicles. I had a 2013 Ram and I know that after about, I don't know, it was like a year, I had to call in a warranty claim. They covered it with no issues whatsoever, and they went ahead and sent me out a new cover.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Right

Dodge Ram Owner: I have a couple of friends that also have the FiberMAX and they had the same issue as well. I don't know if it was an issue with manufacturing, or if it was material issue or what, but the cover got these real fine cracks in it in between the texture of the FiberMAX cover.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay

Dodge Ram Owner: and I guess water would get inside the FiberMAX cover and create an issue with swelling, you know?

Tonneau Covered Agent: Right

Dodge Ram Owner: With that being said, has that issue been addressed already or is it that an ongoing issue? I think what's causing the crack is that it gets very hot down here in Florida and we have a lot of humidity. We get thunderstorms that come out of nowhere plus 100 degree weather. So you're talking rain water hitting a super hot surface. I guess that would cause little tiny fractures in the material. 

Tonneau Covered Agent: I've heard of that occurring, I don't believe it's been addressed. I'm not positive on that, but I know that that doesn't happen with the aluminum covers like the BAKFlip MX4.

Dodge Ram Owner: Right. The only downside to the aluminum though that I don't like is that you toss something on the bed of your truck real quick and it dents.

Tonneau Covered Agent: I see.

Dodge Ram Owner: So between those 2 covers you either face the FiberMAX issue or you face the issue with something getting tossed on your bed and denting it. Once it's dented, that's it. There's nothing can be done about it.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Right

Dodge Ram Owner: So it's a give and take. With that being said, that MX4 cover, is that cover a more expensive cover, or is that a cheaper cover than the FiberMAX? I thought the FiberMAX was the more heavier duty one.

Tonneau Covered Agent: So the FiberMAX does stand up to denting better than the aluminum, but the MX4 does cost more. What truck was this for again?

Dodge Ram Owner: It's for a 2019 Dodge Ram, with a 5'7 bed

Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay

Dodge Ram Owner: When I read about the FiberMAX they're saying that the FiberMAX is more durable than the MX4, but the MX4 is more durable than the G2. Is that correct? 

Tonneau Covered Agent: That's correct. Yeah, the MX4 is kind of its own animal. It's the most popular tonneau cover on the market, period. So pricing gets a little more competitive.

Dodge Ram Owner: Because the MX4 is the more popular option?

Tonneau Covered Agent: Yes, exactly.

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay. I saw a video on YouTube about a feature that I wasn't sure if they were incorporating yet. They were showing the MX4 and I'm sure it's going to be the same thing with the G2 or the FiberMAX, that they have a new system where it automatically holds the top up. It locks it in place rather than to have the back arm to put it in the little slot there and tighten down the handle. Has that been incorporated into these tops yet?

Tonneau Covered Agent: No, it hasn't. They've been talking about that for 2 years but it has not yet.

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, yeah I know because I saw a video and I was like oh wait a minute, they got a new locking mechanism where it automatically locks.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Right

Dodge Ram Owner: So that hasn't been put in yet. Alrighty, so on the FiberMAX. Does that still comes with a three year warranty or no?

Tonneau Covered Agent: It's a 2 year warranty

Dodge Ram Owner: Oh it's a 2 year. Okay. So, then the FiberMAX is a 2 year warranty and the MX4 is a 3 year warranty?

Tonneau Covered Agent: That's right

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, alright and the 3 year covers on the MX4 obviously doesn't cover dents because it's user error, correct?

Tonneau Covered Agent: That's right.

Dodge Ram Owner: Because I'm still leaning toward the FiberMAX even though I've had that, I've had that issue but it's just one of those things where I'm like I don't know if I want to have to deal with the cracks again or if I want to take the chance and go with the aluminum and then take the chance in getting the top dented even though it shouldn't realistically.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Right.

Dodge Ram Owner: So that's something I have to think of real quick. I need to figure out if I want the BAKFlip MX4 or the FiberMAX. I'll give you a call back.

Tonneau Covered Agent: Okay, sounds good, we'll talk to you soon.

How Long Does Shipping Take on a G2 Max Lift for a 2018 Chevy Silverado?

Silverado Owner: I got an email from you about the pricing on a G2 Max Lift.

Peter: Okay, what truck is it for?

Silverado Owner: It's a 2018 Silverado.

Peter: And what's the bed length?

Silverado Owner: It's 5 foot 8, the measurement is from the ball pin to the inside of the tailgate, correct?

Peter: That's right. Okay, yeah it's free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

Silverado Owner: Okay. How long does shipping for this tonneau cover take?

Peter: About five days.

Silverado Owner: Okay. All right, let me go ahead and order one.

Peter: All right. Okay, and you're going to get an email confirmation here in just a second. Okay. You're all set.

Silverado Owner: All right. Does it come with a tracking number?

Peter: It does not. I can request tracking, but I probably won't have that for about 48 hours.

Justin: Okay. I appreciate it.

Should I Choose the BAKFlip MX4 or G2 for my 2016 Ford F-350?

F-350 Owner: You have been emailing me about a Tonneau cover for my 2016 F-350.

Peter: Okay, which cover?

F-350 Owner: It was either a BAKFlip MX4 or the BAKFlip G2. I haven't decided which one I wanted yet.

Peter: Okay.

F-350 Owner: I think I'm gonna go with the G2. They're both the same except for one's matte and one's a gloss finish, correct?

Peter: Well, that's true. The MX4 is also stronger aluminum and has a longer warranty.

F-350 Owner: Okay. So you quoted me some prices. I'm not on my email right now, but I'm ready to make a deal.

Peter: Okay. And you said you wanted to go with the G2?

F-350 Owner: Well, not necessarily. If the MX4 is a better quality then I wanna go with MX4.

Peter: Okay, no problem. It's free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.

F-350 Owner: Okay. That's what I want then.

Peter: Alright, I'll get you going here. Please allow about five to seven days for delivery on this. You're gonna get an email confirmation here in just a second. Here we go. And you're good to go, you're all set.

F-350 Owner: Alright, thank you Sir.