Month: March 2023

DiamondBack Cover Review

Is a DiamondBack Cover Worth it? 

The big question on everyone’s mind is if investing in a DiamondBack Cover is worth it. If you twist our arm, we’ll tell you the truth: It’s not the best heavy duty cover out there. Will it be “good enough” for you? Sure, probably! But there’s definitely something better out there. Keep reading to hear a DiamondBack Cover Review.

DiamondBack Review

There is plenty to love about a DiamondBack Cover and reviewers are quick to celebrate these features — it’s American-made, has a rugged look, and feels really secure. Folks like knowing their truck bed cover is heavy duty and point to how they can stand on their DiamondBack Cover. The highest model the DiamondBack HD holds up to 1,600 pounds, so you’re pretty safe up there.

DiamondBack Cover

Some reviewers highlight the multiple access points, and others complain about them (particularly the static mid-section). Reading DiamondBack Reviews is also a helpful exercise if you’re trying to problem-solve a common issue, as users are quick to offer their jerry-rigged solutions. An exception to this is a solution for the lack of water-tightness in a DiamondBack Cover; based on the number of reviews that complain about this, it’s definitely something the company needs to address. 

Heavy-Duty Truck Bed Cover

But what if there were another heavy-duty truck bed cover out there, you just haven’t heard about it? The last thing you want to do is invest in a DiamondBack, then realize it’s an industry leader because it has been around awhile, not because it’s the best cover on the market. 

The Renegade Cover, for example, is also American-made and has a similar rugged look, but its features far outweigh those of DiamondBack. The question of security is never on the mind of a Renegade Cover user, as our extensive locking pins keep everyone and everything out. Plus, this cover can hold up to 2,000 pounds, which makes DiamondBack HD’s 1,600lb max seem like a joke. 

mule on a tonneau cover
Weight Bearing Tonneau Cover

One of the most important features of the Renegade Cover is its versatility. Unlike the DiamondBack Truck Bed Cover, this tonneau cover can be used like a flat bed (without any of those pesky decorative latches on top) and it folds up compactly if you need to tow a trailer or fill up your truck bed with something like rock or soil for a garden project. 

Trifold Hard Top Tonneau Cover

DiamondBack Cover Alternative 

The Renegade Cover is the best truck bed cover for contractors, but also adventurers. Is it too good to be true? We can understand why you might think so. But there’s also a reason we keep selling out. Our advice is to do your due diligence; read a DiamondBack Cover review or two, read Renegade Cover reviews, talk to people that have a DiamondBack Cover, a Renegade Cover, or another tonneau cover. This is an investment in the future life you’ve been dreaming about; take your time, and we’ll see you soon when you inevitably decide Renegade is the way to go.

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Install Instructions for Ford

Install Renegade Cover on your Ford

“Built Ford Tough” may be a slogan all Ford owners can claim, but you’re stepping it up a notch when you add a Renegade Cover to the mix. If you’ve already made this excellent purchase and you’re ready to install it, you’re in the right place. If you can’t wait to jump in, here’s a link to the installation instructions. In case it helps, consider the following highlights from the install instructions for Ford.

Preparing to Install your Renegade Bed Cover

Before you get too ahead of yourself, it’s important to ask: Is your half-ton Ford Truck a 2014 or older? If you have a 3/4 or 1 ton Ford Truck a 2016 or older? If you answered yes to either these, reach out to us for additional installation information. If you have a newer model, keep reading. 

racks on top of tonneau cover
Renegade Racks on Ford

As a general rule, we recommend having the following on hand when installing a Renegade Cover: 

  • Measuring Tape
  • Box Cutter Knife
  • Ratchet
  • 3/4” Open End Socket Wrench
  • Another 3/4” Open End Socket Wrench, or a Crescent Wrench
  • Work Light
  • Blue Loctite

Ford Truck Bed Cover Install

To install the Renegade Cover on your Ford Truck, you’ll also need the following tools: 

  • 1⁄2” Socket Wrench
  • 1⁄2” Deep Socket Wrench
  • 3⁄4” Open End Wrench
  • 1/8” Allen Wrench
  • Torx bits and Torx driver (in order to remove existing Ford hardware from inside the bed and to reinstall it after latch brackets are positioned)

Now that you’ve gathered these tools, you’re ready to familiarize yourself with the different parts of the Renegade Cover, like the Slide Latch, Spring Plunger, and Latch Post. The best way to do this is reading through all the instructions once, before beginning any work. That’s a big ask, we know, but we promise it’s worth your time. 

Maintaining your Renegade Cover 

Once your new Renegade Cover is installed, you’ll be so busy loving it that you might forget to care for it regularly. For example, if you start to notice the bed liner coating is fading, use a roller to roll on Armor-All protectant to make it look like new! Also, if the Slide Latches begin to increase in resistance, it’s probably just time to spray garage door lubricant into all of the openings inside the Latch and cycle the Latch. This is important annual maintenance, but should be done more frequently if you spend a lot of time in dusty or dirty conditions.

Call or Email with Install Instruction Questions

If you’re looking for an excuse to explore Utah, we’d be happy to install your Renegade Cover on your Ford Truck for you. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have; we’re available at 619-391-9105 or via email at support@renegadecovers.zendesk.com.

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America’s Toughest Cover

Built for Adventure, Overlanding,
Construction, and Daily Use
People Love the Quality, Security, and Versatility

We’ve Got You Covered

Unleash Your Full Potential