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Old 06-13-2016, 09:47 AM
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Truck Bed Canopy

A few weeks ago my truck got badly damaged. In the repair process I need to choose a new cover for the bed... Or a canopy.

I love the functionality of the canopies but not the looks. Love the looks of a cover but it (retrax) takes up a lot of room in the bed. My bed is already small 5'7" and I fear that taking another 16" out will make it very frustrating.

So help me think through. Ugly functionality (a few times a year). Or nice looking frustrating functional more of the year.

Here are some pics of the damage too. 😢

And yes I asked McDonalds for a new truck. In short Canada's law system sucks for the driver and is designed to protect large companies.





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Old 06-13-2016, 09:51 AM
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I have a bed cover from Backflip....love it. It folds forward in 3 sections and gets propped up against the cab (rubber does not damage the paint)

Full use of bed length.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:52 AM
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I have the Bakflip Revolver X2 and it works well. Easy to operate and doesn't block the rear window when rolled up to gain access to the bed.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:00 AM
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I had a bakflip VP on my Silverado and loved it. But, it did block the rear window with it folded up. I also had a camper shell on my f150, and personally loved that look. It does create some blind spots though.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:01 AM
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I have the Retrax Pro MX. I love the low profile and how flush it is. You don't lose a ton of room but you do lose some but you gain a more water resistant top.




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Old 06-13-2016, 11:01 AM
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:37 AM
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I have a bed cover from Backflip....love it. It folds forward in 3 sections and gets propped up against the cab (rubber does not damage the paint)

Full use of bed length.
I have the same one. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:39 AM
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Extang solid tri-fold has been an amazing cover for us.

http://www.extang.com/solid-fold-fol...u-covers2.html
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:49 PM
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Personally I always hated my tri fold cover because it took so long to remove it for large items. I currently have a Truxedo and love it. I can take it on or off in about 30 seconds and the rails roll right up with the cover. Got a great price on it as well from ebay. Once everything is rolled up, does not extend much on to the window and you have 100% use of the bed area.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:11 PM
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Personally I always hated my tri fold cover because it took so long to remove it for large items. I currently have a Truxedo and love it. I can take it on or off in about 30 seconds and the rails roll right up with the cover. Got a great price on it as well from ebay. Once everything is rolled up, does not extend much on to the window and you have 100% use of the bed area.
I can take my trifold off in less than a minute, so perhaps things have changed since you had money.
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