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Diamond Plated Truck Bed Cover

Diamond Plated Tactical Tonneau Cover

If a diamond is a girl’s best friend, is a diamond plate truck bed cover a man’s best friend? Let’s consider the benefits and tradeoffs of a diamond plated truck bed cover. 

Post-Punk Power

Do you ever wonder why Talking Heads chose a diamond plate pattern for their 1979 album “Fear of Music”? Characterized by maximum velocity, this album has a steady beat that reflects the alternating bumpy and smooth cover. 

As a design, the diamond plate feels tough. However, it’s important to note, there aren’t any actual diamonds in a diamond plated truck bed cover, just a diamond pattern. This might also be called a checker plate or tread plate, which is definitely less sexy. 

Lomax Pro Cover

A diamond plate pattern is generally intended to provide traction underfoot — which is why it’s found in industrial environments, particularly stairs and ramps. As useful as it can be for a nonskid or nonslip surface, it may also simply be a decorative touch. 

Diamond Plated Truck Bed Cover

A diamond plate is typically manufactured in plastic or metal. In the case of a truck bed cover, let’s hope it’s aluminum. As David Byrne sings in “Life During Wartime,” “This ain’t no party / This ain’t no disco / This ain’t no fooling around / No time for dancing, or lovey dovey.”

When it comes to diamond plate truck bed covers, DiamondBack is definitely what comes to mind. With a rugged look, DiamondBack models include locks and hinges on top of the cover, and might even include cleats. 

DiamondBack Cover
DiamondBack Cover

Unfortunately this exterior attached functionality keeps you from being able to utilize your cover as a flatbed. This might not seem like a big deal…until you want to smoothly slide an item onto your tonneau cover (like a sheet of plywood) or when you drop a pallet on it and it doesn’t sit flush on top. These are issues you won’t run into with your Renegade Cover’s smooth surface.

diamond plated truck bed cover
Renegade Tonneau Cover

Also, before you invest in a DiamondBack, it’s important to consider their load-bearing capacity. You may be surprised to know that, while the HD Tonneau Cover can hold 1,600 pounds, DiamondBack’s other covers can only bear 400 distributed pounds. 

Alternatives to DiamondBack

“Hold on, because it’s been taken care of” is another Talking Heads lyric, and it’s music to your ears when you’re exhausted by the search for the best truck bed cover. 

Though DiamondBack is the industry standard for weight-bearing tonneau covers, it is not the leader. Rather, Renegade’s Tonneau Cover hauls up to 2,000 pounds on top! This not only removes any doubt you had about your cover’s strength, but opens the door to a variety of additional activities and uses.

Turning to DiamondBackSE, Diamondback270, and Diamondback180, for those truck owners ok with a low weight-bearing capacity, you’ll find a slight variation in access panels, but none provide full access to the entire truck bed. You only get this with Renegade’s tri-fold design.

Trifold Hard Top Tonneau Cover
Trifold fully from the back

Additionally, when you’re installing or removing your new cover, if it’s a Renegade, you won’t need any tools. Relatedly, don’t forget the DiamondBack design is higher profile than Renegade’s. It also has less locking pins, making it less secure than the Renegade Cover. 

Join the Renegade Revolution

As Byrne sings, “High on a hillside, the trucks are loading / Everything’s ready to roll.” While we could go on and on about the differences between DiamondBack and Renegade, we’d rather leave you to plan your next great adventure. Order your Renegade Cover today! After all, “Memories can’t wait.” 

Metal Truck Bed Cover

The Renegade Advantage

Imagine a summer afternoon, driving in your truck with the windows down, Van Halen blaring in the background. “When’s the last time you did something for the first time?” sings David Lee Roth. Well, enough daydreaming, let’s dive into the advantages of a metal truck bed cover.

bike rack for truck bed cover

With your new Renegade Cover in place, the answer is easy. You get to try new things all the time – whether paddle boarding, mountain biking, or snowmobiling. It’s easy to load up your gear and hit the road. 

Metal Truck Bed Covers

Whether you prefer Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, or Bon Jovi, there are plenty of metal bands to compliment your metal truck bed cover. However, it’s important to consider the quality of the aluminum used to build it. 

hard trifold truck cover

Metal truck bed covers are typically made from aluminum alloys, that is, a combination of aluminum with copper, manganese, and more. The most common types of aluminum alloys used in the automobile industry are magnesium and silicon. An alloy that adds zinc to the mix is going to be even stronger, and therefore is what the aerospace industry relies on.

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 metal truck bed cover that will withstand whatever challenges it faces, while being incredibly user friendly.

hard truck bed cover

Endurance is the name of the game, whether you’re talking about Mötley Crüe or a metal truck bed cover. Plus your aluminum hard tonneau cover will be paired with a bed liner sprayed diamond plating and 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. 

Metalheads

“You’re living in the golden years,” at least according to Iron Maiden. Don’t waste time with a subpar metal truck bed cover. Order a Renegade Cover, knowing it will fit your truck’s make and model just right, and get back to enjoying Aerosmith, Judas Priest and Kiss.

metal truck bed cover

After all, just like the metal music you love, your new metal truck bed cover has it all. While heavy metal drumming is known for the “trifecta of speed, power, and precision,” so too Renegade is easy to install, stronger than its counterparts, and precisely what you need. 

Though heavy metal fans might lean toward grungy jeans, but their black t-shirts, boots, and leather jackets will match Renegade’s sleek design. 

Best Metal Truck Bed Cover

Whether you like heavy metal, or prefer another kind of rock music, a Renegade tonneau cover is a key accessory for your truck. We haven’t asked them, but Motörhead, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple would probably agree. 

So get back to the adventures you love, and the metal music playing in the background. Order your Renegade Cover today.

GMC Sierra 2500 Tonneau Cover

Your GMC Sierra 2500 isn’t built to sit in the garage, but to enjoy the open road. With blue skies ahead and salty sunflower seeds in the cupholder, all your worries fade away. That is…if you have a Renegade tonneau cover over the truck bed. 

We are Professional Grade

As a brand, GMC is known for is its long history of manufacturing trucks, having been a leader in innovation and engineering since 1902! 

The Sierra 2500HD is a highly capable heavy-duty truck, and it deserves a tonneau cover of the same quality. After all, before considering an off-road trip, you need to know whatever stored in the truck bed is going to be safe. 

Most Secure Tonneau Cover
Cover release lever

Security is also a concern when you’re around town, so make sure to invest in a locking truck bed cover. That doesn’t mean a lock and key, but a cover that’s secure as soon as you close the tailgate, and one with plenty of locking pins.

The Strength of Experience 

With a payload capacity of up to 3,900 pounds, it’s a joke to think about adding a Paragon (which can only handle 300lbs) or a DiamondBack (which tops out at 1,600lbs) to your Sierra 2500. You need a truly heavy-duty cover, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

GMC Sierra 2500 tonneau cover

When outfitted with a Renegade Cover, your GMC Sierra 2500 will hold up to 2,000 pounds on top! Once you unlock the potential of utilizing the space on top of your truck bed cover, you’ll never go back. 

GMC Sierra with Renegade
GMC Sierra with Renegade

With a load bearing truck bed cover, you’ll be set free to transport items on top and underneath it. This kind of flexibility releases you from any kind of buyer’s remorse. You can be sure that your Renegade Cover is ready to meet whatever challenge is ahead. 

Like a Pro

Maybe you’re planning a hunting trip in Montana or a getaway to the Oregon Coast; plan away, because your new Renegade Cover is ready to take on even unpredictable situations. 

Make the most out of your GMC Sierra 2500 by using a reliable and strong truck bed cover that can resist snow, mud, rain, wind, and dust.

If you want a tonneau cover for your GMC Sierra 2500 that you can rely on, order your Renegade Cover today.

Ford F250 Tonneau Cover

The Ford Super Duty line takes the F150 a step further, with heavier-duty chassis and sturdy suspension that increases the truck’s payload and towing capacities. Plus, the diesel engines don’t hurt. 

Once you settle on the right Ford model for you, it’s time to pair it with accessories that are up to snuff.

Ford F250 tonneau cover

Built Ford Tough

Out of all the accessories on your list, choosing the right truck bed cover is arguably the most important. For example, you need a truck bed cover that’s going to handle any load you want to carry on top of it. If you have the King of Trucks, what cover is going to be good enough? 

tonneau cover for ford F250

Did you know the F250 has a payload capacity of between 2,462 and 4,323 pounds? Why would you get a truck bed cover that can’t bear that kind of weight? Renegade Covers has created a tonneau cover for the Ford F250 that is up to the challenge. After all, it holds more than any other tonneau cover: 2,000 pounds. 

Renegade, like Ford, is known for reliability, durability, and strength. Give your F250 full rein to do its job; don’t hold it back with a subpar tonneau cover. 

Go Further

Henry Ford was a pioneer in the production of modern automobiles. With a spirit of innovation and a love for efficiency, Ford would have definitely been a fan of Renegade Covers. 

Ford once said “Vision without execution is just hallucination.” Make sure the tonneau cover on your Ford F250 helps you accomplish your dreams, and doesn’t leave you dreaming about adventures. As you research the best tonneau covers out there, keep an eye out for a tonneau cover that will support your work, play, and everything in between. 

Everything We Do is Driven by You

Here at Renegade Covers, we agree with Henry Ford’s assessment, ”A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” We make heavy-duty tonneau covers because we want to make your next adventure better than the last. 

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load bearing ATV tonneau cover.

We, like Ford, believe in the importance of making “the best quality goods possible, at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” When you shop with Renegade, you can trust that you’re getting the best possible truck bed cover.

Join the Renegade family, and order a tonneau cover for your Ford F250 today. 

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.

Renegade Tonneau Cover
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.

Tonneau Cover for Full Size Trucks

You did it! You waded through all the dealerships, reviews, and opinions about which full size truck to get, and you got it. That may have felt like a full time job, but rest assured, now you can move on to the fun stuff…loading up on all the accessories and gear that will bring your adventurous dreams to life. 

Regardless of which truck you selected, pairing it with the Renegade Tonneau Cover for full size trucks is the way to go. 

Renegade truck bed cover
Cummins Longhorn Ram

Full Steam Ahead

Out of all the accessories on your list, choosing the right truck bed cover is arguably the most important. After all, it’s going to protect your truck bed and anything you store in it! Or…it’s not going to protect it, you’ll be left with a muddy mess — or ruined gear or supplies. 

Give your truck full rein to do it’s job, don’t hold it back with a subpar tonneau cover. 

Glass Half Full

Not convinced? Maybe it’s time for the full-court press. 

The right truck bed cover for full size trucks is going to have maximum security, but also maximum function. That means the ability to coordinate with racks while staying low profile. It also means finding a truck bed cover that’s heavy duty and has a high weight-bearing capacity.

But really, none of this matters if it doesn’t fit. It’s the worst when you think you’ve found a real steal, only to realize it’s not quite a tight fit when you try to throw it on your truck. 

Tonneau cover for full size truck
Cummins Longhorn Ram

With Renegade, you’ll select your make, model, year, and bed length as you add your new tonneau cover to your cart — that way you can be sure the cover fits seamlessly. And don’t forget – you can install it without drilling.  

Best Tonneau Cover for Full Size Trucks

Whether you’ve got a Ram 2500 or 3500, Chevy 2500 or 3500, or a Ford F250 or F350, we have the tonneau cover for your full size truck. We have covers for Midsize trucks as well. And, if your truck isn’t on this list, just reach out to us; we’d be stoked to discuss our cover’s capability on your specific vehicle.

Armed with your new tonneau cover, it’s time to move forward at full throttle in your full-size truck. Don’t be one card shy of a full deck, order your new tonneau cover for your full size truck today! 

Tonneau Cover that can Handle a Snow Load

Whether you’re headed for a mountain adventure in the Uintas or Sierras, or just live in a brutally cold climate, you have to consider the toll of snow load on your truck bed cover. 

Endure the Extreme

It’s not just important to keep your tanks and tires full, you’ve got to stay on top of your battery and wipers. Then there’s winter tires and ensuring the salt doesn’t erode your truck and everything else you own.

Once winter is here, you’ll really have your work cut out for you. They say as a general rule, snow weighs about 20 pounds per cubic foot, Shoveling your driveway is no small feat. But if your truck bed is full of snow too? That could put you over the edge — mentally and physically. 

tonneau cover that can handle a snow load
overlanding truck bed cover
Winter Off Road Rig

Brave the Cold

Truck owners debate the best approach to big snowy loads. Some welcome the extra weight in the back of the truck, excited for the extra traction. But that means they won’t be hauling anything else all winter. 

Others insist on a hardtop or soft shell, but face the trouble of tiny, or large cracks, that let a surprising amount of water in. 

Unfortunately, just like the roof of your house, your truck bed cover may not be designed to withstand very much snow. If one foot becomes two before the first one melts, you’ll be in for 40 pounds of weight, per square foot. 

When thinking about an F-150, for example, you’ve got a truck that comes standard with a 6’7” by 6’7” bed. At nearly 44 cubic feet, just one foot of snow could mean 880 pounds of wear and tear on your truck bed cover. If that second foot of snow comes, this jumps to 1,760 pounds. 

Can your current truck bed cover hold that kind of snow load? Don’t wait till it snows to find out. And by the way, did you know an inch of ice weighs the same as an entire foot of snow?

A Cover That Can Handle a Snow Load

Renegade’s tonneau cover is built to carry a distributed load of up to 2,000 pounds. So if you’re preparing for wintery adventures, or the daily challenges that will take your competition down, make sure Renegade is on your team. Be ready to take on the cold. 

And don’t forget the survival kit! With a tonneau cover that can handle a snow load your truck may be ready…but you’re only human. 

Don’t forget to add L-Track Rubber Track Cover to your cart as well to make sure the ice and snow stay out of your L-Track!

5th Wheel Trifold Tonneau Cover

Are you searching for a 5th wheel trifold tonneau cover? A 5th Wheel is an exciting investment and accessory for your pickup truck. However, once you install the truck bed hitch, it might feel like you’re unable to use your truck for anything else. Enter: Renegade. 

With a 5th Wheel Friendly Cover, Renegade is here to help keep your life balanced. 

Reliable, Resilient Rig

Not only does Renegade’s Trifold Tonneau Cover allow for plenty of clearance over your fifth-wheel hitch, it will protect it from inclement weather. It will also keep anything else you need to store or transport secure and dry. 

Plus, our 5th Wheel Friendly Cover won’t block you rear window when folded up. This key feature is priceless; at only 6 inches when stored, the Renegade Trifold Tonneau Cover won’t stop you from checking your trailer when driving. Plus this sleek design enables you to be more aware of your surroundings, making you a safer driver.

5th Wheel Tonneau Cover

Down and Dirty Details 

When it comes to using Renegade’s Trifold Tonneau Cover with your 5th wheel trailer, you’ll find its compatibility to be maximized with your 8 foot truck bed. It may also work on your 6 foot bed, depending on the trailer and hitch you select. 

In addition, Renegade offers a “Fold Up Leash” that will pop into the L-track and hook onto the cover when folded, keeping it stable in transit.

And don’t forget, no drilling is required when you install your new 5th Wheel Trifold Tonneau Cover. In fact, it can be easily removed without tools.

Fuel Up your Faithful Fiver 

Whether you’re heading out for the weekend, taking an extended trip, or a Full-Timer, adding a Trifold Tonneau Cover to your set up is the way to go. After all, one of the great benefits of a 5th Wheeler is being able to unhitch and use your truck for side trips. 

Your Trifold Tonneau Cover will come in handy as you head back to town for supplies, or when you set out for the perfect hunting spot. Or, if you pair your truck bed cover with low-profile racks, you’ll be ready to take an epic ride on your mountain bike, or catch some waves with your surf board.

When you finally have to make the trek home and pass the time between outings, you’ll find solace in how great of an asset your 5th Wheel trifold tonneau cover will be around town. Order yours now if you want an easy and reliable solution for your truck bed.

Renegade vs Peragon

With all the available truck bed covers in the market, finding the one that fits and satisfies your needs is a challenge. It’s best if you considered the pros and cons of every brand available. We will compare the covers made by Renegade vs Peragon. There are many things to note when shopping for a new tonneau cover for your truck. Even if you have options to choose from, carefully comparing and researching will help you make the right decision.

Determining the Best Tonneau Cover

One of the basic considerations for pick up truck tonneau cover is the ability to maintain the cargo’s security and protect it from outside forces. A truck bed cover should be able to safeguard your items against harsh weather and other elements such as rain, dust, snow, and mud. Furthermore, it should provide safety against theft.

If you’re scoping out your choices for truck tonneau covers, you will most likely want a guide. So, here are two brands that deliver heavy-duty tonneau covers for you to choose from.

Peragon Cover

The family-owned American made truck bed cover company sells its primary solid aluminum retractable pickup bed covers. Some of the features include flexibility, easy-to-remove design, and visual appeal. In addition, their truck covers are made only with 100% aluminum. These covers are also easy to install yourself, so this one suits you if you’re a person who likes to DIY.

The cover retracts down like an accordion talking up 6″ in the bulkhead of the truck bed, so it could potentially be difficult to close if you are filling the inside of your truck bed with cargo. The Peragon cover slides along a track so it’s easy to open and close, and it’s removable in 30 seconds.

The Peragon cover also has a lock and key on top the cover for theft deterrent. It’s thin and lightweight aluminum is not strong enough to walk on. It’s not waterproof, as water can seep in around the edges. You can get the cover in white, black, or paint matched to your truck.

Renegade Cover

The Renegade truck bed cover is a heavy-duty, tri-fold tonneau cover that offers premium security and functionality. The Renegade cover has the capacity to carry weight up to 2,000 pounds, which makes it perfect for daily use, overlanding, and construction. It also guarantees weather tight protection against tough climates.

Renegade truck bed cover
Renegade Cover on a Cummins Longhorn Ram

Renegade truck bed covers also deliver top-notch customization through the versatile L-track system and aluminum keyless locking cover. Your cargo will be stored safely inside. In addition, the sleek trifold design stands only 1.5 inches on top of the bed rails that provides access to your gear.

Depending on your truck model, the usual installation takes about 1 to 4 hours. That covers the entire process from taking out of the box to watching the installation video, positioning the cover for the truck bed, and finally placing and securing the wedge lock brackets. 

Find the Renegade Cover for You!

We hope this helped show some differences in Renegade vs Peragon truck bed covers. Maybe it will help you decide which cover is best for you.

Renegade offers one of the most reliable tonneau cover on the market that surely won’t let you down. It’s crucial to invest in a product that’s tried and tested to last you for years. It’s worth what you pay for. So, if you’re ready to give your truck bed only the highest-rated cover, then it’s time to shop and order for Renegade truck bed cover today!

Strongest Tonneau Cover

Here at Renegade Covers, we know the kind of person who owns a truck. They’re go getters, those who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, ready to help and there to go the extra mile. No part of your truck should be a compromise, and neither should your truck bed cover. The Renegade Cover is a heavy-duty tonneau cover built for people like you. Best of all, The Renegade Cover is the strongest tonneau cover in the world, with a load capacity of over 2,000 pounds.

Strongest Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers can be a vital part of every truck, but for a variety of reasons. While some people are simply looking for a way to secure the gear in their truck bed, others are looking to maximize the load on their truck to get the most out of every inch of space. A heavy-duty truck cover will enable you to load up your bed and have plenty more space for a load on top of the cover. Renegade Covers can hold up to 2,000 pounds on top. That is literally a ton of stuff!

Truck Bed Cover with Accessories

Renegade Covers are the strongest truck bed cover, but they don’t stop there. With a wide range of accessories and add-ons, you can be ready for every occasion. The Renegade Cover has a unique L-Track system that allows for limitless possibilities of carrying your load. Because the Renegade Cover is so strong, it is the perfect tonneau cover for overlanding, moving equipment, or even hauling 4-wheelers.

Diamondback Cover Alternative

While you can find multiple heavy-duty tonneau covers online, the Renegade Cover is the best option for your needs. Built with military-grade aluminum, the heavy-duty Renegade Cover is the best tonneau cover on the market. Diamondback Covers claim to be the strongest tonneau cover available, but fall short of the Renegade Cover by 400 pounds. Renegade is the only brand who can back it’s claim to the strongest cover with a 2,000 pound guarantee.

The Renegade Cover is the perfect tonneau cover for your needs. Both strong and versatile, get your Renegade Cover today and become a member of the Renegade tribe.

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