Tonneau Cover Pics

AKA BIZ

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I am looking for a cover and would love to see some pics of what everyone has and their pros and cons. Thanks.
 

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me too...thinking of going old school with a snap cover,i like the bow in the cross bars...not a fan of completely flat covers.
 

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Can we see pics of the covers when they are open too?


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me too...thinking of going old school with a snap cover,i like the bow in the cross bars...not a fan of completely flat covers.
I have an Extanq snap cover and have been using them since 2001. I have this cover on my 2001 Dodge Ram and my 2019 Ram. Cold weather effects it and it can be difficult to get back on. In winter I need to use a heater inside the bed so it will stretch and fit. There is some degree of "work/difficulty" if by yourself rolling it open (have to get in truck bed) and the cross bars have to be put somewhere depending on what the bed is used for.
I live in NYC and feel the snaps are a plus in a certain sense for theft or potential theft. Would the owner of the truck keep anything of value (maybe I should say resale value) in there with a snap cover (I don't)? If he really wanted to know he could readily unsnap the cover and check (2001 just open tailgate). It doesn't stop someone from cutting it open and doing more damage though.
My first cover lasted 10 years and was never garaged and the current one is doing well. I believe the cover would have lasted a lot longer if properly treated on a regular bases.
There are so many choices all with + and - that I was getting fed up trying to decide with my 2019 and went with what I know and cost. I had good experience with Extanq service (replacement parts-lost/worn, not broken) previously. I sometimes carry my motorcycle and a roll top cover fits that need the best. The tailgate locks on the 2019 and I felt the snaps gave easy access to inquiring minds (aka potential theft) versus damage to my cover.
The 2001 was an easier install as the 2019 came mislabeled and caused some head scratching. The 2019 cross bars are spring loaded so the snapping is less difficult. The Extanq covers the bed rail stake holes if that is a concern. Currently thinking of going with an Access Vanish Tonneau (flat, roll top) as I am working by myself more (easy one man roll next to truck) and the cost ($300+) doesn't seem too bad.
I like the Extanq Full Tilt as it seems to eliminate/reduce some of the snap issues, but it is not made for the 2019 Ram new style.
Choosing a tonneau cover and running boards was easier in 2001 due to limited choices, today it is like a kid in a candy shop. Best of luck in your choice. Form over function or function over form!
 
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Lomax hard tonneau. $755 delivered with coupon from auto anything. Solid aluminum, very low profile, 20 minute to install rails. Has quick detach. Only con I can think of is that it’s a bit heavy when you want to detach it.




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Lomax hard tonneau. $755 delivered with coupon from auto anything. Solid aluminum, very low profile, 20 minute to install rails. Has quick detach. Only con I can think of is that it’s a bit heavy when you want to detach it.




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Does this fold all the way up behind the cab?
 

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Is there any wind noise from the cover when you are driving at highway speed?
Nope. The tension is adjustable and it locks down fairly taut.


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Check out diamondback covers. Quite a bit more than a vinyl or styrofoam cover but if you need security or the ability to use the bed and put items on top of the cover it's pretty handy. It's also waterproof. The only real downside is price.
 

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I just put a Leer 700 on my truck....looks good...color match is perfect. Don't have a picture yet but here's the cover. My truck is Delmonico red.
 

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Does this fold all the way up behind the cab?
It folds to the last panel but does not fold and lean against the cab blocking the window like some. If you need the entire bed open you need to use the quick detach and take it off.
 
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