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Does anyone have the Gator FX hard trip fold cover installed? If so, did it make the bed rails unusable? Im asking because id like to get this cover and also be able to install BillieBars. I contacted BillieBars and they said Gator is known for using the whole rail system. When I looked at some YouTube videos it shows plenty of examples where it doesn't use the whole track system but I didnt find any specific videos for the Gen3 tacoma with the Gator FX.
 

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Does anyone have the Gator FX hard trip fold cover installed? If so, did it make the bed rails unusable? Im asking because id like to get this cover and also be able to install BillieBars. I contacted BillieBars and they said Gator is known for using the whole rail system. When I looked at some YouTube videos it shows plenty of examples where it doesn't use the whole track system but I didnt find any specific videos for the Gen3 tacoma with the Gator FX.
Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5GVPtH3TJc


Looks like most of the rail is still usable.

Why not check out the Bakflip MX4. It relocates the rail and you still have access to the entire rail.

Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1YNoYdrMo
 

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Yeah that is the video I saw from Gator but it doesnt look like it is the FX version. Its possible it uses the same install process but not 100% sure. The Bakflip MX4 is awesome but its also more expensive. Was hoping to stay under $800. The Gator is just over that $800 price point. If I cant get a straight answer from Gator then I'll just have to save up a little more for that Bakflip.
 

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I just got off the phone with Gator and found out that the Gator FX is the exact same product as the BAKflip G2 and has the same install process.
 

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You can score a MX4 for $400-$600 on Amazon Warehouse Deals. Sometimes people order them, open the box and return them just to be marked down. If something is missing you can usually contact Bakflip. Definitely worth it.

There's a long bed one for $600 right now.


You just have to keep an eye out. They pop up pretty frequently.

 
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I chose the tri-fold soft top for convenience & weight. Can take it off in a jiffy, if I need to throw something in the box. Even fits in the back seat, if I have to.

Ironically, the wife wants to get one of these Toppers. I really don't have a need for one, but love the idea.
 

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I have the Diamondback and it does everything very well. Secure, strong (Will hold 1600 lbs) and it has been leak free.
 

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I bought the Kikito Hard Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover from Amazon for just under $500. It doesn't leak unless I run it through a high-pressure car wash (and even then a few drops here and there), is super easy to install, folds up easily, and comes off quickly. My only concern is really Toyota-related because if you crank down the brackets, you can see the bed rail tweak up a bit. Looks great too.
 

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I was very tempted by the SoftTopper but like the look of the tonneau cover and mid size rack.

I’d LOVE the diamondback but it’s way too much money for me right now :)
 
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Opinions...best fitting, easy install and very little to no leaking tri-fold (hard) tonneau cover for 2019 Tacoma or 5' bed. Bakflip, gator others?
I’m loving my DiamondBack cover. Allows for front and back access. My business is reliant on the security of my gear. Looks great too.
 

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Ended up purchasing the BAKflip MX4. Cant wait till it is delivered!
 

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Ended up purchasing the BAKflip MX4. Cant wait till it is delivered!
Tip: Grab a set of these conduit elbows.
Here's a little guide I threw together. Let me know if you do any of it and how it works. Better to just get the stuff ahead of time. Doesn't add much to install time and doesn't cost much.


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Instead of running the drain tube directly down, have it drain to the side. Cleaner and less likely to get hit by something. I'll grab you a pic if needed.

You can kind of see it here on the driver side. It's behind the hook ring. So if anything were to roll back, it will hit that before wiping it out. Then you can lock it in by just reaching underneath.
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Tip: Grab a set of these conduit elbows.
Here's a little guide I threw together. Let me know if you do any of it and how it works. Better to just get the stuff ahead of time. Doesn't add much to install time and doesn't cost much.


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Instead of running the drain tube directly down, have it drain to the side. Cleaner and less likely to get hit by something. I'll grab you a pic if needed.

You can kind of see it here on the driver side. It's behind the hook ring. So if anything were to roll back, it will hit that before wiping it out. Then you can lock it in by just reaching underneath.
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That’s a great idea! You just pop a hole in the plastic bed liner and insert that elbow pipe there?
 

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That’s a great idea! You just pop a hole in the plastic bed liner and insert that elbow pipe there?
Pretty sure I just used a step drill bit. Tape it and mark the tape. I don't remember if it can splinter or not. Don't think it does and don't get the dust on you. Don't remember if it's the composite bed that'll be bad or if that's just for fiberglass. There are conduit elbows that will fit the drain tube it comes with perfectly.
 

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I got the MX4 installed but haven’t completed the drain tubes yet. The install was pretty easy and it looks great!
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