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I've had my tundra now for about 2 years and I now need to put a cover on the back as I'll be doing some traveling. I am a photographer and have a lot of gear and want to know of a resource that I can look into for options for compartmented storage underneath the cover. Any help on this would be appreciated.. thanks...
 

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This is all going to depend on your budget and your needs....

800-1000 dollars can get you a basic fiberglass top that will lock. I use something like this because I have to haul tools AND pets around.

You could also go for a roll-n-lock style rollback cover that would allow you to lock up gear but roll it out of the way to haul large items.

Roll-N-Lock

Or maybe a standard fiberglass tonneau?

Give us some more info....


If I was hauling gear I would use flight cases or something similar to haul it in. I did this with music gear for years in my old Dodge. It was like playing Tetris every time you had to load up, but I eventually worked out a pretty good system.

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Thanks for the reply.. I'm looking for something really intuitive. Cost can be a factor but I'm looking to not spend over 2500 for the solution.
 

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Welcome to TT, about time you joined the discussion.:D Do you make your living with photography? I've always thought that would be cool, been paid for a few jobs over the years.
 

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Are you looking for style or service? Style looks great, but IMHO is not worth it to me when you just need something to keep your stuff safe and dry. I would think that would classify in your case.

I wanted a cover so I could haul tools and fishing gear and not worry about them being stolen or getting wet. Being a cheap bastard, I found a bed cap off of a 2001 (I think) Chevy extenda cab. the demensions were exact. I have around $175 bucks wrapped up in mine. Of course it doesn't look as nice as some of the Leer or A.R.E. bed caps, but I needed function moor than looks.

Here is a pic of the bed cap.
 

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Welcome to TT, about time you joined the discussion.:D Do you make your living with photography? I've always thought that would be cool, been paid for a few jobs over the years.

Hello Slate CW, yes and no. I am an PM by day and superhero by night.. lol Anyway, yes, I make pretty good with photography since I only do weddings. www.artsgroupphoto.com. I managed to incorporate graphics into photography so it's done pretty well.. we have 46 weddings this year to date and still booking :)

now the cover!? lol j/k
 

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Are you looking for style or service? Style looks great, but IMHO is not worth it to me when you just need something to keep your stuff safe and dry. I would think that would classify in your case.

I wanted a cover so I could haul tools and fishing gear and not worry about them being stolen or getting wet. Being a cheap bastard, I found a bed cap off of a 2001 (I think) Chevy extenda cab. the demensions were exact. I have around $175 bucks wrapped up in mine. Of course it doesn't look as nice as some of the Leer or A.R.E. bed caps, but I needed function moor than looks.

Here is a pic of the bed cap.

Man, I thought you purchased an invisible one. :D
 

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Where are you located? I got BAKFlip F1 recently installed and this morning, I wanted to open it for ice-scrapper that I left in the bed. The cover was frozen shut. I am thinking if you have weather like mine, you may have better luck with hinged type. If you are in the south, folding type should work great.

Send a pm to Josh over at SVcustoms. He should be able to give you a great price on many different tonneau covers and the service is excellent. Here is the link to a BAKFlip cover thread. http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-parts-accessories/92282-bak-flip-tonneau-special.html
 

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where are you located? I got bakflip f1 recently installed and this morning, i wanted to open it for ice-scrapper that i left in the bed. The cover was frozen shut. I am thinking if you have weather like mine, you may have better luck with hinged type. If you are in the south, folding type should work great.

Send a pm to josh over at svcustoms. He should be able to give you a great price on many different tonneau covers and the service is excellent. Here is the link to a bakflip cover thread. http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-parts-accessories/92282-bak-flip-tonneau-special.html
thanks!
 

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Hello Slate CW, yes and no. I am an PM by day and superhero by night.. lol Anyway, yes, I make pretty good with photography since I only do weddings. www.artsgroupphoto.com. I managed to incorporate graphics into photography so it's done pretty well.. we have 46 weddings this year to date and still booking :)

now the cover!? lol j/k
Nice work! I will have to spend more time learning photo software. I come from the film era and switched to DSLR about a year ago.

As for the cover, I really like my Undercover, although I have not used any others. The only issue I've found is one of the locks leaks inside a little. But we get a lot of rain and it is 4 years old.
 
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