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Old 02-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Bakflip Fibermax

I see bakflip has a new cover called the Fibermax. Could you expand on the differences between it and the F1?
Trying to decide if the F1 is just overkill, because they look similar.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

Should provide a link.. if it's that new I'm sure very few of us even know about it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

The OP is talking about this one....

http://etonneaucover.com/p-308-bakfl...l2=&submodel3=
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

Looks like it's made of FPR just like the top of the line F1. Also has a better drainage system and improved hinge system over the older designs.
Why would you buy a F1 over the Fibermax if it has the same materials and improved features?
And it's $100.00 less.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

I am definitely interested in more details of the cover been looking for one for a while. Also that you are able to completely remove cover quickly which is nice if you don't have it on all the time.

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

Sea Monkey,

My research and phone calls to Bak Industries seem to lead me to purchase the Fibermax. The FRP will be cool to the touch like the F1, but not as heavy duty as the F1. The Bak representative I spoke with recommend the F1 if your going to be using your cover several times a day and for construction type applications. For my use, I will maybe open my cover maybe once or twice a week, so I bought the Fibermax. He also explained that the Fibermax has the top of a F1 and the bottom of the G2 for lightness.
I think the Fibermax is positioned in front of the HD and behind the F1. It also is the first Bak trifold cover to receive some design improvements like improved drainage due to flush mounted hinges, beefed up rubber bumpers, upgraded latch system.
I'll let you know how I like my cover when it comes in.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

SouthernRL thanks for the info. I see opening a couple times a week nothing crazy so sounds like the fibermax is the way to go. Interested to hear your opinion on it when you get it in then will probably order one. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

Ok, my Bakflip Fibermax arrived Friday and I installed a bedrug and cover that evening. The Bedrug was a bitch to install. Took about two hours, but it turned out great. The Fibermax cover arrived packaged like it would survive a nuclear bomb with all the parts intact. The cover was a breeze to install following the instructions included. The only thing I added was to fill the holes around where the screws were with black silicone to ensure no water would penetrate inside the walls of the bed.
This is a heavy duty cover. Two things that surprised me though. One, the cover is shiny on the top. I would prefer a more matte finish to match the rest of the trim on the RL. Maybe it will dull over time. Secondly, two of the self tapping screws that hold the panels together fell out in the bed during installation. The problem looked to be where they were over torqued and stripped from the factory. Not a too big of deal because there are several screws holding each side of the panels together. However, a high end cover costing close to $1000.00 should not have these issues. I plan to call Bak Monday and see if there is a simple fix for these stripped screws.
Stripped screws aside, it was a good purchase. I'll let you know how Bak responds to the screw issue.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #9
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Just to follow up, Bak sent me a assortment of screws to fix the stripped ones and fixed the problem.
Good customer service.
Very happy with my Bak cover.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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Re: Bakflip Fibermax

I just installed the Fibremax on my 2010 Ridgeline. Looks pretty good but I get leaks in the corners by the glass window. Have you run into that same issue ?
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