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Peragon Retractable Cover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EAR28, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    EAR28

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    In a recent search of retractable covers, I tried to find one under $1000. While searching I stumbled across Peragon.com, a $599 retractable/lockable/removable cover. I didn't see many posts or reviews about them but decided to try it out.

    let me know what you think, also let me know if you have questions.

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  2. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Veccster

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    Whats the advantage over a roll-up tonneau cover? Security I guess...?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    EAR28

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    I'll go with security and durability, aluminum vs. vinyl.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    XC4ME

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    Wow, nice looking and a good price. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    SUPMO72

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    Looks nice. Can you take some close up pics with the cover closed and the tailgate closed. I want to see how big the the gap is between the cover and tailgate. How dose it lock closed? Thanks.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Any noises related to it while driving down the road? Rattles or whatnot?
     
  7. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    I think that's a nice cover :thumbsup:

    awesome find :D
     
  8. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    How waterproof is this peragon cover? Does it keep the bed dry?
     
  9. Apr 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    That does look good. Nice choice man. I was thinking about another brand called TruckCoversUSA. This price you paid is a steal.
     
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    Looks nice.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    got some pics, I took two of the end of the cover up against the tailgate. There is a weather strip on the bottom of the cover which provides some what of a seal.

    As far as the locking, there is a key lock at the front of the cover.

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  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    I haven't heard a thing back there, I actually forgot I had it one morning. :)

    but no, no rattles or anything.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    We had some stupid rain this weekend, 3+ inches, but I checked yesterday afternoon because i was wondering the same thing. Sure enough the bed was damp and i noticed that water was dripping from the seams across the individual hinges. But like I said, that was after a down pour sitting in the driveway.

    This morning I took my water hose and sprayed directly over the cover and it took awhile before the water started coming in. Even then, it was a slow drip.


    hope that helps.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    How hard is it to take on and off? ie. we like going to the drive in and i made a chair that fits in the back but would be unable to use it with the top in the folded up position.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    you don't take it off....you roll it up and out of the way.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    No, you can take it off. It's pretty easy to remove but there are two gas shocks that make it much more difficult to put it back on. Compressing them is difficult due to the location.

    If you go to the website there is a short video that shows a dude removing it but it doesn't show him messing shocks.

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  17. Dec 17, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    Do you still like it? I'm looking at tonneaus in general and came across this.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    Yeah I like it, that only drawback is that it's not completely water proof. In a good rain, water starts to drip in.

    But it's solid and half the price of most retractable covers.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I had one a couple of years ago. I have to put it up to one of the worst covers I've ever seen. It does look good. I'll give it that. But it has two major drawbacks.

    Drawback #1 is the aluminum panels are very thin and are only about 10 to 12 inches wide with a thin rubber seal between them. Well, I know you've seen how violently vinyl covers shake and flap at highway speeds. Those aluminum panels shake horribly. As they oscillate, they move randomly and water just runs right through them. Anything below gets soaked.

    Drawback #2 is how it retracts. You lose as much of the front of the bed as a standard roll-up retractable cover when loading. The problem is if your load shifts forward with the cover deployed, you can't open the cover after that. It opens by pushing down the gap between the front two panels. If something is under it, you can't push down.

    I will give it an A+ for quality construction and appearance, but it lacks in usability. I truely hope you have better luck with yours than I did mine. I couldn't wait to get rid of it. Nothing worse than driving 20 hours for a hunting trip and find out everthing you have is soaked when you get there.
     
  20. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    the only down side on vinyl covers is that you can take a knife and cut the vinil to see whats on the bed...other than that looks great and good price

    edit: i just saw its aluminum, even better!
     
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