I have the peragon fanfold hard cover. It's aluminum (baked-on, satin black powder), weighing about 35 lbs or so (including rails, maybe 45 or 50 lbs) and can be easily removed if necessary and be carried in the truck. When folded, it takes up about 9" or so of space at the front (maybe not even that much). I installed it myself in about 8 hours. Okay ... I did have the help of my 11 year old son, so that added some time for inquiring minds and such, but he did help me.
Hey, I installed the "Fold-A-Cover" (http://www.fold-a-cover.com/),on my 2003 long box, took about 45 minutes. (by myself). Opens and locks at both ends, if you need full access to the box it coms off in 5 minutes. I pull a fifth wheeler, so it'll be nice to have some cover over the box when on the road.
I have the Snug Lid SL. Matches paint perfectly. Has a double seal, single lock in middle instead of one on each side. Also comes down over tailgate to cover the black protector on the tailgate. Some lids don't do this, and in my oppinion, this looks much better.
I also have the Undercover hard top cover. it comes in black but you can paint it. It is the strongest top I have seen The shop here has one on a 350 Ford with 800 lbs setting on it with almost do flex.
i have the fold a cover. the only thing that sucks is if you get any water in the key holes. when its cold its a bCensoredch to gettem open. otherwise its strong and secure. i stand on it to wash the top of the cab.
I don't know what color your truck is or if it is a long bed, but I have a Pewter fiberglass Astro cover for a longbed I took off of my '02 before I traded it in that I would make someone really good deal on. It's like new.
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