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Top 10 Tonneau Covers in 2023

Next year’s best tonneau covers are in, and if you’ve been putting off buying a tonneau cover, let us be the first to tell you that it’s time. Every year we review he highest rated and most trusted truck bed covers in the industry, keeping an eye out for new products and innovations. Before you get bogged down in your quest for the ultimate tonneau cover, consider our Top 10 Tonneau Covers in 2023.

10. Trident FastTrack Tonneau Cover

If you’re looking for a retractable cover, the Trident FastTrack might be the way to go. It’s made of lightweight, yet fairly strong aluminum. Plus, it is said to be one of the easiest retractable covers to install! This is a Trident staple and, boasting a corkscrew-style flush mounted canister cover, it comes in at just over $1,079.

9. Undercover Elite One-Piece Tonneau Cover

A hinged, fiberglass tonneau cover is another option for your truck bed, especially if you consider the Undercover EliteTonneau. This cover includes cargo retriever, removable LED light, and it’s own handle — with an integrated lock. Starting at $1,249, this truck bed cover can handle 500 pounds of evenly distributed weight, while only weighing about 70 pounds.

8. Retrax IX Tonneau Cover

This rolling truck bed cover was previously only available in Canada, but starting in January, RealTruck (which used to be called Truck Hero) is bringing it to the USA. Rather than a vinyl rolling cover, this Retrax model is aluminum and boasts no-drill installation, thanks to bolt-on clamps. It’s pretty great that it features a quick-release handle and multiple locking positions. This model starts at $1099. ()

7. Leer Retractable Tonneau Covers

Leer features electric retractable tonneau covers that feature flush mounting and sometimes even rails. While they utilize various materials, including aluminum, they lack any significant weight-bearing capacity. The big goal here is to have a slick electric operation, and perhaps this is just in contrast Leer’s many other options, like truck caps. Leer’s retractable covers start as low as $1,340.

6. Peragon Truck Bed Cover

Rather than utilizing a canister, this retractable tonneau cover hides in the last 6 inches of the truck bed. Plus, it can be quickly removed if you need to load something big into your truck bed. The central location of Peragon’s Wisconsin manufacturing facility is crucial for their ability to offer free shipping. This lockable (with a key) cover starts at $999.

5. TonnoPro TonnoFold Tonneau Cover

A soft tri-folding cover is another way to go if you’re looking for a cheaper option and only anticipate light rain or snow. With vinyl on top and a frame underneath, it is designed to stay in place so will need to be removed if you want to haul something big in your truck. Starting at $269, TonnoPro is offering a unique product to the industry.

4. BakFlip F1 Tonneau Cover

Unlike many alternatives, this BakFlip model is made of composite material. With a 400 lb. weight bearing capacity, this is a hard, tri-fold tonneau cover that sits flush on your truck. This model has a great water drainage system, but will block the rearview mirror when open. The BakFlip F1 starts at $1,049.

3. TruXedo TruXport

TruXedo provides this roll-up tonneau cover that features a top mount design, leather fabric, and pre-set tension control. This economical design lacks many features, but it starts at just $299. Note that water is meant to pool on this cover, but it won’t fade in the sun.

2. BrandFX CTC Tonneau Cover

Taking things in another direction, BrandFX creates tonneau covers from steel, focused on the needs of contractors and service professionals. Formerly known as GEMTOP, BrandFX designs tonneau covers with aluminum framed lift doors that open the full length of your truck bed, on either side. How much do they cost and how can you get one? That’s anybody’s guess.

1. Renegade Cover

It’s no secret that we’re partial to the Renegade Cover. But it’s also simply the best tonneau cover out there. This is the strongest tonneau cover in the industry (boasting a load capacity of 2,000 lbs) thanks to its military-grade aluminum construction.

Top 10 Tonneau Covers of 2023

With a tri-fold design and a variety of accessories that will outfit you for any adventure or task, the Renegade tonneau cover is weather-tight and super secure against unwanted entry. It’s the truck for contractors, adventurers, and the man around town. Prices start at $2,395, which isn’t cheap, but this is a one-time investment that will serve all of your current or future goals.

Now that you’ve hit the end of our Top 10 Tonneau Covers for 2023, have you made up your mind?

Perfect Truck Roadtrip

Planning the Perfect Truck Roadtrip 

Wouldn’t it be great to clock out on Friday, jump in your truck, and just hit the road? Whether you prefer a spur of the moment adventure, or the anticipation of planning a getaway, there’s a lot to keep in mind. If you keep the essentials packed in your truck (link to previous blog of what to keep in your truck), you’ll be a step ahead. But if you heart is set on the perfect truck roadtrip, consider the following.

Packing the Roadtrip Basics 

It may seem obvious to mention packing a credit card, driver’s license, registration, insurance, and park pass, but let this be your reminder to make sure they’re up to date. Can’t hurt to double check that your phone cord is still there (and working) too. 

Plus, anytime you leave home, it’s a pretty good idea to bring the 10 Essentials. But with those basics accounted for, you’ll need to decide what type of truck roadtrip makes you salivate. 

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Do you want to bring a set of kayaks and relax on the lake or check out a remote mountain bike trail? Maybe you can sneak in a first ascent, or find a hike so remote your email inbox will never find you.

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Kayaks on Renegade

The Perfect Truck Prepared for Anything

The more adventurous you are, the more you’ll need to prepare. With a Renegade Cover, you’re off to a strong start. This will allow you to secure anything you want under the cover, as well as on top of it. But have you considered overlanding with the help of Renegade Racks? It might just change your life. 

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Whether you’re the type to snag a a free campsite or prefer the luxury of a hotel, it may be wise to bring your camping gear. Reservations get lost and places get overbooked. But with a Renegade Cover, you have plenty of room to bring anything and everything you might need. 

So throw in your clothes, toiletries, and favorite pillow. Pack toilet paper and a trowel. Bring your favorite foods in your new Costco cooler. It will all be safe under your Renegade Cover, whether the threat is man, animal, or nature. 

Renegade to the Roadtrip Rescue 

If you really want to be prepared, it may be time to add a Riptide pressurized water system to your setup. After all, having water around is never a bad idea; it’s the first step to a solar-powered shower, spraying off muddy boots, and cooking ramen noodles. 

With the strongest and most versatile truck bed cover on the market, your roadtrip is going to be history in the making. So download some good music and podcasts, throw in a deck of cards, and hit the road.

Off Road Truck Bed Cover

Plan your Off Road Escape 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed – whether that’s due to politics, drama, or an overflowing email inbox. If you’ve ever thought about just running away for awhile, we’ve got just the thing for you. So you have a truck, but you need an off road truck bed cover in order to escape civilization in style and functionality.

Off Road Truck Bed Cover

Whether you’re considering taking your truck off roading, or want to take your 4×4 out, the most important accessory you’ll buy is an off road truck bed cover. Before you get off the beaten path, you have to make sure all the equipment and supplies you need are safely packed up and ready to go.

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Renegade Racks with Roof Tent

There’s no place better than underneath the most secure truck bed cover, a Renegade Cover. Plus, thanks to Renegade’s unrivaled construction, this is a tri-fold cover made of military-grade aluminum that can hold up to 2,000 pounds on top.

Maybe you dream about driving out to the desert to enjoy the wide open spaces and dark sky. Or perhaps you think it’s best to track down Sasquatch in the mountains, in order to find out the secret to a simple life. Whether you plan on atv-ing, mountain biking, hiking, or some other type 2 fun, start with an off road truck bed cover that will have your back.

Get Away for Awhile

Make sure you’re ready to take on whatever mud, sand, or storm is ahead, with the strongest truck bed cover on the market. It’s also the most secure truck bed cover, with more locking pins than any competitor and a keyless mechanism you can rely on. 

With a Renegade Cover, you have the perfect base for an overlanding set-up. This is a great way to ensure your truck bed is available to transport everything else you need. But the Renegade is also a perfect base for your adventure gear — whether that’s a snowmobile, mountain-bike, or kayaks.

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Get your truck ready for the adventure of your dreams! Thanks to Renegade, it will be here before you know it. Plus, you’ll be prepared with a truck bed cover that’s ready for all of life’s challenges.

Truck Bed Cover Accessories for Overlanding and Off Roading

As you plan your escape, Renegade Covers is two steps ahead. The truth is, we are stoked about your off-road adventure. Let us handle the truck bed cover, while you fill in the other details. 

That said, if you want help with accessories, we’ve got you. Common accessories for an overlanding setup are the Renegade Racks, T-Slot Frame Rails, and the Riptide pressurized water system. But there’s no shortage possibilities when using a Renegade Cover for your next adventure.

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Your new truck bed cover will work with just about any accessory out there — contact us if you have specific questions.

Invest in an Off Road Life you Love

Day dreams might help you get through a tough afternoon, but it’s time to take real steps toward your goals. Order your Renegade Cover today and start planning your off-road, email-free adventure. It’s long overdue.

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More Than Swell

Planning your trip to San Rafael Swell? You might be stoked to climb or off-road at the Swell, but your adventure options are actually limitless. From four-wheeling, horseback riding, and canyoneering, to hiking, biking, and river running, you might just need to stay awhile. 

Whether you plan to raft, canoe, or kayak, make sure your truck bed cover is ready to propel you into the Little Grand Canyon. 

Take a Trip to San Rafael Swell

Not just any tonneau cover will test your limits, but a Renegade Cover is up for anything. You need one that will keep your expensive toys secure on the road, and safe in a parking lot. Renegade isn’t just keyless, it’s secure where it counts; with more locking pins than the DiamondBack, no one is getting in. 

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Jeep Gladiator with Folding Renegade Tonneau Cover

If the weather gets questionable, your new tonneau cover will keep the rain, dirt, and mud at bay. This is especially handy if you’re carrying your toys on top of your cover and keeping all your gear and other supplies in the truck bed. 

Plus, with multiple mounting points, our Renegade Racks make accessory combinations not only endless, but reliable. They are also the perfect base to build out your overlanding set-up. 

Temple Mountain Recreation Area (Near San Rafael)

Before you head out, be sure to check the BLM site for where off road vehicles are allowed. Here is a map of the entire area that may be useful too. 

From Goblin Valley to the San Rafael Reef, this is the kind of adventure that will change your life. Just make sure your truck is gassed up and you pack plenty of water and food. Camp off the grid, reconnecting with nature in this International Dark Sky Park

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Off Road Tacoma built with Renegade Bed Cover
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Renegade Racks with Roof Tent

On your recovery days, you can check out the Buckhorn Wash or Black Dragon Pictographs, or maybe the Cedar Mountain Day Use Overlook. You could even take a scenic drive! Utah’s history will keep your mind engaged, while you let your body relax.

Utah’s Tonneau Covers

Utah isn’t just an adventure mecca, it’s home to Renegade Covers. After all, how are you going to enjoy Utah to its fullest without a heavy-duty truck bed cover? 

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Jeep Gladiator with Sleek Renegade Bed Cover

In Utah, tonneau covers are the way to go, but the options can be overwhelming. At Renegade, we keep it simple for you; rather than overloading you with options, we’ve done the hard work of figuring out what’s best, adding all the right features to our tonneau cover. 

And we do it right here in Utah – that is, when we aren’t doing “research” through our own adventures.

Overlanding in Moab

Heading to the Promised Land

As it warms up, it’s time for cool nights overlanding in rural Utah. If you’re wondering where to start, you can’t go wrong overloading in Moab. 

Overlanding in Moab

Moab’s red walls and desert landscape are sure to mimic your wildest dreams. Whether you’re most excited to check out Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park, don’t forget about the options off the beaten path. 

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Let’s be honest, Utah’s state parks are more magnificent than some other states’ national parks. If you’re interested in hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing, Moab is the perfect starting point for your adventure. 

Southern Utah Overlanding

Get your truck ready for the overloading adventure of a lifetime. By starting with a low-profile tonneau cover, and adding racks, your shelter will be up in no time. This leaves your truck bed for everything else you’ll need — water, food, gear, emergency supplies, and camp equipment.

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Off Road Tacoma built with Renegade Bed Cover

The best overloading setup is going to be the one ready to take on the desert’s unpredictable weather. At the most fundamental level, your tonneau cover needs to be strong — not just in terms of security, though that’s important too. Your expensive gear needs to be safe if you head out for the day. But your truck bed cover also needs to be extremely capable. How much weight can it bear? Is it built to last? 

Accessories for Overlanding in Moab 

As you plan your trip for overloading in Moab, Renegade Covers has your back. Committed to your off-road adventure, we want you to focus on the fun ahead, not worrying about your setup. In addition to being the strongest truck bed cover in the industry (able to hold 2,000 pounds!), Renegade Covers have weather-tight covers and highly modular accessories for your overlanding needs. 

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Common accessories for an overlanding setup are the Renegade Racks, T-Slot Frame Rails, and the Riptide pressurized water system. But there’s no shortage possibilities when using a Renegade Cover for your next overlanding adventure. 

Portable Water Pressurized System

The Renegade Advantage

Stop dreaming and start building your overland rig today with Renegade Covers. The 1.8 million acres of public lands around Moab are waiting for you.

Rooftop Tent on Truck Bed

Overlanding is an Undertaking

Whether you’ve got a hardshell rooftop tent like the Roofnest Condor XL, or are starting out with the Smittybilt Overlander, your truck bed set up is the first step to a good night’s rest. 

IOverlander and Your Rooftop Tent Too 

If you have a rooftop tent, you get to avoid the rigamarole of staking out and assembling your tent once you arrive. Just pop up or fold out your off-road truck tent and get those Z’s. 

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These designs range from affordable softshells to top-of-the-line hardshell and overlanding models. But the basis is, of course, your truck. The top of the bed is the perfect base to build a rig! But there are two key accessories you’ll need: a tonneau cover and racks. 

Your Mt. Hood by Cascadia Vehicle Tents, iKamper Skycap 3.0, or 23ZERO Walkabout 56 is sure to be content on top of a Renegade Cover and Renegade Racks.

Or maybe you have your sights set on a AutoHome Maggiolina AirLand Plus. Whatever set-up is right for you, we have the right base. 

Rooftop Tent on Truck Bed 

A new or seasoned overlander knows the most important truck accessory is the base for your shelter: a durable, low-profile tonneau cover. Not just any truck bed cover will do, if for no other reason than that most don’t have a very high weight-bearing capacity. But with a Renegade Cover, which can hold up to 2,000lbs, you can sleep securely. 

Plus, it’s important to make sure your belongings are safe underneath the cover. After all, with your roof-top tent in place, your truck bed is freed up for other necessities: water, food, equipment, and other essential gear. 

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Rooftop Tent on Tonneau Cover

Make sure your new truck bed cover meets your high standards of security. This not only means that it’s secure against intruders, but that it’s protected against water, snow, dust, and mud. Don’t let your trip be ruined by unexpected weather, or a greedy passerby. Invest in Renegade, and we’ll protect you. 

Reliable as Renegade

Renegade Covers have weather-tight covers and highly modular accessories for your overlanding needs. Common accessories include Renegade Racks, TSlot Frame Rails, and the Riptide pressurized water system. But there’s no shortage of possibilities when using a Renegade Cover for your next overlanding adventure.

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Renegade Racks with Roof Tent

The transamerica trip of your dreams – or just a getaway to somewhere with no cell reception – can be a reality thanks to Renegade.  Whether you’re a travel junkie, looking for more self-reliant trips to unknown destinations, or you’re looking for an easy way to get away each weekend, Renegade has what you need. 

With Renegade, your overland rig is just a few clicks away. We’ve got the best truck bed cover and racks for your rooftop-tent set-up. Make your order today, and get back to planning your next adventure.

Jeep Gladiator with Racks

You bit the bullet and bought a Jeep Gladiator because you want more from life than the daily commute. But your setup isn’t complete without the right tonneau cover and racks. A Jeep Gladiator with racks can be the perfect overlanding setup.

Truck Bed Cover for Jeep Gladiator

Why Choose Jeep? 

Not only is the Jeep Gladiator the only American pickup truck available with a manual transmission, it has excellent traction and suspension. Boasting over 11 inches of ground clearance, you can trek over rocks, through sand, and even ford water.

Even though this is the first truck Jeep has offered since the early 90’s, the company has been busy developing highly capable vehicles for off-roading. But as a truck, you also get great cargo space and a powerful diesel engine.

Souped-Up Jeep Gladiator with Racks

Another perk to owning a Jeep is modifying it to fit your lifestyle. The Jeep Gladiator is the only convertible truck on the market, with a removable roof and doors to completely customize your experience. Unless you prefer a stock Jeep, you’ll also have fun with aftermarket accessories and parts.

Truck Bed Cover for Jeep Gladiator

Pairing your Jeep Gladiator with Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is a no-brainer. With the ability to haul a payload of up to 1,700 in its truck bed, you really can’t afford a less capable truck bed cover. After all, all Renegade truck bed covers boast a weight-bearing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds. Plus, when it comes to your everyday routine, a Renegade Cover allows you to transport tools, gear, or groceries from Costco underneath the truck bed cover. 

When you add racks to your Jeep set-up, you are just one step away to adventure. Throw on whatever accessory you need to transport your skis, kayak, or bike, and you’ll be on the road in no time.

The Jeep Wave

With Renegade, the “Jeep wave” will turn into a double-take, as fellow Jeep owners will want what you’ve got. After all, you’ve got the right truck bed cover – you know, the one with maximum security and function. It not only coordinates with racks, it’s somehow both heavy-duty and low profile.

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Your armored Jeep Gladiator can take a beating, but it needs help protecting your cargo. What’s the point of getting to extreme locations if your gear or supplies is ruined while you’re bogging? You won’t regret adding a Renegade Cover and Renegade Racks to your Jeep Gladiator.

Join the Jeep Community

Whether you’ve got a Jeep Gladiator, or another mid-size truck, Renegade’s tonneau truck bed covers are made to fit most models. Adding the Renegade Cover to your Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, or Chevy Colorado won’t just elevate the overall look of your truck, but enable you to take on whatever challenge life throws at you. 

But if it doesn’t fit your truck well, what’s the point? That’s why, when you go to the Renegade website you’ll select your make, model, year, and bed length — that way you can be sure the cover fits seamlessly. And don’t forget – you can install it without drilling. 

Renegade keeps it simple for you, so you can get back to doing what you love. Go Anywhere. Do Anything. Renegade’s got you covered. 

Tonneau Cover for Chevy Colorado

Renegade Covers has Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon tonneau covers. With the most durable and customizable tonneau cover on the market.

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Tonneau Cover for GMC Canyon

Whether it’s for your daily commute or the great escape, your GMC Canyon is ready to get on the wide-open road. Topping it with a tonneau cover though, will take it to the next level…especially if it’s from Renegade. Getting a heavy duty tonneau cover for your GMC Canyon will be one of your best moves!

This Year’s Best Trucks

It can be difficult to decide on the right mid-size truck to meet your needs (and adventurous dreams). Plus, with new trucks coming out each year, along with a host of rankings – it can feel impossible to know what’s best.

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The GMC Canyon might be the right mid-size truck for you because of its user-friendly features, workhorse abilities, and solid fuel economy. As a brand, GMC is known for is its long history of manufacturing trucks, having been a leader in innovation and engineering since 1902!

Luckily, pairing your GMC Canyon with Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is an easy choice. You aren’t just driving a compact pickup truck, but a truly capable machine. Better at towing and hauling than its peers, the GMC Canyon can tow up to 7,700 pounds (and carry up to 1,605)!

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Cargo Ready Cover

When paired with Renegade’s Tonneau Cover, you’ll have no trouble hauling even your biggest loads. After all, all Renegade Tonneau Covers boast a weight-bearing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds. 

Outfitting your Mid Size Truck

Whether you’ve got a Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and Jeep Gladiator, Renegade makes a mid sized cover to fit your truck. Adding the Renegade Cover to any of these mid sized trucks will instantly elevate the overall look of the truck, and add endless options for customization on the truck bed cover.

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Off Road Tacoma built with Renegade Bed Cover
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Jeep Gladiator with the Renegade Tonneau Cover

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, and you’ll be left with a muddy mess — or ruined gear or supplies. 

That’s definitely not what you want when you’re trying to get work done or heading out for a weekend of overlanding. Instead, you want a tonneau cover for your GMC Canyon that you can rely on. 

Tonneau Cover Features

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right truck bed cover. You want 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 none of that really matters if it doesn’t fit on your truck well. There’s nothing worse than getting your new truck cover off Amazon or Facebook Marketplace, then realizing it won’t fit. 

That’s why, when you go to the Renegade website you’ll select your make, model, year, and bed length — that way you can be sure the cover fits seamlessly. And don’t forget – you can install it without drilling. 

If you’re switching gears and getting a full-size truck, like the GMC Sierra, don’t worry, Renegade has a tonneau cover for you too

Tonneau Cover for Toyota Tacoma

One of the great things about your Toyota Tacoma is that it can be your daily vehicle, but also take you to a more extreme adventure. In any case, a tonneau cover is going to take your truck to the next level…especially if it’s from Renegade. 

This Year’s Best Trucks

Choosing the right mid-size truck for your lifestyle is no small feat. Plus, with new trucks coming out each year, along with a host of rankings – it’s impossible to know what’s best.

Perhaps the Toyota Tacoma is the right mid-size truck for you because of its smooth ride, off-road capacity, and decent fuel economy. But what Toyota is really known for is its unmatched track record. 

Especially when you pair your Toyota Tacoma with a Tonneau Cover, you’ll have a truck that will go hundreds of thousands of miles – and have a relatively low cost to maintain over time. 

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Off Road Tacoma built with Renegade Bed Cover

Outfitting your Mid Size Truck

Whether you’ve got a Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and Jeep Gladiator, Renegade makes a mid sized cover to fit your truck. Adding the Renegade Cover to any of these mid sized trucks will instantly elevate the overall look of the truck, and add endless options for customization on the truck bed cover.

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. That’s definitely not what you want as you head to the job site or for a weekend of overlanding. Instead, you want a tonneau cover for your Toyota Tacoma that you can rely on. 

Tonneau Cover Features

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right truck bed cover. You want 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 none of that really matters if it doesn’t fit on your truck well. There’s nothing worse than getting your new truck cover off Amazon or Facebook Marketplace, then realizing it won’t fit. 

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Rooftop Tent on Tonneau Cover
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Mountain Bike Rack Mounted on Renegade

That’s why, when you go to the Renegade website you’ll select your make, model, year, and bed length — that way you can be sure the cover fits seamlessly. And don’t forget – you can install it without drilling. 

If you’re switching gears and getting a full-size truck, no stress, Renegade has a tonneau cover for you too. Get your Renegade Cover and start adventuring elevated.

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