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    Best price I've gotten on a RetraxPRO is $1,450 installed.
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    I have a retrax Pro, not cheap though. But the regular retrax has a lot of complaints about rattling like a garage door on a windy day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post
    I have a retrax Pro, not cheap though. But the regular retrax has a lot of complaints about rattling like a garage door on a windy day.

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    I've got the same Slate Metallic...your pics look sharp! I've heard the same thing about the RetraxONE....does yoru RetraxPRO rattle at all? How water tight is it? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUMatt1514 View Post
    I've got the same Slate Metallic...your pics look sharp! I've heard the same thing about the RetraxONE....does yoru RetraxPRO rattle at all? How water tight is it? Thanks!
    nah, pro doesn't rattle at all with the exception of large bumps. during normal driving, you rarely hear it, even with back window open, and the roads here in IL suck for the most part. It pretty water tight, I use marine grade sealant under the rails when I put it in and also bought a tailgate gasket and spot sealed with the sealant here and there.

    It takes a little bit more work (sealant install), but it's pretty darn water tight. I wouldn't haul critical paper documents or anything, but just about everything else is fine. A few drops here or there is about as bad as it gotten so far. It's mostly how well yo install it....

    I had a GT Gemtop classic on my old tundra (in my pics) and I would NEVER go with a solid cover again.

    When you want to haul something or load something you jut roll it back. Simple awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post
    nah, pro doesn't rattle at all with the exception of large bumps. during normal driving, you rarely hear it, even with back window open, and the roads here in IL suck for the most part. It pretty water tight, I use marine grade sealant under the rails when I put it in and also bought a tailgate gasket and spot sealed with the sealant here and there.

    It takes a little bit more work (sealant install), but it's pretty darn water tight. I wouldn't haul critical paper documents or anything, but just about everything else is fine. A few drops here or there is about as bad as it gotten so far. It's mostly how well yo install it....

    I had a GT Gemtop classic on my old tundra (in my pics) and I would NEVER go with a solid cover again.

    When you want to haul something or load something you jut roll it back. Simple awesome.
    Can you post the name/brand of the material that you used for your seal(s)? Thanks for the feedback!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUMatt1514 View Post
    Can you post the name/brand of the material that you used for your seal(s)? Thanks for the feedback!
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    any marine grade silicone sealant

    something like this

    Shop 3M: 3M Marine Grade Silicone Sealant, 08019, 3 fl oz Tube, Clear

    home depot had some automotive/marine grade sealant, i just bought that.

    also installed larger drain brass fittings and tubing than they supply (also from home depot).

    like I said, takes a little patience but, the end result is pretty handy.

    just take a hose to it after you get the basic install done done , then spot treat.

    if there is water on top of the cover, roll it up real slow the first time as then the water will go into the collection system and out the bed.
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    any issues with the back corners by top of tailgate rubbing against the paint ? I had this issue with a leer cap and it went ight down to the metal ! uggh

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    any issues with the back top corners by the tail lights rubbing against the paint etc when driving or normal bed roll etc? Had this problem with a Leer cap which cut up the corners of my bed

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    I have the Truxedo Lowprofile. I like the versatility, it stows very easy and you only lose about 3 inches if you are loading something large in the box. As for security, it keeps the honest people honest. It does a good job of keeping weather out, I added some weather stripping to the taligate for increased protection. For $500 CDN and a simple installation it is well worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by LSUMatt1514 View Post
    Curious as to what everyone is running. I've looked at the Peragon, Trifold, Truxedo, etc. and they all seem to have their advantages. I'm really not a fan of the Undercover covers. Curious as to what everyone is running and looking for feedback.

    I would like something with a very low profile, that blends in with the truck, would like to be able to paint it to color match, and would like one that is waterproof (but I don't know that this is possible with any folding cover). I'd love to get a fiberglass cover, but the fact that they cost $1500 and are extremely difficult to move are big turnoffs.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    I just put a new Undercover SE on my 2013 CM Platinum. I like the black with the Barcelona Red. Absolutely watertight. Excellent fitment. I also put a better built in bed box in mine. The undercover is easy on/off, and came with j hooks to hang it on the garage wall when off. I paid $735 back before Christmas shipped to my door from the Undercover Factory Outlet store. I am loving my cover, and I have gotten a verified 2-3 mpg improvement in highway mileage to boot. The built in LED light is great too.

    I'll try to get some pictures today. Raining and snowing here in SC....

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    Bump for some more pics and opinions on rolling, folding, etc. tonneau covers...not sold on the Retrax Pro just yet because of the high price tag and I don't really want to go the Leer or ARE route either.
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    One thing that I really love about the solid bed cover instead of the fabric roll up is the noise! That flapping noise was annoying, I just ignored it. Now I can have all the windows down and only hear the 5.7 Rumble!! (Electric Fan Modd helps too)

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    That's a great point about the flapping noise Vettelover. I never would have thought about the flapping. I'm in the market for a tonneau cover as well so just starting to read up on them. Probably wont be buying till the fall. I want a soft roll up for the price and convience. I dont need a hard shell and dont want to spend the cash. Just something cheap to keep eyes out if I put my golf clubs back there or keep the rain off bigger items I might pick up from time to time. I dont even care if it's not water tight. But I dont want to buy something that I end up hating or pisses me off with something I would never think about like it buffeting in the wind.
    If anyone else has some good input on what to watch out for or pro's and con's I would appreciate it.
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    I bought the Undercover SE and installed it around the new year. Its awesome! Looks great, easy to install and is not to expensive for the regular black one. I am installing a roof rack system on mine in the spring for hauling my SEARS roof box on my bed for long trips. I actually stood on the cover after installing it.. It didn't give at all. I changed out my third brake light lense, so I was only up there for a bit. It was very convenient though.

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    Anyone have experience with BakFlip?
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