Month: March 2021

The Ultimate DiamondBack Cover Alternative

DiamondBack Covers are a well-known, durable tonneau cover brand, but a shrewd consumer knows the importance of considering alternatives. After all, there are other weight-bearing, durable, and lockable aluminum tonneau covers out there. 

Renegade stands apart from the crowd, offering a legitimate DiamondBack cover alternative. After all, both DiamondBack and Renegade tonneau covers boast key features, useful for various applications. While both are heavy-duty and secure, it’s important to note the differences in their design, construction, build quality, and functionality.

DiamondBack vs. Renegade: How Are They Different?

DiamondBack Cover 

DiamondBack Design

The DiamondBack Cover is made with an aluminum diamond plating construction and covered with a rough bedliner material. DiamondBack has hinges on top of the cover so it is not a flat top. Tie downs and accessories also protrude on top of the cover. The height of the DiamondBack cover is about 2.75 inches measured from the top of the bed rail, excluding any hardware or accessories. 

DiamondBack Cover

DiamondBack Build Quality

In terms of build quality, the DiamondBack Cover has external welds and keyed locks in the front and back to access the bed. There are 2 pins that engage for each of the 2 locks on this model for a total of 4 locking pins. Inside the DiamondBack cover, they’ve tack welded the cross member support bars to the cover.

DiamondBacks’ premium model can hold up to 1,600 lbs. on top of the bed cover. As for sealing, the cover comes with a tall profile soft EPDM seal and has good water resistance capabilities.

DiamondBack Functionality

Upon unlocking and opening the DiamondBack cover, the struts lift and keep the cover sections open. Since it doesn’t fold on top of itself, it can prevent you from accessing the full truck bed.

You can remove each of the two clamshell panels of the cover by unhooking the struts and sliding them off. The middle section is not removable without tools. You can access about 1/3 of the end of the bed with the cover open and you can’t haul something too tall because of the clam section of the cover. 

Renegade Cover

Renegade Design

Similar to the DiamondBack Cover, the Renegade Cover is made with an aluminum diamond plating construction. However, Renegade’s bed lining is in the middle of the section, with powder-coated edges, and an L-track.

The Renegade Cover is about 1.5 inches tall, and overall has a cleaner appearance than the DiamondBack. It has a flat top without accessories attached, since the hardware providing its functionality is streamlined on the underside. This opens up the space on top of your truck bed cover for a variety of applications.

Tonneau Cover

The Renegade cover also has an integrated L-track, compatible with all of the Renegade accessories (and most from other companies by using a Threaded Stud Attachment) for added functionality and security. You can attach anchors or create an overland system by adding accessories like the Renegade Racks. Other accessories include Aero Bars and Headache Stops

Renegade Build Quality

Renegade Covers are designed without external welds, and have a keyless security mechanism. There is a rail system with 8 pins that engage to keep the cover secured to the truck bed. The support beams underneath the cover are friction stir welded across the entire width of the bed cover.

As opposed to the DiamondBack, Renegade Covers can hold up to 2,000 lbs. In addition, the Renegade cover uses a firm low profile P seal which has good water resistance capabilities. 

ATV on a Tonneau Covers in utah
load bearing ATV tonneau cover.

Renegade Functionality

The Renegade Cover allows for a richer diversity of uses, when compared to the DiamondBack. For example, you can unlock the tailgate end by about 2 feet and have no height restrictions, then fold open the cover further to get 4 feet of access to your truck bed.

The cab section of the cover can also be opened independently. Plus, the entire Renegade cover removes easily with no tools by folding it into thirds, releasing the cab pins, and lifting it off the bed.

Join Renegade

While Renegade and DiamondBack have a lot in common, the Renegade Cover is lower profile, yet more secure, capable, and versatile. The Renegade design unleashes your truck–and you–for whatever’s ahead. No one can predict the future, but with Renegade, you can be sure your truck is ready to handle it.

Tonneau Cover with Racks for Overlanding

Overlanding is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. If you’re a travel junkie, looking for more self-reliant trips to far-flung destinations, buckle up. Discover an ultra customizable truck bed cover with racks for overlanding.

Tonneau Cover Overlanding Setup

The most common setup for overlanding begins with a pickup truck. The top of the bed is the perfect base to build a rig! Add a low-profile tonneau cover with racks and your shelter will be up in no time. Then you can use the truck bed for other necessities: water, food, equipment, and other essential gear.

Remember, a proper truck overlanding setup is ready to withstand the impact of any weather and terrain. If you’re not prepared to confront water, snow, dust, and mud, your fun trip will quickly devolve.  After all, you’re going to a remote destination!

Overlanding truck bed cover
Renegade Racks with Roof Tent

Overland Capability, Reliability, and Usability

Choosing the right overlanding rig accessories depends on your remove travel plans. For example, is it limited to camping or will it include off-roading? By looking at the cost, style, customer reviews, and performance that match your requirements, you’ll find the best option for you. 

A new or seasoned overlander knows the most important truck accessory is the base for your shelter: a durable, low-profile tonneau cover. In order to to keep your belongings safe underneath, make sure it meets your high standards of security. 

Full size truck with a camping tent an overlanding setup with the renegade racks rotopax and led lights
A Truck that is set up for Overlanding. Featuring a 23 zero rooftop tent supported by the renegade racks. A perfect truck camping experience.

Advantage of an Overlanding Setup with Renegade Covers

Renegade’s tonneau covers are just what you need: reliable. Keeping your gear safe and protected while off-road is our priority. Renegade Covers have weather-tight covers and highly modular accessories for your overlanding needs. 

Common accessories for an overlanding setup are the Renegade Racks, TSlot Frame Rails, and the Riptide pressurized water system. But there’s no shortage possibilities when using a Renegade Cover for your next overlanding adventure. Start building your overland rig today with Renegade Covers.

*Remember*: When driving your vehicle off-road, be mindful of your impact on the surroundings, and travel only in permitted areas.

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