Originally Posted by Jack L
I did not want a cap so I got a Leer fiberglass touneau cover. I Really like it. Lots of people tow with a cap too. A cap does restrict rear vision but only a little and it gives you more cargo capacity. Molded fiberglass is best, as always.
Jack I respectfully disagree with you when the discussion is specific to "Hard Tonneau Covers" for the bed of your truck and your assertion that "Fiberglass Is Best".
I have an "ARE" brand molded fiberglass tonneau cover on one truck and an "Undercover" brand injection molded tonneau covers on my 2 other another trucks. Hands down the injection molded Undercover brand injection molded tonneau cover is a MUCH better hard tonneau cover in my opinion than any fiberglass hard tonneau cover for multiple reasons.
The Undercover cap is much lighter at least 2/3's or more LESS in weight
. It takes 2 minutes or less to remove/replace the Undercover brand tonneau cover from my truck with a very well designed method for attachment Last but not least 3 people can stand on the Undercover tonneau cap with no damage at all to the cover. You can't do that with a any fiberglass bed cap or fiberglass tonneau cover!
Why would I want to stand on the tonneau cover? Sure makes it nice at the drive in or on the 4th of July with a yard chair sitting up high on the tonneau cover watching the fireworks.
Yes my Undercover brand is a black molded tonneau cover and not a color matching to the truck. I like the contrast myself. Undercover now sells color matching covers if you desire.
Check CL. All my tonneau covers were purchased used on CL for $200 or less. In each situation all 3 tonneau covers retailed new for well over $1,000.
Yes a tonneau cover or a bed cap will help increase the fuel mileage of your truck. No air to grab.
For years on my oldest truck I previously had a full fiberglass cap with windows
. Worked good. I ultimately replace that fiberglass cap with the ARE fiberglass tonneau cover referenced that was already color matched to my truck and purchased off CL used. Although I lost a lot of covered storage going to the tonneau cover I like the tonneau cover concept MUCH better than the fiberglass cap concept. Much easier to see out the back of the truck as you mentioned and I rarely needed the extra storage provided by the fiberglass cap anyway.
Talk about a REAL PITA. Try to take off and re-install when you need to haul something TALL a fiberglass bed cap especially one with windows
. They are HEAVY! Something to consider for those looking at a fiberglass "Cap" for their truck.
Here is a link to the Undercover brand of Tonneau covers I mentioned above. Buy em used on CL. They show up for sale
all the time on CL.
UnderCover-Americas #1 Selling Hard Covers