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Access Tonneau Cover experience?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by brow, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    brow

    brow [OP] Well-Known Member

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    switched rear-view camera, custom access cab bench, tonneau cover, custom bike rack in bed, extra d-rings, de-badged, mag lite mount, weathertechs, bed lights with 3-way switches, rear spring TSB, ultra gauge, after market hitch, cab/hitch mounted canoe rack
    Was wondering if anyone out there has an access toneau cover? Looking for opinions or suggestions on toneaus that don't have the bows across the bed.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    I absolutely love my Access L/E! It has supports between the bed rails but not the "bowed" look many other soft covers have. I did a LOT of research before buying mine and it essentially came down to the fact that Access makes covers for heavy trucks - I figure if they know how to handle that then anything I throw at them would be cake.

    It's been through 108ºF heat with blistering sun in South Texas, 6" of wet snow here in NC (with 4 solid inches of sleet the day before) and I've had zero problems with it. It rolls up easily and securely, letting you use the entire bed and looks good too. I've measured my mileage very closely since I bought my truck and it gave me a moderate boost, about 1mpg more than I got without it. This may have to do with me driving a long bed (tailgate catching stronger winds since it's a foot farther away from the cab) but for whatever reason it improved mileage a bit and will ultimately pay for itself.

    The install isn't difficult and you can continue to use your bed rails afterward (not all tops allow you to keep using them). Essentially all you do is take off your side bed rails, insert spacers behind them and use the stock bolts with some hardware provided in the kit to mount. It moves your bed rails about 2" closer together than they were before (spacers on each side). I have the aluminum cargo divider which mounts in the bed rails as well - to get it to fit I just trimmed 1" off each side. :D


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  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    schiz94

    schiz94 Thread Jacker

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    i also want to get one. anyone on the access literider?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Love my Access cover...easy open and close, weather tight, looks great. Couldn't be happier.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    OEM SS tube steps, Access LE tonneau cover, pop n'lock, AVS in-channel vent visors, stubby antenna, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat, rear diff breather mod, 4 extra d rings in bed, K&N air filter.
    LOVE my access L/E tonneau. The access rolls up out of the way in a few seconds as well as rolls out just as quick. The tonneau has support bars, but they are level, not bowed as others are and roll up with the cover. Installation took about an hour.


    If you decide you want one... get with Luke from truck alterations http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/truck-alterations/37464-welcome-truck-alterations.html Tell him you are a member here and you will get the best price on your cover.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    PreRunner

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    i like
     
  7. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    macgyver

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    Access literider here. Love it. I think I paid $280 shipped from truck alterations for it.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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  9. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    chiefridr

    chiefridr I don't want a large farva!

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    Access soft tonneau, matching tint, bed mat, Weathertech's.
    I friggin absolutely love my Access cover! Same as Slurpee Blue said, I researched all different tonneaus and this one was the best by far! You will NOT be disappointed with it! I have had a foot of snow sit on it, sub zero temps, ice, gale force winds, torrential rains, blistering heat, etc. thrown at it and the velcro's never peeled off or given up on me! Piece of cake to install, easy to peel back and get to your cargo and looks nice and clean.

    Get one. You can thank me later.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Been through 100 degree weather here in SC and the pre Christmas blizzard last December on a 600 mile trip to NJ. Never an issue.
     
  11. May 19, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Scorn

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    I jsut ordered it and I hope it is as good an as easy install as you say. Will let you know later.:)
     
  12. May 19, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    Bassetdad

    Bassetdad What if God Smoked Cannabis

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    Access Tononu Cover AFE Pro-Dry S Drop-in Filter American Mag Wheels Bilstein 5100's Black Billet Grill Clear Taillights Perma-Tech sprayed Kennesaw Mountain Rear Bumper Michelin Tires PIAA Driving Lights PIAA Headlights Piaa Tail Light Bulbs Tinted Windows – 50% Toytech AAL URD Short Shifter Tranny - Mobil 1 Engine - Mobil 1 Custom Three Bike In Bed Rack New Toyota Undercoated Frame Clear LED 3rd Brake Light
    This is my 2nd Access cover. I purchased my first cover back in 97, then I purchased my 2nd one in November of 01. Unlike with other tonneau covers, you are able to use the Access cover year round.
    :thumbsup:
     
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