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I'd like to order a bed cover and I notice that many of them clamp to the top sides of the bed. Does that application still work with a bed liner and tie-down deck rails installed from the dealer?
 

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I'd like to order a bed cover and I notice that many of them clamp to the top sides of the bed. Does that application still work with a bed liner and tie-down deck rails installed from the dealer?
Great question. I was going to ask that myself. I was thinking of getting a tonnuea cover to squeek out a couple more MPG. I'd hate to have to remove my deck rails just to do it.
 

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Well I know that Extang lists certain models for with and without the rails. Most covers sit on top of the rail, and the C-clamps will not bother installation. Smooth fit covers and such like the Trifold ones , this is where it would matter.
 

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Who all has gotten a retractable bed cover for their '07? What brand did you get, and what are the good/bad things about it? I want to get one, but need to decide which one is the best value.
 

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The rails aren't inside the bed tucked under the top rim?? :confused:

Do they reside on top of the bed? That would be odd if they did...
 

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I'm considering the Truxedo tonneau (for my eventual Crewmax purchase) based on a recommendation from a friend who has one on his F150. He's happy with the ease of use and the weatherproof velcro seal. I was impressed with the security and low profile. The Access Vanish might be worth considering, but I haven't seen one.

It appears from iGuide that the rails interfere with the tonneau side rail installation. Unfortunately, iGuide refers to the owners manual for details, but the downloaded OM does not address the rail system. Consider that the rails might need to be removed (an apparently simple process) prior to installing the tonneau.

TruXedo - The New Standard in Tonneau Cover Technology
TruXedo - The New Standard in Tonneau Cover Technology
 

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I got and ordered the retrax...everything including shipping was 933 dollars...i like these ones because they are cheaper than the aluminum folding ones..and the water dont get in the bed. the cover is one piece of lexan..

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My access cover should arrive any day now so I will not know until then. If I have to get rid of the rails then so be it.
 

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The Truxedo website does not list the 07 Tundra (yet). But they had this in the FAQ page:
I have a truck with a utility track system in the bed. Can I still use an Original TruXedo®?
Many of the late-model trucks have a utility track system to make the truck bed more accessory and user-friendly. We research all of the new trucks to make sure we have the best hardware to attach the Original TruXedo® to the truck. The hardware kits for these beds include modified clamps that will work with the various utility track systems. If you have questions on specific models, please contact customer service at 1-877-878-9336.

Also, I wonder if the rail can be moved lower to allow room for clamps:rolleyes:. Since I don't have my 07 yet, I'm not sure how the rail is attached.
 

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I think this bed rail design may be hard to add a clamp on tonneau cover with the utility rails.
 

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I was hoping eventually that somebody would design a cover that secured to the rails, since so many trucks are getting them now...

I'd like a multi-panel cover of some sort. Something I could break down in a pinch if I needed to load some outsized cargo, something I couldn't do with a one-piece.

I have the roll-up-style cover on my current (old) truck, but would have to think twice before getting one again for the new truck. It works great, but losing the bed space is a pretty big hit.
 

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I like the Top Spin Tonneau from Downy Products. If it connected to the rail yet gave me use of most of the rail I would be happy. I could roll it to the fron and still load motorcycle and use the rails for tie downs.

Downey Products Northeast - Top Spin




 

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I like the Top Spin Tonneau from Downy Products. If it connected to the rail yet gave me use of most of the rail I would be happy. I could roll it to the fron and still load motorcycle and use the rails for tie downs.

Downey Products Northeast - Top Spin




This looks nice, but they don't seem to make one for the 2007 Tundra. Have you heard if/when they plan to make one available?
 

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I was hoping eventually that somebody would design a cover that secured to the rails, since so many trucks are getting them now...

I'd like a multi-panel cover of some sort. Something I could break down in a pinch if I needed to load some outsized cargo, something I couldn't do with a one-piece.

I have the roll-up-style cover on my current (old) truck, but would have to think twice before getting one again for the new truck. It works great, but losing the bed space is a pretty big hit.
I just ordered my Extang Trifecta folding cover which is made to go with the deck rails:
2007 Toyota Tundra Extang Trifecta Folding Tonneau Cover
 

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realtruck.com has quite a few bed covers listed that will work for the 07 Tundra. I just got off the phone with the guy at the #877 asking him if a roll up cover would work with my deck rail system...he wasn't sure but gave me the number for the manufacturer (access 701-251-1443). I'll have to call them Monday morning. I'll let you know what they say!

PS cupon code TOY gets 7% off
 

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I was thinking of getting a Best Top cover for occasional use. I just need it three times a year. The figerglass one I have now is real heavy. I am going to check in to the Best Top more when my Tundra arrives.

Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop
I didn't find a Bestop that fit the Tundra. I went with the softopper. I've had it on my DC for 2 weeks and really like it. I've had it in snow and rain and haven't had any leaks. It is very easy to install and folds down in a couple of minutes. I like the flexibility of having a cap when needed but not there when I don't.
Convertible canvas truck camper shell for pickup trucks - Softopper
 

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realtruck.com has quite a few bed covers listed that will work for the 07 Tundra. I just got off the phone with the guy at the #877 asking him if a roll up cover would work with my deck rail system...he wasn't sure but gave me the number for the manufacturer (access 701-251-1443). I'll have to call them Monday morning. I'll let you know what they say!

PS cupon code TOY gets 7% off

From the access bed cover brand website. Their's will not work with deck rail system....:td:
ToyotaPart #YearDescription15209*2007Tundra Short Box 66" (boxes without optional Deck Rail System)15219*2007Tundra Std Box 78" (boxes without optional Deck Rail System)15229*2007Tundra Long Box 8' (boxes without optional Deck Rail System)
 
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