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Old 01-19-2010, 02:50 PM
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Access Lorado vs Truxedo Lo Profile Tonneau Cover

Ok, my old Pace Edwards Jackrabbit rolling cover is pretty much worn out. Plus I'm tired of the "roll-up" box taking up as much space at the front of my bed as a toolbox!

So I'm going soft-cover, roll-up style tonneau cover. Don't care about locking/security. More interested in good quality, roll-up/easy to remove style and good weather protection.

I'm willing to spend money on a good one, not looking for a bargain cover.

My research here and other reviews online seem to narrow it down to either the Access Lorado, or the Truxedo Lo Profile.

Any thoughts? Feedback?

Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:01 PM
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I can't tell you about the access cover, but I can tell you about the Truxedo.

First, it is extremely easy to roll up and back out, about 20 seconds either way.

Second, it only takes up about 6'' at the front of the box when rolled up. That is on top of the box,and doesn't interfere with the full capacity of the bed.

Third, if you need to remove the entire thing form the bed, it only takes about five minutes to take it out and about 10 minutes to reinstall.

Mine has been very good at keeping my tools dry. If everything is positioned right when it is installed, the water sheds over the front and the tailgate, and it has a foam seal on the sides to keep water out.

I think it is a very good product and you wouldn't be disappointed with the Truxedo.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:19 AM
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I have the Truxedo Lo-Pro. It's been on the truck for 5yrs. It works great for keeping things dry. It will support 3' of wet snow, without a problem.

When I tow my fifthwheel or haul a larger load, it rolls up quickly and stores securely. Rolling it out and securing the velcro side strips, takes about 30-45 secs.

I have no experience with Access products.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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Thanks guys!

I think that leans me towards the Truxedo. I was leaning that way already just because I'm more familiar with them as a company, customer service, etc. But just wanted to vet that idea with the competitive products out there (such as Access).

I sure appreciate it!

Now to shop for a low-profile tool-box that fits underneath the Truxedo!
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:10 PM
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I also have a TruXedo cover on my truck. I like it a lot. I have no experience with other covers. But I can say the TruXedo is a quality product.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:17 PM
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One update... in shopping for pricing on the Truxedo Low Profile QT, I ran across the new Truxedo Deuce, which is pretty much the same thing but has a quick access flip open panel at the cab end of the bed to quickly get at things like toolboxes, etc.

I may have found EXACTLY what I want.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:43 PM
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I for one do not recommend a truxedo. My sister has the original box looking on on her Ranger. Not real impressed with it. The tightening springs are way too weak to actually keep it tight, ended up bottoming them out when closing to keep tight enough.

My Superduty came with a truxedo lopro on the eight foot bed. I couldn't wait to take that thing off. It liked to carry water, because it stretched, and the velco didn't. It's in storage right now, forever.

I had access on my Ranger, never had a problem with it, just tighten it up very little, but the entire cover stayed uniformally tight. Have a access toolbox edition on my F150 (dad now owns) Always tight, and always look good, no problems. I have an access toolbox edtion on my superduty now, and it's been great easy to use, and keeps most water out. Way to many places to try to seal properly about double of a normal cover.
 
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I had a Truxedo on my previous truck which was a '99 F150 shortbed. I really liked the cover and how it operated. I was amazed at the customer service of Truxedo. After a while, the cover was just not sticking to the Velcro on the edges. I called and they sent out new velcro strips for the truck side of the cover. It helped some but not greatly. I called again and they sent a whole new replacement vinyl cover. No charge for shipping or anything. If they have a product you like, I would go with them. I replaced the F150 with a Superduty and found a used Access cover. I actually seem to prefer it more. The vinyl material the cover is made of is slightly lighter weight. It seems easier to roll up when cold. Either way, they are both great covers.
 
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Access gets my vote
ive had mine on my 04 F250 4 yrs and it still looks new
excellent cold weather performance
two of my friends have the same cover and theirs are older
and still look just as good
 
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Thanks guys!

I think that leans me towards the Truxedo. I was leaning that way already just because I'm more familiar with them as a company, customer service, etc. But just wanted to vet that idea with the competitive products out there (such as Access).

I sure appreciate it!

Now to shop for a low-profile tool-box that fits underneath the Truxedo!
Hi, I want to get this deuce cover but am concerned that I won't be able to open my in-bed tool box because of the cover hardware mounts on the inside of the bed rails. Depth and length look good, width seems to be the problem. Nobody makes a tonneau that works with a front mount in bed tool box?!?!
 
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What toolbox do you have? I will help you figure it out. I am assuming this goes with the truck listed in your signature...
 
 
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