If you owned a car, would you leave the trunk open all the time? Of course not. A tonneau cover, also known as a truck bed cover, provides increased security and weather protection for your gear and cargo, giving you the peace of mind necessary to leave items in the bed while you’re away from your truck. At RealTruck.com, our expert sales staff has hands-on training with all the most popular truck bed covers, and we’re ready to use that training to help you pick the perfect cover for your truck bed.
Lightweight, affordable, and easy to install, soft folding truck bed covers can be found on thousands of trucks. Most tonneau covers of this design only use hand-tightened clamps to attach to your bed. This results in a tool-free installation that can be done in minutes. They can fold up for 2/3 bed access when you’re hauling large cargo or can be quickly removed for true 100 percent bed access.
A hard-folding tonneau cover offers many of the same benefits found on their soft counterparts with the added benefit of increased security. These bed covers are made of aluminum or ABS composite material, so would-be thieves won’t be able to puncture or tear the cover to access your cargo. With this or any other hard tonneau cover, your bed can become more secure than your cab when the tonneau is shut with your tailgate locked.
For a great combination of weather protection, bed access, and available low-profile looks, take a look at our selection of soft roll-up tonneau covers. They can be installed at home with basic hand tools such as a wrench and socket, so professional installation is not required. These truck bed covers can be rolled up to your bulkhead for total bed access.
While these tonneau covers are lined with vinyl or canvas material, underneath you’ll find a series of durable aluminum slats, providing excellent security and weather resistance. They roll up toward the cab for near-total bed access, and some designs have a quick-release mechanism, which lets you remove the cover by hand when 100 percent bed access is needed.
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These hard covers are made of a variety of materials including aluminum and polycarbonate, but they all share the same basic design: the cover opens by rolling into a canister at the back of the bed and closes by pulling it shut toward the tailgate. Retractable tonneau covers offer outstanding security, water resistance, and ease of operation. They’re especially popular on lifted trucks, where other methods of operation can be difficult due to the truck’s height.
No other tonneau cover completes the look of your truck quite like a painted cover. They’re painted to match your truck’s OEM paint code, resulting in a from-the-factory appearance. The majority of these covers use a hard, one-piece hinged design that overlaps your truck bed. This means that not only does the truck bed cover offer premium looks, it’s also the most secure and water-resistant design on the market today.
Heavy duty tonneau covers expand your truck’s utility like no other design. These covers are built to work hard and play hard. Hard materials such as aluminum and ABS composite are used in their construction. Many of these covers offer multiple opening options not seen on other designs, including front and rear opening panels, gullwing panels, and more. Heavy duty truck bed covers are often designed to be upgraded and customized with accessories such as tie downs, cross bars, and even ATV/UTV ramps. This category also includes one-piece, overlapping designs that are similar to painted covers.
This category includes two very different kinds of tonneau covers: one that fits on trucks that have a 20-inch standard profile toolbox and one that is a true tonneau cover/toolbox assembly. If you have a standard toolbox, you have tonneau cover options including hard, soft, folding, and roll-up designs. Combination toolbox/tonneau cover designs are either retractable or heavy-duty in design.
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