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The BAKFlip G2 is now ALL METAL uses a textured aluminum surfaces for all flat panel surfaces above and below the cover. This incredibly durable panel has a single coat of epoxy primer that is baked on at 460 degrees. Once the primer has set, an extraordinarily tough and scratch-resistant polyester based coating is used as the final finishing coat (which gives the look of a tough, baked on enamel, but is much higher quality). This coating process ensures that the covers is both scratch and UV resistant. Each panel is cut precisely using “CNC” controls, which are computer guided controls that ensure that your cover, panels, and rails are cut precisely at the correct curvature and angle matching the structure and shape of your truck bed perfectly! This ensures a perfect and customized fit on every truck. The core between the two surface panels is an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) core. This is the same material that is used as the cover of a surfboard
This means that the structural interior of the cover is lightweight, rigid and impervious to water! Should water ever find its way into the center of the panel (which would be really difficult), it will never deteriorate from the inside as it is unaffected by moisture, so it will never deteriorate or delaminate as a result! Each panel is then neatly framed in powder coated, aircraft quality aluminum for a lifetime of indestructible use! These panels will not crack, warp, fade, rust, or corrode and can handle up to 135 kilos of evenly distributed weight.
That depends on the length of the truck bed. All Beds 1.75m or shorter have 3 folding panels. Truck beds over this length have 4 folding panels!
The core between the two coated textured proprietary hard paneled surface sheets is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is impervious to water and very lightweight and rigid (it is the same material used as the core of the best surfboards). Should water ever find its way into the center of the panel (which would be really difficult), the interior of the cover will never deteriorate from the inside nor is it affected by moisture, so it the core will never deteriorate or delaminate as a result!
The revolutionary “living hinge” system developed to ensure water resistance. Each living hinge consists of a seamless EPDM flexible rubber covering over rigid aluminum supports. EPDM is the same material used as factory weatherstripping around your car’s doors and windshield. The flexibility of this rubber is what allows the cover to fold easily without a traditional hinge design.
EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) is a very heavy duty rubber for use in extreme conditions and is used in automotive weather-stripping and seals around windows and doors, radiator, garden and appliance hose, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, roofing membranes etc. It is extremely tough rubber that can withstand high heat, and maintain flexibility for many years to come!
Innovative Self Backing clamps are used to secure the side rails. These low profile clamps allows you to hold the clamp in place with one use the other hand to wield the wrench to tighten the clamp! Only one wrench is needed as the bolt is “self backing” when tightening.
The rails are extruded from aircraft quality aluminum and then powder coated for unmatched durability. The exposed surfaces of the rails are 100% powder coated.
Yes! There is a rigid protective strip underneath the mounting rails so it will never damage the painted or rail surface underneath it.
Only 2.5 cm on each side! This allows plenty of clearance for the use of all bed extenders.
The cover has a light texture to it…very similar to the back top step of most truck bumpers, plastic side rails, mirror trim moldings, etc.
All of our covers come in a beautiful Satin Black color only. As a result, it looks factory installed!
EXTREMELY STRONG! These covers can handle 135kg of evenly distributed weight. Loads are never a problem!
At the center of the cover – The cover comes down into the bed approximately 3.8 cm total at the latches (approx. 1.3 cm of that is soft rubber bumpers placed on the bottom of the latches). Virtually zero height added to the bed. At the edges where the rubber seal touches the side rails…the thickness of this is negligible (approx. 0.15cm!)
The flat panels are 1.3cm in total thickness. Where the latches hit…the latches drop down into the bed approx another 1.3cm (for a total of 3.8 cm only at the latch mechanism)
When the cover is completely closed, the cover sits level with the side rails so the cover is completely flat.
Depending on the size of the cover, the weight runs from a minimum of 15.8 kg and up to 18 kg for the long beds. A good rule of thumb is that for a full size truck with a short (6.5 ft. Bed) bed, the cover itself weighs only 18 kg. For shorter beds, it can go down to 15.8 kg. For long beds…it is a maximum of 20 kg.
Simply reverse the installation…Remove fastening knobs and then remove cover. Then remove the clamps and rails, and that’s it!
Professional installers – 10 minutes. Average consumer 30 minutes.
None whatsoever. The cover and hardware will fit perfectly on top of all sprayed in bedliners without any modifications to your truck or the bedliner!
No. The rails cannot attain a good weather resistant seal against diamond plate bed caps.
That depends on what type of plastic bedliner you have (see below): IF YOUR PLASTIC BEDLINER GOES UNDER THE SIDE RAILS (but goes up and over the front rail and tailgate): NO PROBLEM! You will not need to make any adjustments to the plastic bedliner to install this cover. IF YOU HAVE A TAILGATE PROTECTOR: Tailgate protectors do not present any problem for this cover. Whether you have a factory installed or an aftermarket tailgate protector or if your tailgate liner comes over the top edge of your tailgate, none of these will present a problem when installing the cover.
IF YOUR PLASTIC BEDLINER GOES OVER THE SIDE RAILS: YOU MUST MODIFY YOUR BEDLINER to install this cover! Some retailers simply say “fits on all bedliners!” This is not the straight up truth.
This cover will fit if you carve 3 holes in each side to be able to clamp the rails to the bed. What we have found is that no matter how neat we do this, it always looks shabby. As a result, the best recommendation and the bottom line is that we strongly recommend that you trim the portion of the bedliner that comes over the side rails so that the side wall of the plastic bedliner goes up to and UNDER the rail, but not over the side rail. The reason for this is that over-the-rail bedliners prevent you from being able to clamp the hardware to the side rails as they cover them up. These side rails need to be trimmed off so that the RollBak Tonneau’s side mounting rails can be clamped to the inside lip of the side rail. If you are making this adjustment, this is a great opportunity for you to convert your over-the-rail plastic bedliner into an under-the-rail bedliner (where the liner only overlaps the front rail and the tailgate edge)! These over-the-side rail bedliners must be cut back so not to interfere with the truck’s original side rails.
To cut the liner’s rail covers off is a fairly simple and straightforward process that allows the secure installation of the mounting rails to your truck rails. To request that the customer trim these plastic side rail covers off of your one-piece liner is not a unique request. To ensure a weather resistant barrier with the installation of any tonneau cover, and to be able to clamp the mounting brackets onto the side rails, you must remove the part of the bedliner that covers the side rails. PLEASE DO NOT CUT OFF THE PORTION OF THE BEDLINER THAT COVERS THE FRONT RAIL OR TAILGATE.
PROCESS OF TRIMMING an Over the Rail Bedliner is as follows: To cut the liner, this is a fairly simple process that requires you to slide the one-piece liner out of the bed, then clamp a straight edge along the line where you wish to cut the cover (right at or just below the rail, not above it). From there, a jigsaw with a fine blade works great and you simply follow the straight edge with the saw. Any burs or rough edges can be smoothed out with a file or sandpaper. Others are successful using the same straight edge tactic from outside of the liner using a razor knife. They remove the liner from the truck, and from outside of the liner, they use a razor knife to cut the rail off. The most preferred method is to use a jigsaw.
Absolutely Not! You can install the cover directly on top of ALL OEM factory rails with NO modification whatsoever.
NO! NO HOLES ARE DRILLED INTO YOUR TRUCK! You do not need to drill anything during the installation.
Yes. You will need to remove the mounting rails so they are not damaged by the slide-in camper. This will ensure that the mounting rails do not get damaged in any way.
All cover installations are virtually identical. All of our installations are very easy to install.
Our cover comes with a Tamper Proof Latching system that latches each panel securely on both sides of the truck! There are NO visible locks or keyholes or latches as the cover latches and secures from underneath the cover! This makes the BAKFlip Tonneau Cover one of the most secure tonneau cover on the market. When the cover is closed, and the tailgate is locked, you now have a secure trunk!
Simply open the tailgate, and from either the driver’s side or the passenger side, gently pull the spring loaded latch release and the latch will release for that panel. Fold the panel forward and repeat with the next panel, and the next panel…until all panels are unlatched and folded up towards the cab of the truck.
Absolutely! The locking arms will hold the cover in place up against the back of your cab, and you can safely travel with it in this position. An added benefit is that the cover protects the back of your truck and glass from the cargo in your bed that you are carrying!
Absolutely! This was designed to work best when pulling 5th Wheel Trailers as many of our customers pull them. When you don’t have your 5th wheel connected, your truck bed is as secure as a trunk with easy access to all areas of your truck bed. However, when you want to hook up the fifth wheel, you simply fold the cover up all the way up and against the rear cab (window) of the truck. Hook up your 5th wheel or Gooseneck trailer and you are ready to go! Once you get where you are going and disconnect the trailer, unfold the cover and return to the fully closed position and you have a secure trunk again.
With the New BAKFlip Cover, you can now secure your cover in the “partially open” position! We have installed “D Rings” on the top front edge of the cover (on both the passenger and driver’s side), so with bungee cords (that you provide), you are able to secure the cover in a partially open position and travel with it this way! (NOTE: There are pictures and details of this on the “Installation” page of this website. Once at this page, simply scroll down and you will see the pictures demonstrating this feature!).
Absolutely not! As each panel securely and snugly latches to the bed, there is no rattling or noise at all associated with this cover!
Unfortunatley not. Each cover is designed to fit a full and open truck bed perfectly.
Yes – As long as the toolbox is a minimum of 3.8 cm below the side rails, the cover will fit perfectly.
Absolutely! Our cover comes with a Tamper Proof Latching system as there are NO visible locks or keyholes or latches as the cover latches and secures from underneath the cover! This makes the BAKFlip Tonneau Cover one of the most secure tonneau cover on the market. When the cover is closed, and the tailgate is locked, you now have the equivalent of an “Armored Trunk.”
Absolutely! You have easy access to “latch pulls” on both the driver’s side and passenger side.
No. In order to keep the items secure in the bed of your truck, you need to have a tailgate lock. As long as the tailgate is locked, your cover is completely secured, as no one can open the cover without unlocking the tailgate
Yes. You will need to open your tailgate to be able to begin unlatching the cover at the last panel.
Yes. Panels latch securely to both sides of the bed.
Weather Resistance (5)
The cover has been designed to ensure no water can penetrate the panels and hinges. The cover also seals nicely at the front end and the tailgate of the truck so no water can enter there, and water simply rolls off the front and rear of the cover with ease. The BAKFlip cover is “level with the bed” so should water ever gather on the cover and be pushed to the any of the edges of the cover, water will simply roll off the cover! Should water try to enter the bed from the sides, it has quite a challenge to make it to the bed.
First it has work itself under the side rubber (EPDM) seal. Should any droplets gather there…it would have to work itself over the lip of the mounting rail. Should it ever get that far, it will be automatically caught by the extruded side rail which acts like a small gutter. Water collected in the “gutter” of the side rail is quickly expelled through the tubes at the front of the truck. In all of our tests…it is VERY rare that water will ever make beyond the lip of the side rail, and if it does, it is only a couple of drops. However, even if these “couple of drops” make it to that point, they have no chance of getting into the bed as this water is caught by a secondary “gutter” that ensures your bed will remain dry!
There are 2 drain hoses (one on each side at the front of each mounting rail) to ensure the expedient and efficient expulsion of any water collected in the “extruded gutter” of the mounting rails! It is very rare that any water ever gets to the channel in the mounting rail, much less into the tube at the front of the truck
Absolutely not! Water runs along the inner track which acts as a “rain gutter” as well. This track is open ended at the back. This means that if the truck is parked up hill, water is collected in the inner track and drains right at the back edge of the tailgate and runs out of the back of the truck, leaving your cargo area dry. Water ever getting to this “channeled gutter is really rare under any circumstance!(read question above)
The BAKFlip has has superior weather resistance in all types of weather. This cover is designed to outlast your truck and it can handle all the Sun, Rain, Snow, Ice, Mother Nature can throw at it.
The cover overlaps the front edge and the tailgate. Under the cover at both ends, there is a high quality pressure seal that seals water and dust out.