Month: January 2022

Tonneau Cover with Ski Racks

Whatever adventure you’re gearing up for, adding ski racks to your tonneau cover is going to add so much convenience. Besides, the more time you spend securing (and un-securing) your skis, the less time you’ll have on the slopes. 

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Renegade Tonneau Cover with Ski Rack

Ski with Style

As you think about the right tonneau cover and ski racks for you, it has to be sleek. But, if it’s not simple to use and built to last, what’s the point? 

It’s important that your tonneau cover and ski racks are made of high quality materials and that they have a protective finish. Plus, it should all be simple to install, and easy to take on and off, since, unfortunately, there is such a thing as non-ski season.

Weight Bearing Truck Cover
Skis in …Moab?

If the way up to the ski hill is full of twists and turns (or drivers who can’t handle the snowy conditions), you know how important it is for your skis to be secure. If one comes off when you’re driving, it’s not like side-stepping up the hill a few feet to find it; it might be gone forever! Investing in the right set-up for transporting your skis is a simple way to avoid a ruined ski day. Plus, you can’t afford to miss that once-in-a-lifetime powder.

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Ski Racks mounted on the Aero Bars with the L-Track

No More Moguls

Rather than mess around with subpar gear, let Renegade be a part of your snow day. 

Mounting most any kind of truck bed accessory to the L-Track system on Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is easy. But, to make things super simple for you, Renegade offers a versatile Aero Bar system that’s perfect to mount your skis onto, or just about anything else. 

Renegade Aero Bars aren’t just ready for your favorite ski accessory. They will serve you in many adventures to come. The truth is, we could brag on it all day; after all, it’s the most durable roof rack system in the industry, holding up to 400 pounds per pair. That’s 180 lbs more than Thule!

Let’s Hit the Slopes!

So secure your skis on top and your boots, helmets, and jackets in the truck bed. Under your tonneau cover, they’ll be safe from the weather and any onlookers who get jealous of your set-up. Pop your skis into the secure truck bed if you feel anyone will stare too hard at them. It’s time to enjoy the mountain; leave all the other details to Renegade.

Comparison Between Renegade, DiamondBack, and Lomax


The options for heavy-duty tonneau covers can be overwhelming! Simply Google “best tonneau covers of 2022” or “compare truck bed covers” and you’ll be bombarded with annoying ads and alluring promises. If you’ve narrowed it down to the Renegade, DiamondBack, or Lomax, here’s a handy comparison table to help you make an informed decision.

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Renegade
DiamondBack Cover
DiamondBack

Lomax

RenegadeDiamondBackLomax
Weight-Bearing2,000 lbs.1,600 lbs.500 lbs.
MaterialMilitary-grade AluminumAluminum alloyAluminum
Folding StyleTri-foldTrunk-styleTri-fold
Weather ProtectionWeather-tight Water, dust, and mud resistantWeather-tightWater-shedding, sealed
ManufacturingMade in the USAMade in the USAMade in the USA
SecurityLocking mechanism, connected to tailgate No separate keyDeadbolt locksDual deadbolt
AccessoriesRacks, straps, bars, headache racks, Riptide, L-track systemRacks, bars, bins, overlanding, headache racks Tie-down cleatsRacks
PriceFrom $2,295From $2,099From $1219

Renegade Covers: Best Heavy-Duty Cover

It’s no secret that we’re partial to the Renegade Cover. But the facts also speak for themselves. Not only does it hold the title of the strongest tonneau cover in the industry, boasting a load capacity of 2,000 lbs, its military-grade aluminum isn’t going to let you down. 

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Renegade load bearing ATV tonneau cover

With a tri-fold design, it will be a breeze to use for every activity, hobby, or task you have in mind. Plus, it will ensure your truck bed remains secure. With a variety of accessories available to truly make it your own, you can be sure that after buying a Renegade Cover, you won’t look back. 

Renegade Tonneau Cover Weight Bearing
Renegade Cab Folding Section

No More Comparing

Renegade, DiamondBack, or Lomax. Each cover has its merits; it comes down to what’s best for you and your needs. For example, the Lomax is the cheapest option between these three, but that’s because it’s made of the cheapest material and holds less weight. DiamondBack is a solid option, but the way it folds limits its usability. 

Of course you can go back to the search for the best tonneau cover out there…but, spoiler alert, you already found it! With the best load capacity, most versatile accessories, and best in-class materials, Renegade Covers is the best premium truck bed cover. Get your Renegade Cover today and discover the Renegade difference.

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Comparison Between Renegade DiamondBack and Peragon

Your truck is more than a vehicle, it’s a statement. Trucks show the world that you are a go-getter, someone who’s not afraid to get things done. A tonneau cover points to the quality of your work. Now, you may be looking at the options for your truck bed cover so below is a comparison of Renegade, DiamondBack, and Peragon tonneau covers.

You care about protecting the things you have and aren’t willing to waste time and money replacing weather-worn or stolen items. You’re prepared to take on any challenge, no matter the strength, perseverance, or grit required. 

Which Cover is Right for Me? 

But ensuring your truck bed cover meets your high standards can be an overwhelming process. Besides, you want to make sure you’re making a wise investment. 

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Renegade
DiamondBack Cover
DiamondBack
Peragon

Let’s keep it simple, sticking to the facts in a comparison of Renegade, DiamondBack, and Peragon tonneau covers.


RenegadeDiamondBackPeragon
Weight-Bearing2,000 lbs.1,600 lbs.300 lbs.
MaterialMilitary-grade AluminumAluminum alloyAluminum
Folding StyleTri-foldTrunk-styleCanister
Weather ProtectionWeather-tight Water, dust, and mud resistantWeather-tightWeather-tight
ManufacturingMade in the USAMade in the USAMade in the USA
SecurityLocking mechanism, connected to tailgate No separate keyDeadbolt locksDual deadbolt Separate key
AccessoriesRacks, straps, bars, headache racks, Riptide, L-track systemRacks, bars, bins, overlanding, headache racks Tie-down cleatsNone
PriceFrom $2,395From $2,299From $949

Why We Love Renegade

Each cover has its merits; it comes down to what’s best for you and your needs. For example, Peragon offers the most inexpensive option, but it also has the least load-bearing capacity. DiamondBack is a solid option, but it’s the way it folds limits its usability. 

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load bearing ATV tonneau cover.

The Renegade Cover holds the title of the strongest tonneau cover in the industry, boasting a load capacity of 2,000 lbs. Thanks to its military-grade aluminum and tri-fold design, it is easy to manage and use in a variety of ways. The truck bed remains secure, and it has a ton of accessories for you to make it your own. From tie-down anchors to racks and even the unique Riptide system, Renegade excels at providing easy and powerful accessories.

No More Comparing

At the end of the day, we want you to be thrilled with your truck bed cover. That way, you can focus on the work that demands your every breath, and the adventures that take your breath away. 

But if you’re asking…the choice is obvious to us: Renegade. So get your Renegade tonneau cover today and discover what you’ve been missing. 

Kayak Racks on Truck Cover

Ready to take on Class VI Rapids or just heading out for a day at the lake? In any case, your launch is a distant dream if you don’t have kayak racks on your truck cover. 

Don’t Capsize!

Sure, you could throw your kayak in the truck bed, or directly on top of your tonneau cover, but neither is a great solution. 

To begin with, you need to consider local restrictions on the permitted overhang and make sure to have warning flags hung on the end (there’s nothing like getting a ticket to ruin a good day). However, the biggest problem – both for the safety of your kayak and yourself – is having an unsecured load. At minimum, your kayak won’t appreciate being jostled around, but a traffic accident would be even worse. 

If you have a double cab, you might consider a roof rack system, but you’ll need to be aware of the roof weight limit and the complication of driving with that much added height. A utility rack is another option, but a pretty intense one. 

With these options thrown out, all that’s left is a truck bed rack, and lucky for you, Renegade has just the one – and it’s ready for your kayak racks. 

Example Kayak Racks

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Surfboard Mounted on Bed Cover

Eskimo Rock and Roll

Kayak racks vary in design and capacity, but your basic choice is going to be between saddles, J-cradles, and stackers. But, as any pro knows, it’s way more complicated than that. 

There’s a host of other considerations, like: How much weight can your truck bed cover hold? Where are you going to store everything else you need (cooler, tackle box, lifejackets, camping gear, and more)? How many kayaks do you plan to transport? Most kayak mounts hold two kayaks, but if you want to carpool with a group, a stacker will be the way to go. 

Before you get too excited about a specific kayak rack model, you’ll need to make sure it fits the type of kayak you have. Is it a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak? What type of hull does it have? Is it a recreational or touring kayak? Is there a place to secure your paddles, or do you need an extra accessory? 

Perfectly pair your kayak racks with the Renegade Aero Bars for the easiest combination with the Renegade Cover L-Track.

Cartwheels, Squirts, and Enders

Whatever you decide, it needs to be easy to install and user-friendly. Adding kayak racks to your truck bed cover isn’t meant to make things more complicated. The goal is more time on the water and less time dealing with straps, webbing, and clips!

Lucky for you, mounting most any kind of truck bed accessory to the L-Track system on Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is super simple. Or, you can add accessories like kayak racks onto Renegade’s high quality Aero Bars. The options are nearly limitless for securing your kayak or kayaks to the racks on your truck bed cover. 

But don’t forget, if you are adding kayak mounts to racks on your tonneau cover, that means you’re prioritizing your truck bed for storage. Whether we’re talking the adventure of a lifetime or every weekend, you need a lot more than yourself and a boat. And the last thing you want is for all that stuff to walk away while you’re grabbing pancakes on your way to the lake.

Make a Wet Exit

Knowing your kayaks are secure on your truck bed cover, and that your other gear is safe under your tonneau cover, you’re ready to hit the road. So get back to reading water, not reading reviews. Order your Renegade Cover today and start making real plans for a summer like no other. 

Surf Board Racks on Truck Bed Cover

You’ve checked the surf forecast on Magic Seaweed and see that there’s offshore winds with chest-height swells. Low tide is at 7:30 tomorrow morning and you gotta get out there. But do you have surf board racks on your truck bed cover?

Are they soft, simple, and secure? Don’t get cut off or dropped in on.  Be at the front of the lineup, with Renegade’s truck bed cover and your favorite surf board racks.  

Soft, so you can Smack the Lip

The truth is, surf boards are fragile. While you could always throw your surfboard in the back of your truck, you risk snapping a fin when you go over a bump. And you can definitely count on it getting knocked around, which means you’ll eventually get water-logged or spend time you could be surfing at the shop getting it repaired.

On the other hand, if you strap your surf board to just any roof rack, it might not be a better outcome. Imagine driving to the beach, just as the sun is coming up, and a big pothole surprises you, followed by a big crunch. You pull over to see what happened and, sure enough, your roof racks have dinged up your surf board to the point that you know you can’t go out. It’s a total bummer. 

Having the right surf board mounts means spending more time getting pitted, and less time in the pits. They need a little give and take, so it’s not hard on hard, tempting fate. 

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Surf Board Mounted on Bed Cover

Simple, as you Spray your Friends

It’s also important for your surf board racks to be easy to install and user-friendly. 

Mounting most any kind of truck bed accessory to the L-Track system on Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is super simple. Or, you can add accessories like surf board racks onto Renegade’s high quality Aero Bars.

Getting your board on and off will be a breeze, so you’ll hang 10 before your friends even get out there. 

Secure, in the Power Pocket 

The last thing you want to look for in surf board racks are racks that will hold your board securely in place. If it’s not, the whole thing could snap as it falls to the ground. 

Plus, if you want to stay on the water as long as possible, you’ll want to consider how to securely store your board when you it’s time to grab tacos or head into the office. With Renegade, you can chow down or power up with confidence, knowing your board is safe and secure under your truck’s tonneau cover.

Snag a Sneaker Wave

Whether you’ve got a longobard, thruster, fish, or funboard, it’s time to get barreled. Leave subpar racks to the Groms and Barneys; it’s time to upgrade your setup with Renegade. We’ll see you on the next party wave.

Aluminum Hard Tonneau Cover

So you’re going to buy a truck bed cover? Congrats! As you weed out the knock-offs and weigh the importance of a long-lasting solution, you’ll probably decide on an aluminum hard tonneau cover. If only that were the end of your search! Unfortunately, there’s so much more to consider. 

What’s the Big Deal? 

When you hear aluminum, you might think of soda cans, window frames, or airplane parts. In each of these scenarios, aluminum is lightweight and strong. However, there’s still a big difference between a can you can crush with your bare hands and an airplane that withstands -70 degree weather. 

Just like aluminum is used in a wide variety of ways, so too do aluminum hard tonneau covers vary.  Unfortunately, some aluminum covers are sure to let you down if their quality isn’t top notch. Pure aluminum, for example, might sound great, but this material lacks a great deal of strength, focusing instead on malleability. 

In terms of truck bed covers, you’ll most likely find aluminum alloys. These are made by melding aluminum with copper, manganese, and more. The most common types of aluminum alloys used in the automobile industry are magnesium and silicon. However, an alloy that adds zinc to the mix is going to be even stronger, and therefore is what the aerospace industry relies on.

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Jeep Gladiator with the Renegade Tonneau Cover

Why Aluminum? 

With Renegade, you can shop with confidence, knowing that its Military-Grade aluminum isn’t shying away from the fight. In addition, with a weight-bearing capacity of 2,000 lbs, you’ll be ready for any load.   

However, you won’t be sacrificing flexibility for all that strength. Rather, with Renegade, you find the perfect combination: a high-quality aluminum hard truck bed cover that will withstand whatever challenges it faces, while being incredibly user friendly.

Plus your aluminum hard tonneau cover will be paired with a factory-applied powder coating, ensuring your new truck bed cover will resist the threat of annoying scratches and more. In addition, at Renegade, we guarantee your new cover will be free of defects in material and workmanship – a perfect product, every time. 

Renegade Tonneau Cover Weight Bearing
cab folding section

Then there’s the fact that aluminum is a recyclable material, making it a much more responsible purchase than its counterparts. When your truck days are over, years and years from now, the aluminum in your hard tonneau cover will still stand strong, ready to be recycled again and again, poised for the next fight. 

That’s a truck bed cover you can rely on. That’s Renegade.

Soft Cover vs Hard Cover

Truck bed covers can be made from a variety of materials, but no two are created equal. There are soft covers and hard covers, and we are going to discuss which is right for you; a soft cover vs hard cover.

Is a Soft Tonneau Cover Right for Me?

You may be just fine with a soft tonneau cover, made of vinyl, canvas, or other types of cloth. These will be relatively cheap and so will their performance. No disrespect is meant – it’s just that soft tonneau covers aren’t made to stand up to the elements (or intruders!). They will fade under the sun’s rays, fold to the weight of snow, and open up to any smooth-talker with a knife. 

Comparing Hard Tonneau Covers

Turning to hard tonneau covers, you’ll be faced with the decision between plastic, fiberglass, and aluminum. Not only will these be more stylish than soft covers, they are far more practical in terms of security. 

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However, most plastic and fiberglass covers are single-panel, making them bulky and difficult to remove. While ABS plastic is much lighter than Fiberglass, it lacks the load-bearing strength. 

Aluminum blows them both out of the water; it’s a material that is somehow both lightweight and strong. That said, not all aluminum is made the same; some aluminum covers are sure to let you down if their quality isn’t top notch. 

Sustainable Tonneau Covers 

Those customers considering the environment may wonder about the sustainability of soft vs hard truck bed covers. 

While at first it may seem like soft tonneau covers are more kind to the environment, the truth is you’ll see their degradation in real time – not just in terms of the material, but also on your wallet. Instead of a one-time purchase, you will need replacement covers, and may even need to replace items that were stored underneath them – if they are damaged or disappear. 

Turning to hard covers, you’ll find that manufactured plastic and fiberglass will last a long time – almost too long. These materials are classified as “monstrous hybrids” because the truth is they’ll never fully decompose. Each one purchased is one that will inevitably contribute to a landfill. 

This leaves aluminum, which can be recycled infinitely, with very little deterioration in the process. Environmentalists call this material “cradle to cradle” because it can keep being reborn. 

The choice 

With Renegade, you can shop with confidence, knowing that its Military-Grade aluminum isn’t shying away from the fight. In addition, with a weight-bearing capacity of 2,000 lbs, you’ll be ready for any load.   

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Sleek clean lines of the Renegade Cover
Stand on top of the Bed Cover

The beauty of this cover is that all that strength is paired with flexibility that meets your needs. This hard truck bed cover is simple to remove, but also folds up efficiently. The cherry-on-top is that Renegade’s aluminum cover is made up of a recyclable material. With Renegade, you’re making the responsible choice. 

If you have any plans to use your truck for overlanding, construction, mounting racks, hauling a 5th wheel trailer, or for overall convenience, the Renegade Cover is the only heavy duty customizable tonneau cover of its kind.

You can stand on top, drive your ATV or dirt bike on it, mount a rooftop tent, or whatever else you can think of. It’s so versatile, the Renegade is sure to suit your hard cover needs.

Heavy Duty Weight Bearing Truck Bed Cover
Overlanding truck bed cover
Renegade Racks with Roof Tent

Need anymore convincing on soft cover vs hard cover? Well then visit the Renegade Covers site and see all the things you can do with the Renegade Cover.

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