How Heavy are the Flips in the Tri-Fold of the BAKFlip MX4?
GMC Owner: I saw your advertisement on the Internet and I got a price quote. I'm looking for a bed cover for my wife's pickup and I was wondering if you can help me out.Peter: Yeah, definitely. What truck is it for?
GMC Owner: It's a 2018 GMC pickup.Peter: Okay.
GMC Owner: 5'9" or 5'8" bed.Peter: Okay. The short one. Got It. Was there a particular model you were looking at?
GMC Owner: Well, yeah, I'm looking at two here. The BAKflip MX4 and they're RetraxPRO MX.Peter: Okay, great. Yeah, the MX4 is my favorite folding cover and the RetraxPRO MX is the best retractable.
GMC Owner: Your pricing is about $300 cheaper than, what I've been seeing elsewhere.Peter: Yeah. We're known for our pricing here.
GMC Owner: Yeah. Let me ask you about that and that MX4 BAKflip is that, I mean that was pretty sturdy bed cover.
Peter: Absolutely. Yeah. It can hold like 400 pounds on top. It's really heavy-duty.
GMC Owner: Okay, okay. Well, let me ask you a question here on this. I mean because I really like the Retrax, but the price is obviously higher. The only thing I worry about with the BAKflip is my wife being able to flip it. I think she can flip the first one, but then when it comes to the second one. How heavy are those, flips?Peter: I mean, I honestly, I don't think she'll have a problem. I have many customers who buy these for their wives trucks and never hear about it being an issue. I think she'd be okay with the Retrax, too. Just remember with a short bed that the canister, that the cover retract into is going to take up about 10 inches by 10 inches by the width of the bed.
GMC Owner: Oh, that's right. So, you lose that bed space then.Peter: Right.
GMC Owner: All right. Okay. Well, that's okay. That's more appealing than to the BAKflip. Okay. Well, Peter, can I call you back here and say in an hour.Peter: Yeah, no problem.
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.
Where Can I Buy a BAKFlip MX4 and Running Boards for a 2019 Toyota Tacoma?
Tacoma Owner: Hi, I received your email about a tonneau cover.Peter: Okay. Which cover were we talking about?
Tacoma Owner: It was the MX4. You had sent me a quote.Peter: Okay. And what truck is it for?
Tacoma Owner: 2019 Toyota Tacoma with a six-foot bed.Peter: Okay. It's free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona. Do you want me to get that ordered for you?
Tacoma Owner: Yes, please. Let's get that cover ordered. Do you also sell running boards?Peter: Yes.
Tacoma Owner: Do you carry the Ionic Pro Series 4?Peter: We do not carry those particular ones. I am sorry. We do have others though.
Tacoma Owner: Could you send me information that you have on your running boards, or where can I get information on that?Peter: Yeah. That's just one of the rare brands that we don't sell. We pretty much carry everything else. We don't advertise it on our site, though. However, if you see anything on any other sites and happen to find what you're looking for, I'll beat their price anyway. I would just need a part number, and then I'd get you a great deal.
Tacoma Owner: Okay. So just a part number. Got it. Do you give any other additional deals for like a returning customer or anything like that?Peter: We do. Yeah, I'll get you a good deal on anything else you're looking for.
Tacoma Owner: Awesome. And that cover comes with the install instructions?Peter: It does. Please allow 5-7 days for that cover to ship and you are all set for now.
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.
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.