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Old 11-30-2010, 07:06 AM
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270,
A clarification.

Sorry, I made a mistake, I do not have a Fold N Lock, I have a G4 Elite FoldaCover. As pictured here:

http://www.foldacover.com/Products/V...1/Default.aspx

I looked at the Fold N Lock and decided not to buy it VS the FoldaCover. But Fold N Lock stuck in my head.

Your comment about three folding sections made me think, wait a minute, I do not have a three folder. It actually has 4 folding sections. The FoldaCover front section folds front to rear, the three rear sections fold rear to front and both front and rear sections have a key lock with the rear section also locking the tailgate.
CRS, CRS.....
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:42 PM
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truck camper shell

I appreciate all the comments and suggestions on the choice between a hard tonneau bed cover vs a camper shell. I now have the cab-high shell installed on my Chevy Silverado and think I'll be happy with it. Just returned from a backcountry trip and my gear rose above the top of the bed sides. Packing would have been more difficult with only a tonneau.

Another reason I chose the shell camper is that I carry a canoe a couple of times each year. The only way I could see that a tonneau would work is to remove it and install a temporary "ladder" rack in the bed rail slots. Turned out these aren't real cheap -- at least the ones I checked. With the camper shell, a rack can be attached to the camper and even the top of the truck cab. I prefer not to do the latter and just use foam blocks if they are needed. A permanent rack installation on the shell camper is acceptable.

The place I bought my shell has a rack unit that bolts onto the shell but I was quoted a price over $400 -- too high for my limited needs. I won't need the rack for another 6 months, so I have plenty of time to check out options. If you have any ideas, please reply to the posts.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:37 AM
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I love my fiberglass cab-high camper shell but wish now that I had spent the extra money and bought one that is higher at the rear so I could haul taller stuff - maybe with my next truck.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:32 AM
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Yep, any truck cover is a problem as you know going in that it will not work for every application.
Glad you like the new shell.
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Inlaw has the hard cover and hates it..looks great but for hauling anything that sticks above the bed a little..Been wondering about the tri-folds...my tool box is bed level and would work great only if the last fold would lay next to the back window so have access to the toolbox lid. Only other option would be the taller camper shell so have enough room to get inside and open lid...and am always in the box for tools.....send a picture of your truck after get the cap installed..would like to see...also, friend of mine uses his alum cap with 6" extension for height but had to add cardboard on inside roof for winter camping...heat from heaters/cold air outside...yep..rain inside..short of truck camper, wonder if they make any with twin roof to avoid this? On my old truck, I had to add 0 hooks on sides ..rope over tree limb to remove cap myself..drive from under it..took off myself once but was tight squeeze out the open back window when laying on ground..lol..
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:29 AM
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Skeet,
This is the cover I have, the G4 Elite

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Fol...cover-main.htm

It has a tool box option that can be added under the front top section. The top locks at the front and at the rear. It is pretty secure and is fairly water tight for a top that does not go over the outside of the bed. I put 4 of the large kitchen rubber mats in the mottom of my truck which keeys stuff from sliding and should I get a small leak in a storm, it keeps stuff off the bed surface itself, which in combination has not allowed anything to get any water of any kind on it in two years of FL storms and rain. Oh, I also drove to Tulsa in the driving rain with a bed full of cased guns, not one got damp, much less wet.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:38 AM
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Well for me I went the route of a shell(topper), at least for awhile, till it became quite evident that when my wife drove the truck, having to use mirrors to back up....Well it wasn't good for the truck or anything behind the truck. A tonneau cover saved our marriage.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:00 PM
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Well for me I went the route of a shell(topper), at least for awhile, till it became quite evident that when my wife drove the truck, having to use mirrors to back up....Well it wasn't good for the truck or anything behind the truck. A tonneau cover saved our marriage.
What?? a woman that uses a rear view mirror??..much less knows what it's for!!.. And put a trailer back of ya..they dont even know what the difference is ..just drive the same way.. Whatever is back there has to watch out for itself!! LOL... I must admit..there are some women who use mirrors..I saw one on the Baltimore Beltway one morning..doing her eyelashes ...at 70 MPH..looking in the mirror of course
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