Tonneau Covers

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My last truck did not have one, but it’s going to be the first thing I buy this time. I may even get one ordered so it’s here when the truck is. Anyone have any suggestions? I can’t decide between a retractable or a three panel flip like the BAK Flip. Also, does anyone know of a reliable way to keep dust out of the bed while using one?
 
I looked at them when I bought my 2019 F150 and ultimately did not get one because I park in the garage - I really don’t have problems with weather or need to secure items in the bed of the truck. Most all the covers I looked at would take a portion of the bed when opened.

Retrax offers a tonneau cover I was interested in:

 
I looked at them when I bought my 2019 F150 and ultimately did not get one because I park in the garage - I really don’t have problems with weather or need to secure items in the bed of the truck. Most all the covers I looked at would take a portion of the bed when opened.

Retrax offers a tonneau cover I was interested in:

A friend of mine has a Retrax one that he likes quite a bit. I was talking to him about it this morning, but he did say if he had to do it over he might end up going with the BAK. He wasn’t crazy about how big the box that the cover goes in to on the Retrax was, but other than that he’s pretty happy with it. I live in the middle of nowhere with a garage as well but my wife wants to get one so we have a place to put luggage and stuff when we go places. More convenient than stuffing things in the cab. I’m certainly not going to argue with her because I like the looks of them anyways.
 
Primary concerns for me are:
1. Water resistance
2. Dust resistance
 
I had a BakFlip MX4 and it performed very well. It was as water tight as you can make any cover or canopy. I recommend a rubber bed mat to allow any drips that seep in to escape under whatever you have in the back, they also helps to stop things from sliding around.
The one thing bad about retractable covers is you loose the area where it rolls up.
 
I had a BakFlip MX4 and it performed very well. It was as water tight as you can make any cover or canopy. I recommend a rubber bed mat to allow any drips that seep in to escape under whatever you have in the back, they also helps to stop things from sliding around.
The one thing bad about retractable covers is you loose the area where it rolls up.
I’d been looking at the F1 pretty seriously, but as you stated with the MX4, it seems people were still having water issues. I ordered mine with the factory spray in bed liner. Any idea if the retractable style would be more water resistant?
 
My last truck did not have one, but it’s going to be the first thing I buy this time. I may even get one ordered so it’s here when the truck is. Anyone have any suggestions? I can’t decide between a retractable or a three panel flip like the BAK Flip. Also, does anyone know of a reliable way to keep dust out of the bed while using one?

I have the Retrax XR Pro on my truck right now and have been really happy with it. I'm planning on buying the rack for it soon.

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I have the Retrax XR Pro on my truck right now and have been really happy with it. I'm planning on buying the rack for it soon.

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Any comment in regards to the water resistance of it? Is there anywhere that you know of where you can get a particularly good deal on one?
 
I’d been looking at the F1 pretty seriously, but as you stated with the MX4, it seems people were still having water issues. I ordered mine with the factory spray in bed liner. Any idea if the retractable style would be more water resistant?
I've never had any bed cover of any type be completely water tight. It always gets in somewhere. That said, I'm not talking about a ton, I'm talking about drips. And I also do a spray in bed liner with a rubber mat. Those spray in bed liners are really slippery.
 
I've never had any bed cover of any type be completely water tight. It always gets in somewhere. That said, I'm not talking about a ton, I'm talking about drips. And I also do a spray in bed liner with a rubber mat. Those spray in bed liners are really slippery.
Thanks for the input. Wish I would’ve known that about the factory spray in. I wouldn’t have done that had I known. My last spray in was not factory and it was really thick and nothing moved around on it at all. I thought it would be easier to just have it done at the factory, but maybe mistakes were made. Glad to hear that about drips of water. That doesn’t sound too concerning. I just didn’t want suitcases and things of that nature getting really wet.
 
Thanks for the input. Wish I would’ve known that about the factory spray in. I wouldn’t have done that had I known. My last spray in was not factory and it was really thick and nothing moved around on it at all. I thought it would be easier to just have it done at the factory, but maybe mistakes were made. Glad to hear that about drips of water. That doesn’t sound too concerning. I just didn’t want suitcases and things of that nature getting really wet.
Keep them away from the tailgate corners! I don't think you'll be displeased with the spray in bed liner and mats are cheap. Rough Country sells one I like better than the ones Ford sells. The only Rough Country product I'll ever own...haha.

If your truck isn't in production yet, you can still change your order. I hear the factory bed liners are causing delays, so I already changed my order and getting Linex done locally once it arrives.
 
Keep them away from the tailgate corners! I don't think you'll be displeased with the spray in bed liner and mats are cheap. Rough Country sells one I like better than the ones Ford sells. The only Rough Country product I'll ever own...haha.

If your truck isn't in production yet, you can still change your order. I hear the factory bed liners are causing delays, so I already changed my order and getting Linex done locally once it arrives.
Yeah mine is scheduled for 10/18. I was afraid if I tried changing anything it might delay my build date. My dealer did tell me they were having big problems with getting them shipped after they were built. If that’s true then the bed liner delay would make sense. Having one more stop the truck has to make before it gets to the dealer with a driver shortage. I might have to ask them about that.
 
Yeah mine is scheduled for 10/18. I was afraid if I tried changing anything it might delay my build date. My dealer did tell me they were having big problems with getting them shipped after they were built. If that’s true then the bed liner delay would make sense. Having one more stop the truck has to make before it gets to the dealer with a driver shortage. I might have to ask them about that.
You should, I hear it's about a month wait after it's been built.
 
Going with Retrax Pro MX and then 5" BillieBars to set up RTT just above. Interested in the Retrax Pro XR but have not been able to find much information on the weight capacity of the T-Rail. Anyone know?
 
Just sent them an email. I’ll let you know what they say.
Well I already got a response. According to the dealer, once the vehicle has been “serialized” there’s no changing the order. I guess it is what it is at this point and it’ll get here when it gets here. Should’ve had my thinking cap on earlier in this process.
 
Bummer. Well, maybe by October bed liner supply chain will catch up.
 
Bummer. Well, maybe by October bed liner supply chain will catch up.
My understanding is that a big part of the delay is in regards to the trucking. Regardless, you’d think that everything at this point would start moving faster.
 
Any comment in regards to the water resistance of it? Is there anywhere that you know of where you can get a particularly good deal on one?

It still leaks. Not a lot, but it does. Most of my gear I put in water proof tubs so it's never been an issue.
 
It still leaks. Not a lot, but it does. Most of my gear I put in water proof tubs so it's never been an issue.
Sounds like putting stuff in tubs may be the answer. I was hoping there was a solution out there that had the water shredding capability of a single piece hard cover and the convenience of a retractable. I guess technically there is and it’s called a Tahoe lol.
 

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