Showing posts with label best tonneau covers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label best tonneau covers. Show all posts

Monday, August 21, 2017

BAKFlip vs Extang, Which is Better?

Extang vs BAKFlip Tonneau Covers | Auto Truck Depot
tonneau cover provides various benefits to your pickup truck that I’m sure you’re aware of. A well made tonneau cover can add security and protection to your truck bed, improve gas mileage, and will undoubtedly add to the look of your ride. If you’ve come this far, I’m assuming you’re weighing the pros and cons of a few covers and trying to decide what’s best for you. If this is right, let me help you out by comparing two of the biggest names in the tonneau cover industry; BAKFlip and Extang—and then I’ll let you decide.

BAKFlip

BAKFlip G2 | Auto Truck Depot
BAK Industries is known for designing top-of-the-line hard tri-fold tonneau covers, which can be seen with their most popular product line, BAKFlip. These covers are designed for maximum durability, functionality and style. By adding a BAKFlip cover to your vehicle, you are guaranteed security. BAKFlip tonneau covers are available in aluminum and fibreglass, and they all provide full truck bed access by folding up to the cab of your truck. If you are looking for a top quality hard folding tonneau cover, BAKFlip is the cover for you.

Extang

Extang Solid Fold 2.0 | Auto Truck Depot
Extang offers a wide range of tonneau covers for any budget and need. There are various tonneau cover styles available from Extang such as soft roll-up, soft tri-fold or hard tri-fold. If you are looking to purchase a vinyl cover, or are faced with a budget, an Extang tonneau cover might be what you are looking for. Extang tonneau covers are available in aluminum, fibreglass and vinyl—and each cover is made with high quality materials and craftsmanship.

Which one to choose?

Both BAKFlip and Extang make exceptional tonneau covers, which makes choosing one over the other difficult. There are, however, a couple differences that might help with your final decision.
  1. Price: Both BAKFlip and Extang make top quality tonneau covers, but Extang has a wider range, with more available to those with a budget.
  2. Styles Available: If you’re looking for a quality hard tri-fold cover, both Extang and BAKFlip have the best, but Extang has more to choose from with various soft vinyl tonneau covers.
Your choice may be determined by price, style or personal preference. Take some time and browse our selections of BAKFlip and Extang tonneau covers, and if you still can’t decide, give us a call and we’ll help you out.

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107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the Right Tonneau Cover for Your Budget

There are various types of tonneau covers available to choose from, which can make trying to choose one daunting--especially if you have a budget and want to get the best bang for your buck. Within this article, I will help you through the process by going through each tonneau cover type from the cheapest to the most expensive, and with the pros and cons of each.

Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $329.99 - $727.65)

Access Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Soft roll up tonneau covers like the Access Original and TruXedo TruXport are some of the most popular and cost-effective truck bed covers available. These covers are designed to roll up to the front of your truck bed to provide full truck bed access when not in use. Even when they are rolled up all the way, they do not cover the back window and take up very little space. These covers are made of high quality vinyl and hardware components to provide lasting coverage. They look great and can even reduce gas mileage by reducing wind drag. The main down side is that despite their locking features, the vinyl construction can be penetrated.

Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $399.99 – $673.65)

Extang eMAX Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Some of our most popular soft tri-fold tonneau covers include the Extang Trifecta and eMAX. These are made of vinyl, similar to soft roll-up covers, but they fold open rather than roll. Tri-fold tonneaus contain a frame, which help the cover hold shape and allow it to fold in the tri-fold style. A benefit to having a metal or aluminum frame is that these tonneau covers can generally hold more weight such as heavy snowfall. They fold all the way open, but when propped in the open position, your back window will often be covered.
Vinyl covers are the least expensive tri-fold tonneau covers available, but they are still packed with features that would compliment and add to any pickup truck. The only setback with a vinyl tonneau cover, like the roll-up cover, is the lack of security compared to a hard cover, since vinyl can be easily punctured or cut if someone really wants in.

Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $899.99 - $2,294.84)

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard tri-fold covers are the most popular and least expensive of the hard tonneau cover family. Models like the BAKFlip G2 and UnderCover Flex provide incredible truck bed security with locking fibreglass and aluminum panels. They are stronger and more durable than vinyl covers, and can withstand a lot more weight. The only disadvantage of a tri-fold tonneau cover is that it obstructs the back window when propped open all the way.

Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,099.99 - $1,489.99)

BAK Roll-X Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard roll-up tonneau covers such as the BAK Roll-X provide all the benefits of a roll-up tonneau cover and hard cover in one. These covers offer incredible security and strength, and the cover rolls all the way open to provide full truck bed access. These covers often have panels that lock individually, letting you lock your cover in any partially opened position, and providing even more security for your truck bed. The only flaw with these covers is that they partially block your back window when rolled all the way open and take up more space then soft roll-up tonneau covers.

Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,219.99 - $1,999.99)

UnderCover Classic Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard One-Piece covers like the UnderCover Classic or LUX are made of durable ABS or fibreglass materials and provide the most security of any other type of tonneau cover. Due to their one-piece solid construction, these covers are also the strongest, and can handle the most weight. If you’re goal with a tonneau cover is truck bed security, this is the choice for you, although you should be aware of one issue. Because these covers are one piece, they cannot be locked in any partially opened position, nor do they provide full truck bed access. In order to gain access to your entire truck bed, the cover must be removed.

Retractable Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,599.99 - $3,299.99

Pace Edwards Electric Bedlocker Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Retractable tonneau covers provide incredible truck bed security, while at the same time offering all the benefits of a roll-up tonneau cover. They are made of thin panels that roll into a canister at the front of the truck bed. These covers are extremely simple to use and can lock in any position. They are durable and secure, and some covers even operate via remote control, such as the Pace Edwards Bedlocker. One flaw with these covers is that the canister takes up a bit of the front of the truck bed, which can be problematic for some people.
There are various tonneau cover choices available, and for different budgets. Every type of tonneau cover has its own set of unique benefits and disadvantages. In the end, the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference, so choose a tonneau cover that’s right for you!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

10 Ways to Improve Vehicle Storage Space

1. Tonneau Cover

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
A tonneau cover can turn the truck bed of your pickup truck into a safe and secure place to store your extra cargo. As well as letting you lock your truck bed, most tonneau covers are also weather resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings being subject to moisture damage. There are various styles, such as Roll-Up, Tri-Fold, Retractable and Hard tonneau covers, so you can be sure to find one suited to your lifestyle and specific requirements.

2. Cargo Box

Thule Cargo Box | Auto Truck Depot
Cargo boxes mount on top of roof racks to provide additional cargo space on top of your vehicle. Cargo boxes work with any kind of vehicle, but are especially useful for small cars that don’t offer a lot of space. The solid construction and integrated lock systems ensure that your items remain safe and secure inside your cargo box at all times, so you never have to worry.

3. Roof Rack

Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack | Auto Truck Depot
Roof racks consist of cross bars, which are held on top of the vehicle by feet or towers to provide a base for carrying large or oversized items. Roof racks are suitable for any type of vehicle of any size, and they provide a foundation for additional carriers and mounts.

4. Cargo Basket

Yakima Megawarrior Cargo Basket | Auto Truck Depot
Cargo Baskets can help you secure items for transport on top of your vehicle. The open platform provides easy access to tie down your cargo, and added flexibility with items that wouldn’t normally fit inside your vehicle. They mount to roof rack systems to keep them elevated to prevent damage to your roof.

5. Bike Rack

Yakima LiterRider Bike Rack | Auto Truck Depot
Bikes can be hard to transport, especially if you don’t have a truck bed to carry them in. Luckily there are many types of hitch or roof mount bike racks available to help you take your bikes on any adventure. Hitch mount bike racks attach to your hitch to carry bikes on the back of your vehicle. There are also roof mounts available to carry bikes on top of your car. If you are looking to carry your bikes on your RV, products like the RV Bike Ladder rack provide an excellent solution that let you carry bikes on your RV ladder. There are many types of bike racks and mounts available for any type of vehicle, and some models can even carry up to 5 bikes securely. 

6. Cargo Bag

Thule Interstate Cargo Bag | Auto Truck Depot
Cargo bags provide a reliable and compact storage solution for the top of your vehicle. Most cargo bags are designed to be durable and water tight, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings during transport. These bags simply attach to your roof rack to provide additional storage, and when not in use, they fold up nicely and take up little space.

7. Water Sport Carrier

Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier | Auto Truck Depot
If you love spending time in the water, there are various solutions to help you transport your kayak, paddleboard or canoe that are compatible with any size vehicle. These mounting systems attach to the roof of your vehicle to provide a sturdy and secure mount to get your gear to the water.

8. Truck Bed Storage Case

UnderCover SwingCase | Auto Truck Depot
There are various products available to help you utilize your truck bed space. The DU-HA Humpstor truck bed storage case and UnderCover SwingCase provide secure storage without taking up your entire bed. These products are designed to make use of the space above and around the wheel wells, which are normally not used.

9. Truck Bed Tool Box

Dee Zee Truck Bed Tool Box | Auto Truck Depot
Tool boxes fit in your truck bed to provide secure, reliable and water tight storage for tools, equipment, and other gear. Tool boxes are suited for anyone needing to transport equipment on the job, or those just looking for a secure and handy truck bed storage solution.

10. Cargo Restraint System

BedNet Cargo Restrain System | Auto Truck Depot
Cargo restraint systems like the BedNet and Thule Stretch Cargo Net are designed to help you safely secure awkward and oversized loads. These products feature webbing with hooks that goes over your cargo to protect and secure it during transport.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Tonneau Cover

Access Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck DepotA tonneau cover is one of the most popular accessories you can get for your truck, and for good reason. They provide security for your truck bed and protection for your cargo against the elements. Having a tonneau cover can even increase gas mileage. Tonneau covers are a great investment, but they can be pricey, so you want to be sure to take care of it so it lasts as long as possible.
Here are some tips to help you make your vinyl tonneau cover last:
  1. Keep the fabric tight

Don’t let your tonneau cover become loose. This will cause the fabric to flap in the wind, resulting in unnecessary stress to the fabric and premature wear. Most fabric tonneau covers, such as the Access Original Roll Up, have built in tension adjusters that can be used to keep the fabric on your cover tight and looking good.
  1. Keep the cover closed when not in use

Avoid keeping your cover stored in the rolled up position for long periods of time. This can cause the fabric to lose elasticity, and exposes the interior components to UV rays that can cause premature wear.
  1. Keep your cover clean

Your tonneau cover can accumulate dust and debris that can result in premature wear over time, but the good news is that this can be prevented with a little bit of cleaning.
Washing Your Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck DepotYour tonneau cover can be hand washed or safely cleaned in any car wash with mild soap and water. Never use petroleum or citrus-based cleaners or silicone protectants when washing your cover, as these can damage the materials.
When washing your tonneau cover, it is ideal to park in a shaded or enclosed area and spray the cover so that it can soak completely. Prepare cleaning solution in a warm bucket of water. Dip a scrub brush in the solution and wash from the inside of the cover to the outside with a smooth side motion. Once complete, rinse the cover completely to remove all soap residue, and finish by covering your tonneau cover with a protective spray like Extang Tonno Tonic, which can help prolong the life of the fabric.
Completing these steps will ensure you keep your fabric tonneau cover looking great and lasting long.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are one of the most popular accessories you can add to your pickup truck, and for good reason. They provide security for your truck bed, protect your cargo from moisture, and can even save you gas mileage! There’s no doubt a tonneau cover can be a great investment, but there are a few questions you should consider before making a final decision.
Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What are your reasons for wanting a tonneau cover?

Are you looking to add more security to your truck bed, enhance the look of your truck, or add some versatility? There are various styles of tonneau covers to choose from, such as Soft Roll-UpHard Tri-Fold, Retractable or Hard One-Piece, and they all have their own set of pros and cons. Decide what you want out of a tonneau cover, because that will help your initial decision.
  1. How will you be using your truck bed?

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
How do you use your truck and how often will you need access to your truck bed? All tonneau covers provide tailgate access, but some can pose limitations if you routinely need full truck bed access to haul larger items. Soft Roll-Up Covers are the most versatile, and can easily be rolled all the way to the cab to provide full truck bed access, but they offer less security than a hard tonneau cover. Most Hard Tri-Fold Covers like the BAKFlip G2 can fold against the back window of the cab to provide a full truck bed, but this also reduces visibility in the back window. If you’re building a show truck and don’t plan on hauling large items often, a Hard One-Piece Tonneau can provide a clean, finished look.
  1. What styles of tonneau covers do you like the best?

This is something that will be on your truck for a long time, so you should like the way it looks. Decide what tonneau cover styles you like the look of the best.
  1. What is your budget?

There is a wide price range when it comes to tonneau covers. With prices starting at $269, Soft Tonneau Covers are the least expensive, and Hard Covers are bit more expensive, with prices that start at $663.
  1. Do you want a tonneau cover on your truck at all times?

Some covers are easier to remove than others. If you only want a tonneau cover to use occasionally, you should review the installation instructions to be sure of the process involved. We provide installation guides on all our tonneau cover product pages.
  1. How tall is your truck?

The height of your truck can also play a role in decide. Folding the panels of a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau might be difficult if you already have a hard time reaching your truck bed. Retractable tonneau covers like the Pace Edwards Switchblade slide easily with little effort, and may be better suited to those with lifted trucks.
  1. Are you planning on using your tonneau cover with a rack or other truck bed accessories?

Some tonneau covers might not be compatible with other truck bed accessories, so be sure to find out before making a purchase. If you plan on getting a truck bed rack with your cover, check out the BAKFlip CS or CS-F1 Tonneau Cover/Rack Combo.
BAKFlip CS Rack/Tonneau Cover Combo | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What’s more important: versatility or security?

This may be the question that determines whether you want a hard or soft tonneau cover. Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers like the Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover tend to be the most versatile, but you can’t beat the security of a Hard Tri-Fold or One-Piece Cover.
Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How easy is the cover to use?

Would you rather access your truck bed by rolling your cover back, folding panels open, letting it slide or pressing a button? Some covers are easier than others to use, and some retractable covers like the Pace Edwards Bedlocker can even be opened via remote!
Pace Edwards Bedlocker Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How difficult is the cover to install?

If you’ll be installing the tonneau cover yourself, you should review the instructions to make sure you have everything you need before buying it. Some covers are easier than others, and some require great accuracy to ensure it operates smoothly and remains water tight. This should also be a consideration if you plan on putting on and removing your cover frequently.
Now that you’ve asked yourself these 10 important questions, you’re ready to choose a tonneau cover! To help you out, here are some tonneau cover categories you might be interested in.

Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers Retractable Tonneau Covers Tool Box Tonneau Covers Tonneau Cover Accessories

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Product Comparison: BAKFlip F1, G2, and HD Chart

BAK Industries manufactures a range of different truck bed covers. Even if you're set on a BAKFlip tonneau cover, you are still presented with a difficult decision. So in this article, I have laid out a chart that compares the features of each cover to help you more easily determine which cover is right for you.


BAKFlip HD | Auto Truck Depot

BAKFlip Features

BAKFlip F1BAKFlip G2BAKFlip HD
UNDERSIDEAluminumAluminumAluminum
EXTERIORFiberglass (FRP)AluminumAluminum
FINISHFiberglassPaintedPowder Coat
THICKNESS5/8 inch1/2 inch5/8 inch
SEALSEPDM (High Polymer)EPDMEPDM
COVER WEIGHT60 lbs55 lbs60 lbs
EVEN WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION RATING400 lbs250 lbs300 lbs
HINGEFlushRoundFlush
RAILFlushFlushFlush
UV PROTECTEDYesYesYes
DENT RESISTANCEYesNoNo

For more information, check out the Bak Covers available on Tonno Cover Depot, or get in touch now!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Will Installing a Tonneau Cover Violate my Truck's Lease?

A common question asked by those looking to purchase a tonneau cover for their leased vehicle is, will installing a tonneau cover violate my lease agreement? The easy answer is no, and this is because most tonneau covers can be easily installed without making any permanent modifications or changes to the vehicle. 
Access TonnoSport Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
There are various reasons why someone may choose to lease over finance a pickup, and one of the primary reasons is that the monthly lease payments are less than monthly loan payments. Preet Benerjee explains in her article, "Lease or buy a car: What's the better option?" that, "instead of of borrowing the full purchase price of the [vehicle], you are only borrowing the amount the [vehicle] will depreciate over the term of your lease" (Benerjee). A leased vehicle can be traded in every 2-3 years for a newer model, which lets drivers abandon older vehicles and the problems they may accumulate, especially if used for work purposes once the lease term ends. 
The leasing company is the actual owner of the vehicle, so there are certain restrictions to what can be done to a leased vehicle without violating a lease agreement. Types of changes that may violate a lease agreement include any alterations in suspension or any type of modification that will permanently alter the vehicle. This includes drilling or cutting of any kind.
When choosing accessories for your leased truck, it is important to choose ones that can be installed and removed without making any permanent changes. In the article, "Can I put a tonneau cover on a leased truck? Yes. Here's why", Logan Adams explains, "Roll-Up [Access Tonneau] Covers do not require any permanent modification of a truck. They attach to a truck's bed rails using TITE BITE™ clamps that attach to the bed without drilling and maintain a superior grip between the truck bed cover and the bed" (Adams).
Check out this installation video from Access to see the process.

The majority of tonneau covers, like the Extang Solid Fold 2.0, can be installed and removed without any modification, and even used on the next truck. The best thing you can do is check that the tonneau cover you are thinking about purchasing does not require any type of drilling or vehicle modification to install. This can be done by reviewing the product's installation manuals, and if you still have some uncertainty, the best thing you can do is contact the leasing company to find out.
Below are links to Installation Manuals for Tonneau Covers carried by Auto Truck Depot for your reference:

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Sources Cited:
Banerjee, Preet. 'Lease Or Buy A Car: What's The Better Option?'. Household Finance. The Globe and Mail, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
Adams, Logan. 'Can I Put A Tonneau Cover On A Leased Truck? Yes. Here's Why'. Agri-Cover, Inc. Blog: Truck Bed Covers, Snow Plows, ATV Accessories, Agricultural Tarps Blog. ACI Agri-Cover, Inc., 2014. Web. 27 May. 2014

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Truck Bed Covers from UnderCover: Ultra Flex & Ridgelander

One of our favorite tonneau covers has always been the UnderCover Flex. This cover is one of the top, best-selling tri-fold covers we carry, and for good reason. The UnderCover Flex is easy to use, has a solid and sturdy construction, and not to mention, it looks fantastic on any pickup truck.
UnderCover is also renowned for its series of solid one-piece truck bed covers like the Classic and LUX. These covers are constructed of the finest materials and quality craftsmanship, and have been the staple of UnderCover's product line for a while now, but UnderCover has just recently introduced two new covers that are definitely worth checking out; the UnderCover Ultra Flex and RidgeLander.

UnderCover Ultra Flex Tonneau Cover

UnderCover Ultra Flex Tonneau Cover
The new Ultra Flex tonneau cover is like a beefed up and improved version of the already amazing UnderCover Flex tonneau cover. This cover has a similar design, but with improvements like tighter seals, improved drainage systems, latches that provide better security and are easier to use, and panel undersides that have a protective carpet-like finish. If that's not enough, UnderCover has even decided to include some must-have features like saddlebags that mount inside your truck bed for additional storage and dual-rail lighting for accessing your truck bed in the dark!
UnderCover Ultra Flex SaddlebagUnderCover Ultra Flex in Bed Lighting
If you're a fan of the UnderCover Flex, you definitely need to check out the Ultra Flex, because they've really outdone themselves with this new hard folding cover. And this isn't the only new cover to be added to the collection!

UnderCover RidgeLander Tonneau Cover

If you're looking for maximum truck bed security and versatility in a tonneau cover, you can't overlook the new UnderCover RidgeLander. The RidgeLander has a similar construction and all the benefits of the UnderCover Classic with its solid 1-piece design, sturdy construction, and OEM styled centered lock. This cover has always been a gem, and now with the UnderCover RidgeLander, it comes equipped with a built in perimeter track system that provides a base rack system that can be customized to fit your lifeststyle and needs perfectly.
This cover comes equipped with Quick Mount Legs and Two Vortex Aero Load Bars, which can be adjusted or moved, and used with the many available Rhino-Rack add-ons to help you carry your gear. Loading up your truck with bikes, snowboards, and camping gear has never been more convenient. 
To take a look at these covers for yourself by visiting our UnderCover Tonneau Cover collection.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Rundown: UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover


Tonneau covers are one of the best ways to enhance your truck bed. They provide security for your cargo while protecting it from the elements, and increase the efficiency of your truck bed storage. If you are thinking about adding a Tonneau Cover to your truck, the UnderCover Flex is a product you must consider.

UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover from Auto Truck Depot
The UnderCover Flex exceeds the competition for durability, functionality, and security. This cover is made for simplicity. There is absolutely no drilling necessary for installation, and once installed, removing it is easy. Unlike most other tonneau covers, the UnderCover Flex is made of a high quality FRP composite material that is lighter, stronger, and even more dent resistant than aluminum. If security is a consideration, this product has it.
The flex panels automatically latch to the covers mounting rails and the slam latch system secures your belongings when the tailgate is locked. The UnderCover Flex sits inside the bed rails, which include a rubber seal and drain tubes that carry water away from, and out of the truck bed--making this the most water resistant cover yet, and ensuring your cargo stays dry and protected.
Slam latches ensure your cargo is secure, and also allow for easy access from either side of your truck bed. The UnderCover Flex has three riding positions: full coverage, 3/4 coverage, and full bed access. The cover can be safely secured for driving in any of these positions with latch locks, and its unique prop rods keep the panels held out of the way for full truck bed access and maximum truck bed storage efficiency.
Find out more about the UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New, Exclusive LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Cover

We are very excited to announce the LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover now available from Auto Truck Depot. I know what you're thinking, what's so exciting about another tonneau cover? Well, it's because we are the only people in Canada to stock this particular tonneau cover.
The panels are constructed from the same aluminum alloy that is used in trailers, and the panels are supported by extruded aluminum channels. This means the cover is very light and also very durable. It can support up to 400 pounds of evenly distributed weight on top, which is great for heavy snow falls or for setting tools on top temporarily. It's also coated in a textured black finish that ensures it will match the OEM style of modern trucks as well as helping to hide minor scratches and grime build up.
It installs without any required drilling; simply clamp the rail in place and then install the eight TIGHT BITE™ Clamps to hold the rails against your truck bed. Then the cover can be locked into place simply by sliding it along the rail until it catches the latches.
There are ten locking points along the full length of the cover, ensuring that when it's closed it stays closed. To open it, simply pull the latch cable by your tailgate and fold each section back. As a panel is folded, it will automatically unlock the latch points on the next panel. Once you have it folded all the way to the cab, integrated retractable storage clips can be pulled out and clipped in place to hold the cover open so you can drive with the cover opened safely.
The LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover has one of the lowest profiles of any tonneau cover, sitting less than half an inch above your truck bed rails. This offers a sleek, professional look that increases your vehicle's aerodynamic form and can even increase your fuel economy.The cover features vinyl coated hinges to keep the top waterproof and it is engineered to shed water off the cover without any drains or gutters. The cover itself overlaps your truck bed rails, creating a continuous seal that keeps your cargo secure and dry, as well as away from the prying eyes or sharp objects of potential thieves.
The LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover can be operated and installed by one person, and if you ever need to take the cover off, the main piece can be separated by one person as well. It is lightweight, durable, dependable, and only available in Canada from the Auto Truck Depot. Check out the product page for pricing details and product information videos.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Overview: Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers

Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers are a "best-of-both-worlds" cover. They are available in hard or soft folding styles, so you can get a cover that more accurately fits your needs. What is most unique about this style of tonneau cover is its fold-up 3-panel design. Because of the panel system, these covers are better sealed against weather and harder to break into than some other cover styles, as they have fewer weak points. 
The UnderCover Flex is one of the more popular tonneau covers on the market and is well known for its strength. Each panel is made of a high quality FRP composite material, which is stronger, lighter and more durable than aluminum.
UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot | Calgary, AB Canada
Another unique feature of the UnderCover Flex is its water tight seal and drain tubes that funnel water away from and out of your truck bed. Its design makes it one of the most waterproof covers available, so you know your cargo will be protected. 
Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers generally have 3 locking positions: full coverage, 3/4 bed access and full bed access. Some covers, like the UnderCover Flex, can opened by one person from either end of the vehicle to provide easy access to the front or back of the truck box.
The panels automatically latch, ensuring full security and simple operation. To open or close most Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers, a latch or handle releases the locks for easy access, and once your tailgate is locked, your truck bed is secure.
For more information on a specific Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, check out this list of popular models carried by Auto Truck Depot.
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