RetraxPRO Tonneau Cover Truck Accessory

How to Pick the Right Tonneau Cover for Your Truck

Campway’s offers a huge selection of tonneau covers. In this article, we’ll help you pick the right one.

Tonneau covers (or bed covers, flat covers, or simply lids), can both make your truck look better and add functionality.

What function does a tonneau cover serve? Primarily, they’re a convenient way to secure your gear. Tonneau covers can:

  1. Keep your gear locked up;
  2. Keep your gear out of sight;
  3. And keep your gear out of the sun and rain.

To choose the best tonneau cover for you, consider accessibility, security, ease of use, and cost. Campway’s carries four different types, including flat one-piece, folding three-piece, roll up, and canister style roll up.

Tonneau Cover on Truck

Flat One-Piece Tonneau Covers

The flat one-piece tonneau is generally the most difficult to manage, being one large fiberglass or plastic piece. These are great if you won’t often be removing your cover to use the truck without it. One-pieces are great choice in terms of looks as well. You can get a solid cover painted to match the factory color of your truck. Campway’s carries options like the Snugtop TC or SL2, Leer 550 or 700, and Undercover LUX or Elite. The Undercover options are plastic, making removal easier to manage.

Three-Piece Folding Tonneau Covers

The three-piece folding tonneau cover is the most dynamic of the different types. It offers excellent accessibility options while at the same time providing great security. Folding covers can be made from hard materials like plastic, fiberglass, or aluminum. Three-piece covers allow for up to two thirds of the cab to be accessible at a time, and some even fold up to the cab to expose the entire bed. The Extang Encore cover even allows for access to the front third near the cab and has the BOLT same key system so that you can use your ignition key to access the bed.

Campway’s carries the most popular brands for folding tonneaus, including Extang, Undercover, and Leer. The extremely popular Leer Trilogy is one of the newest folding covers, offering great style, a matte black finish, interior LED light, and easy latches. The vinyl Extang Trifecta is a good choice if cost is an issue and security isn’t as much of an issue.

Roll Up & Canister Tonneau Covers

Retrax2Roll up tonneau covers are extremely convenient for accessibility. They come in different forms, like the simple vinyl cover offered by the Extang Tuff Tonno or the canister style polycarbonate Retrax covers. Because of their different materials, they vary in level of security.

Vinyl roll-up covers take up little space, offer protection from the elements, and are less secure. Canister roll up covers do take up a bit of space in the bed, but can offer great security and ease of use. Retrax, Pace Edwards, Roll-N-Lock, and Truck Covers USA offer some great options.

Most folding and roll-up tonneau covers rely on a locking tailgate to be fully secure. If your truck doesn’t have a tailgate lock you can add a Pop & Lock brand tailgate lock to solve any security issues.

Campway’s Helps You Pick the Right Cover!

Campway’s is your truck accessory expert. We can help you determine the perfect cover that fits all of your needs within your price point. Stop by one of our 5 locations across the Bay Area and Sacramento for professional and knowledgeable service. You’ll be able to see popular products on display and in-stock so you can check them out before you buy.

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