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Posted: 10/25/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just recently bought a Bak Flip folding sectional cover for my new 2022 F-250 Supercrew 8' bed. I understand they cannot guarantee a water tight product, but this was just horrendous. I've seen screens keep water out better. Their tech service was horrible. There was missing hardware to boot, so I had to put it all back away until they sent it two weeks after the fact. I can't say all their products are bad, but the one they sent me WAS. Never again. I won't be happy until I get hard cap again, like I should have to start with. Prices are crazy right now, so this was an attempt at a stop-gap measure. Should have known better.


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marpel wrote:



Having said that, one of the reasons I am looking at tonneau covers is the new truck comes with a sliding rear window (electric, I think) and I figured it negates any benefit if it is blocked by the canopy.


So I ask, of those who have a rear sliding window, do you use them all that often and do some of you also have them blocked by a canopy? Don't have a dog and the kids are grown and I rarely have anyone in the back seats.

Marv


A canopy doesn't reduce the effectiveness of a sliding rear window at all (if you're using the open back window to support lumber in your new high dollar truck, then disregard, as you don't really care about your vehicle or have a clue how to haul lumber).

Air still can circulate just as good through the back window canopy or not. They're not sealed to the cab.

I use the rear slider frequently. Great source of fresh air ventilation with basically no road noise.


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mosseater wrote:

I just recently bought a Bak Flip folding sectional cover for my new 2022 F-250 Supercrew 8' bed. I understand they cannot guarantee a water tight product, but this was just horrendous. I've seen screens keep water out better.


And yet, the cheapest tri fold or one piece soft tonneaus seem to keep water out just fine.
He!!, I can see daylight under the front of the soft tonneau cover on the bro-dozer. Live in Seattle, it's rained about 6" this month already, truck is not garaged and nothing gets wet.

I too had a poor experience with a hard roll n lock type cover. Drains would get plugged then the leaks started.

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I ordered my soft roll up from Amazon I believe it’s a Gator brand.

As far as the back window….I use my power sliding window all the time for air flow or to put longer,lighter stuff through into the cab. 2016 Ram Crew Cab 5’7” bed


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Grit dog wrote:

mosseater wrote:

I just recently bought a Bak Flip folding sectional cover for my new 2022 F-250 Supercrew 8' bed. I understand they cannot guarantee a water tight product, but this was just horrendous. I've seen screens keep water out better.


And yet, the cheapest tri fold or one piece soft tonneaus seem to keep water out just fine.
He!!, I can see daylight under the front of the soft tonneau cover on the bro-dozer. Live in Seattle, it's rained about 6" this month already, truck is not garaged and nothing gets wet.

I too had a poor experience with a hard roll n lock type cover. Drains would get plugged then the leaks started.

The drains aren't blocked. The very next day it rained pretty hard and literally filled the bed with water on a flat parking area so much it ran out the back of the bed. It even leaks in the center of the folding joints which are crimped onto the aluminum cross supports with a rubber gasket. Horrible performance. Looks nice, though! Lol.

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^ Hmmm, it must just be junk...that's excessive for sure!

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