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Old 03-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Tonneau covers

Just bought a fifth wheel and a truck. Now I want to put a tonneau over the 5th wheel hitch when I'm not towing. I like the tri-fold type but will it get in the way folded up when 5th wheel is hooked up? Or should I go with the roll up type?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Hi Mr. Ed. We have a tri-fold and it is not in the way with the 5'er hooked up. Well worth the cost to protect the hitch.

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:25 PM   #3
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I have the retrax pro that rolls up like a garage door. I love this thing. Hitch stays in the truck all the time. When towing, roll the cover back and lock it in any position you want. Pictures are in my photo album.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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I don't pull a 5er but I went with the truxedo lo pro qt. It's the roll up style which I wanted because I don't want to take it off to haul bikes and wood.


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Old 03-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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I have the retrax pro that rolls up like a garage door. I love this thing. Hitch stays in the truck all the time. When towing, roll the cover back and lock it in any position you want. Pictures are in my photo album.
Does the retrax pro ice up and freeze in the winter to prevent it from opening?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Here it is opened up read to tow. We have other things that I like to keep locked up (onboard compressor, fifth wheel tool box, etc, so we went with the retrax.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #7
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I have a roll top (Retrax Pro). Amazing customer service.

However, I dislike the box hanging down in the truck bed. And, due to my extended pin box and pin box shroud, the shroud hits the rails/tracks that the cover rolls in. I need to trim the shroud back a bit.

I opted for the rolltop over the folding cover because the truck was first destined to be my wife's daily driver. With the baby, she needed a "trunk". I felt the roll top was going to be easier for her to open/close with baby in tow than a flip cover. Truthfully, a majority of the time, we just open the tailgate and slide things in the opening.

I do like that the rolltop cover can be locked. We tied our tailgate lock in with the power lock so that it locks and unlocks with the rest of the doors. I never researched if the flip top cover can be locked or not.

I also like that I can stop and keep my rolltop cover locked at any spot back the bed. So I can keep a portion of it closed in front to the king pin.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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I'm sure it could. I'd rather have my stuff locked up. Ice is bad on any bedcover, but I see your point. Last time it iced over, I didn't try to open it, but as soon as the sun hit it a little, it came off in one huge 8' long sheet. I'll cross that bridge if it ever happens.
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Mine iced up on me at Christmas. I hit it with my fist along the edges on either side and it eventually broke loose. I did dent one of the slats.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:49 PM   #10
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Mine iced up on me at Christmas. I hit it with my fist along the edges on either side and it eventually broke loose. I did dent one of the slats.
I've got a tri-fold on my old truck and in the winter it just pick up to open. But the down side is when I need the whole box when traveling the tri-fold is in the way.
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