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Since this is unibody, does that mean the front of the truck bed and the back of the cab share the same wall? If I put a Tanneau Cover on the bed where does the water goes that comes from the top of the cab and down the back window? Does it just pool up trying to work its way out to the sides increasing the chance of more leakage into bed than on normal pickups? Not a deal breaker and not canceling my order but I am curious about this.
 

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Since this is unibody, does that mean the front of the truck bed and the back of the cab share the same wall? If I put a Tanneau Cover on the bed where does the water goes that comes from the top of the cab and down the back window? Does it just pool up trying to work its way out to the sides increasing the chance of more leakage into bed than on normal pickups? Not a deal breaker and not canceling my order but I am curious about this.
Since I ordered the spray in liner, I will have the rain fill up the bed and use it as a mobile pool.
 

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Since this is unibody, does that mean the front of the truck bed and the back of the cab share the same wall? If I put a Tanneau Cover on the bed where does the water goes that comes from the top of the cab and down the back window? Does it just pool up trying to work its way out to the sides increasing the chance of more leakage into bed than on normal pickups? Not a deal breaker and not canceling my order but I am curious about this.
It's a mystery. Who really knows where water goes when a surface blocks its path? Does it just sit there immobilized? Does it roll over or around the blockage and fall to the ground? Do umbrellas really work? Is a truck bed whirlpool a DIY idea?
 

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Whoosh! Does the front of the truck bed and back of the cab share the same wall? If it's like a normal pickup then the truck bed and cab don't share a wall and the water just runs down between them. The truck bed has a better chance of keeping my stuff dry under the cover doesn't it?.
 

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Since this is unibody, does that mean the front of the truck bed and the back of the cab share the same wall? If I put a Tanneau Cover on the bed where does the water goes that comes from the top of the cab and down the back window? Does it just pool up trying to work its way out to the sides increasing the chance of more leakage into bed than on normal pickups? Not a deal breaker and not canceling my order but I am curious about this.
This is actually a really great question. I'm wondering if there is a slight slant towards the tailgate of the bed and the water will run off under the tail gate?
 
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The bed wall and the back of the cab appear to share the same wall. It is unibody and sealed from the factory, so any intrusion of water is probably unlikely and obviously Ford Engineers have studied this. You can see drain holes in the back of the bed and the floor of the bed in the rear. Most truck beds have drains that aren’t so obvious and the Maverick is no different. The water will drain as long as the drains are kept clear of debris. I tried to mark up a picture showing where the drains are but it’s hard to do and see on a phone. 😂

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Thanks ATX. Makes sense.
 

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The bed wall and the back of the cab appear to share the same wall.
Great Photo! Thanks ATX. I wasn't too worried about water draining out of the bed since every pickup I've had over the last 30 yrs had drains. I was hoping a good enough tonneau cover could keep the water out of the truck bed though. I suppose it will likely not be possible since all the water running off the back of the cab really needs the truck bed to drain into.
 

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Great Photo! Thanks ATX. I wasn't too worried about water draining out of the bed since every pickup I've had over the last 30 yrs had drains. I was hoping a good enough tonneau cover could keep the water out of the truck bed though. I suppose it will likely not be possible since all the water running off the back of the cab really needs the truck bed to drain into.
Tim, what type of Tonneau are you considering?
 

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I've seen a good number of comments about those REV units falling apart (specifically the lining on the underside of the slats coming off) so I think I might wait and see what other companies come out with hard rollup options for the Maverick.
 
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