(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, what's up, guys. I'm Ryan from AmericanTrucks. And today, I'm here with the BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover, fitting your 2015 to 2018 F150 with a 6.5-foot bed. Now this cover we're installing is meant for a 6.5-foot bed. However, we do offer them on our site as BAK offers them for your 5.5-foot and your 8-foot beds. This is for anyone looking for a folding clamp-on style bed cover to not only add some style, but maximum protection and isn't looking for a trifold or a roll-up design. Now this cover has a sleek low profile folding design, which is gonna allow you to open it up as much or as little as you would like depending on the cargo you're hauling due to the individual latches. Now, this is gonna protect your bed from theft and the elements, and the enhanced tailgate seal is gonna allow you to close the tailgate, whether the bed cover is up or down.Now, this is made of premium aircraft-grade aluminum with a black powder coating and a foam core for superior strength and it's fairly lightweight when compared to other options. Now, this is one of the more expensive options on the site at just under $900. However, I think you're getting the most protection from this when compared to other items. Now, this comes as a complete kit with everything needed to install. And like I said, it is a clamp-on design, so there's no drilling or cutting required. Now, this comes with a great three-year warranty. And as far as install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter since you can install this in under 20 minutes using simple hand tools. Now with that being said, let's hop into the install.So the first step to this install, we're gonna install this weatherstrip on the back of the bed just below the windshield since we don't have a bed liner. If you have a bed liner, this seal is not necessary. So we're gonna take some isopropyl alcohol, we'll rub down that surface and then attach the seal. This front edge on the bed is the surface that you're going to clean. Like I said, if you have a bed liner, you're not going to need to put this seal here. So we wiped it down with an isopropyl alcohol wipe, and then we're going to peel the backing off of this seal and attach it. Once you're done, you're just gonna wanna cut the excess off, and then we'll get started on the next step.So we're gonna start on the passenger side with our passenger side rail. Now you're gonna wanna make sure that this aluminum bracket up here is on the bottom and towards the front. We're gonna slide our rail all the way towards the front and then get our clamps installed. Now you want to check to make sure what style of bedside you have. If this is slanted at all, you're going to need to shim it depending on the angle that it is. Since ours is flat, we're just gonna use our clamps and get started. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna measure back in between 6 and 9 inches. Now, once you measure back in between 6 and 9 inches, we're gonna place our first clamp there. So you're gonna wanna loosen your clamp up and we're gonna face it with the nut facing outside. These teeth are gonna face up and clamp onto the bed rail.I'm just gonna tighten it up a little bit using a 9/16 wrench just so it stays in place for now. So we're gonna do the same thing for the back. We're gonna measure back about 6 to 9 inches and we're gonna place our clamps. Now you wanna make sure that these clamps go all the way up and that the teeth are seated onto the rail before you go and tighten them down. So we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. One thing to keep in mind is that you want to make sure that these are straight up and down and square when you're tightening them up. You're pretty much just gonna center this middle one when you put it on. So next thing we're gonna do is take our tonneau cover, and we're gonna go ahead and lay it down. Now, there is a little section in here. We're gonna need to make sure that this faces forward towards the front of the truck. So we're gonna take this and just lay it across the rails.So the next step before we get this piece bolted down, we're gonna install our buckle brackets. This is for when you flip the top up, you'll be able to attach a buckle in here and that's gonna hold the whole thing up. So you're gonna have a female end and a male end. The female ends are gonna go through the base of this bracket here. And then we're gonna take our male screws and use a Phillips head screwdriver to install those into the female ends. So place our buckle over and then get our screw started using a Phillips head screwdriver.So now that we have the buckles on, the next thing we're gonna do is attach the tonneau cover to those stainless steel brackets. Now you're gonna have two five-star knobs. We're going to pull the flat bolts out of those, and then we're gonna drop those down through these holes in here through those brackets. So next thing you're gonna need to do is crawl under the tonneau cover on your belly like a snake, and then we are going to put the rubber washer, the stainless steel washer, the stainless steel lock washer, and then the five-star knob. And we're gonna do the same thing for the other side.So we're gonna leave those knobs a little loose since we still have to unfold this and get it situated. So we're gonna close the tailgate, unfold this all the way, get it positioned properly, and then we'll go back under there and tighten those the rest of the way up. So we're gonna open our tailgate and we're gonna lift our cover back up. To do that, you're just gonna pull on the cables underneath of here that's gonna release these little side latches. And then that'll allow us to flip a section up by section. You wanna try not to shift it while you're doing this since we want it to keep in place so we can tighten those knobs up. So we have our cover all situated, we're ready to crawl under there and finish tightening those knobs down. While we're under there, I'm gonna show you how to install this drain tube. Now they provide these drain tubes so this is gonna drain excess water out through the bedside and down away from the interior.So we're gonna tighten up our knob. Now, you don't wanna tighten these too much, you just wanna make sure that they are pretty tight. Now when installing this tube, this tube is going to connect onto the bottom of here and it actually is gonna poke through the bed. Now we do have some brackets here. This isn't gonna allow us to push this through. So you get the idea. So the last step for this install is we're going to attach these foam bumpers onto the underside of this top. This is for when you flip the top up and it rests against the glass. It'll have something soft to push up against. So we're gonna peel this 3M Tape off the back. We're gonna apply this directly to this top entry here.So that wraps up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Tonneau Cover Type||Hard Folding|
|Tonneau Cover Installation||Clamp On|
|Tonneau Cover Locking||Locking with Tailgate Lock|
|Toolbox Compatibility||Not Toolbox Compatible|
Safeguard Your Cargo. Add style to your Ford F-150 and safeguard the truck bed from snooping eyes and inclement weather conditions with the BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover. With its premium density insulated foam core and aircraft grade aluminum construction. this bed cover is relatively light weight when compared to others on the market.
Folding Design. BAK Industries carefully designed the BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover using a folding design. This allows you to open the cover as much or as little as needed, depending what type of cargo you're carrying.
Superior Construction. The BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover is manufactured from premium aluminum to provide your 2015-2020 Ford F-150 with maximum protection of your valuable cargo against gravel, snow, theft and sun exposure. What's more, it features a black powder coated finish for superior durability as well as an advanced tailgate seal that allows the tailgate to be closed no matter if the cover is up or down.
Stress-Free Installation. The BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover is custom-made as an exact fit for your 2015-2020 Ford F-150. It comes with everything you need for a stress-free installation that takes less than 20 minutes, including an installation manual and mounting hardware.
Limited Warranty. BAK Industries covers the BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover with a three-year limited warranty against workmanship and material defects from the date of acquisition by the original procurer.
Application. The BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover is tailor-made for use on all 2015-2020 Ford F-150 trucks with 5.5', 6.5', or 8' pickup bed.
Technical Note. Not sure of your bed size? Click here for an instructional video explaining how to measure your bed length.
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(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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