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Any body can recommend a good extractable bed cover?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DoctorW, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    DoctorW

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma double cab.

    I would like to get a retractable bed cover for it, which is kind of convenience. The retractable covers are usually very expensive, so I want to get a really good quality piece.

    The thing I concern most is the rain-proof. I do not want my stuff in the bed get wet when it is raining hard.

    Any suggestions or recommendations?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    there's quite a selection of them on here, as you'll find if you type 'tonneau' into the search box here.

    Personally I like my Truxedo LoPro purchased from TruckAlterations.com on the TW discount.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    Are you talking about this:
    http://truckalterations.com/html/truxedolp.html

    But I am looking for a hard one, which can be locked.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    i'm selling mine if you're interested.
    it's a Pace edwards "full metal jackrabit" if you want to look it up further. i have it listed at $700, but doing $600 for tacomaworld members.
    http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/pts/2593763771.html

    great cover, i just don't use it anymore, so it's sitting in my garage.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    the one in my add is essentially the same thing, just by another company. so if you're looking to buy new, assuming it's of similar quality to the pace edwards, the american roll should be great.
     
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    Let me think about it.
    How is it works? I am concerned about water proof. Will rain water leak into the bed in heavy rains?

    Besides, if I buy it, how much does it cost to ship it? I am in Texas.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    i was lucky enough to have a truck shop near me when i got mine. they had a couple different modles on display. retractable covers are very waterproof, with the only weak point being where it meets the tailgate. a hard cover overlaps all edges, making it completely waterproof. the pace edwards is ike all of the other retractables i saw. the sides and against the cab are bone dry in heavy storms, you do get some watter against the tailgate. it's not bad, just something to considder. if keep whatever you have just an inch or two off th tailgate it'll stay dry.

    i can take it to ups and fedex for shipping quotes if you want. i have both near me, so it's not a problem. it's too big of an item for the websites to give me quotes.

    you can send me a pm if you want to chat about it more so we don't clog up your thread
     
  9. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    just sent you a pm with a shipping price
     
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    Sorry guys, this thread was started long time ago, but I still haven't decided yet.

    Now I am seriously considering buying one retractable cover.

    I checked the one colinb17 had: Pace Edward Jack Rabit. Seems the price is not high, but seems it is plastic (polymer) instead of aluminum.

    There is something I want to find out:
    1) Does the installation need drilling? It claimed 100% no-drill advanced mounting system. But I kind of wonder why. I went to a local store and checked RollNLock cover, and it needs to drill the tail gate (about 5 holes need to be drilled). I wonder how Jack Rabbit does not need drilling. And if it really does not need drilling, is it solid and steady enough?

    2)I found the ad of PE Jack rabbit says some restrictions about the model for Tacoma:
    (*1) Raised Top Cover on the canister due to truck bed size. Will impede the use of the tie down system.
    (*2) Will impede the use of the factory tie down system

    Does it mean that I cannot use the factory tie down system at any time or only when the cover is fully closed ? Can I still use the factory rail?

    Thanks!
     
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    When I wen to a local shop, I only saw RollNLock. It looks ok for me, and they will install it free of charge. The total cost will be $1295+tax.

    But I kind of wonder if it is really steady enough. Seems to me it only has a thin layer of aluminum beneath the vinyl surface. I doubt if it is strong enough. Besides, the vinyl surface needs maintainence.

    I wonder if Jack Rabbit (or Full Metal Jack Rabbit) is the same as RollNLock.

    And I am also comparing with this one:
    http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/subpages/truckcovers_usa_bedcovers.htm

    it says:
    The American Roll Tonneau Cover’s double-walled, 0.058” aluminum panels can support up to 500+lbs.

    What does "double walled" mean? Does it mean it replace the vinyl surface in RollNLock into aluminum? If that is true, that seems to be stronger.

    But I haven't seen the real thing and kind of hesitate to buy it online. Because if I found it does not fit my truck well, I got lots of trouble to ship it back, and also it costs a lot for shipping.

    I wonder if you guys have any experienc of this brand?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Thanks. But I sometimes go out hunting and need to put my guns in the bed. So I want to get a solid and really secured bed cover.


     
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    I want to piggyback on this threat. I'm a new Tacoma owner (2012 Access cab). I was looking at roll-up, all varieties.

    Roll-back or FMJ look fine, but I have a question for owners. I could not find good angles / info on the net.

    I transport motorcycles Spring though Fall, how much room does roll it take up at the front? What are canister dimensions?
     
  15. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    I was reading the info on that, and it said nothing about weather protection for the items in the bed, it said weather tubing to keep their parts from rusting and what not, so I'm not sure if that is what you are looking for
     
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    It said:
    Weather resistant: While no one can claim to make a 100% waterproof retractable tonneau cover - our extra wide side rail seals and 4-way drainage system improve the weather seal between our cover and your truck bed like none other.
     
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