BakFlip folding tonneau covers are the worlds only true Quad-Fold tonneau covers. A rolling soft tonneau cover will provide easy access to your truck bed, but offers no security and is not the kind of product that many folks want to add to their expensive pickup truck. A traditional hard tonneau cover, whether it tilts, folds or retracts will always provide great security and even looks, but unfortunately will never allow you full access to your truck bed. That's why we created the BakFlip hard folding tonneau cover. The patented design of the BakFlip Folding Tonneau Cover ensures that you get the best of all worlds. Great looks, great security, full truck bed access and the most cutting edge tonneau cover design and styling available anywhere in the world. Best of all, the BakFlip's patented design offers the world's only hard folding tonneau cover that guarantees access to your entire truck bed.
How to drive with the BakFlip folding tonneau cover open:
BakFlip folding tonneau covers are all equipped with powder coated D-rings on top of the cab panel as well as under the tonneau panels. These are visible when you fold the panels over. The D-rings allow you to anchor your panels down in incremental positions. If you want to drive your truck with your BakFlip folding tonneau cover completely open, a patented swiveling arm is integrated into the rail system. These swiveling arms rotate forward and prop the tonneau cover up. A specially designed sliding component allows you to lock the swiveling prop rods against the BakFlip tonneau cover. This allows you to drive at freeway speeds without any worry of the tonneau cover flying off the truck or vibrating loose.
BakFlip's superior installation and design:
BakFlip folding truck bed covers are all cut specifically to follow the shape and contour of your truck bed. This has a huge impact on ease of install. Since the Bakflip's rails clamp directly to your truck bed rails, all you need do is drop the folding tonneau cover onto the truck between the rails. The fit is always perfect and virtually no modification or manipulation is required. The patented flush mount design of the BakFlip folding tonneau cover is the choice of installers' worldwide!
BakFlip Tonneau Cover Hinges:
BakFlip tonneau covers are comprised of a series of panels that are connected to each other with seamless rubber hinges made from EPDM. These rubber hinges cannot corrode in extreme temperatures and can be folded back and forth for years without any noticeable wear at all. Unlike piano hinges or metal hinges that can leak, corrode or rust, the BakFlip tonneau cover's patented hinge system is completely resistant to all temperatures and the most torrential weather conditions.
BakFlip Tonneau Cover Panels:
BakFlip tonneau cover panels are laminated from either impact resistant FRP or rugged aircraft grade aluminum. After the tonneau cover panels are crafted to the correct size they are framed with a patented aluminum frame that renders BakFlip tonneau covers the strongest folding tonneau covers available anywhere in the world. The frames around the panels are also the receptacle for the rubber hinges that simply slide into the panel frame with a unique tongue and groove design. The panel frames act as a double insurance against any possible water from penetrating or bypassing a hinge. BakFlip panels cannot be cut with a blade. Even though the hinges are rubber, they are encased from the underside in solid model and can therefore also not be penetrated with a knife or sharp blade.
BakFlip Folding Tonneau Cover Locks & Latches:
BakFlip folding tonneau cover latches are concealed under the BakFlip panels so that they are never exposed to the elements or the prying eyes of potential thieves. Rain, snow, dust, sand and any other contaminants are no match for the BakFlip tonneau cover! The ingenious design of the BakFlip's latches allow the BakFlip folding tonneau cover panels to be anchored down automatically. The tonneau cover latches are designed to engage the BakFlip's rails, merely by shutting your tonneau cover. BakFlip tonneau models with 3 folding panles have latches under all panels. BakFlip's with 4 folding panels have latches under the first, third and fourth panles. Releasing the BakFlip's latch is as easy as tugging on a release cable from either side of the truck. You never need to climb into the truck or worry about additional aftermarket keys. In most instances the key you drive with is the key you lock the BakFlip tonneau cover with.
Weights and Measures of BakFlip Folding Tonneau Covers:
BakFlip tonneau covers are available for almost all makes and models of domestic and international pickup trucks. Needless to say, BakFlip tonneau covers for long bed trucks are larger than BakFlip's designed for small double cab pickup trucks. As such, some BakFlip tonneau covers ship in one box and some ship in two boxes. All BakFlip folding tonneau covers are comprised of 2 primary parts. 1. The actual folding tonneau cover top and 2. The tonneau cover rails. When the truck bed is shorter than 6' the tonneau cover and rails always ship in one box. When the pickup truck bed is longer than 6' e.g. a Full Size Short Bed Truck like a Ford F150 extended cab, it will ship in 2 boxes. One box for the tonneau cover and one for the rails. The average aluminum folding tonneau cover weighs approximately 50 lbs.