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Old 01-01-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Bed Cover vs 5th Wheel Hitch

My current folding bed cover has just reached the end of it's useful life. If the rain lets up it goes to the dump tomorrow.

Open to suggestion as to what to replace it with.
  • 1. Taking up minimal space when open is important.
  • 2. Low cost and DIY install is important.
  • 3. It would be nice to be able to lock the cover partway back to cover items in the front of the bed while towing.
  • 4. Some degree of rain protection when closed would be nice.
  • 5. And it should lock.

What are you running with and how happy are you with it?
About how much did it cost?
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:11 PM   #2
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I use a Truxcedo cover, lifetime warranty, rugged, takes minimal space when rolled up, not lockable.

I just put everything that I carried in the bed in snap lid plastic tubs and left them in the bed.

The folding cover I had on a previous truck was lockable, but took up 1/3 of the bedevil when folded up.
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I have seen the results of a 5th wheel vers. tail gate a few times.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:09 AM   #4
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I would imagine it's more comfortable to sleep under a bed cover than under a 5th-wheel hitch. You're not as greasy in the morning, either.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #5
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I have been threatened that I was in danger of being exiled to the truck bed a few times, but I was always able to convince my wife not to carry out the exile order.

Also, (warning-commercial) the Anderson ultimate fifth wheel hitch doesn't use grease and is easily removable if you do in fact have to sleep in the truck bed.
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