Tonneau covers

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by TrailLeadr, Mar 2, 2007.

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What kind of tonneau cover would you buy?

  1. Single piece (hard)

    24 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. Multiple piece (hard)

    22 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Soft cover (with rail support)

    53 vote(s)
    44.5%
  4. Soft cover (w/out rails)

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  5. Custom made

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  6. I don't need or want a tonneau cover

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    this thread by NHSilverado,
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4167
    got me thinking, and I'm wondering what everyone's preferences are regarding tonneau covers.

    Would you install one?
    what kind? (multi-piece, single piece, hard or soft)

    Myself, I've always liked the multiple piece units.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2007
  2. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I will be buying this cover because it rolls up and the bows are flat instead of arched.
     
  3. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's pretty nice. I never liked the look of the arches popping through the cover. Kind of looking like ribs on some anorexic model.
     
  4. NHSilverado

    NHSilverado Former Member

    For me it is a 1 piece hard tonneau. I need something to protect the bed contents from the elements and it has to lock. I prefer the looks of a painted to match fiberglass one like I had on my HEMI Ram as I think it just ads so much to the appearance of the truck...

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    BUT, FBG cover are very heavy and usually they can not be easily removed( some do allow the cover to come off the mounting system but most don't ). I need to be able to take my cover off when needed with minimal hassle and I want the cover to be lightweight. That is where the Undercover comes in. Very lightweight, easy to install/remove, and they are rugged. They also cost hundreds of $$$ less than a decent FBG cover which is another plus. The cover for my HEMI ran( MOPAR genuine accessories )ran me $900 and that was with a discount whereas the Undercover for my 05 Silverado cost me just $570( both covers brand new ).

    They also look good too...

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  5. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I had a Snugtop on my Toyota Tacoma and loved keeping things dry and locked up but was impractical at times when I needed to haul something taller than the bedrails. Mine was painted to match and looked awesome and did cost around $1k. I like the idea of rolling it up to get full use from the bed but also being able to cover the bed when needed. I helped my Father-in-law install a folding cover on his F150 but I did not like the way it mounted and when folded up it was still in the way.
     
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Hey I had one of those ha ha ha. One of these days I'll dig up my drag racing days pictires it had a soft top. 120 mile an hour passes and never came off.
     
  7. GWAGON_99

    GWAGON_99 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I personally would only like one on an avalanche (the three piece hard one). They look good on some trucks but from a practical standpoint they hinder carrying large loads, and my logic is if you aren't going to carry a large load. Get a Yukon or Suburban!:biggrin:
     
  8. WilliamsZ71

    WilliamsZ71 New Member

    I have a GM (Fold-A-Cover) tonneau cover. It's a hard cover and it can open from either end. It also folds all the way back. Pretty good cover but old style had a better locking system on it then the new one.
     
  9. ctruhn

    ctruhn New Member

    This is something I just posted on another Tonneau cover post in another section, and I figure it would probably be best here so....

    I see that some of you have posted links so the Retrax manufacturer site is http://www.rolltopcover.com/ Not the prettiest site in the world, but I love the product.

    EDIT: So which poll option do I choose for this???
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2007
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That retrax cover looks pretty cool. They should sponsor this site and I'd give them their own section in the marketplace.
     

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