First, my reasoning (and what I tell myself so I can sleep at night) behind buying this (stupid crazy expensive) tonneau cover.
(a) It appeared rigid enough to: survive New England winters; secure my stuff; and stand on, if necessary.
(b) It allowed almost 100% use of the bed and I could easily remove it, if necessary.
- Allows for full use of the entire truck bed.
- Almost watertight.
- Panels (themselves) are extremely strong, handle snow/ice without issue.
- Stand (momentarily) on it without issue.
- Easy (+/- one hour) install and less than five minutes to remove.
After one year of moderate use (fully operating the cover on average of once per week) the cable that connects the locking latches (on the least used panel) pulled through its sleeve crimp. Easy–yet very annoying–fix for a $800+ tonneau cover.