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Old 09-24-2011, 09:25 PM
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Which type of tonneau cover is best?

I'm new here and seeking advice from seasoned Ford owners. My husband and I will soon take delivery of an F-150 Lariat EcoBoost which we'll use to pull our travel trailer. We want to have a tonneau cover installed to store extra camping gear as our 3 basset hounds will be taking over the crew cab! Which is best in terms of ease of use, watertightness, durability, etc - - - a retractable or rolling cover or one of those with the flip-up panels?? Your expert advice is appreciated - - - thanks!
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It's all gonna depend on your personal choice! I would look through this forum and the one down below titled "BED COVERS, TONNEAU etc. and then visit the manufacturers web sites and decide.

I am getting ready to install a new aluminum sliding cover that will replace the exact one I installed 6 years ago.... I will be posting my experiences with it after it gets here and I get it installed. Follow along if you wish......
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As far as a retractable cover, the best two covers are TruckCoversUSA and RetraxPro. Slightly below those two is Pace Edwards Full Metal Jack Rabbit.

The TCUSA cover has significantly smaller canister than RetraxPro which will give you a bit more room. The aluminum slats are interconnected (unlike RetraxPro or PE which are connected by rubber).

TCUSA is moderately difficult to install, RetraxPro is a very easy install.

TCUSA


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I like hard tonneau better for looks but you cannot haul larger loads with it installed. Like the OP though, I tow a TT and like to have lockable storage that is raccoon proof! My buddy learned the hard way his roll up cover was not 'coon proof (his fault for thinking he locked it). My F150 had an ARE on it, I was pleased with that and had the Ford logo on it also.
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This cover Peragon is weather resistant, lockable and only uses 5 inches of bed space when folded in an Scab bed. $599 delivered anywhere in the country.
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I'm new here and seeking advice from seasoned Ford owners. My husband and I will soon take delivery of an F-150 Lariat EcoBoost which we'll use to pull our travel trailer. We want to have a tonneau cover installed to store extra camping gear as our 3 basset hounds will be taking over the crew cab! Which is best in terms of ease of use, watertightness, durability, etc - - - a retractable or rolling cover or one of those with the flip-up panels?? Your expert advice is appreciated - - - thanks!
Bassetlover -

There are a number of good cover options on the market and each one offers slightly different pros and cons. Here at Peragon we provide a compelling combination of:

- Solid aluminum with a powder coat finish.
- Quick release design without a canister so you can enjoy full use of your truck bed when needed.
- Robust security.
- Amazing customer support
- A very competitive price
- Made in the USA (northern Minnesota to be exact)

The video on our web site is about three minutes long and provides a great overview of our Peragon truck bed cover and our company. If I can help by answering any questions, please let me know!
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