Hinged or Tilting tonneau covers are generally one piece tonneau covers. That means that they hinge at the front cab rail of the bed and tilt forward to approximately 45 degrees. They provide fantastic security against the elements and thieves. A fiberglass hinged tonneau can also be painted to match the color of your truck, which is a very popular option and provides a cool custom look to your truck. Plastic hinged cover are lighter and easier to handle. While hinged tonneau covers like these are very strong and look great, they are also quite cumbersome and are not designed to take on and off with ease. A hinged tonneau generally hangs over the back edge of your tailgate, so locking it from the top will secure your cargo in the bed and will not allow you to open up your tailgate unless you open the lid first. A hinged tonneau cover operates with the assistance of gas struts that keep the cover open and assit you in opening and closing it with ease.
There are tons of reaons to buy a single piece or hinged tonneau cover. for starters, they look great, are super strong, are outstanding in weather of all kinds and also improve fuel efficiency. But, they do come with their issues. Unfortunately with all the positives come a few negatives. Specifically, if you're a person that really uses their truck as a truck, that is to say hauls things, then these covers may not be completely optimum. Let's face it, you're not hauling a couch, a fridge, a desk or a bike in the back of your truck if you've got a hinged cover on your ride. The good news is that some of these tilting style hinged tonneau covers do come off pretty easily and are quite light to boot. The popular Undercover tonneau cover, while being a terrific fitting unit, only weighs an average of 58 lbs. and can be removed or reinstalled in minutes. It even comes with a special mount for a wall so that you can store it neatly off the ground in a garage when not in use. Get hold of your local TonneauCovers.com dealers to find out more about all your hard hinged tonneau ocver options and specials