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.