(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today we're gonna be working with the BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover fitting all '19 and newer Ram 1500s. This tonneau cover is a great option, really high-quality materials here. A nice secure hard folding tonneau cover like this one is going to help keep your cargo safe. This is also going to be great for the guy that's looking to spend a little bit of extra money to get a tonneau cover that does it all. So, what do we have here with the BAKFlip? I said this was made out of some high-quality materials and it definitely is, this thing is mostly aluminum which is great, it's durable and lightweight. It's got that awesome matte black finish on there which is going to help it resist any corrosion. And I think it looks really good, it's a nice low profile option here. Once this is installed, all in all I think this sits about an eighth of an inch above the rails of the bed of your trucks. So, this is definitely going to be a great option if you're looking to maintain the looks of your truck and get a tonneau cover that looks like it could have come on the Ram right out of the factory. This thing is nice because it could be rolled up with some serious speed as well. There are no buttons or snaps on this one since it's a hard folding tonneau cover, you can really get this thing up and down with some serious speed. If it's raining out, this is exactly what you want. It's going to be as simple as dropping the tailgate, pulling on a release cord underneath each panel here, and that's basically going to roll the whole thing up toward the bed and just the reverse to get this thing back down. Now, whatever you have in the bed is definitely going to stay dry with this thing unrolled as well. Not only do you have rubber seals throughout, but this also has a nice drainage system with some hoses in the back that route water underneath the bed of the truck. I'm gonna show you how that works during the install in just a second here.This is also going to be a great option if you're carrying anything of value in the bed of your truck regularly. Something like this is going to be a lot more secure than your standard vinyl tonneau cover option that is just one pocket knife away from a thief getting into whatever is in the back of your truck. This is definitely what you want, again if you have anything expensive. Once you have this tailgate locked, there's no way to get this thing off or get into whatever is in the bed of your truck. So, if security is one of the things you want out of a tonneau cover, this is going to be one of the most secure and a great option for you. Now, as you gathered, I'm pretty fond of the BAKflip. This thing pretty much does it all here. And of course, something that does it all so well is going to have to suffer in one section and that is going to be price. This is going to be a little bit on the expensive side here coming in right around that $970 mark. Definitely the top of the line when it comes to tonneau covers but this thing is designed to hold up, be easy to use in all situations here and again I really think it can do no wrong as this thing is also American made and backed with a two-year limited lifetime warranty. Install for this is going to be extremely easy, no drilling or modifications. Again, there's some real engineering behind the BAKfip here. I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, should take you no longer than a half an hour to an hour to get this thing fully hooked up to your truck. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.Tools required for this install are going to be an impact or ratchet, 14-millimeter socket, a knife to trim up some weatherstripping, and a Phillips head screwdriver.So, the first step to our install here is going to be an easy one. We're just going to apply this bulkhead seal which comes in the kit. We're gonna peel away that adhesive backing and apply this right along the rear window right here. They do give you a little bit extra here so I'm just gonna use the knife to trim that to size. The next step here we're gonna clamp our bed rails to the truck. Now, you wanna make sure these are oriented properly. This little strut down here should be toward the inside of the bed and you want this little metal plate right here to be up at the bulkhead and in toward the bed as well. Once we get this lined up, we're gonna clamp it down with these clamps included in the kit. They tighten up with a 14-millimeter socket. And again, there's three clamps on either side, we're just gonna put this one down here about six inches in from the tailgate. And you wanna make sure the teeth up there get a nice good bite and then you could tighten down this nut. Again, this is a 14-millimeter. We're gonna put one right in the middle as well and about six inches from the bulkhead. Next, we're gonna hop over to the other side and do the same exact thing. So, we're gonna do the rear and then we're gonna come in the middle here. Now, you might have to drop this strut out of the way to get to this one to get right in the middle but once you do, same exact thing. And we're gonna follow it up with the one up by the bulkhead. So, now with the rails completely installed, we're clear to go ahead and put our tonneau cover up there. Couple of things to note. You wanna make sure that these buckles are on top for the time being and this little panel right here should be up toward the cab. And you wanna make sure everything lines up nice and tight and it's even between the two rails. Now, with that out of way, the next step here is we are going to apply some of these buckle catches to that little panel in these two pre-drilled holes right here. Right like that. So, to install this catch, the first thing we're gonna do is take some of these threaded inserts that come included in the kit and we're going to insert those through that small panel right there. And we're going to do that for both holes. Then, we're just gonna take the latch, face it toward the strap, and install some of the Phillips head screws that come included in the kit.So, now this side is installed, in the future you can now lock that down with that buckle like so. But for now, we're gonna leave that unclipped. We're gonna jump over to the other side and do the same exact thing. So, now we're just gonna come down and to the right a little bit to this open hole right here, and what we're going to do is actually take apart this thumb screw, we're going to install this flat top part with the rubber gasket into that and then we're gonna feed this through that metal plate on the side rails that I mentioned earlier, then we can come up from underneath and tighten that down with the thumb screw portion of that. So, we're gonna start by removing the thumb screw, then we're gonna take off the lock washer, metal flat washer, and rubber washer, put that aside because they're gonna go underneath. So, right now we have the bolt with the flat top and the rubber washer, we're just gonna put that right through that hole right there. So, now we're just gonna drop that top panel through and as you can see, this bolt right here is where we're gonna be going to with that thumb screw. We're just going to reinstall all of our washers first and then install that thumb screw.So, for the other side, we're just gonna drop that bolt down through, then we can install our washer again and get these thumb screw started as well. Now, before you lock these down, you wanna make sure this is aligned properly and then you can come back and give this some solid turns. Now, while we're here, it's a perfect time to install these drain hoses as well. This nipple right here is basically a water runoff. This hose is gonna go from there into this hole right here and basically lead water out of the bed, make sure it stays nice and dry in here with the cargo. What I'm actually gonna do first is push that hose through, and then come up and install that one over there. And same thing goes for the other side. So, our tonneau cover is pretty much installed at this point. Before we wrap this up, we're just going to install some of these rubber stoppers that come in the kit. This is just to make it a little bit safer when you're folding this piece up here. You can rest it on the rear glass of your truck without it scratching or breaking the glass. And these come with some 3M double-sided tape on the back so we're just gonna peel away that backing here and stick that in place. And there's two more, one for the middle, and there's one all the way at the end as well. Now, to wrap this thing up we're just going to unfold it here, and you should hear each panel click into place. And before we shut this last one, you wanna make sure the tailgate is shut as this is gonna shut on top of it. And that should click into place as well. But that's gonna do it for my review an install of the BAK Industries BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover fitting all '19 and newer Ram 1500s. Thank you for watching. If this video helped you in any way, either you're making a decision about tonneau covers or with the install, leave me a comment down below, I'd love to know. 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It is not Compatible on RAM 1500 Classic Models, fits the New Body Models Only.