What Tonneau Covers Are Real Low Profile and Act as a Tri-Fold and Are Comparable to the Lomax?
Dodge Ram Owner: Hey Peter. I just talked with you earlier ago about the Lomax for the Ram pickup.
Dodge Ram Owner: Just wanting to know, do you have any other tonneau covers that's a real low profile, like act as a tri-fold that are comparable to the Lomax?
Dodge Ram Owner: Any other brands?
Peter: Yeah, all the BAKFlip models. They fit even more flush than the Lomax.
Dodge Ram Owner: Is there any difference between that and the Lomax besides the low profile? I mean is all the features about the same?
Peter: No, they're very different. The best way to look at those would be at their website which is BAK Industries. They have several different ones. They have videos and descriptions. My prices are much lower than what are advertised on that site.
Dodge Ram Owner: Appreciate it, Peter. I'll do some research and get back to you. Thank you.
What's The Best Roll Up Tonneau Cover That Sits on Top of the Rails for a 2018 Chevy Silverado?
Chevy Owner: Hey Peter. I just bought a 2018 Chevy Silverado, a quad cab pickup and I'm looking to put a Tonneau cover on it. It has a 6'5 bed
Chevy Owner: This is what I'm looking for. So Chevy doesn't have like the under rail clamps? It doesn't go all the way to the back are you aware of that? You can't put a clamp under the rail all the way back towards the tailgate cause there's about a foot error that just won't allow you to put a clamp.
Chevy Owner: So the last Tonneau cover I had on my 2013 kind of stuck up a little bit in the back cause you couldn't get a clamp on it. So I don't know if there's something specific for Chevy and as far as mounting. And then the other thing I'm looking for is I want it to sit up just a little bit higher. The last one I had was very flush with the rails on the bed, but sometimes I put garbage cans in the back. I lay them down. So on my Ford F-250 I had, it was raised up a little bit and when I laid the garbage cans in there I could still roll the Tonneau cover out and secure it, and you couldn't tell that there was garbage cans in the back.
Peter: Okay. So are you wanting a hard cover?
Chevy Owner: No, I want to be able to roll it up.
Peter: Okay, so a soft roll cover, probably the most popular, the best quality is going to be the TruXedo Lo Pro. That one does sit a little more low profile though. So I'm thinking maybe the TruXedo TruXport that sits up on top of the bed rails, and that's a really popular option as well. That's got a five year warranty. It's free shipping, and there's no sales tax if you're ordering from outside of Arizona.
Chevy Owner: Okay. Yeah. Let's do that.
Peter: Okay. So we've got the TruXedo TruXport for the 2018 Silverado 1500 six and a half foot bed. Allow about five to seven days for delivery on this. You're going to receive a email confirmation here in just a second. You're good to go!
Ford F-350 Owner: I have a Ford F350 which previously had a Truck Gear Tonneau cover that was just a roll up. I was looking for something that would be flat, that would get pretty much even with the bedrails themselves, and that would be retractable. I don't necessarily need power. Is there something like that?
Peter: Are you looking for retractable cover or another roll-up cover?
Ford F-350 Owner: I can go either way. Retractable is nice where it just kind of shoves itself up, but whatever works I'm, happy with.
Peter: Okay. We're just talking about a huge difference in like price and quality when we're talking about a retractable and a roll up. The retractables are going to sit flush inside the bedrail, so it's not going to sit on top. Is this an eight foot bed?
Ford F-350 Owner: It's a 6 and a half foot bed.
Ford F-350 Owner: It's the Super Crew, so it's not the full eight.
Peter: Okay, so I mean with retractables you're going to have a lot of different options ranging from from Roll N Lock to Retrax. I mean those can start anywhere from around $1200 and go up from there. It just depends on which model you're looking at. The soft roll up covers one like the TuxEdo Lo Pro, can start from anywhere between $270 and go up to maybe $500 or so.
Ford F-350 Owner: Okay, well the one that I have cost me somewhere around the $500 range but it doesn't sit level with the bedrail. The Velcro attaching part of it is about an inch above the bedrail.
Peter: Right. So the TruxEdo Lo Pro sits pretty much flush inside the bedrail. It sits up maybe half an inch but it's very low profile. It's the most low profile soft roll up out there. Plus it's free shipping and no sales tax.
Ford F-350 Owner: Okay, and is that fairly durable for the type that it is? Understanding that it doesn't lock but when I close the bedrail you can't just pull it open?
Peter: That's correct. And its very durable, it's got a lifetime warranty, so it's going to hold up well for years.
Ford F-350 Owner: Does it have the clamps that go in along the inside of the bedrail?
Ford F-350 Owner: Okay. Now does it need a rubber seal anywhere around the front?
Peter: All of the appropriate gaskets are included.
Ford F-350 Owner: Okay. And is this cover very simple to put together and install?
Peter: It is.
Ford F-350 Owner: Well, let me get that information written down. I can give you a call back on this. How quick is the delivery on that if I choose to do that?
Peter: It's about five days.
Ford F-350 Owner: Let me take a few minutes and compare tonneau covers and I'll decide what I want to do.