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Cover for bed with retrax

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

  1. stormytheninja

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    I guess you can mount stuff to the T-slot rails, and I plan to in the future, but boy howdy are the four clamps that hold on the cover janky as F. I just bought eight 1/2" steel cylindrical spacers to put between the tonneau rail and the bed rail and I'm going to just drill out where the spacers go and use fasteners to make sure that the whole thing doesn't budge. This will also be a much lower profile solution that will fit around the Builtright molle racks because those don't have any allowance for tonneau clamps.
     
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    ty. I’m probably going to go with something like this before our next trip. Are they pretty easy to take on and off from your experience?
     
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    Not my truck just found it on Instagram .... but I heard that the Front Runner racks are easy to remove from friends with them on other vehicles.
     
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    I think if you have a mx, you need to upgrade to pro rails to mount racks. The company shipped me the MX by mistake then they swapped out the pro rails.

    As far as overheight gear, first make sure you cover retaining screws are adjusted properly. Mine weren't and although advertised as lock anywhere along the track, it is a really wimpy setup. By lock, it just means the cover won't easily slide for and aft. Not lock for theft. A good yank will open it. When fully closed, it is still weaker than I would like, but at least the locks sit in between plastic keepers to make it slightly more secure.

    As far as securing gear when it is wide open, what the others said re waterproof and or wrapped. Trust me, don't use the cheap totes or thin tarp. Just a pain. Get good quality totes and heavy gauge tarp. But for me, I went with a small gladiator mesh cargo net. Comes w straps too. Doesn't keep out rain, just reduces the prying eyes and keeps things from flying out. Another layer of security, for grab and go crowd. And, if over a tarp, keeps tarp on your gear.

    If you can't tell by now, I hate having shit flying around in the wind, rattling around loose. And live in a wet climate, so manage for that too.



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    How much are the new rails to convert to a XR cover? Also can you send me a quote on a Bakflip MX4?
     
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    Unfortunately, you have to contact Retrax directly for the rails. As for the MX4, PM sent.
     

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