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Old 07-06-2011, 09:18 AM
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looking at adding a tonneau cover

i'm looking into adding a one piece, hard, tonneau cover the truck. i did a search on here and did find a thread or two on the folding covers but nothing on the one piece type that i'm looking at. do any of you guys run this type of cover? if so, what are the pros and cons, where did you buy, and why did you buy that specific one over a competing model? any input would be appreciated.

from what i've found so far, the prices range from $900-$1600.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:01 PM
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came across a number of different brands.....snugtop, ranch, ARE, then i found diamondback.

anyone here use a diamondback cover? they look sweet! i was really looking for a color matched cover but damn if these things aren't impressive!!! if you get the HD version you can haul 1600 on top of the thing! and i found them for the same price as the fiberglass versions. i called a local dealer who swears by them.....go figure.....but he also sells several other brands and types (roll up, one piece fiberglass, etc) and he said once you have a cover like this one you'll never buy a different one.

whatchya think?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:26 AM
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For a solid cover, take a look at Undercover. We have used them in the past on our personal trucks and just picked up the line. Let me know if youd like pricing on one.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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thanx for the reply. if i go with that type of cover, i'd like to get something that is color matched to the truck. if i remember correctly, the undercover only comes in black correct?
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Well I don't know anything about the "undercover" brand one but I bet it could be painted. Most of the hardtop covers are either plastic, metal or fiberglass. All of which can be color matched. But back to your original question, I looked at a hard top tonneau but for me the con's outweighed the pro's I commonly need to carry tall and heavy items where a hard top cover would have to be removed & stowed. Although some are very light for easy removal and some are able to haul allot on top of them which means you don't have to remove them to haul stuff, you just stick it on top of them and tie it down. I cant remember what the brand was but someone offers one that is a bit wider than the bed so you can put 2 snowmobiles on it. For me it just wasn't worth it, so I got a roil up access cover and I love it. Oh and if I ever want to add a toolbox I can cut the rails shorter and have my local upholstery shop lob off however much of the tarp is necessary and sew it back up.
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