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04-28-2011, 02:10 PM #1
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Tonneau Cover: Best Soft for Over-Rail?
I have a 2009 Silverado 1500 crew cab short bed (5'8") with an over-the-rail bed liner.
I'm looking to purchase a tonneau cover - soft, that will work with the over-the-rail bed liner. I don't mind cutting the bedliner. Looking to spend no more than $250. Any suggestions?
04-28-2011, 02:34 PM #2
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I have a Truxedo that sits above my bed rails. The cover itself sits a 3/4" about the bedrails and the tonneau cover railmounts mount directly on top of the bed rails. However, because the mounts used C type to mount, I ended up drilling a few holes on each side, thus not it does not stick out from inside of the bed rails. I think they are about $300 bucks though......it is model #:
TruXedo 263701 TruXport Soft Roll-Up Dual Latch Tonneau Cover
I'm sure your model # will be different, as I have a 6'6" bed
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04-28-2011, 05:33 PM #3
TruXedo and Extang both have good soft tonneau's. Check out there websites, they have several that fit with over-the-rail bedliners.
04-28-2011, 05:47 PM #4
If you decide to go with the Extang, the snapless model is worth it for the ease of operation. I've had a snapless Extang now for 7 years and wouldn't be without it. I've had two trucks with Extang tonno's and like them very much.
04-28-2011, 06:25 PM #5
I also have a Extang snapless, had it since '05 and it still hanging in there. I just wash with truck every week and once a month use a protectant on it.
04-28-2011, 07:16 PM #6
I have the Extang 'Tuff Tono' which sits on top of the rail w/ 2 piece clips fastening the rails, the guy cut little windows in my liner.
No snaps, good warranty and it comes w/ a parts list if you do need stuff. One for my long bed was higher than a standard or shorter one. It was a little over $350.00 installed.Still Loyal to GM after all these years...:shocked:
2006 Impala LT 3.5L
2005 Silverado WT small cab/longbed 4x4 4.3L V6
1999 Grand Am 3.4L in TX w/ our youngest
1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4 door 4x4 'Ole Rusty' - 'SOLD'
1988 S-10 small cab/longbed HT3.4L Crate Engine
1970 Nova 250 I-6, factory 3 sp floor shifter.
1968 Chevelle 'Nomad' Wagon 250 I-6 w/ 3 on da' tree.
04-28-2011, 07:58 PM #7
Extang was the first company to come out with a cover that had a frame system that clamped on so you didn't have to drill holes in the bed of your truck. Now everybody makes 'em.
04-29-2011, 03:22 PM #8
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great thanks guys this is great info. much appreciated.
05-01-2011, 12:22 PM #9
I have the trifecta hard cover and really like it. I was debating on going with the soft one but to keep stuff more secure went with the hard one. The reason I like the trifecta is it folds in three sections and can easily be removed for full use of the bed.
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