Whatever truck you have you need a bed cover. There’s this misconception that tunnel covers are things that people don’t need. Like people that use their trucks don’t need a cover. And in fact, when you get a cover that is functional, secure, you’re able to use your bed even more.
The features and differences of a hard folding truck bed cover versus a retractable truck bed cover. What do you really need to know about these security weather protection and style?
Hard Folding Truck Bed Covers
Hard folding covers have a nice low profile look. It flips up all the way to the back. You get full bed access, you can drive with them open. These are a lot better for short beds. If you need your full bed you can also take them off by just twisting off the knob on the bottom and it comes off all the way. You can flip them in and you can drive highway speed with these covers open and go down the road.
When you lock your tailgate the cover will be secure. To open it you go out to your truck, you pull a cable that unlocks it from the rail system which is clamped onto your truck. Should any water ever get in the rail there are drain tubes on the back that keep the water out. In a matter of seconds, you’re going to be able to go out to your truck flip the cover over even drive with it open. If you want to flip it up one more time, you go up one more time you get the rod you prop it up and now you’re going highway speed safe.
If you have to haul a big furniture or item one day you just take off the cover. Twist off the knob this cover comes off. Hard folding covers are very popular on all trucks. Especially short beds because you can’t sacrifice to lose space. They’re easy removal, stylish and secure.
They range in price typically about a thousand dollars is for the best hard folding cover and there are many features that make the hard folding covers really nice. That’s why they’re very popular.
Retractable Tonneau Covers
Retractable covers are a luxury. They’re very simple to operate. You go out to your truck, you lift up this that unlocks it. Then you just push it back. In a matter of seconds, you have access to your bed. Should anything ever need to be loaded up you know you still have a canister. You will take up some space but you can still fit stuff under there. And you’re able to stop this cover at any point on the rail. If you want to stop it you just push down the lock turn it and it’s going to stop keeping a box from sliding around.
This also has a rail system that’s clamped onto your truck and drain tubes to keep the water out. You’re able to put 500 pounds of weight on top. It has a low profile look, instant access. This is for the super duties of the contractor’s guys that are in and out of their bed 100 times a day. Or if you’re just a person that wants easy access cover there. Retractable covers are very nice because they’re simple and they’re secure.