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I just installed the Undercover Ridgelander Tonneau cover and OEM fender flares. Overall I am pretty happy with the tonneau cover but I have some advice. Do not buy from an online retailer. UPS freight was anything but gentle. The box was destroyed. I elected to not refuse it and inspected it. I was surprised it wasn't totally destroyed but it did have a couple of dents on the edge of the passenger side of the lid. They were not too bad so I decided to contact the retailer to see if they would give a discount. They agreed to $275 off. Using some flat jaw vise grips I got it almost undetectable. You wouldn't see the dents unless you were looking for them. Install took a couple hours working by myself. I do wish the seal provided for the front of the bed adhered better or was factory installed. It worked ok but I will probably get some black silicone and reseal it if it leaks. One of the latches doesn't spring back so I will be contacting the company for a replacement. Other than those issues it is a really nice cover.

The fender flares went on quick and easy. I like them.

Next up is some weather tech mud flaps.
 

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An additional note, Undercover does not package very well. They shouldn't sell through online retailers unless they provide better packaging. I foresee this becoming an issue with UPS moving forward. Furthermore, if you are considering buying one and want to roll the dice of buying from an online retailer, JET.COM has this cover for $1400. I decided to try AutoAnything because they don't charge sales tax in Misouri and they will match the price of any other retailer. After some online chat negotiating, I got it for $1379 with free shipping and no tax. With the $275 off for the UPS Freight dents, I'm all in at about $1100 and Undercover is doing a deal right now where they send you a bike rack (about $225 value) for free if you mail them proof of purchase.
 

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I will add that Undercover is located about 200 miles from my home. That box only traveled 200 miles!! Imagine a cross country trip...
 

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Looks great, man that box was destroyed big time, I'm surprised the cover wasn't busted up.

I too installed OEM fender flares this morning, I like them because they aren't so bulky and big, I had the weather tech mud flaps already on the truck and find out now they wont work with the OEM flares, so if anybody wants some almost new weather tech mud flaps give me a holler
 
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Looks great, man that box was destroyed big time, I'm surprised the cover wasn't busted up.

I too installed OEM fender flares this morning, I like them because they aren't so bulky and big, I had the weather tech mud flaps already on the truck and find out now they wont work with the OEM flares, so if anybody wants some almost new weather tech mud flaps give me a holler
Somebody on this forum or another modified one or the other to make those fit. I know I've seen it somewhere.
 

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I think I can BOMB the back ones to make them work but the front ones I need to do something different because these weather techs will crowd a larger wheel I think

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If it hadn't started raining I would have attempted the weather tech flap install today. If I get a dry day tomorrow I will report back on the install. I picked weather tech because they say they work with OEM flares. Crossing my fingers...
 

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I picked weather tech because they say they work with OEM flares. Crossing my fingers...
I just looked it up and YES they do accomidate for OEM flares, its an option, so make sure you order them that way
 
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Terry....can you shoot us a pic with that cover in the open position ???
 

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I will get a pic in the open position when it stops raining tomorrow. The bars do not hit the cab. The mud flaps are more for keeping dirt off the body and to cut down on throwing rocks when we are on mountain roads. We spend a lot of time in the Sacramento mountain range in NM during the summer months and they chip seal the highway there. The front end of our outback got pretty nicked up last summer following trucks with no mud flaps. I figure it is good karma if we make an effort to not do the same to others.
 

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An additional note, the cover is designed to accept Rhino Rack accessories. The bars are Rhino Rack and the bike carrier on the way is Rhino. What is interesting to me is UnderCover also sells accessories, such as a bike rack. I like the Rhino rack better.
 

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Sorry for he multiple posts but looking at the photo of the open cover it reminded me that with the Pendaliner bed liner installed you can't get one of the mounting brackets installed in the same location on both sides. I think you could live without it but I am either going to cut the liner or drill new holes in the side mount rails. I would have cut the bed liner in advance had I realized there would be a problem before I did the install. However, now that it is installed I imagine I'll just drill a new hole in the rail as I am too lazy to uninstall it.
 

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Thanks Terry.........very impressive, good job on the installs
 
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How's the cover holding up. Been looking at this since i bought my new Colorado last week. Just curious how its holding up to rain and such, any leaks?
 
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