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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.” 

Rugged Truck Bed Cover

Trucks can withstand various road conditions thanks to their heavier body, strengthened suspension, and beefed-up wheels and tires. The perfect accompaniment to go with your truck is a rugged truck bed cover. Whether you are driving in rugged, muddy, or sandy tracks in remote areas, you can rely on the vehicle to get you through it. And you want to be sure the cover can get through it too.

That said, protecting your belongings with a truck cover is a must to avoid theft, damage, and accidents. To ensure you get the most out of your truck, here are some key features to look for in a cover.

Weather Protection

The best tonneau covers will shield your vehicle from the harshest weather elements. Whether it be rain, harsh UV rays, ice, or snow, waterproof truck bed covers are built to withstand the changing seasons year after year.

weather proof tonneau cover
Picture of a Rugged Renegade Tonneau cover. This truck bed cover is resistant to water, snow, dust, and mud.

Fog, dirt, dust, snow, hail, and ultraviolet radiation are few of the hazards that an unprotected truck face. Your truck, thankfully, does not have to go into combat unarmed. Truck bed covers will not only shield your investment from the harsh weather, but they will also give you peace of mind knowing that it is safe from the wrath of nature.

Security

A rugged truck bed cover will provide plenty of truck bed security. You will need lockable tonneau covers that allow access to the full truck bed if you are hauling something valuable under the cover. When fully closed, truck covers conceal the truck bed, so people can’t see what you have inside. If you want full security to prevent unwanted access, you can opt for a hardcover that locks with the tailgate.

Ease of Use

Tonneau covers should be easy to open and close, so you can easily load and unload cargo. Heavy duty tonneau covers or hard folding truck bed covers are custom-made to suit your requirements. They will keep your cargo dry and secure throughout the journey. The Renegade Cover is a tri-fold tonneau cover and it can be easily and quickly removed without tools.

Rugged Truck Bed Cover Versatility

Your tonneau cover should be versatile to be usable for different applications. Ideally, a pick up truck tonneau cover can be used to cover and secure small cargo. You can use a weight bearing tonneau cover as a flat bed. Add heavy duty tie downs or racks anywhere along the L-track system of the Renegade. It can also fold up behind the cab, allowing you full access to the truck bed.

Cummins Longhorn Ram with Renegade Cover and Quick Release Tie Downs

Some covers are pre-assembled and ready to install in a matter of minutes. Other covers provide all of the required hardware for self-installation.

Better Gas Mileage

This advantage can be overlooked by many truck owners, including those who have mounted a cover. An empty truck bed causes air drag due to aerodynamics. The vehicle expends more fuel as it tries to conquer the resistance. You can reduce the drag with a tonneau cover, which can ultimately help you consume less fuel.

Get a Rugged Renegade Truck Bed Cover Today

Purchasing a pickup truck is perfect for those looking for a vehicle that can be used for both work and play. If you are still looking for a reliable truck bed cover, you can order one today from Renegade Covers and get a truck bed cover that will not let you down.

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When it comes to protecting your truck bed and its cargo, nothing beats a high-quality tonneau cover. For truck enthusiasts and everyday users alike, the Renegade Tonneau Cover stands out as one of the best options on the market. Here’s why investing in a Renegade Tonneau Cover is worth every penny.

 

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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