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BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass

BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass

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Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Tri-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from BAK Industries. BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass part number BAK72329 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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BAK Industries Tonneau Covers - BAK72329

  • BAK Industries
  • Fold-Up Tonneau
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Inside Bed Rails
  • Flush Profile
  • Aluminum and Fiberglass
  • Gloss Black
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Requires Tools for Removal

Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Tri-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability.


  • Custom-fit tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
    • Aerodynamic style reduces wind drag, improving gas mileage
  • Tri-fold design allows for partial or full truck bed access in seconds without having to remove cover
    • Prop rods let you secure folded cover in upright position so you can drive with truck bed completely open
    • Integrated buckle system lets you secure the cover in the folded, flipped up, or closed position
  • Low-profile cover sits inside your truck bed rails
    • Compatible with stake-pocket-mounted accessories and raised side rails
  • Automatically latching panels create a secure truck bed when tailgate is closed and locked
  • Scuff-resistant, semigloss black rubber seals and built-in drainage system help to keep water out of bed
  • 5/8" Thick, fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels resist impacts and harsh UV rays
    • Aluminum undersides and insulated cores add strength
    • Fiberglass top stays cooler than aluminum
    • Black powder coat finish with hair cell texture offers exceptional durability
  • Aircraft-grade, rustproof aluminum rails with black powder coat finish create base for tonneau
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Frame rails clamp to the inside of your truck bed side rails
    • Included bolts secure front hinge rail to frame rails
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year warranty

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Operation Animation

The BAKFlip F1 tonneau cover delivers top-of-the-line truck bed protection and a tough, stylish look. This heavy-duty, tri-fold cover keeps your truck bed and cargo dry, cuts down on wind drag to improve your fuel mileage, and allows for full truck bed access without having to be removed. And because this tonneau mounts inside of your truck bed side rails, you get a low-profile look and you can still use your stake pockets to mount accessories.

Convenient Folding Design

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Folded Up

One of the BAKFlip F1's most attractive features is that it can be folded all the way up and remain securely positioned on your truck while you are driving, even at highway speeds. This means that you can haul large cargo without having to completely remove the tonneau. Simply unlatch each of the panels, fold them one on top of the other, and flip them back so that they sit upright against the cab of your truck.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Tonneau Cover Prop Rod

Then flip up the prop rods that are attached to the tonneau's frame rails, slide the brackets on the cover down over the rods, and tighten the knobs on the brackets to secure the upright cover in place. Rubber bumpers on the cover prevent it from marking your cab or scratching the glass of your rear windshield. When the tonneau is in this position, your vehicle's third brake light will remain visible.

If you want to maintain visibility out of your rear window, you can secure the folded panels of the cover without propping them up against the cab using the tie-down straps and buckles included with the cover. Just fold up the first 2 panels of the cover, leaving the panel closest to the cab latched in place. Make sure both buckle clips are inserted into the buckle ends on the front header panel of the cover and adjust the straps to ensure the cover is secure.

Simple, One-Person Operation

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Panel Latches

The F1 is easy to operate. To unlatch the rear panel, drop your tailgate and pull either of the 2 release cords located along the bottom corners of the panel's housing. Either cord will release both of the integrated latches so that you can lift up the panel. To unlatch the second and third panels, pull the easy-to-reach release cords built into the corners of those panels. As a safety measure and to help you get to your gear in the dark, the F1 includes emergency release handles on both sides of your truck bed that glow in the dark.

To close the cover, simply fold the panels back down. Each panel will securely latch back into place under its own weight. When your tailgate is closed and locked, no one will be able to get in to open the cover, thus safeguarding your truck bed and its contents. The fiberglass-reinforced polymer construction will also prevent anyone from peeling the cover up at the sides or cutting through its center, ensuring additional security.

Heavy-Duty Construction

The BAKFlip F1's rugged construction makes it a great match for your truck, no matter what you do while at work or play. It's strong enough to hold up to 400 lbs of evenly distributed weight when it's folded down, so it can support your weight if you sit or stand on it.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Close Up

Each 5/8" thick, fiberglass-reinforced polymer panel has a sturdy aluminum base with an insulated core that is made of top-quality, closed-cell foam to create a strong, heavy-duty cover. The polymer construction also ensures that the F1 stays cooler than an all-aluminum tonneau. The black powder coat finish with hair cell texture on top of the panels offers superior resistance to dents, dings, and harsh UV rays.

The frame rails are constructed of aircraft-grade, rustproof aluminum and have a sleek black, corrosion-resistant powder coat finish. And scuff-resistant, semigloss black rubber seals run all the way around the cover to help to keep water out of your bed. If any water does seep through, it will run along the gutter system that is built into the frame rails and will then exit through drain hoses that install behind your cab.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Latch Housing

Glass-filled nylon latches in heavy-duty, injection-molded housings add to the F1's rugged design and ensure long-lasting, efficient operation. Flush hinges prevent ice and water from building up on the cover.

Easy, No-Drill Installation

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Installation

Installing the F1 is simple. All you need is a wrench, and you don't have to do any drilling. The tonneau's frame rails clamp to the inside of your truck bed side rails to create a base for the cover. The included bolts secure the front hinge rail to the frame rails at the cab. Slotted brackets on the hinge rail allow the bolts to shift in case you need to adjust the cover to achieve a snug fit.

772329 BAK Industries Back Flip F1 Hard Folding Truck Bed Cover

Replaces 72329

Installation Details BAK72329 Installation instructions

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Video of BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass

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Video Transcript for BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the BAKFlip F1 line of hard tonneau covers. Here's what our F1 tonneau cover's going to look like installed. As you can see, it has a really, really nice look to it, very heavy duty construction and low profile. The main need for a tonneau cover usually is a security or a protection kind of situation, either, like in our case today we've got a fifth wheel in the back of the truck and our customer wants to protect it. Maybe you've got equipment, maybe you're going on a trip. Maybe you've got something that you want to store in the bed of the truck and protect it from the elements.Here you can see that low profile design we we're talking about.

This is the top of our bed rail, this is the top of the cover, even with the protective strip and the seal here. Now, when it's time to fold your cover up, it's an easy operation. We've got a release handle on each side. You only have to pull one. It releases both latches, and we simply fold it up.

Now at each joint we have that same system to keep our cover secure. I like the operation of this one. Because it is a hard cover you don't have to have a person on each side, kind of rolling it up or anything like that, and because it does fold all the way up to the rear of the vehicle it's going to give us full access to the bed of our truck, so we're not going to be limited by the old kind of style that would just tilt up.Once we have it fully folded, you want to bring up your prop rod. Loosen the hand nut, bring that down over the rod, and then just simply tighten that back down on both sides and we can travel right down the highway with no worries of our cover coming back down. Now, if we don't necessarily need to have our cover all the way forward, in the second from last position we also have a buckle system.

You can see those are going to click in right here, pull that down to tighten, and this is going to keep our cover just like this as we travel down the road as well.When it's time to put our cover back down in position, we just have to simply unfold it. At each joint we're going to have those spots that we talked about that help keep our cover secure. Simply fold it out there. Always close your tailgate and then lower the cover down on top. Just like that.

The F1 cover offers a lot of protection from the elements as well. You can see the top portion of our cover has a very nice large gasket that's going to sit down on our rail, which also has a small gasket connected to that. Those are going to help prevent any of that moisture or debris getting in our cover.Here's another look at that large main seal on the side, and they've also sealed the tailgate area here. You can see it actually uses a triple phalange gasket to give it several layers of protection before any moisture can get inside the vehicle. There's no exception to that on the front edge, either. As you can see, you've got the gasket that was provided with the kit that we put along the bulkhead, and we've got our rubber phalange gasket there that comes down, rests on top of that, offering us great protection. We have an additional layer of protection that's right on the top of our rails. That's going to seal right up against the bottom of the cover to, again, keep that water and that dust from getting in underneath the cover. If anything gets past the water seal outside, there's even a gutter system that's been designed into the rail. It directs the water or liquid forward where it will run through our tube and to the outside of the vehicle.Not only does our cover look very nice, but the construction quality of it is very good, and they use very good materials. This cover's actually able to support up to 400 pounds evenly spaced. Each panel in the cover has triple layer construction, and it's going to be 5/8 inch thick, helping out with that durability. The bottom layer that we have is going to be aluminum, giving us real good strength. The core, itself, is a closed style foam. Again, that adds to the strength and durability, and our top layer is a fiberglass reinforced polymer, with the black powder coat finish on top and bottom to make sure everything looks good for a long time to come. With that polymer top layer, this cover is also designed to stay slightly cooler than what an all aluminum cover would. The rails are also completely constructed out of a rust-proof aluminum, so we don't have to worry about any corrosion issues. We also have an aluminum clamp so it will hold the rail to the side rail of the pickup truck, keep our cover nice and secure.Now, the number of clamps that you're going to receive with your kit is going to depend on your application. For the short bed model, typically you're going to have three. For the long bed models you're looking at four. Not only does this clamp system keep our rail really nice and secure, but it also offers a complete no drill installation, so there's no modifications that need to be made to install our rails on the truck. The one modification that we will be required to make will be for the drain tubes. That's going to be a 7/8 inch hole, but typically you either use a hole that's already existing, or you're going to drill through a grommet, so you're not doing any metal modification.As an additional benefit to the inside bed rail fit is that our stake pockets, if your vehicle's equipped with them, will be left open so we can utilize accessories. Not only do we get good protection and security for any items that we might have in the truck, but this is also going to help to promote better aerodynamics, which could save us some money at the pump.That's going to complete our look at the BAKFlip F1 line of hard tonneau covers.

Customer Reviews

BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass - BAK72329

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Tri-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability.

- BAK72329
2015 Ford F-150

Very good product, glad I made the purc hase! 273959

- BAK72204

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I bought this cover because I have an F1 on my other truck and it has been a good cover. The F1 gets hot but not so hot you can't touch it in the summer. It does a great job of keeping out the weather and thieves. I have just finished installing it on my 2019 Ram 3500 long bed. The factory rails were out of spec by 3/16" so I had to trim them to fit. That is why I only rated it at 4 stars otherwise a very nice bed cover. I have had my other F1 for 7 years and it is still holding up well so I expect similar performance from this one. Being a long bed does make the panels a little more difficult to fold but it is still pretty easy. 669848

- BAK72506
by: 08/14/2020

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Very well made and easy to install and use. 861846

- BAK72207

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I have been very impressed with this cover. It protects things inside from the weather whether rain or sun or cold. It also allows my dirt bike to be transported with out removal. I loaned my truck to a buddy to haul two dirt bikes and some how he broke the hold up bars bracket to the bed for full use position, but that is not the fault of the BAK72207. Highly recommend this bed cover if you live in hot or cold areas or transport quads or dirt bikes. 717634

- BAK72122

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I really like this cover, it has four panels that fold back and you can secure. Whenever I am towing my 5th wheel it folds back to the first panel. That provides coverage for my tool box, generator and other items that I don't want to be exposed while traveling. It was easy to install, it locks and it dresses up the bed of my truck. I definately recommend this cover and esp to those that pull a trailer. 674329

- BAK72207

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

As my name suggests I carry boxes in the back of my truck on a regular basis, and they arrive dry every time. Also, while pulling my Fifth-wheel it folds out of the way. 665947

- BAK72311

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

No issues, easy to install, folds up nicely when I need the bed space, no water/rain leaking. It’s nice to conceal/protect cargo 642125

- BAK72331

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Excellent product. Purchased for my 2018 F350 Dually to cover my 5th wheel hitch and tool box when not pulling the trailer. Self install. No issues in 12 months of usage. Recommend this cover. 600774

Update: Still attached, still functional and looking good. The rubber weather stripping running parallel to the bedsides and covers the gap between the bedside and the cover rail has begun to show wear cracking at the fold locations. I use a rubber conditioning product to combat this issue. Still highly recommend this cover.
Brian - 02/11/2020


- BAK72121

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Love this cover. Works to haul anything I could without a cover. The fact I can configure it to haul and secure just about anything that I can get in the box. I’ll never have a different cover on a pickup. 521176

- BAK72406

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Fit great for a 2015 Tacoma with 5 ft bed. No problems after one year. 357678

- BAK72601

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Easy to install and great fit. My only complaint was there was extra screws included. I had to watch install video to see if I had missed a step. Come to find out there was just extra screws. 256912

- BAK72203

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Easy to install, largely but not completely weatherproof. The cover has been installed for a year on a truck that sits outside with no fading or deterioration evident. It could do with a couple more rivets that hold the wire to the release mechanism near the tailgate as the plastic tubing occasionally pops out of the track that holds it in. It is easy to pop back into place though. 248442

I ended putting about 10 self tapping screws along each channel to stop the plastic channel that covers the wire lock release from popping out. Works well. Original unit is inadequately secured. The top is starting to fade but not too bad and I have to use weatherstrip adhesive to secure the rubber seals. I would lower my rating to three stars based on how it is holding up.
Daniel T - 05/04/2017


- BAK72311

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

This is one of those components you get what you pay for and I couldn’t be happier. Fits perfect, looks every bit as great as shown in all the pictures. My brand of 5th wheel hitch fits below it. *** 1 Issue - The installation instructions have room for improvement, having poor illustrations and reads difficult. The installation of this product is extremely easy but the instructions make it sound difficult. 217870

- BAK72310

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

My entire experience with etrailer.com was excellent. I spent numerous hours researching the hitch and tonneau cover set up I wanted for my 2014 Ford F250. The majority of my time was on the etrailer.com website reviewing Q&A, installation guidance and videos, and expert advise. I chose the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch and the BakFlip F1 tonneau cover. Both products arrived within 10 business days. Installation was as easy and straightforward as expected. The BakFlip F1 really dresses up my F250 and the BakFlip technology makes it very easy to use and gives me full access to my truck bed as needed. The Reese hitch has performed flawlessly. 132421


Ask the Experts about this BAK Industries Tonneau Covers

  • Tonneau Cover and Ladder Rack Compatibility 2017 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Bed
    I do have a ladder rack and tonneau cover combination that will work for you but we have not confirmed a ladder rack to work with the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover part # BAK72329 on your 2017 Ford F-150 at this time. Generally speaking, most hard tonneau covers will not work with a ladder rack due to the contact between the tonneau cover and the ladder racks base rails. Most soft tonneau covers that mount inside the bed rails will work with ladder rack's that mount on top of the bed rails...
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  • Hard Tonneau Cover that Fits with TracRac Ladder Rack on 2016 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed
    You will want a cover that mounts between the bed rails so that the stake pockets are available for the install of a TracRac Ladder # TH43002XT-508. For that you will want a cover like the BAKFlip F1 part # BAK72329 or any of the other hard covers that are at the attached link.
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  • Folding Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed with TracRac SR Ladder Rack
    For your 2016 Ford F-150 with Trac System and the TracRac SR Ladder Rack part # TH43002XT-508EX installed the closest tonneau we have to a BAK hard tonneau is the TruXedo Deuce 2 Soft Tonneau Cover # TX797701 that is hinged like the BAK but not hard like the BAK. If you happen to not have the Trac System (not the TracRac ladder rack, the rail system under your bed rails), then you would be able to install the Bak Revolver part # BAK39329.
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  • Tonneau Cover and Ladder Rack Options for a 2016 Ford F-150 Short Bed
    If you wanted to use the Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack on your 2016 Ford F-150 then your only option for a tonneau cover is the BAK Revolver X2 Hard Tonneau Cover as the uprights on the TracRac SR won't allow for a folding hard tonneau cover. However, if you want to use a folding hard tonneau cover like the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover then I do still have an option for you in the Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack which has straight uprights so you can fold...
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  • Recommended Tonneau Cover and Rack to Carry 3 Kayaks with 2018 F-150 5-1/2 Bed
    The RetraxONE XR # RTT-60373 and the Rhino Rack # RRVA165B-RRRLT600 crossbars and a carrier like the Thule Stacker, part # TH830 could be used for the purpose you described, but because the kayaks you'll be carrying are twice as long as the truck bed you'll have half of each kayak hanging off of the rear of the truck, which means that less than half of the length of the kayak will secured by the carrier. You're more than welcome to go this route, but I don't believe this would work very...
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