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.
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!
Renegade Tonneau Cover (original)
Renegade cover is a highly modular, heavy-duty tonneau cover for your truck with top in class for security and functionality.
- Weight Bearing up to 2,000 lbs
- Made with military-grade aluminum construction
- Integrated L-Track for multiple accessory mounting
- 4 Heavy-Duty anchor points included with the purchase
L-Track Rubber Cover
The L-Track Rubber Track cover is a perfect accessory to prolong the life of your L-Track. Easily snapping into place; Renegade Covers recommend using this L-Track rubber protectant on unused sections of L-Track. It also helps hold on loads to give a rubber grip between load and bed cover.