Retractable Tonneau Covers are extremely innovative tonneau covers when it comes to design, function, operation and ease of use. A retractable tonneau cover generally slides in and out of a canister, which is mounted towards the cab rail of the truck bed. Most travel on rails that are clamped to the side of your truck bed. They offer fantastic security and are very simple to use, allowing easy access to your cargo and ensuring that you get almost all of your bed space, whenever you need it. Outside of the space that the canister occupies in the bed of your truck, a retractable tonneau cover really lets you use your truck the way it was intended to be used. It slides out of the way conveniently and locks as well. It doesn't block visibility when it's opened and incremental positioning options make it a favorite for folks that haul trailers and 5th wheels. Most retractable tonneau covers are made from aluminum slats. Some are heavy duty and are powder coated, while others are a bit lighter and made from corrugated aluminum sheets, covered with vinyl. All in all, a retractable tonneau cover is a little more time consuming to install and because of it's multiple moving parts, will require more maintenance. Most are not excellent in rainy weather and can malfunction in freezing conditions if ice builds up in your canister. But, if you're someone who just can't get enough of a product that has sizzle, a retractable tonneau cover will be right up your road. It's a pretty cool accessory to have on your truck and will most certainly improve the overall value of your ride.
Retractable tonneau covers are extremely convenient and easy to use. Their sleek, low profile styling lends fantastic appeal to the style of any pickup truck. retractable truck bed covers are also very strong and practical. Most covers glide easily in and out of a canister which mounts towards the cab of the truck bed. These canisters range in size from about 7 inches to 10 inches, depending on how long your bed is. Also, the thickness of the slats have a bearing on how big the canister needs to be and how much space they will take up inside your bed. Retractable tonneau covers and truck bed covers do take some time to install properly. They need to run on parallel rails. Unfortunately most truck beds today are not exactly square, so time needs to be set aside to ensure that when you instal a retractable tonneau cover, so it's done properly. Short of this, they do tend to leak more than other truck bed covers. Also, if you're a snow bird or live in a climate that gets lots of cold weather and ice, these covers may not be ideal. While they are surely pretty cool functionsing and looking, they can be more problematic over the long haul. Retractable tonneau covers are a favorite among 5th wheelers, contractors and folks that enjoy heavy duty security and easy access to their beds.