Sorry to those who read the accessories forum. But I thought I would get more feed back here.
I am planning on purchasing a roll top bed cover.
I would like to hear you impressions on the Retrax
verses the pace-edwards covers.
Just received and installed my Retrax cover today. It is a very nice cover indeed. Installation took about and hour and a half (2 people needed to put cover together and get cover on pickup bed.
I don't have experience with the other covers, but based on my research on this forum, it seems to be the cover of choice with no negative comments noted other than a guy that had trouble with the lock chewing up his cover rail. Based on my review of the lock and the damage he showed in a picture, it appears that his rails were misaligned (too wide/far apart) when closing the lock. Mine works great. Only time will tell how it holds up.
The Retrax is in my future. I have heard nothing but praise for it, and based on what I've seen posted here in the past, its the cat's meow. I have to wait till the credit card cools down a little though.
I've had a fold-a-cover for about 8 months. Overall I like it a lot. My only problem is that when it's folded up at the front of the truck it blocks the view of the 5th wheel hitch. It's kind of hard to hook up blind! I've worked around this by propping up the front of the folded cover stack with a piece of wood, and I can see the hitch head under the propped-up cover. It's a PITA but it works. If I had a regular or extended cab, or a higher hitch head, the problem might not exist.
Other than that one thing, I like the cover a lot. It takes a little muscle to fold and unfold it, but besides that it's fast and easy. It's solid and lets in only a small amount of water and only if it's really heavy rain.
Because of the 5th wheel issue if I had it to do over again I'd try a Retrax or similar. Without that issue I highly recommend it and would get it again.
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