is the Roll-Top-Cover made of?
The Roll-Top-Cover blanket consists of interlocking aluminum panels
bonded to a polymer composite material. This special blend of textured
polymer material will provide a long life while maintaining flexibility
at sub-freezing temperatures.
the cover keep the truck bed dry? What about ice and snow?
The Roll-Top-Cover is designed so that water collected on the top
is carried to the canister. Drain tubes located at the base of the
canister then take the water outside the truck, to help keep your
truck bed dry. Water cannot pass through the one-piece polymer top,
however water may intrude into the bed via components that are not
part of the Roll-Top-Cover such as the tailgate, stake pockets,
etc. These components require proper sealing during installation.
We do not claim that our covers are 100% waterproof and have never
heard of a competitors cover that is either. Be very cautious if
a manufacturer says that their retractable cover is 100% waterproof.
be swept off of the cover with a broom before operating the cover
otherwise you will end up with the snow in the truck bed. Ice can
be removed by taking your hand and smacking the cover as close to
the middle as possible this will cause a vibration in the cover
that breaks up the ice making it easy to remove. Do not use anything
but your hand for this.
cover hard to install? How long will installation take?
Installation is easy. All parts are an exact match to your truck
? no cutting necessary! A few small holes drilled on the inside
of the truck bed sill are all that is needed for installation. Optional
Clamp kits are available for most application if you do not want
to drill holes in your truck bed. Tools needed for most applications
will be a drill (we even provide the drill bit), a medium-sized
Phillips screwdriver and a medium-sized slotted screwdriver. Installation
should take under 1 hour for the professional and 1-2 hours for
a first time installer. See the installation instructions here.