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Old 07-22-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Please tell us what you think on this new hard cover

Please check out our post in the Vendor Annoucements on the all new Baja hard cover that we now carry instock. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599931
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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The price is right compared to the SnugLid. If it's all that is advertised to be, I would buy it. Tell you what, send me one and I'll review it.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:37 PM   #3
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Is it lockable? And I second the thought that the price would have to be right.

You know what would be nice. If it folded in half. I don't know why I thought of that, but it seems a good idea to me for some reason.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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Yes it is lockable and the price is $525.95 shipped
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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$526 shipped sounds good. I checked it out on your site and Ozzbros but what no one says is what it's made of or how it's made.
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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The cover looks nice and the locking mechanism is great! but, how durable it is it? Is it waterproof?
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:56 PM   #7
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nice I hope to collect some change and pick that sucker up
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:13 PM   #8
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Is it vinyl type covered plywood? It looks like a better situation than the dealer installed softcovers. We get a lot of ice and snow in New England, will the material hold up? Do NESIC members get a discount? Thanks Mike.
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:52 AM   #9
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When the lid is locked does it prevent the tailgate from opening?

Do both pieces come off so you can put a large object close to the window area?

Looks good...
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Old 07-23-2004, 08:31 AM   #10
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jimtesla: Yes when the lid is closed it locks the tailgate.

moraisins:It has a gasket around the outer portion. But if it down pours all day you will have water get buy.

jimtesla:Yes it comes off in no time.

Chris N:Yes it is made of plywood and vinyl. With proper care it should hold up good for NE

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Old 07-23-2004, 09:47 AM   #11
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What type of warranty goes the this lid? Will the wood hold up to pounding rain.....heavy snow exposure.....or 100 plus temperatures............?

In my case...the Baja is the Outside car........for now.......This last week we have been having 100 plus temperatures.........going to Vegas today..and it was 114 yesterday.....

Will this product handle this? Or will it warp? So if I have my telescopes in the back
and it rains they will get wet?

Will it keep the back area dust free? Where I live we also have heavy winds.....



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Old 07-23-2004, 10:40 AM   #12
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Is this the same bed cover posted on ebay awhile back? The thread was here .
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:17 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by braveit1
Is this the same bed cover posted on ebay awhile back? The thread was here .
Material-wise, yes. I thought of the same thing when i first started reading this thread.


But i'm assuming this ozzbros isn't the same guy who was trying to sell them out of his garage over the winter.

We came to the conclusion that we'll never have a use for any type of bed cover. Its either always empty or has additional bikes in it, besides the roof rack.
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:59 PM   #14
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I put my golf clubs in mine so I can go to the range after work. I also like the ability to put anything I purchase 'out of sight' while I'm out. I don't ride that much (motorcycle made me lazy ) so when I take my bike it is on the hitch mount.
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:46 PM   #15
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I plan to get a bed cover because I want to keep stuff out of sight. Without a trunk, I need some place to stick stuff. My problem is that I can't decide what brand/kind I want.
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Old 07-24-2004, 01:19 AM   #16
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I plan to get a bed cover because I want to keep stuff out of sight. Without a trunk, I need some place to stick stuff. My problem is that I can't decide what brand/kind I want.
Go with the hard snuglid, i wouldn't recommend any of the various vinyl/plywood models out there. I could build a Vinyl/plywood one as easily as that guy on ebay back in January or this new ozzbros model, as could you. Don't pay someone hundreds of dollars for something you could build for much less.

But its also not the most dependable material for most climates. Go with a hard cover.
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Old 07-24-2004, 12:52 PM   #17
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Default Just got mine.

I just got the OzzBros bed cover, directly from them since there is no dealer in the Atlanta area.


This is how it came out of the box. It is two pieces covered in padding and vinyl, with carpeting on the underside. The front piece press-fits in front of the rollbars like so:


The rear piece has a lip that fits under the edge of the front piece so that when it is down, they're pretty much locked together. The upside is that it "installs" instantly because there's nothing other than the lock plate to attach. The downside is that there's no gasket either so it wouldn't be water proof or resistant at all. I have not yet tested that though. It looks and fits well and looks professionally made. The other benefit is that it can alse be removed instantly if you need to carry big stuff.


It locks directly to the tailgate so it is pretty secure although I wouldn't call it a bank vault. A determined thief could still get the front part up and the lift the back section up, but I'm not planning to store valuables there. A thief would have to know in advance about this vulnerability. The tailgate can also lowered without having to mess with the top when it's unlocked which is very handy:


They only deal with dealers unless you don't have one in your area. I spoke to Roger who seems like a very nice guy. They shipped it immediately, as I got it 2 days after I called. All in all, I consider it a worthy purchase.
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:51 PM   #18
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Default To clarify something

I realized after that fact that my post could have been read as suggesting that people circumvent the vendor who posted this topic and go direct to the manufacturer. That was not my intent. OzzBros tries to protect and support their dealers. The won't sell direct where there is a dealer in the area and their pricing is based on a survey of what dealers are charging. If you go direct, you will pay slightly more than this vendor is charging. I did.

Supports your vendors or they won't be there when you want them.
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:40 AM   #19
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cjoffe

how does the lid stay up? I don't see anything that would keep the lid in an up position. The picture you took are you just standing to the side holding it up?


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Old 07-26-2004, 12:28 PM   #20
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Yes, I am just holding it in the picture. Ozzbros suggests that the bed extender is a handy way to hold it up. It does not attach in any way to the truck except when locked. you could just put a prop of some kind in the bed if you wanted. The upside is that there's nearly nothing to mount to install it and it comes off instantly when you want to carry something big.

My wife brings a lot of shrubs and plants home and a lid that had to be de-installed to do so would be a big problem for her.
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Old 07-26-2004, 03:36 PM   #21
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truly i beleive the price is still too expensive. i could probably make a unit like that out of plywood,fiberglass,vinil and even add some lift struts for around 150dlrs. hey but its probaly just me but damn i can and probaly will make my own. will post pics if anyone is interested.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:42 PM   #22
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How does it lock? It looks like a household dead bolt on the lid but what does it lock to on the tailgate? Do you have to drill in the other side to the tailgate?
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:44 PM   #23
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It's pretty much a household deadbolt. There's a plate that gets mounted to the tailgate that it locks to. That is the only thing that attaches to the truck. They supply all the hardware, and the directions are pretty clear. It rained like hell today, so I'll know how water resistant it is when my wife gets home. I'll post anything noteworthy.
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:07 AM   #24
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The plywood is marine brich plywood (not cheap plywood)
It comes with a 1 year warranty.
The vinyl is highest-grade UV-rated vinyl on the market. If you do get a hole in the cover this vinyl will not spread any futher. We also have a company US wide that can fix any hole that you get in the cover.
Yes it is a house hold dead bolt. We are working on a new lock that is more weather proof.
We are also working on a piston upgrade for the cover.
This is not the same one that was on Ebay.
Thanks Mike
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:43 PM   #25
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still 500 and some dollars in my opinion rdiculous. but hey i dont blame you guys for trying, i can still fab on for under 200dlrs with same material or better but hey go for it guys. ill post pics of mine when im done with it and you guys decide.
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