Tonneau Cover???? Velcro or Snaps???

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Old 04-21-13, 08:52 AM
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Tonneau Cover???? Velcro or Snaps???

Well I think I am going to pick up a Soft Tonneau cover. But I still havent made up my mind on whether to get snaps or velcro. Seems both have some plus and minus.
whats your likes and dis -likes ? thanks for the feed back.
 
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Old 04-21-13, 09:10 AM
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VELCRO!! I have had a soft roll up cover for over 10 years now and has performed perfect. I have had to have the Velcro replaced after the 10 years, but that was just a matter of taking it to a canvas shop and them sewing on a new loop strip over the old one. I replaces the one on the rails myself and only took an hour or two. Next truck I buy will have the same cover installed without question.

I recall my dad always fighting with snaps on his boat cover. I would never do snaps.
 
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Old 04-21-13, 05:54 PM
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X2. Velcro, definitely.

I'm going on 12 years with a velcro tonneau cover. It takes seconds to close versus my buddy and all the stretching and snaps that he has to deal with.

It's keeps things VERY dry too.
 
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Old 06-05-13, 06:10 AM
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No one promoting the snaps?

a local neighbor swears by the snaps.
I was wondering if anyone has the Velcro roll back also incorporated with the two quick lift dampeners, thus allowing to open the whole lid at once.
 
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Old 06-05-13, 06:26 AM
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I have a Truxedo, I think is the right name, on my truck. It has side rails that clamp to the lip along the top rail of the bed, cross pieces that rest on the rails when it's rolled out, and it rolls up something like 4-5" diameter at the front when not in use. The back has a solid bar that locks down between the rails, and the sides are held with Velcro. It's probably close to 6 years old, and still looks looks great, but if something happened to it today, I would be back for another one tomorrow. It takes maybe a minute to roll up or unroll. One walk down each side and the velcro is secure. We live on a gravel road, two miles off the pavement, so lots of dust and mud, and no adverse affects on the function of the cover. I have hauled straw bales as high as you can stack them on a pickup, dumped wood, broken concrete, etc. into the bed with the loader, etc., and, with a little care, it can be done with no damage to the side rails or the cover. The cover itself has had snow on it many times, sometimes 10-12" of heavy wet stuff, and it has held up fine.
 
 

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