What is The Best Option for In-Bed Storage For a GMC Sierra?
GMC Sierra Owner: What do you recommend for in-bed storage on a GMC Sierra 1500? We need something to kind of cut across the back of the truck a couple feet in where the hooks are to kind of keep our stuff from sliding all the way to the bulkhead. You got any recommendations on that? Something y'all offer?Shaun: Let's see here.
GMC Sierra Owner: I don't know if this matters because I almost pulled the trigger on something off of Amazon, some kind of organizer bar. But I forgot, the new body style, the bed, what they've done is made it wider on the inside.Shaun: Right.
GMC Sierra Owner: The bed is, what is it? 71 and a half inches wide on the inside, and I guess it used to 69 or 70. And that seems to matter apparently on things I've looked at because it's wider than some of the things out there. I was going to get one of those little tension bars to go across the back to kind of give us something, some kind of back board there. And they're all 70 inches wide, and I didn't know if that mattered to anything you might have.
Shaun: They have something that Roll N Lock makes, but it only works for their covers. And then TruXedo makes something called a Truck Luggage, but I don't know if it stops everything as much as it is just something hanging there that you could put stuff into.
GMC Sierra Owner: I got you. Yeah I'm thinking something that we put the groceries in the back. If we got the cover, we're just going to pop open the tailgate and put groceries or stuff from the store, whatever, shopping, whatever. I'm just thinking something like that, that'll keep that kind of stuff from rolling around.
Shaun: Yeah and I think this might actually be something that you'd like. Hold a second here. I'll send you this email too, and let me know what you think. I know there are a lot of other options too, so if you find something that you like bring me a part number or tell me what it is, and I'll look it up. And I'm sure I can give you a good deal on it.
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.
Which Tonneau Cover is Aluminum & Water Resistant & Easy to Install on a GMC Sierra?
GMC Owner: Can you give me some info on the BAKFlip MX4?Peter: Okay, what truck is it for?
Peter: I already emailed you a quote, and for you it's also free shipping and no sales tax.
GMC Owner: I have a 2019 Sierra GMC with a 5'8" bed.
GMC Owner: Okay, I also got a thing saying that you offer a free gift comes with it though.Peter: Yes, it's a tailgate seal kit.
GMC Owner: Yeah. That's the cover I need correct? Is the BAKFlip MX4 the one that's aluminum with the grip edges that run down in the front that don't leak and all that stuff?Peter: Right.
GMC Owner: Okay. It looks like a real good unit. I just bought this truck and I want to put something that's flush down in there. The MX4 is pretty easy to install, correct?Peter: That's right.
GMC Owner: Okay. How do I get this thing, just going to put it on credit card?Peter: Yeah. I can take care of it right now and then you're going to get a confirmation email after the purchase. Allow 5 to 7 days for delivery.
GMC Owner: Okay. You said you'll send me that free gift with this?Peter: Yes, absolutely. Just so you know the tailgate seal kit is coming from our office in Arizona so it will arrive separately but you can install the cover before it arrives.
What's a Comparable Tonneau Cover to the BAKFlip MX4 for a GMC Sierra?
Sean: Hey. So I just got your email today. I was out after we spoke yesterday. You had a BAKFlip before. What kind of cover are you looking at? Are you looking at wanting to do a BAKFlip again or something comparable?GMC Sierra Owner: I liked the BAKFlip. I just needed to fit. It seems like it's about a half inch too short. I've been working with James, and he's in the same email, and we tried a lot of different variables. I've tried to push it all the way up against the truck, like the directions call for, then it's a half an inch too short in the back. So I've got a gap that I could just about stick my pinky fingers through. If I try to split the difference and then it leaks on both hands and then I sit it the way it's supposed to at the tailgate. Then it doesn't have enough lip on the front and it's half inch too short up there so that leaks up there. So that's how we got to where we are.
Sean: Right. Let me see here. I think I sent an email about drilling some holes in the cover.GMC Sierra Owner: I liked that actual style for it that flips. And that one holds like three or four hundred pounds distributed, and it doesn't fade because it's the poly stuff. I've read that the aluminum ones chip and then you can see the aluminum underneath. So that's the reason I was trying to get the poly or whatever you call it.
Sean: Did you get my email about drill some holes in it?
GMC Sierra Owner: Yeah, I figured that ... so they just want me to just randomly go through there and drill holes and then get rid of it and send pictures.
Sean: Yeah. Destroy the cover.
GMC Sierra Owner: That seems unfortunate.
Sean: I know man. I actually worked for Undercover, which is BAK's sister company. Just the whole process, getting them back, having people go through and make sure they're good, chances are they're going to be scratched. You know what I mean? It's just more work.
GMC Sierra Owner: I love the cover. I just don't want her to leak.
Sean: No, I know. Here's the tough part of the conversation here. So we tried the BAKFlip. You're set on that style I hear, because of the finish and because you feel it's going to be a better finish. I can't agree or disagree. I've never heard of the flaking problems that you're having and I worked for them, you know, so I, I've never seen that personally. It might be something new on the MX4. MX4 is kind of a new cover. I wasn't around the whole time during that.
GMC Sierra Owner: It's just what I've saw on the Internet.
Sean: Right, but what I was going to say is, I can get you the credit on this one as soon as you give me those field destroy pictures. And then what I'd honestly like to get you into is the Undercover Armor Flex. Unfortunately, it's a little bit more money.
GMC Sierra Owner: Tell me about it. What's it's specs?
Sean: Okay, so what it is, it's going to be the same exact look as your BAKFlip. The only difference is, it's got a five-year warranty because it's got Linex on top of the cover. So the cover looks just like your BAKFlip, but it's got that Linex coating. So you could take a key to it and go back and forth on your cover, you're not going to scratch it. It's something new they started doing. Like I said, five-year warranty. It looks exactly the same. The only difference is whenever you fold it all the way up, it stands in the 90 degree angle instead of leaning against your cab. So it does tend to block that third brake light on some vehicles. I'm not sure if it will on the new Sierra, but that's the only difference between the Undercover and the BAKFlip product, are those three things. The warranty, the finish and the functionality.
GMC Sierra Owner: What causes it to not lean against the back window? Because that one comes just underneath it. I have a camera near the third light. It's a digital LED camera that's in there. That's how I see out my back window.
Sean: Right. Well here's a little bit of inside knowledge. So an Undercover historically made a one piece ABS Tonneau cover, okay? We obviously realize that industry is going towards the folding. So what did we do? We saw BAKFlip and we said, okay, we're going to start making that. So the leaning against the window is something that was either patented or something of that nature to where we couldn't do that. So that's why it stands at a 90 degree angle. It's held by prop rods, and they work flawlessly. Again, I don't know how often you drive with it all the way up, and they are really easy to remove if you know you're going to be driving with it all the way up, if that's going to be a a common occurrence for you.
GMC Sierra Owner: What stops it from leaning forward to try to hit the window if you break or take off?
Sean: Well, I mean they've got the prop rod on either sideand they're quick release prop rods, but they've got like a ball stud in the rail and then a ball stud on the cover itself.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. And it's still basically three folding pieces. And what's the weight that it holds?
Sean: The weight on that one I believe is going to be the same as BAKFlip. They don't actually mention it here on their website unfortunately, but I believe it is four to 500 pounds evenly distributed, of course.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. And it says that it fits my truck and install the same way without me having to drill holes in my truck?
Sean: Yes sir.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay, well I'll give it a try.
What's the Difference Between BAK and Undercover Tonneau Covers?
GMC Sierra Owner: What's the main difference between the BAK and Undercover tonneau covers?Peter: Undercover and BAK are actually sister companies, so the products are almost identical; they're very similar.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. The Undercover Armor Flex, for example. What does that consist of? Is that a three panel?Peter: It is.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay and that Armor Flex folds back three times?Peter: Yes.
GMC Sierra Owner: Versus the BAKflip what are the pros and cons to one or the other?Peter: Armor Flex has the best warranty of five years.
GMC Sierra Owner: And then what would be the price difference?Peter: The Bakflip MX4 is going to be slightly cheaper.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. You said MX4, okay. It looks like here there's also a BAK Revolver X2. What is that?Peter: Yes, that's the hard roll up cover.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. So you're saying out of all these you say the Undercover is probably the best?Peter: Yeah.
GMC Sierra Owner: With the roll up one, is it still a hard cover?Peter: Yeah, it's aluminum underneath, there's vinyl on top.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay. Okay, cool. And I see Undercover Ultra Flex.Peter: That's the same as the Armor Flex but it doesn't have the LINE-X coating on top.
GMC Sierra Owner: Okay, I got you. Cool. Well I guess I'll need some more research and figure it out. What would be a timeline as far as how long it takes to get here?
Peter: Three to five days.