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I've never heard of that brand before. I've owned two of the Retrax covers; one for a Dodge Ram, and one for my new Tacoma. You may want to check them out. One advantage of the Retrax is that it can be locked in any position, while the one you list can only be locked every 12 inches. In either case, you lose a little bit of the bed space due to the canister for the cover to roll up in to. As nice as they are though, I feel it's worth the tradeoff!! Not sure how the cover you list mounts. The retrax uses the rail system on the Tacoma. Makes for a pretty foolproof, easy installation. You do lose the use of the rail system for tiedowns and such.

I hope this helps a little.

www.rolltopcover.com


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i have that roll bak cover and so far i love it , one reason i decided to get the bak cover was because it is built pretty solid keeps the water out pretty well to a little pricey but i think i was worth it i would perfer to pay a lil extra then have the fugly vinyl cover aluminum the metal slats just look cool to me :)

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sss_tacoma said:
I've never heard of that brand before. I've owned two of the Retrax covers; one for a Dodge Ram, and one for my new Tacoma. You may want to check them out. One advantage of the Retrax is that it can be locked in any position, while the one you list can only be locked every 12 inches. In either case, you lose a little bit of the bed space due to the canister for the cover to roll up in to. As nice as they are though, I feel it's worth the tradeoff!! Not sure how the cover you list mounts. The retrax uses the rail system on the Tacoma. Makes for a pretty foolproof, easy installation. You do lose the use of the rail system for tiedowns and such.

I hope this helps a little.
Hey SSS, how waterproff/resistant is it? Does the canister take up much room? Do you have to drill holes in the bed for the drain tubes?:confused:
www.rolltopcover.com


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I just installed the RollBack a couple weeks ago. No drilling, uses the original rails. Took me 3 hrs but I wasn't in a hurry. Nice looking, haven't found out if it's water tight yet. Also purchased a Dynalok electric tailgate lock. Installing that this week. <LI class=first>www.dynalock.com
 

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Rifle,

So far the Retrax cover has been fairly watertight. I've only had my new one installed for about 3 weeks now. We get a lot of rain this time of year in Seattle, so if it leaked bad, I'd know!! I'll admit, I've been lazy and had not installed the drain tubes yet so I'm not too sure how they will work in the bed. I haven't looked too close, but I think there may already be two drain holes in the bed. I have a rubber mat so will probably have to cut a hole in that.

I really like my new Tacoma, but must admit that there are some design issues with the box that are kind of rediculous. You wouldn't notice until you install something like a cover. Why are the front bed rails and the tailgate lower than the sides of the bed?? Retrax supplied an extra thick piece of weatherstripping to increase the height of the front rail so that it became watertight when the cover is installed. Also, the cover itself has an extra large piece of rubber seal so that when the cover is closed it seals against the tailgate. (This is the area that I could possibly see some water getting in, but so far it has done the trick).

The canister would normally only take up about 12" of space, but because of the design of the Tacoma, it has to take up 18". This applies to the short box - I'm not sure about the long box. If you look in the bed of your truck, you'll notice that the wheel wells extend all the way to the front of the box. I know it's only a 5' bed, but I don't think they would to have extended them all the way to the front. About 6 inches from the front of the box, the wheel wells are "notched" out a little. This is where the canister must sit so that it can get low enough. This same "notched" out are could have been done at the front of the box instead!! The top cover that Retrax sends is a little larger than most that they supply for most trucks to take up some of the "wasted" space. My brother-in-law bought one at the same time for his Dodge Dakota and it fit perfectly at the very front of the bed. I was a little dissapointed when I installed the cover because of this, but when it was on, it sure looked good and I won't dwell on it. I have a feeling that all manufacturers of rolltop covers had to deal with this situation, but I'm not sure how they handled it.

Other than that it's a great cover. Much better than the one for my Dodge Ram. The current versions are flat from the front to back (including the cover on top of the canister). My old one had a cover that sat up about a inch or so right behind the cab. Much more sleek looking.

Anyway, any other questions, just let me know.

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Taco B, do you lose use of the deck rail system with the Roll Bak Cover? Also how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Looks good, I want one :)
 

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yes you lose use of the deck rails because it installs to them, but its a worth the trade because i wont use the rails much and as for as tie downs i will just us the D rings on the bottom of the bed. I ended up paying $800 installed for the cover a bit pricey but i think it was worth it because i can leave whatever in my bed and know it will still be there when i get back :thumbsup:
 

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cool, I'm placing an order for the Pace Edwards Jack Rabbit tonight. My brother in law gave me a certificate to a website that only carries Pace Edwards. But I'm not arguing!! The cover will only cost me $375. :D I will be sure to post pictures and quality/install/ etc. when I get it.
 

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taco B said:
yes you lose use of the deck rails because it installs to them, but its a worth the trade because i wont use the rails much and as for as tie downs i will just us the D rings on the bottom of the bed. I ended up paying $800 installed for the cover a bit pricey but i think it was worth it because i can leave whatever in my bed and know it will still be there when i get back :thumbsup:




That is really nice taco b...where did you get your stuff at and are u able to lock the roll bak?
 

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I had one of these types on order for my short bed but cancelled it to put on a solid Undercover brand hard top.
http://http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/subpages/undercover_tonneau_covers.htm

This cover allows you to lock the bed and so far it has now been completely waterproof.

The downside is that it only comes in black but that works well with my white truck.

Installation easy and on/off easy.
 

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i got it at "truck tops" here in town but yes your able to lock the cover , its locking system is underneath the cover so noone can mess with it , to lock and unlock you have to open the tailgate , have to buy a pop n lock or some other lock otherwise you cant lock the bed up
 
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