heavy duty tonneau cover

Hard Tonneau Cover

Though hard seltzers are being pulled from stores’ shelves in Utah, don’t fret. Hard tonneau covers are here to stay. No legislative bill can stand up to the strength, security, and style of the Renegade Cover. 

Considering Alternatives 

Perhaps you’re not ready to admit the truth. Maybe a soft tonneau cover will do! While vinyl, canvas, or another cloth material does provide a cheap option, it’s just that: cheap. These simply won’t be reliable products. But did you know the quality of hard tonneau covers vary too? 

From a meta perspective, you’ve got plastic, fiberglass, and aluminum. However, the first two don’t merit much attention, as one-piece or single-panel truck bed covers lack serious functionality. Don’t even get us started on load-bearing strength!

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In your search, you may find retractable or roll-up covers that feature aluminum. A low cost and solid product? Nope, it’s too good to be true. These covers have serious security flaws, plus they aren’t strong enough to carry any weight on top, limiting their usefulness.

Hard Tonneau Cover

So what now? Is it even possible to find this unicorn of a hard tonneau cover for your beloved truck? 

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Aluminum, folded, hard tonneau covers seem like the way to go, and this seems simple enough. But no two are the same. It’s important to ask the following: 

1. What’s the functionality of the panels? Do they fold over onto the others, or do they simple open at an angle to grant access? 

2. If they fold up, do they stay in place? Do they block the view out your back window? 

3. How does it look? Is it a low-profile cover or bulky? Is it smooth on top, so you could slide something onto it, or are there brackets in the way? 

4. What’s the weight-bearing capacity? Would it hold you if you needed to get up there? What about a snowmobile or overloading set-up? 

5. Is it secure? How does the lock work? What number of locking pins are there? 

6. What’s the installation process like? How can you be sure it will fit seamlessly on your truck? 

7. How well does it work with accessories? Will drilling be necessary? 

The questions go on and on. But, lucky for you, Renegade answers them all. 

Renegade is a tri-fold hard tonneau cover, that fold up fully to a height of 6 inches, which doesn’t block your back window. It’s low profile, at 1.5″ high and doesn’t have any protruding pieces of hardware. The Renegade Cover can hold up to 2,000 lbs on top and locks securely without any keys. No drill installation and no drilling to add accessories into the integrated L-track.

The Renegade Difference

With Renegade though, you’ll have a cover made of Military-Grade aluminum, built to withstand any challenge – manmade or a force of nature. This trifold hard tonneau cover has a weight-bearing capacity of 2,000 lbs, making you ready for any load. 

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Heavy Duty Weight Bearing Truck Bed Cover

This low-profile cover folds up efficiently, without blocking your rear view or taking up space in your truck bed. It only measures 6″ in height when folded. Plus, it’s as smooth as can be, ready to slide a piece of plywood or hold whatever’s loaded on top evenly. 

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It’s also simple to install (or remove) without a drill, while still being the most secure hard tonneau cover on the market! Renegade offers key accessories, as well as the functionality to work with your favorite racks. 

Got more questions? Bring them on. But, spoiler alert, Renegade is the best hard tonneau cover out there. What are you waiting for? 

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? 

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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. 

Most Secure Tonneau Cover

Whether you’re headed for wide-open spaces or through a mountain pass, having the most secure tonneau cover is of critical importance. Learn more below about why a secure truck bed cover matters and how to tell if it’s up to snuff. 

Most Secure Tonneau Cover by Design

The most basic consideration is the actual design of your tonneau cover. To begin with, is there a lock and key? This may leave you vulnerable. With Renegade, since the cover is opened via the inside of the truck bed, no keys or locks are needed. The cover is secure as soon as you close and lock your tailgate.

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Next, it’s important to consider if your truck bed cover is made of a vulnerable material that could be cut open or let water in. While it may seem okay as long as it’s not made of canvas, the truth is you really want a sturdy aluminum tonneau cover. This means it will be highly durable in the midst of tough conditions, but that it’s also built to last. 

Finally, how is the cover actually constructed? Renegade Covers are designed without external welds, and they utilize a firm, low-profile P seal ensuring resistance against water. In addition, support beams underneath the cover are friction stir welded across the entire width of the bed cover. 

Most Secure Tonneau Cover
Cover release lever

To take it even farther, there is a rail system with 8 pins that engage to keep the cover secured to the truck bed. This last feature is a big deal in terms of security. Take DiamondBack by comparison. Even on their premium model, there are 2 pins that engage for each of the 2 locks, for a total of just 4 locking pins. Twice as secure, Renegade has your back. 

Maximize the Adventure

The right truck bed cover will check all the boxes, protecting against curious critters, harsh elements, and greedy fingers. And when it comes to your expensive equipment (or yummy provisions), ensuring you have the most secure tonneau cover is fundamental to having a good time.

It could be as simple as something falling out when you’re driving. Or you could fall victim to an unpredictable accident or premeditated crime. Avoid it all with a secure, locked truck bed cover. 

Renegade Tonneau Cover Weight Bearing
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Trifold Hard Top Tonneau Cover

That said, you don’t want a cover that is so impenetrable that even you can’t get into it. When you are looking for a secure tonneau cover, you want maximum security, but also maximum function.

Lucky for you, the Renegade Cover is a tri-fold tonneau cover, allowing quick access without exposing the whole truck bed to the elements. Also, if you need to remove your Renegade Cover, you can do so quickly and without the use of tools.

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Upgrade your Security Today 

You deserve security built into the hardware of your truck bed cover; in fact, you deserve the most secure tonneau cover. Renegade’s design enables you to focus on what matters most, not wondering if your belongings are safe. 

Whether you’re around town or overlanding, transporting camping equipment or expensive tools, peace of mind is invaluable. When it comes to security, don’t mess around; order your Renegade Cover and get back to the adventure. 

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.

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. 

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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!

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