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Truck Cover Recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by acchd, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    acchd

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    New forummember been reading for awhile though. Got a 2012 Doublecab Long Bed TRD and looking for a decent truck cover. The wife's Acura TSX and my Harley have dibs on garage :rolleyes:
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Welcome. Don't know about any covers, but I'm sure someone will chime in that does. :cheers:
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    acchd

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    Thanks TacoDawgfan. Didn't find anything on search on this subject. Nobody out there using truck covers?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    I don't know, usually this site is great for any info you need, especially anything automotive related. I'm surprised nobody has had any kind of comments on them.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    rbeezy

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    Tonneau cover or shell?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Maverick904

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    im pretty sure hes talking cover cover. Like full on vehicle cover.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Yes, I think he means car/vehicle covers, to protect from the rain and such, since he can't park in the garage. ;)
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    rbeezy

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    Oh ok. Nm then lol
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    NEAScott

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    Covercraft does show a pattern number for the truck, C16635. Hard part is deciding the fabric to go with and how much he wants to spend.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    IcarusFallen

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    I bought this before I left for Afghanistan for a year.

    http://216.60.144.111/ecatcust/review.asp?vid=930458274335

    Although I'm not home yet to see how well it all did, my parents have been looking after it and haven't mentioned any damage when they uncover it every couple weeks to drive it.

    The first month I was gone they did say there was a big rain and the water pooled on top of the cover in the bed so they put some boards across it to keep the cover flat.

    Overall impression when I bought was that it fit very well. the fabric is soft and didn't scratch the finish. It had a little "plushness" to it that would probably prevent dents if smaller debris hit it hard. I put a few towels under mine on the hood and roof to help pad it in case of hail. Even when it rained it kept the towels dry from what I heard. Given the supposed "breatheability" my main worry was it leaking but that appears to not be the case.

    I'll see if I can get some more feed back from the parents for you, if not then I can tell you first hand in a couple months when I get home.

    Hope this helps

    EDIT: here's a link for a better review of the cover: http://www.carcoverusa.com/NOAH-Car-Cover.html
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    The Noah fabric is great, but if you are looking for more body protection, the Technalon is just a bit thicker and the way to go. The remaining features between the materials are very similar beyond that. Even better is the price is about $35 less.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Got some more feed back from the parents:

    Pros:
    - Keeps the vehicle clean
    - Easy to take off
    - Easy to put on
    - Secure (doesn't blow away in a storm and it survived the tornados that ripped through Huntsville, AL last fall)
    - Looks decent (since it was made for your vehicle it doesn't look like you just draped a tarp over it)

    Cons:
    - Apparently I was wrong about keeping the towels dry. Enough liquid soaks through to get them wet and then of course being a towel it stays wet, so they took them off the truck and will probably keep them off unless a severe storm rolls through with some possibility of hail. Even though there is some seepage during heavier/longer duration rains, the cover itself dries quickly and doesn't trap water undeneath it.

    Also found a link comparing the different types of covers made by covercraft:

    http://www.covercraft.com/App%20Guides/Fabrics-Guide%2011-09.pdf

    You should be able to pick the right cover for what you want with the guide as it breaks down the different performance categories for each of their covers. So if you need more ding protection use the Technalon as TAOScott suggested.

    Anyway, hope this all helped. Have fun shopping. :)
     
  14. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    acchd

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    IcarusFallen & TAOScott thank you for the information! Yes the Technalon is looking like kind of protection I am looking for.
     
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