Easy Access - Easy Operations
Virtually all tonneau covers are now engineered to be almost effortlessly operated by one person. They have been designed to be to easily rolled up, folded, or completely removed from the truck. Some manufacturers have developed lightweight materials that make it easy for you to use your tonneau cover, but remember - metal, fiberglass, or heavy plastic tonneau covers may require more help if you need to remove them.
Quick and Easy Operation
If you're looking for quick, no-hassle operation, then try a retractable tonneau cover. These hard tonneau covers roll up into a canister at the front of the truck bed to quickly and easily get out of the way when you need access to your bed. If you want something a little more traditional, many soft tonneau covers are now available in hinged and folding models that give you quick and easy access to your truck bed.
Not all tonneau covers are made alike. Some tonneau covers allow you to completely use your truck bed, while other may pose a little more difficulty. If you need regular, unrestricted access to your truck bed (for example, hauling taller items such as appliances and furniture), then you may want to consider a roll-up or folding tonneau cover. These tonneau covers move quickly out of the way to give you the most room in your truck bed. Retractable tonneau covers are also a great option, but remember that the canister will take up some room at the front of the cargo area.
For hauling groceries, lumber, or smaller items in the back of your truck, a hinged tonneau cover works great. These tonneau covers are kind of like a trunk lid for your truck. They are normally hinged at the front of the bed and are very easy to operate. Some models can be completely removed from the truck for hauling largers items, but we aware that you must find a way to get the cover home!
Roll-up tonneau covers give you complete access to your truck bed, but it may take a little longer to fully open the cover. Roll-up truck bed covers have improved over the years, and are now available with a wide variety of options - including snap and snapless versions. If you don't mind taking your time, roll-up tonneau covers are an affordable option that this preferred by many consumers.
Whenever you purchase a tonneau cover you should always make sure that you're getting a quality product. One way to do this is to check for the length of the manufacturer's warranty - as this is usually a good indication of how long you should expect the cover to last. Also, make sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenace schedule. Keeping up with tonneau cover maintenance can guarantee years of worry-free operation.