The Bakflip VP is Bak's solution to a more affordable hard folding tonneau cover for pickup truck owners. In this cover yoi get all the benefits of the other Bakflip covers but at an affordable price and with some unique features such as the hidden hinges which are completely covered and hidden from plain sight. The cover folds all the way to the cab and secures there just like the rest of the Bakflip line. It still holds plenty of weight and each section closes with automatic latches to keep everything nice and secure. The cover has a beautiful low profile that so many pickup owners look for. Easy to work as it only weighs 50 pounds.
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Is the Bakflip VP hard to install on a pickup truck?
When you first obtain the Bakflip VP you might be a little overwhelmed. When you open the box and undergo the parts and also view the video clip I placed below, it should quickly be quite understanding to the installer. A do it yourselfer will certainly catch on really swiftly but if you are not usually a do it yourselfer, merely take your time and you ought to have no problem getting the job done. Do not overtighten the clamps particularly in case you have to make some modifications. Although it's not necessary I recommend to have an individual with you to lend a helping hand. At least this way you have a much better chance not to scratch your truck attempting to work alone.
Is the Bakflip VP a quality product?
It is made with heavy duty aluminum panels which have been vinyl coated for their protection. It has a unique hinge design which remains hidden when the cover is in the closed position. These work well for weather resistance. It has special rubber bumpers that protect your truck in the open and closed position. It is 5/8 thick and has a sturdy EPS core to help it withstand up to 300 pounds on top.
Does the Bakflip VP work with bed rail caps?
This cover works with factory and most non-factory plastic bed caps. Aluminum or stainless steel bed caps will cause problems to install. The VP installs between the truck sides and not on top of them. This leaves your stake pockets open to allow you the option to install different accessories that require these pockets such as, protector bars, truck racks, tie downs, bed rails and more. It also works with bed extenders, under-the-rail bed liners, toolboxes & storage units and sliding bed trays. You will need to cut notches in your over the bed rail bed liner to position the clamps.
Is the Bakflip VP good for bad weather?
The cover has a tough, long lasting rubber seal all the way around the cover. The side rails channel any possible water toward drain hoses that go down through the truck bed and exit underneath your bedliner where you can exit them from your truck bed. There is a couple of options for this drain hose. There is usually a hole in the top of the stake pocket where you can route the drain hose or there is sometimes rubber plugs in the the corners of your truck bed you can drill a hole just large enough for the hose to fit through. The hinges are completely covered and non visible for better weather protection.
Can I drive with the Bak Bakflip VP hard folding truck bed cover open?
As with the other Bakflip models the cover latches down automatically so you can drive with it open in different increments. There are some d rings which are integrated into the cover behind the truck cab. You can use these to help secure the sections when they are opened in increments. It stands upright covering the back window when opened all the way. Support rods are fitted to the rails to secure the cover in this open position. You have full access for taller type cargo when fully opened. Your rear window is also protected when loading the pickup in this position.
How do I clean the Bakflip VP?
Just use soap and water to clean this tonneau as you would use on your truck when you wash it. For added protection you can apply a 3M formula 303 UV protection from time to time.
Will the Bak Bakflip VP pickup bed cover provide good security for my cargo?
A hard folding tonneau cover offers good protection for your cargo. The VP like other Bakflip models has the benefit of each section latching automatically. You can't even pry up on the center of the cover because of this feature. You have to open the tailgate to release the rear latches. If you have a tailgate lock it will raise the security factor greatly. If you don't have one already you are able to buy one such as this aftermarket tailgate lock. They don't cost a whole lot and they are very easy to install. You will find these to be well worth the money.
Does the Bakflip VP come with a warranty?
This cover is backed by a factory guarantee for 1 full year.
What do previous customers have to say about the Bak Bakflip VP tonneau cover?
I have gone through plenty of previous customer reviews on the Bakflip VP and I have jotted down notes. I will mark these notes as I condense them so you are only reading fresh material. You will find them at the bottom of this page when I have finished.
This is a product overview to give a better idea of what the product is all about.
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