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Tonneau Time

Well my parents are getting me a tonneau cover for x-mas. I dont know what i've done to deserve such a gift. My mom want's to know which ones are the best. I said I'd ask you guys/gals.

What im looking for is security, weather tight, and looks. I love how the ARE LSII's look like the powerdome hood. But they are the only company I really know of.

So what i'm really asking is what other brands/models are good?


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I've got a Snugtop
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I've got a Snugtop
Does it have a lock?
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yup, it locks
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I'll check them out too. Is Leer any good?
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If you don't mind me asking the price for locking fiberglass tonneau?
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I don't know what they go for new, I got mine for free
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Snugtop has several different models. I have the Snugtop SL and was about $600.

I looked at several different brands, and the snugtop is very well made and IMO looks the best.
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See this is why I ask, I've never even heard of snugtop. lol
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Also look into Undercover, and *******
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I've heard of *******, and I know they are pricey.
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question your parents are gonna drop close to a Grand for your christmas present? wow nice parents...

idk i always have thought they are over priced i have owned 2 A.R.E. now and bought both used under $200.. and thats about all i would ever pay for a hard cover...


also they want to drop a grand i could think of better present then a cover lol...
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question your parents are gonna drop close to a Grand for your christmas present? wow nice parents...

idk i always have thought they are over priced i have owned 2 A.R.E. now and bought both used under $200.. and thats about all i would ever pay for a hard cover...


also they want to drop a grand i could think of better present then a cover lol...
Yeah the parent's called me about them and the first thing i said "are you crazy, they sell for close to a grand." After hearing they they kept asking questions about tonneaus and truck toolboxes.

I just know finding one for a stepside is a PITA.

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maybe in your area...

i found one for my splash quite easy.. they pop up all the time
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man screw a tonneau, get a lift or some new meets..Maybe you could get a cheap soft cover, and then have money for a lift and meats
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I've got a soft tonneau cover on my truck, paid I think $135 or so for it, and it looks great and works wonderful. I'll take it off again in the winter as I don't want snow sitting on it, but still, it's a great deal. I hate hard covers with a passion.
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Soft tonneau if out of the question since all you have to do is cut it to get into the bed. I plan on storing my $500 craftmans set in my bed for days i need to go to school. My friend had his soft one for a week and someone slashed it all up to get into the bed. I don't live in the nicest part of town. I guess I will keep an eye out on craigslist. As for the lift kit im waiting to finish college. I've had my antenna smack pipes in the parking garage a few times already.
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I just saw one in my area that was mint condition for a step side that cost only $225. So I would look at buying one used.
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you might look at the roll ups, i think they are cooler then just solid.
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Mine is the house brand from our local truck shop. It locks also and the price brand new, painted and installed was $700.

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i have a truxedo soft roll up cover on mine and i've found it to be just as waterproof as anything else and also it nice cuz if i need to fit something big in the bed it just rolls up nice and easy
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******* lids hands down are the best imo
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i had one, it was made by Jason.
i loved it.
wanna buy it?
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