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What's your favorite brand of tonneau cover?

  • Access

    Votes: 27 27.0%
  • BAK

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Extang

    Votes: 14 14.0%
  • Lund

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Pace Edwards

    Votes: 3 3.0%
  • Truck Covers USA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TruXedo

    Votes: 9 9.0%
  • Undercover

    Votes: 30 30.0%
  • I use a Cap becuz; I want a SUV,so I cant see,store stuff there 4ever,sleep there,need weight 4 2WD

    Votes: 3 3.0%
  • I have nothing cuz; tailgate slows me down&saves brakes,no tailgate,use as a pool,haul snow around

    Votes: 9 9.0%
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As you may have guessed from the title, I want to know about one of the important things you have to consider after buying your Tacoma or any truck that doesn't have one. What covers do you like best and why? Of course I consider cost with added benefit too. Here's a list of the brands I know of off hand that may fit my 2008 Tacoma:

1. Access
2. BAK
3. Extang
4. Lund
5. Pace Edwards
6. Rugged Liner
7. Truck Covers USA
8. TruXedo
9. Undercover
10. Other

All 2005+ tacos are welcome as well as other trucks' tonneau's that fit 2005+ tacos as well. Sorry if I reposted on this subject, but I tried my best to find any old threads and nothing seemed to come close. I hope this thread can help others like me that need to get a tonneau.

Please list the brand, model, price and the year-size of yout tacoma. At least try to rate you cover and give a pro-con. You can use this format if you like:

2008 Tacoma 6ft SB
Extang/Trifecta
$379.00
7/10
Pros- Average cover for price.
Cons- Not better than more expensive ones.

I really appreciate your comments. I hope you enjoy this thread. Happy posting!

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I looked around some more and saw that Extang seems to be the most popular sold online though not always the best. I need more thoughts on the others. I noticed quite a bit of views but no replys or voting except me. Please vote and post. Thanks very much!!!
 

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You forgot Snuglid and A.R.E both of which are EXCELLENT covers!! I'm looking at the A.R.E LSII because of the way it looks and the wee bit more of room you get from the slightly raised design. The only thing I need now, is the money! (LOL)

PS I'm taking DONATIONS!!
 

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I know they are hardtops...I didn't think they would be big cause of the cost...thx for the info though...I should have added hardtops to the poll...having too much fun with it...lol

you could have chosen a cap since hardtop tonneau's are like a mini-cap. They are a ton better looking than a regular cap or plastic-vinal tonneau.
 

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The nice thing about the Undercover is that it is hard and you and all of your friends can stand on it with no ill effects. It weighs in at about 30 pounds.

Another good thing is that it has two locks on each side that act as a tailgate lock. The locks are flimsy and can easily be forced open but lets face it, if the bad guys want in, they are going to get in no matter what.
 

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but lets face it, if the bad guys want in, they are going to get in no matter what.
And that's why I have a hard tonneau. Yeah, the locks can be broken just like the locks to get into the truck doors, but if they're that kind of thief, they'll probably break into the cab too. Other than using a big screwdriver or sliding hammer, no breaking into mine. Also, why go thru all that effort to find there's nothing there...they prefer to see good stuff like thru the windows of a shell before breaking in.
 

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The nice thing about the Undercover is that it is hard and you and all of your friends can stand on it with no ill effects. It weighs in at about 30 pounds.

Another good thing is that it has two locks on each side that act as a tailgate lock. The locks are flimsy and can easily be forced open but lets face it, if the bad guys want in, they are going to get in no matter what.

same thing here but i love it it keeps all my tools "My Tools"
 

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update

Just a quick update for you tired readers:

Extang - seems to have the most available models to order and in retail...not neccesarily the best though.

Undercover - a nice alternative to a traditonal hard top...usally cheaper and could be painted. Tough/$$$ to ship if you do it yourself.

Access - another quality cover with midrange prices

Bestop - a unique alternative to a hard cap. May solve the storage issue.

Snuglid - quality hard top with a good fit...$$$

A.R.E. - some intresting models with quality...$$$

Dee Zee - cheapest cover around 189$, but its a peel on.


Please feel free to comment. Thanks to all.
 

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I have the Extang trifecta signature (canvas) and it fits perfectly. The canvas reminds me of my black Carhardt jacket material. It folds up towards the cab and secures when hauling, uses the factory rail system and comes with hardware that quickly secures to the rail system. I can remove the whole thing in a couple minutes, and install it just as fast. It's only a month old but the quality appears very high. Also, the bed is dry after rains/car wash as it fits tight. I'd give this one a serious look if you want a soft tonneau. It's the only tonneau I've ever owned so nothing to compare it to. I'd buy this one again for sure! Let me know if you want pictures.
 

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I have the Extang trifecta signature (canvas) and it fits perfectly....I'd buy this one again for sure!
I'll second the recommendation for the Trifecta. I have one on my 08 Access Cab TRD OR and it looks great, fits great, and doesn't hamper access to using the bed. Great cover, good price.
 

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Access Lorado

Low-profile. Keeps the water out. Fits tightly. Doesn't flap around on the highway. Looks the same way it did when I installed it two years ago (two new england winters). Coupled with a pop n lock you have a pretty secure system (obviously it's a soft cover so if someone really wanted something they could cut through it). Rolls out of the way.

The only negative is that one of the bed rails was not drilled when I received the cover. Great TN price through Truck Alterations.
 

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2006 DCab Tacoma LB
Roll'n'Lock M-Series
$900
8/10

Pros: Locks the tailgate to the cover to keep things secure and also rolls almost completely out of the way to fit those tall loads that you wouldn't get from a normal hardtop without removing the cover. Keeps everything completely dry, never has more then a few drops of water make it inside the cover.

Cons: Freezes shut sometimes in the winter but nothing a little hot water from the stove and pounding with your fists wont fix. The plastic end caps on the rails snap off really easy and I lost both mine.
 

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Did you consider a Fold a Cover, or Bakflip G2 series? Tonneau covers are tricky thing. You either go with a solid one piece which means you have to forecast the need to move large objects, get a rolling one which takes space away from your bed (not good for the SB owners), or get a soft one worthless for security.
 

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Access LE

Cleats remain 100% usable and there was a group buy on this forum.

After a year and a half, + two winters, cover is in excellent shape.
 

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Undercover was the perfect choice for me. Been on my truck for two years and it still looks brand new. It locks (not Ft. Knox) but will at least slow someone down, there is no leaking and when I have taken it off it is easy to remove and put back on.

It's your truck and your decision. I can only tell you about my experience with the Undercover. I think it rocks.
 

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Did you consider a Fold a Cover, or Bakflip G2 series? Tonneau covers are tricky thing. You either go with a solid one piece which means you have to forecast the need to move large objects, get a rolling one which takes space away from your bed (not good for the SB owners), or get a soft one worthless for security.
Some good points...wish I could edit the poll choices for some of the other brands. Still thinking about which ones best. I may go with a soft cover (i.e. cheap) right now and look to get an undercover or other hard top later if the soft cover wears a bit. Still not locked in....a lot of very good points. Thanks to all.
 
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