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  1. I have always been skeptical of those. Hopefully someone has some practical experience to share.
  2. You might check a local truck accessories store in your area. They may have a display that shows the rails the top rides on and that lock the top in place. In thinking back, you may have to open the tailgate to open up the cover....
  3. I know the X2 and X4 can be locked and opened without opening the tailgate. Also you can open the tailgate without unlocking/opening the cover. I like these two because unlike some, each side along the bed rail clamps where the cover sits, clamps shut when you lock it so you can’t get under it easily whereas some have Velcro along the sides and they any secure at front and rear. I also believe the X2 and X4 have more metal across them (side to side) for strength and security. I want the X4, but I have to consider a new toolbox situation and big antenna (Tarheel 40hp HF antenna) mounting concerns.
  4. Co-worker had the Bak x2 on his Colorado...essentially the same as the x4. Cons, it is a 2 person install (bulk/size) but once installed easily operated by one person. 1 person can do it...just easier to install/line up with 2. Pros, Sits at/below bed rails so it is not immediately obvious from the side of the vehicle unless you walk up on it. It locks along side rails so you can’t roll it up without unlocking it. It secures the bed of the truck as long as your tailgate locks too. By rolling up you gain usability of almost the entire bed of the truck for transport purposes on the fly for items taller than the bed rail. You only need to roll up what you need to expose.
  5. Nothing it truly waterproof...but most will prevent most water from getting into the bed area. As far as windproof, they should all prevent most wind issues but there again, any small openings can allow for air to move into and out of the bed (pressure and Venturi related flows). Security related, depending on how they lock up will determine how secure they are.Does your tailgate lock? If not then the question could be moot if the cover does not close over the top of the tailgate. Most covers can be defeated causing damage to the cover and/or the truck bed. I am personally looking at the revolver x2/x4 series. Have a coworker who had one on his Colorado and liked it.. The locking for this seems robust enough to deter most casual criminals. I just have to justify a new toolbox and amateur radio antenna mounting solutions if I go this route. But the ability to secure items I’d a bonus as well as the ability to use most of the bed if needed. Some of the retractable covers have a large box the cover retracts into...that takes up space that may be needed. HTH
  6. Could be the drain is partially clogged causing it to drain slower.
  7. I have had similar issues with my iPad used as a media source. Sometimes the system wants to default to the first track it ever played. Also, it appears to drop packets of music data from time to time causing a “skip”.
  8. I have stopped buying gas at costco since I don’t get the same range out of a tank of gas there as I would get eith gas purchased elsewhere. It is almost like there is a higher ethanol content. As far as the quantity of fuel, I suggest you contact your state entity that certifies the pump is measuring the volume correctly and provide your information with time/date stamps on the image to correspond with your receipt.
  9. FedEx was recently dropped by Amazon due to subpar performance and Amazon told some third party sellers that they could not ship with them. Funny thing is I have had more trouble with UPS over the years. They have had to pay out on a few claims because of their “issues”. In your case I would escalate further up the corporate food chain.
  10. For the same grand you can get a decent speaker, a good amp, sub box and a line out level converter and have a better setup. I put 2 10”Memphis audio subs into a box that fits under the rear seat and used a Memphis audio sub amp from a previous truck. Had the shop mount the amp behind the rear seat and set up the converter. 640 watts at one ohm. New including install I think it would have run me about $1200 - $1400 but I already had the speakers and amp. This year I will add a 4 channel amp for the fronts and change the speakers to infinity’s, 6x9 components in front and 6.5’s in rear doors with a dsp converter so I can better shape the sound.
  11. What are your settings for time? I believe there are options to pick up time from RDS (the data portion of many radio stations that send the station call sign and current song info) or from GPS/Cell service.
  12. Simple answers are to hit craigslist, eBay, local junkyards. You may contact the manufacturer to see if they can sell a single piece. It may be easier to by both and then sell off the single good side to someone else in need.
  13. I will probably mount the radio behind the rear seat and fabricate a mount for the control head so I can spin the dial while resting my arm on the center console.
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