4 Wheel Parts unveiled its new line of 2014 tonneau covers just as spring segued into summer. With temperatures ticking up and people becoming more active outdoors, these accessories are more important for truck owners looking to protect their pickup beds from prying eyes and safeguard their valuables. Read more
I wanted to put a tonneau cover on my truck but didn’t want to go with a really expensive fiberglass one. I really wanted something I could take off pretty easily and wouldn’t take up a lot of room in my garage. The fiberglass tonneau covers look cool but they are really heavy.
Lund International makes a tonneau that fits my needs. They have a Genesis Tri-Fold tonneau cover that works perfectly. No tools are needed at all, making this a quick and easy install. It hooks up underneath your bedrail via clamps. The cover folds over twice, which makes your bed still useful.
When it comes to choosing a tonneau cover, where do you start? There are dozens of manufacturers and each of them offers a daunting variety of choices and variations.
Despite being in the industry for ten years, I found myself in this situation. My old vinyl tonneau cover decided to pull a Mary Poppins and take flight while I was flying down the freeway the other day. Apparently I exceeded its speed rating and it disintegrated. So now I need a new cover…great. I sell them all day long so this should be easy, right?
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a tonneau cover, chances are it’s not just one reason that has led you to this decision. Whether you want to enhance the aerodynamics and save gas, keep your cargo safe from thieves and the weather, or just add to the sleek appearance of your truck, there are numerous ways that tonneau covers provides benefits. Thankfully, there are almost as many models of tonneau covers as there are reasons to get one, so you’ll have a huge selection that will guarantee you’ll get the perfect one for your tonneau install.
When it’s time to make that decision, keep in mind that there are always going to be certain limitations associated with each type of tonneau cover. For example, it can be difficult to get full use out of your truck bed when you choose a hard tonneau installation. For many, the hinged design makes it difficult to access the space at the very front of your truck bed, closest to the cab. Plus, if you want to transport oversized cargo you have to remove the entire tonneau cover and then reinstall it when you’re done, which can be a huge hassle. Read more
Deciding you want a tonneau cover is actually pretty easy; deciding which type of tonneau cover to install is the really difficult part. It’s one of those cases where having such a huge selection makes it that much harder to choose. So to help you decide, we’re breaking down the different types of tonneau covers into their basic functions so you can figure out which type fits into your lifestyle. Read more
As the last post in our tonneau covers series, we’re introducing the latest addition to the 4 Wheel Parts family: Pace Edwards tonneau covers.
Pace Edwards JackRabbit Retractable Tonneau Cover – Welcome to the modern age of tonneau covers. Pace Edwards is all about bringing the latest technologies to your truck bed, while maintaining that classic appearance that never goes out of style. With the JackRabbit, you get the durable aluminum panels and padded weather resistance of the original, but with a whole new twist. Their Continuous Tension Spring allows you to simply flip a latch to open the tonneau cover automatically. The, with a handy pull strap you can close it again in one fluid motion. You can even lock the JackRabbit when it’s fully closed, giving you the best security available. And it installs in about an hour with no drilling. Read more
We’ve been giving a brief overview of some of the top tonneau covers on the market, and we’ve already covered BAK, Extang, and Lund. Today, we’re diving into Truxedo tonneau Covers.
Truxedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover – It’s Truxedo’s claim that they’ve actually installed this tonneau cover in less than 2 minutes. If you can find a faster install than that, we don’t know what it is. The secret is their clamp-on side rails and spring-loaded header guide that don’t require the use of any extra tools. But the best part is that you’re not sacrificing any quality for convenience. You’re still guaranteed a sleek, gas-saving low profile design, efficient automatic tension control, and a cover that stays snug and secure with the help of reliable Velcro fastening. With a hassle-free lifetime warranty, you’re literally guaranteed a lifetime of happiness with your tonneau cover. Read more
In our latest installment in the tonneau covers series, we’re showcasing the incredible effectiveness of Lund tonneau covers.
Lund Genesis Snap Tonneau Cover – Everything about this tonneau cover is efficient. It installs in less than 20 minutes without any drilling required, or any tools for that matter. The framework is ideally designed so that not only will it last a long time, with its extra thick bows and rails, but it also has incredibly strong arch support so that you won’t have to worry about buildup from rain or snow. In fact, any kind of weather damage is minimal thanks to the powder-coated surface and integrated tailgate seal. And if that weren’t enough, Lund finishes this tonneau cover with plastic Insulsnaps to minimize chips, scratches, and general corrosion. Read more
Welcome to part two in our tonneau covers series. Today, we’re taking a look at what kinds of unique features Extang has brought to the tonneau cover market.
Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover – Sometimes simplicity is key, and that’s what you get here. The Extang Solid Fold is a straightforward tonneau cover that takes just a few minutes to install and go. You don’t even need any tools, because Extang has designed innovative rear and front clamps that will secure your tonneau cover with minimal hassle. Read more
In order to help you figure out which tonneau cover is right for you, we’re doing a series of blog posts featuring different top-name brands of tonneau covers and some of their best-selling products. Today, we’re kicking it off with one of the biggest in the biz: BAK tonneau covers.
RollBak Tonneau Cover – According to BAK, this is actually the strongest retractable tonneau cover on the market. And when you learn that the panels are made of heavy-gauge aluminum, you can see why it has that reputation. Plus, because the aluminum has a black powder-coating, it is extremely resistant to damage and discoloration, especially in comparison to its vinyl counterparts. And with all this strength, it’s still incredibly lightweight, making it easy to open or close it and change up your cargo. In fact, if you need to transport oversized cargo, the tonneau cover will retract all the way into its nearly indestructible canister, which is only about 10 inches deep, leaving you almost all of the truck bed space for your load.
BakFlip Tonneau Cover – The feature that sets BakFlip tonneau covers apart from the rest is their ability to give you full access to your truck bed. All you have to do is fold the tonneau cover up all the way and rest it against the cab of your truck, and you have your entire truck bed to fill as you see fit. This is especially beneficial if you are often transporting larger objects like motorcycles, a 5th wheel, or even quads because you don’t have to go through the hassle of removing the tonneau cover; just fold it up and you’re ready to go. Plus, when the tonneau cover is completely closed, it’s flush with the actual truck bed so that you have the least wind resistance possible.