FAQ — short bed


What is the Price Difference on a Retrax Cover For a Dually With an 8 Foot Bed?

Dodge Ram Owner: Peter! Good morning. I was looking through your website regarding the sliders, the power sliders for the trucks?

Peter: Okay.

Dodge Ram Owner: I have a 2013 Dodge Ram. The mega cab. Something like that, what does it run?

Peter: You're talking about an eight foot fed, right?

Dodge Ram Owner: You know what? I want to say mine is six foot bed, 'cause I got the mega cab. It's a little short.

Peter: Okay, but it's a Dually?

Dodge Ram Owner: It's a Dually, yes.

Peter: Hm, okay. Most Duallys are eight feet, but maybe you have a different setup. For the shorter beds, that you believe you have, the Retrax Powertrax Pro, which is a powered aluminum tonneau cover, would be good. I'll send you a quote right now. If it's an eight foot bed it's going to be about $100 more than that.

Dodge Ram Owner: Oh, okay. Yeah, because like I say, I got the mega cab. The cab is bigger, but I think the bed is shorter.

Peter: Okay, 6'4". Okay.

Dodge Ram Owner: Yeah. Yeah, something like that. I know it's not the long one, 'cause it wouldn't fit in my garage if it was.

Peter: Okay, got you. Got you. You should have the quote in your email now. That was for the aluminum powered retractable cover.

Dodge Ram Owner: Aluminum powered, okay. That's what I was looking for. Okay. All righty. I was just looking around. I read your website. I said, "Ah, let me check them out first." All right, Peter. Well, what I'll do, I'll look around more. Where am I calling? That's what I'm saying. Where am I calling at?

Peter: Well, we're in Arizona.

Dodge Ram Owner: Oh! Okay, okay. Do you guys have any warehouses anywhere else in the country?

Peter: We ship directly from the manufacturer.

Dodge Ram Owner: Oh, okay. Okay, okay. I see what you're saying. I'm always out of town. It's going to be hard. All right, Peter. Well, I appreciate your time. I'll look into it more. I thank you again.

Peter: No problem. Talk to you soon.

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

Is the cost of a Truxedo TruXport lower for a Short Bed Than a Long Bed?

F-350 Owner: I spoke to you, I believe yesterday or the day before, about a Tonneau Cover. You had sent me a link where I could pay. The one thing that I noticed on the link is when I spoke to you and an email followed with a phone only tailgate seal.

Peter: Oh okay.

F-350 Owner: And that tailgate seal's not on the invoice that you had emailed to me so I figured I'd call and order just to make sure I got everything.

Peter: Yeah, I remember you. Okay, it was a Truxedo TruXport, correct?

F-350 Owner: Yep, 238601 was their part number for the TruXport.

Peter: That's it. Let me get the tailgate seal kit in here. The tailgate seal kit's going to come from our office here in Arizona. So it will arrive separately but I can get everything on the way. So you're wanting to place this order right now?

F-350 Owner: Yes, I would. Can you help me place the order over the phone?

Peter: Okay. Everything looks good. Can you just confirm your truck?

F-350 Owner: 1995 Ford F-350 eight foot bed.

Peter: Perfect. Yeah so you're all set. Looks good.

F-350 Owner: Okay. Well thank you very much. Just on a side note, I also have '93 short bed. Would a tonneau cover for that be cheaper?

Peter: For the TruXport?

F-350 Owner: Yeah. I'm not going to order it today. I'm just curious on the cost for the TruXport on my other truck.

Peter: Yeah, the prices are always a little lower if you have a short bed instead of a long bed.

F-350 Owner: Okay, so if we decide to add one on that, I'll give you a call back on that then.

Peter: All right. Sounds good.