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#11450884 - 03/01/16 11:24 PM Bed covers.
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1077
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Few questions for y'all fishermen reguarding tow vehicles. I'm interested in either a tonneau bed cover or a camper shell. It'll be going on my Ram 1500 ecodiesel.
1. What do you have? Likes,dislikes
2. How hard is it launching alone? (I always have to get in the bed of the truck to launch/load)
3. What brand, where can you get it?
4. Does anyone here sale them?

I like keeping business locally between fishermen. I'm about 70% sure on a tonneau cover. Backflip or rotrax.

#11450893 - 03/01/16 11:33 PM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
JoshJones1984 Offline

Registered: 09/24/15
Posts: 132
Loc: Sanger, TX
Don't skimp is my first piece of advice. Lots of really sub-par tonneau covers out there. The only one I will sell someone is a quad fold by Fold-A-Cover (then again, we don't have a plethora of options at the dealership). I don't have a lot of experience with the others, but everyone I've sold this one to seems to like it a lot. No complaints yet.

Part Name: Hard Quad-Fold - Premium Tonneau Cover by Fold-a-Cover®, 6'6-Inch Standard Box, Black

Part #: 19302797

Installed: $1,308.53
Part Only: $1,243.01

If you decide to go this route, let me know and I'll get you one at my cost through the dealership if you want.

Good luck!
6 years in the Air Force working on F-15's
New and Pre-owned sales at James Wood Autopark

#11450898 - 03/01/16 11:41 PM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
rxkid2001 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3907
Loc: Wishing I was in TX

Tough to break into, around$800. I really don't like the look of a camper shell so I went with this.

#11450916 - 03/02/16 12:29 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Mike2718 Offline

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Seabrook, TX
I have the UnderCover Classic for my 2010 Tundra & it has worked perfectly. I ordered both of mine from The prices are the same no matter where you get them, kinda like GoPro cameras. It installed very easily. It keeps everything dry in pouring down rain and is very tough. I just ordered an UnderCover Elite for my 2016 Tundra. It should be here this week. The only issue my wife had was backing an empty trailer down the ramp. My wife has to turn her head around to back up the trailer but she can't see the trailer when the boat is not on it. The cover blocks the view of the empty trailer. It's not a problem for me because I usually just use my mirrors. I made some "cheater" poles out of PVC that attach to the trailer with a quick remove pin. She can attach them to the trailer in less minute before she backs down the trailer.
Have a Blessed Day,

#11450939 - 03/02/16 02:38 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
184Champion Offline

Registered: 11/24/15
Posts: 68
Loc: Arlington TX
I have an Accent soft bed cover on my Dodge and a hard bed cover on my Ford. The soft bed cover you have to have the tailgate open to release it so there is some security there and if you get somewhere and need to haul something big you can just roll it up which is a draw back for the hard bed cover.

#11450948 - 03/02/16 04:17 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Rickmb Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 691
Loc: San Antonio
I have a 1500 with the 6'4" bed. I use a three part folding cover. I bought it for my 2013 1500 and kept it for my 2015. It is made from polycarbonate and very tough. I can actually walk on it. The seals are still like new, a great quality product. With the tailgate locked it would be very hard to break into.

Best part is that I can fold it up and fasten it in place. I usually don't do this for loading and unloading. I use my mirrors and the backup camera.
It is also easy to fold up and take out if I need the whole bed. No tools required.
2012 Skeeter ZX190
2012 Yamaha 175 HPDI

#11450950 - 03/02/16 04:55 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Rick Collis Offline

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 397
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
i have a A.R.E. hard cover on my truck. It is painted to match my truck. I really like it. Dry and secure. I bought it in Longview at McKay Truck Covers on HWY 80E. 903-234-0374
Rick Collis

#11450996 - 03/02/16 06:16 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
ToadSnatcher14 Online   shocked
Team Slot Fish

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 14846
Loc: Justin,Texas
I have a BakFlip G-2 on mine. Been a good one, no issues. Had it on my 14 and putting it on my new one tomorrow.

It takes 10 minutes to install and 2 minutes to remove.

#11451016 - 03/02/16 06:42 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
CartersFishingAdventures Offline

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 56
I'm sponsored by the best covers made. UNDERCOVER sportsman check them out
John W Carter
Lake Athens Bass/Crappie Guide

#11451044 - 03/02/16 07:03 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Kidde Offline

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
I'm not sponsored by them but my last two trucks have had undercover bed covers on them and they are great. I got my first one in 2005 and won't have a truck without one.

#11451072 - 03/02/16 07:16 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
B. Dill Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 543
Loc: Cypress
After a few crappy covers over the years I dropped the ponied up for a Retrax and it's the best cover I've had.

Edited by B. Dill (03/02/16 07:17 AM)

#11451110 - 03/02/16 07:40 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
snickers Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3254
Got a new Silverado yesterday. Undercover going on it tomorrow. Had it on my 14 and love it and it is under a grand.

#11451115 - 03/02/16 07:43 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
bradnitro175 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 3693
Loc: Dallas,tx
Snugtop if your sure that you want one.if not 100% get a cheap used one

#11451137 - 03/02/16 07:54 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
MIKE SANDERS Online   content

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 313
Loc: tx
I have had several A. R. E. Never had a problem. I also install the Bed Rug makes a nice surface in the bed.

#11451338 - 03/02/16 09:23 AM Re: Bed covers. [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Jumpin J Offline

Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 256
I have an A.R.E. hard shell, on a '15 F-150 FX4. Computer matched paint/fit, carpet on ceiling, led lights, secure latch/lock. I love it, however, the ole' "crawling thru the bed of the truck", to launch, is eliminated. If a ramp's water level is such that the trailer stays too level, and the truck's rear tires get in the water, just tie a rope to boat, then trailer, launch it and ease back up, and nose it into ramp. Loading out then becomes a "line it up and gas it", to load it correctly and still get down without getting your feet/knees wet.

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