So, you want to put a tonneau cover on your Tacoma. Smart move! However, you might have noticed that the venerable Taco is cut from a different cloth than most trucks with its lipless bed rails and prominent Deck Rail system. This doesn’t mean you can’t install a tonneau cover, but it does mean that installation will differ from most trucks on the road. We’ve installed several different tonneau covers on Tacomas throughout the years, and we’re here to show you what those installations look like and how they impact your deck rail system.
Keep Your Deck Rails, Cleats, and Bulkhead Tie Downs (2016-Current)
If you want the security of a tonneau cover and the convenience of an intact deck rail system, BAKFlip hard folding tonneau covers are an excellent choice. During installation you will have to temporarily remove the Deck Rails, but they will be reinstalled using drop brackets. This means your Tacoma can have the best of both worlds. The same holds true for BAK’s selection of hard roll-up truck bed covers. You’ll also need to temporarily remove the bulkhead rail to add foam pads to either end for improved weather resistance.