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Old 04-13-2011, 10:47 AM
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BakFlip G2 vs. Extang Solid Fold

I have a 2011 F-250 and want a solid bed cover. I have a fifth wheel trailer, so I want a cover that I can get out of the way of the hitch or remove easily.

I've seen two that I like: the Bakflip G2 and the Extang Solid Fold. Both look very similar and have similar MSRP ($739 for G2 and $789 for Extang). Both are poly covered aluminum.

Any thoughts on which is better?
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:48 PM
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um..
what does that have to do with the question at hand?
probably as much as my post. lol.
sorry dude cant help.
except to ask. what about a rolling cover?
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:46 AM
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um..
what does that have to do with the question at hand?
probably as much as my post. lol.
sorry dude cant help.
except to ask. what about a rolling cover?
Note the signature on the previous post. It's a company that sells covers and I'm a sure buyer.
ANYWAY

I looked at the rolling covers but they look to be much more difficult to remove if you need the clearance (which I might with the fifth wheel). The G2 is held on by two thumb screws. Pop them off and the cover comes right off without disturbing the rails. I don't think you can do that with a rolling cover.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:32 AM
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No problem! Glad to hear from an expert, since you sell both.

So, the Extang appears to have the advantage unless you frequently need the entire bed uncovered.

A few questions:

How would you compare the material quality (thickness, stiffness of the slats, etc.)?

What about water tightness?

Does the Extang require a drain hose like the Bak?

(I'm sure I could call and talk to a sales rep, but this way it's available to others.)

Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:41 AM
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One more question:

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like the Bak sits flush with the top of the bed and the Extang sits above the bed by an inch or two. Is that correct or just the angle of the pictures?
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:53 AM
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Thanks! You've been a great help!
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I thought I would add:

If you get Solid Fold, your tailgate cap (if you have one) needs to be fairly smooth all the way across the tailgate. If you have a patterned cap, the Solid Fold's seal may not seal well against the tailgate and thus will not seal out water. The seal is not very "beefy". We've run into this problem a couple of times.

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Old 04-14-2011, 01:05 PM
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I thought I would add:

If you get Solid Fold, your tailgate cap (if you have one) needs to be fairly smooth all the way across the tailgate.
I have a 2011 F-250 with the tail gate step on order, so I haven't examined the tailgate cap closely. In the pictures, it looks to be smooth across the width of the tailgate.
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I've seen some Ford tailgate steps that are pretty well lined up across the tailgate while others stick up a bit.
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