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Old 03-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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I have a 2012 Ram 2500 Shortbed. Looking for a hard type bed cover that will fold forward and allow use of fifthwheel hitch. Have seen many types on line, but hard to tell if they will interfere. Anyone have one on their shortbed, I dont want the sliding kind, because you usually have to drill into the truck rails to mount it.



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Old 03-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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I just installed a rollback cover from BAK Industries (bakliner.com). It works great, well made and no holes in bed. You can set the "stops" anywhere you want. It covers my hitch and is secure if you have a locking tailgate. I did have to mod the hitch handle a bit so it is under the cover. It is not completely waterproof but I think only a cap will do that. It was $835 with free shipping and was about a 3 hour install job (or a 5 beer install if you are so inclined!)



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Old 03-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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I had a pace edwards rolltopon a silverado and it used the clamps (included). It did have an optional installations where you culd screw into the bedrail if you wanted.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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Look into the "Back flip" hard top. We've had one for 4 years on our full length bed and love it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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Stan, I've been looking for the roll-bak tonneau cover for mine. The best price up here in Canada (ontario) I have found is about $1500 bucks (although, I do have a long bed). Just wondering where you picked yours up. How did you mod your hitch handle? I think I will have the same clearance issue too.



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Old 03-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info on the BakFlip info. This cover is AWESOME! I have been looking for something like this for some time to replace my roll up soft cover.



Here is a link to thier website for any others that may be looking.



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Old 03-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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I have a ReTrax and have been happy with it. I have use a bunge cord to hold the handle down so the cover can clear it when the cover is closed.















































































































































































































































































































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Old 03-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Shoe:
I know you mention hard side type, but like others I have 2006 Dodge and intalled the Truxedo Deuce. this has allowed me to: (a) mount a bed/floor tool box in my truck, (b) keep both my 5thWheel Hitch Covered when not in used with pulling the rig, (c) Allows me to open the cover from both the front (access to tool box), From the rear, and roll it up when pulling my cruiser. (d) NO drilling, all clamped on. It has been perfect. ONLY let down is that it doesnt really lock, but most covers are not thief proof anyways.

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Matt, I got my rollbak at bakflipfactoryoutlet.com but there are other sites as well. I did notice the price went up a bit. To mod the handle, I simply pulled it off, cut the initial curve off (about 3 inches or so) and drilled a new hole and remounted it in a flatter angle. It only has to pull to release the jaws so the flat angle is not a big deal to me.



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Old 03-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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I have a Fold-a-Cover. It's a tough as nails and can take a beating. I bought it 8 years ago when I got our first Silverado. I put it on the second Silverado when we got it.
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