FAQ — truck bed


How Long Are Price Quotes on Tonneau Covers Good For?

Toyota Owner: Yeah, hey, good morning, Peter. I'm calling you back on this back cover for a Toyota.

Peter: Okay, what truck is it for?

Toyota Owner: It's a 2006 Toyota Tundra, four-door.

Peter: What's the bed length?

Toyota Owner: 6'2" bed.

Peter: Okay. And which cover were we talking about?

Toyota Owner: I think you had quoted me on the G2 Cover. How long are your quotes on tonneau covers good for?

Peter: Yep. Generally our quotes only last for 10 days, but I'll still honor this price along with the free shipping, and there's no sales tax.

Toyota Owner: Okay. Yeah, I think I'd like to go and get it.

Peter: Okay. Allow about five days for delivery on this. You're going to receive a payment confirmation here in just a second. There we go. All right. And you're all set, you're good to go.

Toyota Owner: All right, thank you for your help, and thanks for being so persistent.

Peter: Yeah, no problem. I appreciate it. Thank you.

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.

Is the BAKFlip MX4 Available for the New Body Style of the 2019 Dodge Ram?

Dodge Ram Owner: I've been going through emails with you on those tonneau covers.

Peter: Okay, what are you looking for?

Dodge Ram Owner: I've got a new Dodge Ram 1500, and I was looking at that, hang on one's here. The BAKFlip MX4.

Peter: Yep, is it the new body style?

Dodge Ram Owner: Yes. It is the new body style. Is the MX4 available for the new body style?

Peter: Yep! Okay, so 2019 Ram 1500, new body style. What's the bed in length?

Dodge Ram Owner: It's a 5'7" bed.

Peter: Okay, and do you have Ram boxes?

Dodge Ram Owner: Nope. No Ram Boxes.

Peter: Perfect. I can do free shipping and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona. Did you want to get that ordered today?

Dodge Ram Owner: Yes I would.

Peter: All right. So allow about five to seven days for delivery of this. And you're gonna receive a email confirmation just a second here.

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay. I appreciate it.

BAKFlip MX4: Is The Truck Bed For the New 2019 Dodge Ram The Same as the 2018?

Dodge Ram Owner: I sent your website some info and you sent me a price back. I was wanting to order it.

Peter: Okay, I can get you going here. What truck was it for?

Dodge Ram Owner: It is the new 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6.4 bed without a RamBox.

Peter: Okay, and what item were we talking about?

Dodge Ram Owner: The BAKFlip MX4.

Peter: Okay, got it. I'll grab that part number here.

Dodge Ram Owner: Now the bed, I mean it's a brand new truck, but the bed is the same from the 2013 to 2018, correct? 

Peter: Is it the new body style?

Dodge Ram Owner: Yeah, it's the new body style from the front of the cab up, but the cab back is basically the same. They have put different taillights and the tailgate's different, but the rest of it looks the same.

Peter: Got it.

Dodge Ram Owner: I'm pretty sure that's true, but maybe you might want to check with them, make sure it fits. But I'm pretty sure.

Peter: So I mean, they're not listing it for the 2500, only the 1500. I can't imagine that it's different, but...

Dodge Ram Owner: Is there any way I guess to call BAKFlip and see?

Peter: Yeah. Yeah. Let me give them a quick call just to make sure. One sec.

Dodge Ram Owner: Absolutely.

Peter: Okay. So the 2018 and the new 2019 are going to be the same. I just confirmed that with BAK.

Dodge Ram Owner: Okay, let's do it.

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?

Shawn: Correct.

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.

Are There Any Folding Tonneau Covers for a GMC Sierra That Are Water Resistant?

GMC Sierra Owner: I have a folding tonneau cover now. Do you recommend any other covers? I mean, mine leaks. The water doesn't bother me so much, but I'm just curious if there are any other folding covers that might be better and also easy to install.

Sean: Well, I just want to pre-warn you that I was actually with Undercover for a decade and they bought BAKFlip and a lot of tonneau cover companies that are actually owned by the same company, which Truck Hero. It's the name they're owned under, and folding covers are as far as water goes, the Achilles heel of the industry. We've done everything from different rivets, screws, seals, gluing, processes, everything. Unfortunately, on a folding cover, you're not able to keep 100% of the water out. Now, there are things in place with the drain tubes and the rails are channeled like a gutter, it's supposed to push the water to the drain tube and out the head if the rain tubes are installed properly. Which is going to unfortunately, require either some cutting if you have those little black plastic caps in the front of your bed, or some drilling if you don't, in order for those drain tubes to get out of the bed, so that's going to be the toughest part of the installation right there. The rest of it you're going to get two rails and eight clamps, you're going to have four clamps on the other side. Then the cover actually comes with elevator bolts and star knobs so essentially you sit the cover down on your bed, you go to the very front close to the window, put the elevator bolts through, and then from the underside you screw the star knobs on and your cover's installed, so that's as easy as it is. Well, I'm not very mechanically inclined and I've done about 50 of them, so.


GMC Sierra Owner: Well that means you know what you're doing.

Sean: Now I do.

GMC Sierra Owner: Do you recommend any other covers? I mean, the water doesn't bother me, mine when it's down, my bed is running water.

Sean: That's a little crazy there. As far as the look goes, the MX4 is going to be right there. If you didn't care about the low profile and sitting between your truck bed rails and you wanted something more that's going to sit on top of the rails, I would have you check out the Extang, and that's the Solid Fold. That one sits on top of the rails, but that allows less water intrusion, it folds the same way. It does not fold up against the back window. So you can't have the cover all the way open when you drive but you can have two panels open if you need to hold something tall. The good part about the Solid Fold is, it's cheaper, and it does not come with a separate rail system. At the front of the bed, at the very front panel toward the glass, you're going to have these two knobs that come down and it has a little lip on it, you loosen it enough so you can get that lip underneath your side rail, and then you clamp it shut. You do that on either side and that's how it secures it to the truck. When you fold it all the way down, the rear-end has sort of the same thing, except for those are spring-loaded, so you can tighten them wherever you need to. Let's say it's a little loose, so you just grab that handle, twist it, which will tighten it, and once it has that lip on there, and you clamp it over, it'll pull it down towards the bed.

GMC Sierra Owner: Oh, my goodness. So you have a little less water?

Sean: Correct. Anything that's going to sit on top of the rails, as a rule of thumb, you're going to have less water intrusion. Fewer opportunities for it to get in there.

GMC Sierra Owner: I'm still open to what you're saying. I'm just going to go transfer some money into my account and I'll call you back.