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Old 03-23-2020, 09:32 AM
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This weekend we bought a new truck. The 0% financing was just to good to pass up. Both vehicles I use have 500,000 miles combined and have become sketchy at best even with regular maintenance.

So could I get your opinions on what has worked and was has not for:

tonneau covers

bed liners (I am interested in color spay on)

seat covers (including a rear seat dog cover)

This is a Ford F 150 crew cab. I like the mileage it gets and most of what I or my wife wanted but like anything else there is some compromise since it was a year end sale.

A couple of things I don't like about it:

Giant, my preferred vehicle is a 2003 Z71 Suburban. These trucks should offer a fold in mirror upgrade.

It doesn't have lighted vanity mirrors, A truck that lists for over $50,000.

It doesn't have a garage door opener. Of course that's an easy fix.

I'm sure I can swap stuff out or figure a way to rig something.

It does have some goofy *** trailer backing assist that I can see never using after reading the manual, the mirrors will work just fine.



Thanks for your comments.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:44 AM
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I would definitely look in to Retrax for the tonneau cover. It is a hard roll up cover that locks in place anywhere along the length of the track. It is very easy to operate from one side of the truck. It is very well made and much more secure than soft covers and is lockable. One downside is it is a little intrusive on the inside as it takes up some space at the front of the bed where it rolls itself into when open.
Good luck!
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:27 AM
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I would definitely look in to Retrax for the tonneau cover. It is a hard roll up cover that locks in place anywhere along the length of the track. It is very easy to operate from one side of the truck. It is very well made and much more secure than soft covers and is lockable. One downside is it is a little intrusive on the inside as it takes up some space at the front of the bed where it rolls itself into when open.
Good luck!
What he said,just put one on my new Ram 2020,got the aluminum one not the plastic one.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:35 AM
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For mine:
Truxedo cover. Nice that it just rolls up, out of the way.

Bed Rug for the bed! Carpet like material made to fit the entire bed, sidewalls, tailgate. Held in with Velcro. Prevents things from sliding around, and is impervious to almost everything (I've spilled lots of swimming pool liquid chorine and battery acid on mine (not at the same time!)- nothing happens, and easy to pull out and rinse off. Does not allow the chems to get near the metal. Because it is set in place, any water that gets between it and the bed dries out pretty fast, so no corrosion under it. The only pain - not remembering to take it out when hauling brush/leaves/sand etc. Then it needs a good vacuuming.

Rear seat dog cover - any of those made by Orvis that appeals to you. Easy on/off, and cleans up easily.

You didn't ask - but the Ford rubber mats are great. Far better than the Weathertek in my wife's car.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:40 AM
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I'm picking up a new to me truck this morning. Just start doing some product searches for the things that you might want to change out or accessories you may want. You may be surprised what you find out there. As soon as it comes home, my order for a few things goes in, window vent shades, hood deflector, sunroof deflector, etc.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:00 AM
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I would definitely look in to Retrax for the tonneau cover. It is a hard roll up cover that locks in place anywhere along the length of the track. It is very easy to operate from one side of the truck. It is very well made and much more secure than soft covers and is lockable. One downside is it is a little intrusive on the inside as it takes up some space at the front of the bed where it rolls itself into when open.
Good luck!
I just re-read your post and noticed something, on my Retrax the lock has a pin that fits into a hole on the rail, mine doesnt lock in place all along the rail, i was going to drill some holes in the rail for additional locking ...i am going to check further.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:58 AM
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If you're looking for great fit, durable seat covers, check out Backwater Covers. Made in Montana and the owner is a walleye fisherman. He used to work for Marathon, but went out on his own. Best fitting covers I've owned. He does rear seat covers as well.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:09 AM
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I just re-read your post and noticed something, on my Retrax the lock has a pin that fits into a hole on the rail, mine doesnt lock in place all along the rail, i was going to drill some holes in the rail for additional locking ...i am going to check further.
I have never looked that close to see if it has a pin or not. It has always locked wherever I close the latch. Maybe I've just been lucky?
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:58 AM
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What year truck, what trim level ? There are aftermarket solution s for the mirrors not sure about the vanity mirrors.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:06 AM
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This is a 2019 XLT Sport with a 5.5 box.

Thank you
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