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Thread: GM Tonneau Cover
05-05-2010, 08:51 PM #1
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GM Tonneau Cover
I am thinking of buying the GM tonneau cover for my 2010 silverado. The price is about $50 dollars more than everywhere else. It has integrated support bars which I like. Is it worth it? Does it sit on top of the rails or inside them? Does it use velcro or tongue and groove? Does anyone have one and recommend it. I like the folding ones too but they only fold 2/3 of the way and with a crew cab short bed the bed is small our thoughts?
05-05-2010, 09:27 PM #2
I just bought a hard GM folding tonno for my 2008 CC. I purchased it from a member here, BigwaterJim. Got a great price on it, and the transaction was flawless.
I installed it yesterday. It looks great. The tonno sits on the bed rails and almost completely covers the stake holes leaving maybe a 1/16 of an inch on each side, which you can't really see anyway. I installed it right on the bed without any rail protectors. Did I mention it looks great? I like the idea of the tri-fold and it being a hard cover. It is light and will remove easily to carry my dirt bikes, or allow for full bed access. With my locking tailgate I also still have some security for items in the bed when it is closed. Removing the cap and installing the tonno has changed the look of my truck dramatically. Yup, it looks great!
I'll have to post some pics soon!
2008 Silverado Crew LTZ Southern Comfort conversion
SoCo cat back duals
6" Pro-Comp lift
ARE cap with Yakima rack system (winter)
GM Hard tri-fold tonneau (summer)
GM rear wheel liners
2014 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Z71 6.6 DMax/Allison
6.5" BDS 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
LineX/wheel liners/OEM tube steps/sunroof/slider/mirrors/Nav/cablights/trifold tonneau
Getting the toys to the track with a 2007 Roadmaster 7X12 V-Nose 7k tandem "Mobile Man Cave".
05-05-2010, 10:27 PM #3
My 2009 came with the soft cover, and I love it. As XSive said you get some protection with the locking tailgate. It's not as secure as the hard cover, but I leave my golf clubs in there all the time. With the soft cover, I'm able to load the truck to the top of the rails and cover it up. You'd never know.
The soft cover rolls up as little or as much as you need. Most of the time I have it closed for better MPG, but it's easy to roll up. The cover itself velcros to the mounting rails. Easy to install, nice look and fairly easy to clean. One note, the dealership installed the rails incorrectly, but it was easy to fix.
05-06-2010, 07:41 AM #4
Where on LI are you Al? There are two of us from the east end
05-06-2010, 09:28 AM #5
I'm inland a little in East Northport. Who else is out east? Do you ever go out on the beach with your truck?
05-06-2010, 05:41 PM #6
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Now I know it is velcro, but does the soft cover mount to the top of the rails concealing the stake pockets or does it mount inside the rails? I love the look of the folding covers but most only fold up 2/3 of the way and I want full access to the bed.
05-06-2010, 08:45 PM #7
These pics show that the cover rails mount over the stake pockets. You can rollup the softcover to get full access to the bed, and you can also keep your stuff covered and protect it from rain and prying eyes. You do lose access to the pockets, but that's not an issue for me. I also have the bed mat which keeps water from underneath the truck from getting to my stuff, and to keep things from sliding around.
05-07-2010, 05:56 PM #8
That cover sits on the rails just like the tri-fold, of which I have no pictures yet
As far as the beach, I did a ground up restoration in '95 of a 1977 FJ40 LandCruiser for the beach.
05-11-2010, 09:03 PM #9
I was looking to see if any one had the GM one and if they liked it. Or if anyone could compare it with the Extang? Like the OP said, it is only about $50 difference. The GM one has the bowtie embossed on it though
05-21-2010, 09:02 PM #10
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- Feb 2010
Anyone know who makes the GM cover? or where I can get a parts list. One of the sliding rubber latcjhes is missing from my tail rail.
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