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Cover for bed with retrax

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Nood1es, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Nood1es

    Nood1es Full Access Member

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    We go on road trips (wi-down south)
    a few times a year. I have the retrax pro, question for you fellas. What are my options when my gear is more than the retrax cover. Are there any solutions like a removable bed cover that can go over the retrax? Or am I stuck with tarp? How would you strap it on without having water channeling back into the bed if it rains to protect the gear?
    Thanks!
     
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    I sure don't understand your question.. Try to trying to load something on top of the Retrax Pro?

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    if you have the Retrax PRO MX version, you can add a Yakima or a Thule rack on the top. This will let you put either a basket or a small cargo box on top.
     
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    I guess in short what are my options if I got something to high and can’t close the cover...
     
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    Pack in waterproof, windproof containers. Otherwise wrap in heavy plastic and tape it all up so the wind won’t rip the plastic off. Tarps just do not work.
     
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    Was looking at something like this but reviews are pretty crappy. Might have to get a rack system and go from there.
    https://www.cargogear.com/OneItemInfo.aspx?partnum=KEQCAP
     
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    I have the Retrax Pro MX with the rails. As Wheelman pointed out this gives the option to mount towers and accessories from Thule/Yakima etc ... I haven't mounted towers as of yet, but closing the cover much as possible + using dry bags for what's in the bed has worked for me thus far.
     
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    How do the racks mount on top? Gotta link and/or pics? thanks
     
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    Go to the Retrax website...it'll show you. Also youtube.
     
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    You have to have a Retrax PRO XR to mount a basket or rails on top. The standard PRO MX does not allow you to do that.

    However, if you already have a a PRO MX cover, you can cover it to a PRO XR cover by purchasing the new rails. Once the new rails are on, lots of options from Yakima, Thule, and more.
     

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