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Old 03-31-2008, 11:39 PM
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Tonneau cover question

I would like some views from you guys that have tonneau covers on your trucks. I've always had topper shells, but considering tonneau. Looking for lockable, carry some snowload, weather resistant(sun/rain), drive with open to pull. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:13 AM
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I have an access roll-up cover on all my trucks. Exposed to minnesota weather.No more said about durability. Access covers latch into place with velcro on the side rails so if you can lock your tailgate you can't open the cover. Most have a lifetime warranty on the covers. Great cover haven't had one problem
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:43 AM
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I've had two Truxedo Lo Pro tonneaus on two different trucks and have been very happy with them. Handles plenty of snow load up here in the frozen north and stays flexible in winter to open and close. Easily removeable when not needed and gives you 99% use of your bed. Withstands the sun well also.
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I have a retrax and I like it. Has dealt with all the weather hardships that have been thru at it and it is retractable to make it easier to hook up and use the couple of gooseneck trailers I have.
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I have the undercover hard tonneau , looks great , goes over the rails , thats all I can say as far as the good , the bad is hauling anything that doesn't fit with it closed , if you haul alot the hard tonneau is not the best choice.
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Try one of these . . .

I am a Truxedo guy as well. See pic's in gallery. It is high grade canvas & comes in multipule colors, also locks in place. Easy to roll up or remove if needed.
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I vote for Truxeo Lo Pro. Rolls up in seconds, very secure when the tailgate is locked, and supported almost 30'' of snow this winter.
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Does anyone know if a 2006 Crew cab short bed cover will fit the 2008 Crew cab short bed?
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That is more of a question for the companies that make them as they decide on the dimensions for their product. They always ask for the year and configuration of your truck.
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Thanks guys. Had not seen Truxedo. Easy install, lifetime warrenty and reasonable price, huh? I was kind of leaning towards some of the fold up hard covers I have seen. I thought they may hold up better to conditions and be more difficult to damage or vandalize.

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I have the roll N lock on my 05 , it not only looks good, it stood up to over an inch of ice covering it this winter, didn't sag or nothing. It still looks like new, and rolls with ease. i'm happy with it.
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All soft covers could be vandalized, broken into, etc. But I find that you don't have any problems since they can't see what is under it. "out of sight..out of mind" seems to work well for theft deterrent. Pretty much all of them are designed to be somewhat difficult to break into and all of them should hold up well to the weight of snow, etc.

I went with Truxedo on a recommendation of a dealer and have been very happy. The new Truxedo Lo Pro QT that I have on my F250 can be completely removed (I mean the cover, the rails on the side, everything) in about 5 minutes. The cover itself removes in seconds but is very secure when closed and in place. I get very little movement at 70MPH when closed so it goes on nice and tight.
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I just installed a Retrax last Friday. I've always been a cap/shell guy, so choosing one was a new experience for me too. But we plan a 5'r in the future, so needed something easily retractable or removable.

Now that I have it, it will take some time and a few trips to know if I really like it. It's well built and, although a lot of money, it's easy to see why it costs so much.

But the loss of the bed area in the front is a big downside. You lose about 1-1/2' at top of the bed level, and about 1' square down lower. If I had a short bed I don't know if I could live with that.

I did not choose the tri-fold hard covers because they take up so much space at the front, but in retrospect they would leave more space below bed top level. I would look at those again if there is a next time.

Soft covers were not for me. I would stick with a tarp and cargo net instead.

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I have the roll N lock on my 05 , it not only looks good, it stood up to over an inch of ice covering it this winter, didn't sag or nothing. It still looks like new, and rolls with ease. i'm happy with it.
I had one on my GMC before I switched to the Truxedo. I guarantee you didn't open that cover with an inch of ice on it and if you did, you wouldn't like the sounds you hear as it rolls up into the can at the front. The main reason I got rid of my Roll N Lock was due to it taking up 10 inches of space in the front of my box and it froze up continuously in the winter. I had to leave it open all winter if I wanted access to my truck box. The only positives I would say about Roll N Lock is that you could stand on it (very strong) and it was virtually impossible to break into (of course, mine was the old model that was 100% aluminum and didn't have the vinyl on top of it).
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