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Soft Tonneau

I found a soft tonneau for the ranger off craigslist for 50$. All the pieces are there but I'm just wondering if its worth it. I don't want it on all the time (i don't think i do haha) but it'd be nice when I go up north to keep snow off of my stuff.

The main thing I'm worried about is it wearing out since I live in AZ and it gets real hot.

But 50$ is pretty cheap...

theres also a mildly used truxedo for 150$
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I say go for it. You can always roll it up and store it if you don't use it. I wish I could find a stepside tonneau for that cheap.
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Does it roll-up? I wouldn't get one that has snaps on it, even if it was free.
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its an extang... any good?
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yeah their good... you shoudent have any problems with is cracking if you keep conditioner on it
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yeah their good... you shoudent have any problems with is cracking if you keep conditioner on it
now it just depends if its the roll up one or the snap one, i dont want a snap cover.
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their all made out of vinel?? unless you get a fiberglass cover
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i know, i'm saying the way they open. snap like buttons or roll up...
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I have snaps. It was a very fail decision on my part. Never again, but hey, it was a freebee from the dealer when I bought the truck.

Honestly, when the snow falls, I do not, ever, ever, undo my tonneau. The cold weather makes it impossible to stretch it enough to do the snaps up again. If it has to come off, I need to find a heated garage to get the darn thing back on in the winter.
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I love my soft roll-up, so nice being able to have the bed covered but then being able to just roll it up and have full use.
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For $50, I would get it.
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$50 is a good deal!!!

I have a snap one........1st and last one that's for sure. I dare not take it off in the winter......it shrinks in the cold and can't snap on the tailgate.......LOL
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eh its snap type. i dont need it, and id rather hold out for one i want.
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I have snaps. It was a very fail decision on my part. Never again, but hey, it was a freebee from the dealer when I bought the truck.

Honestly, when the snow falls, I do not, ever, ever, undo my tonneau. The cold weather makes it impossible to stretch it enough to do the snaps up again. If it has to come off, I need to find a heated garage to get the darn thing back on in the winter.
this is so true. when i get the chance i'm gonna get it to seat better. we have rent-a-service-bays here and i'm debating about getting a hairdryer and renting one for an hour.

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yeah their good... you shoudent have any problems with is cracking if you keep conditioner on it
where can you find the conditioner?

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I say go for it. You can always roll it up and store it if you don't use it. I wish I could find a stepside tonneau for that cheap.
that is true, i got mine for a good used price (yours would be better but i'm still happy with mine) and it was rolled up good and small. i wanted this option since i rent an apartment and have very little room to store stuff and do't want my things growing legs in the lockers in the basement.
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don't get the snap one. if the truxedo one is the truxport or low pro go for it.
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I spent to extra $80 for the lund velco - god am I glad I didn't get snaps.

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where can you find the conditioner?
I just use stuff for convertible tops, got it at Autozone.
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thanks headz
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I have the snap one and made the bad decision to agree to helping out my manager transport a bed.

Now I can not get the back row to snap on!

Im going for a extang full tilt cover next time.
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$50 is a good deal!!!

I have a snap one........1st and last one that's for sure. I dare not take it off in the winter......it shrinks in the cold and can't snap on the tailgate.......LOL
I have had snap tonneau's on my last two Ranger's. Here's a tip for you guys if you need to warm up the cover to get the tailgate snapped. Simply light a can of Sterno, place it in the bed and close the tailgate a few minutes. Problem solved. As far as a conditioner,I've always just used a good quality liquid tire shine. I occasionally (during warm weather) spray WD40 on a rag and wipe down the snaps themselves. This gives them "easy release" and prevents snaps from being torn from the cover.

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Sterno
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Sterno is a canned fuel that is used alot of times by caterers to keep food hot on a buffet line. Some people call it "Canned Heat." It's also used by hikers and campers to heat small quantities of food. You can usually find it at Walmart or wherever camping supplies are sold.
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Ahh, that stuff.
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