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Five Star Reviews:
July 10, 2017
Like others on here have said. Takes 30 min or less and fits like a glove. They wanted $450 + tax to install this same cover at the local truck shop. I'd say this was a better option.
2014 F150 - Perfect fit and +3 MPGs
August 11, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for. Fits my 2014 F-150 SuperCrew (5.5 bed) perfectly. Easy to install (less than 20 minutes), and really strong once in place. The system is basically two rails and a header that aline along the sides & front of the truck bed, then a bar snaps into place at the ned (near the tail gate) to secure it when closed. Very positive and strong connections. The rails are held in place by metal clamps (3 on each side). The instructions say the clamps should be positioned in a way that I couldn't quite get to, but it's working fine with what I could do. The top feels snug and has 2 cross bar supports that span the width of the bed, but I wouldn't put anything heavy on top. I would say it's probably nearly water/weather sealed, and the sides rest on top of the truck bed structure with weather stripping that conformed to the contours of the bed. It opens easily and rolls all the way to fully expose the bed if needed. The also provide extra weather stripping material if you need it. Best part - I've improved my MGP by an average of 3. On a road trip (mostly freeway driving), I was over 19 MPG where I was averaging around 16. Side street driving, I'm averaging around 18.5 where before I was around 15.5.
March 22, 2015
After I installed it on my F150, I took it to a car wash. The car wash has six powerful blowers at the end including crosswise. The cover stayed put. I ran the entire winter with some heavy snow and the cover worked great. The installation was a breeze. Another reviewer talked about the seal by the cab. With the bedliner cover the top of the bed, the gap is indeed larger than the seal provided. No big deal, add a thicker piece of foam.
January 2, 2015
Very happy with this product. Amazon, as usual, had the best price, with speedy Prime delivery. The cover was easy to install; did it with my wife in about 40 minutes. Its' held up very well and is as close to waterproof as I can reasonably expect. I've been through multiple downpours and my truck is parked outside 24/7. Throughout all of that, not a drop has gotten in. The only time I'v had water in the bed has been when I've taken it through the automatic carwash. Even then, it's just a small amount of water towards the cabin. I've not had this for long, so I can't speak on any potential fading issues. This model does have an automatic tensioner that keeps the cover taut at all times -- a very nice feature. Overall, a great value that offers privacy and a small measure of protection to the items in my truck bed. I would recommend this product.
June 26, 2014
I purchased this tonneau cover specifically for a vacation road trip. Installation was pretty easy and only took about 45 minutes, including reading the directions. We drove 2000 miles with much of it at 75 MPH(ok, sometimes 80 +). Going through the mountains we ran into several heavy crosswinds and some pretty heavy and severe rain. The cover handled all very well and never leaked. It also handled some pretty heavy rains while parked without leaking. Having the cover made life much easier just being able to throw luggage, etc., in the bed and not having to worry about it being blown out or getting wet. For the cost of this cover, it’s the best vehicle accessory I’ve ever purchased.
May 6, 2014
Had one of these on my old truck and I think they are the perfect compromise in a bedcover. I can't understand how people can stand those hard covers - if you ever want to haul something higher then the sides of the bed then you have to drive around with it open. Even the sectional covers don't get completely out of the way. But this roll-up design is the perfect compromise. I get no water penetration, and very little wind flap, but i can roll it up and get it completely out of the way if I want to. I had the one on my last truck for 3 years and had zero problems, but I sold it with the truck, so I'm hoping this one lasts the life of the truck!
October 8, 2016
Works perfectly. I have a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6.4' bed and an "over the rail" toolbox. I purchased the 6.4' cover and modified the cover to meet my needs. Turned out great and it keeps the water and prying eyes out of the bed. If I didn't need to modify it for my needs, this would have taken 3 minutes to install. Very simple. Would purchase again.
... and fit my 2016 quad cab 1500 Dodge Ram like a glove
August 18, 2016
The cover came in a timely manner and fit my 2016 quad cab 1500 Dodge Ram like a glove. Installation was easy and as I had previously watched a video showing how to install the Tyger cover I had no need for the installation instructions. I've already come thru one rain storm with no apparent leakage and so far I'm pleased with the purchase.
Happy camper with great cover!
August 17, 2016
Recieved this evening. Well constructed and looks great. No doubt in my mind that the cover will last a long while. Took 20 minutes to unpack and install.. Will update if needed but doubt that it will be necessary.
Seller lives up to warranty claims and product works well.
August 11, 2016
Product fits great. I had this for about a year when the screw for the clamp next to the tailgate snapped. I believe it may have been my fault during installation as I had it two tight. However the seller was great and got the new part to me the next day. I recommend this product and seller.
Nice fitting cover
June 10, 2015
Very good fit, even the logo is the same color as my truck. Easy to install and easy to remove.
Four Star Reviews:
Install was extremely easy and took no time
August 30, 2016
So it just came in today and installed in 20 mins on my 2013 f150 fx2.Install was extremely easy and took no time. Assembly went over with no problems although i was confused for a bit about the wxtea weather strip. Finally figured out it goes in the front of the bed.I deducted a star because the straps used to secure the cover when roled up. In order to have a good seal the cover has to be aligned with the front of the bed but the velcro strap falls behind the back of the cover and is extremely hard to get out. I readjusted the cover to not allow the velvro to fall back but now the cover makes alot of nice since it rides against the cab.Just takes alot of adjustment simply die to straps that could have been stitched into the top of the cover instead of the back end along the cab portion.I did get a chance to test today with a ton of rain and had zero leakage which is awesome since i will have a stroller in the back.
easy install, fits great
August 30, 2016
Arrived on time, easy install, fits great. The one issue is when the cover is opened and rolled to the cab end, it is impossible to reach the portion of the velcro used to secure the roll. There is not enough room for my fingers to reach between the cab and bed to pull this strap end up. If I position the cover where I can reach this strap, then I have water leaking in at the front of the bed. I must remember to contact the compny.
... owned this for 6 months now and I've been pretty impressed with the build quality
July 21, 2016
I've owned this for 6 months now and I've been pretty impressed with the build quality. Haven't noticed any mpg gains but I got it to keep me and my friends gear dry. Fairly easy to install, and all you need is a socket wrench. It took me a few tries to get it perfectly straight on my bed rails but it can be done but an extra pair of hands would make things go quicker. After you roll out the cover it fits a little loose, the hook and loop on the sides aren't perfectly aligned but it doesn't affect much. It holds tight and has ever detached. I started to use Armor All on it after washing and it shows slight staining but it not a deal breaker, I'm a pretty detailed person but no one else who know. The tag on the cover has completely faded away but meh, I could paint it black if it bothers me.
Very ease to install, didn't take 30 min to get it done!
March 25, 2015
I install the TruXport on my new 2014 F-150, installation was fast and easy didn't take 30 min. to get it done ! You only need a 1/2" socket and in my case some reading glasses.I didn't give it a 5 stars for one reason, The truck bed is not square, meaning it is wide at the cabin side then the tailgate side.The Cover is square, what makes it looks crooked! I will post some Pictures in the morning.
So far so good ! on a 2014 F-150 Supercrew.
September 30, 2014
Installed on 2014 F-150 SuperCrew (4dr). The fit is great and the installation took all of 15 minutes from start to finish. I will update this as the time passes but so far, compared to my "access tonneau cover" on my old chevy, they appear are very similar in quality. i installed it with the provided weather gasket at where the bed and cab meet. So far no complaints and I haven't noticed any fluttering in the wind while driving 70+For the price this is everything that one would need.Good Luck
For the price...can't really complain
March 13, 2014
Cheapest cover out there with a decent level of quality. I had an Access tonneau cover on a prior F150 and I can definitely tell the $200 difference in craftsmanship. But for $300 shipped, the truxport is still a win win; not a piece of crap or anything by any means.One minor design flaw in my opinion: The way the velco strap is situated for when you want to secure the cover in the rolled UP position, you end up having to connect the velco strip in between the rolled up cover itself and the rear window. So, if you have big hands like me, and especially if you're wearing gloves, you're going to have to let the cover unravel a bit to get your hands back there. So, you won't get as tight of a roll as you may want. But like I said, minor...and easily correctable.We had 20-30 mph wind gusts today and just sitting in the driveway after I just installed it, I could definitely see the fabric moving quite a bit. So we'll see how it holds up at 70+ mph on the hwy...Installation was a breeze though, I'll give it that. haha, I finished it and thought I missed something because I was done way too fast. Just need a 13mm socket and you're good to go. Don't even need a second set of hands or clamps like I did with the Access cover.
NICE LOOKING COVER
September 13, 2017
Easily installed and has a firm top after installed. Actually, one of my young goats got up on top and it didn't cave in. It looks nice too.
I love it. Fit like a glove
June 11, 2017
So far, I love it. Fit like a glove. I just wish it was a little wider in the rear. It doesn't quite cover all of the rear stake pocket holes. Went on in less than 15 minutes and so far no problems. We will see what effect Michigan summer/winter has on it. I will post the results in the spring!
Installed per instructions and it was easy to do
July 14, 2016
Installed per instructions and it was easy to do. I am not completely satisfied with the clamping system. You have to be careful when folding the top as it is possible to punch a hole in the top. Also rear locks to feel secure but I have not had any problems yet.I
Fits my 2016 Ram 2500 just fine, the weather strip for the tailgate ripped off ...
June 21, 2016
Fits my 2016 Ram 2500 just fine, the weather strip for the tailgate ripped off one day 3, and the back latches do not stay locked down so it takes two people to fold it up if you want to get in the bed. Wish I would have got the hard one but for the price its a good buy.
Good cover for the price
March 31, 2016
This is my first tonneau cover and it seems to be everything i expected it to be. It does keep the bed dry, it was very easy to install, and i have noticed some small mileage gains since the cover has been installed (this was not the reason i purchased the cover, but it is a nice little bonus). I have noticed that the edges of the cover wrinkle a bit when it is cold outside and the wrinkles disappear when it warms up, but this is a minor nitpick and does not affect the performance of the cover at all.
Three Star Reviews:
I like the product okay
June 18, 2017
I like the product okay. For the price. I'm having a difficult time with it not leaking. I have moved it twice already, it leaks near the front of bed by cab. I put the additional weather stripping they sent with it on, that's a necessity. However it still leaks. You can't put it all the way on the bulkhead as it will rub the cab and make a really annoying sound, so I had to move it off a bit. I need to buy a thicker piece of weatherstripping I believe but it's frustrating to have to do that.Also the right side of the tonneau cover has a part that isn't sewn straight and sticks out a little. I'll post a picture soon.Also can be hard to get to the straps that fall in between cab and bed.Overall it's just okay, if it didn't leak and/or rub the cab then I'd be a lot happier.
Didn't fit 2014 f-150 crew cab 5.5' bed
December 28, 2016
Product seemed pretty well made. Didn't fit my '14 Ford F-150 crew cab 5.5' bed. 3 issues stated below for reference. Hope you have better luck.The cover has side brackets that sit on the truck bed walls that get clamped down with custom C-clamps. Those didn't overhang the truck bed walls enough for brackets to fasten correctly.The side brackets and tailgate weren't flush as described in instructions.My truck had plastic covers on the sides and tailgate which made an uneven surface for the weather stripping to seal, which was workable for the sides and tailgate, it for near the window I have no plastic and it resulted in a 1/4" gap that I would have needed extra weather stripping to seal.
Works great. Looks alright
August 19, 2015
2014 F150 crew cab. Works great. Looks alright. The velcro straps that hold it while rolled up could use a redesign. If you place it too close to the cab, the heat makes it expand slightly on hot days and it rubs on the weather stripping of the back window and makes a horrible squeaking sound. When installing, keep at least an inch between the edge of the cover and the rear window. The velcro straps get tucked away under it and if its too close to the cab, good luck jamming a finger down there to get them.
Works, but there are better options.
January 18, 2015
I like the cover, but there are a few issues:1) The gap at the front is about an 1/2" and the supplied foam is nowhere near enough to cover it.2) They said this fit my 2010 F150, but the truck bed shape and the shape of the cover don't match exactly, so you will notice that you have to find a happy medium where it kind of fits over the entire bed but not exactly.3) The rolling of the cover is not best. I have used a few different rolling covers, and this one is the worst when it comes to rolling up and back out, but it still works as advertised so I can't complain too much.If you are looking for low cost alternative to a high priced bed cover this is it, but just don't expect the top of the line model with all the bells and whistles.
The frame over the tailgate needs some work
May 7, 2014
This is a nice product, however when driving in higher winds, the frame part over the tailgate seems to jump around. It seems like it needs to be made of stiffer material. The sides stay put, but the part over the tailgate seems like it is going to fly up when the winds are higher at driving speeds.
January 18, 2013
came quick and worth the money...plastic tabs are cheap where it shuts and locks in over the tailgate...driver's side broke while i was installing it..yes my fault but i wasn't rough with it...
February 19, 2017
I was expecting a better quality product but it's ok
January 27, 2017
Installing on my 08 Ram 1500 took all of 45min, due to it being January in Northern Wisconsin and because of the plastic cap on the top of tailgate on the truck. Weather not withstanding, I would estimate 15-20 min for install. If you also have the plastic trim on top of the tailgate and no factory plastic bedliner, be sure to position the cover as far foreward as possible on the bed rails. Failure to do so will prevent you from being able to close the tailgate with the cover installed. Even when the cover is mounted all the way foreward, one must lift up on it in order to close the tailgate. While a minor annoyance, it does not otherwise affect the functionality of the cover or tailgate. Other than this minor issue, fit and fitment was acceptable, as was initial quality of materials and workmanship. For the price, would have liked to have seen more metal and less plastic used in the clamps that secure the cover to the bed rails, but it seems as though plastic is now par for the course in most consumer products. Time will tell if they will hold up. Instructions could have been a little better, as they dont explain where the included adhesive weather stripping /foam padding is supposed to go. After quickly scanning the provided instructions upon opening the box, and inspecting the cover, i just put it on how i thought it should go on without further consulting the provided literature. Instalation was easy, even by myself in the cold. I tend to be a critical grader, as evident by this review. The product, in my oppinion, falls closer to 4 than 3 stars, but im giving it a 3 initially due to issues stated and until ive had it on the truck for a while and can further access its durability.
November 25, 2015
Its a little difficult to clamp.
My Ram has a plastic piece over the tailgate edge ...
October 19, 2015
My Ram has a plastic piece over the tailgate edge to protect it, and this tonneau cover doesn't seal at the end where it meets the tailgate
Two Star Reviews:
August 6, 2017
This isn't a bad cover. Just don't leave it rolled up if you like your cab corners to look good. I've adjusted it so that it as far over the tailgate as possible, still rubs on the cab corners below the window. As a bonus, now the latch ends are cutting into the plastic tailgate cover. Spend more, get better.
TruXedo TruXport Cover for 2013 Ford F-150 XTR
July 29, 2015
Be very careful when ordering this cover. I have an 2013 F-150 XTR which has the chrome trim rails on top of my side rails so I needed a tonneau cover that fit INSIDE the side rails. I was under the assumption that all *roll-up* covers fit inside the side rails and ordered the Truxport cover. I will say that the cover arrived quickly (thank you Prime) and after a phone call to TruXedo, was able to determine this cover was Not correct (it fits on TOP of your side rails) and quickly shipped it back. I DID have to pay to return this cover so be sure to do your homework CAREFULLY before ordering a cover to make sure it really will fit your truck!
I just realized that my cover only has a clip ...
February 14, 2015
I just realized that my cover only has a clip for rolling it up and latching it on one side!!!!
It flaps like crazy and sags when the truck is parked
September 30, 2016
This has been on my truck for about 10 months now. It is falling apart. All of the weatherproof seals are coming off and the Vinyl is stretched. It flaps like crazy and sags when the truck is parked.
It does not seal properly behind the cab. The ...
September 20, 2016
It does not seal properly behind the cab. The foam strips sent are not thick enough to fill the gap. The entire cover ripples while driving down the road.
Wish it was better
August 2, 2016
When it rains water gets into the bed of the truck.
August 29, 2015
Thought the support of cover was stronger!
One Star Reviews:
as the cover is useless to me without the clamps and this really disrupts ...
June 21, 2016
My truxedo arrived with no clamps to attach it to the bed of my truck. I'm very upset, as I had the package rushed so that it would arrive in time for a trip tomorrow. If there is any way I can be reimbursed or compensated for this mistake I would greatly appreciate it, as the cover is useless to me without the clamps and this really disrupts my travel plans.
and begin flailing in the wind like a cape
February 9, 2016
I owned this thing for not even six months, when the rear most part of the cover tore along the seam where the tailgate is, and separated from the latch bar. This caused it to detach, and begin flailing in the wind like a cape. Then the thing ripped the rest of the way near the cab and now it's somewhere in a ditch on the side of the interstate. I wanted to like this thing, as it had a fantastic rating, but I just can't because of this defect. If a product can't even make it 6 months before completely failing, then there is no way to give it any sort of positive review. I'm just glad it didn't end up on someone's windshield, possibly causing a Final Destination highway death scene full of screaming and violence, killing a bunch of teenagers whose movie careers haven't even begun yet, and single-handedly bringing Ali Larter's acting future to a screeching halt. Also, for those wondering, yes I followed the instructions to a T... or is it tee? Doesn't matter, I used it as it was supposed to be used and now this product is probably sheltering a family of raccoons from the snow. I can just see them working together as a little team of banditos, coordinating their efforts to construct a shelter for their book clubs, or Eyes Wide Shut parties or whatever they're into. Don't judge them, the life of a fuzzy little gutter animal is hard. Anyway, this cover failed. It's junk, and please don't buy it.
I'll huff and puff and blow your tonneau cover off
July 8, 2013
2010 F-150 Lariat. Just drove 2400 miles across the country with this cover on and it was a terrible experience. The amount of wind that got under the cover was ridiculous. During the trip stopped at Home Depot and picked up a couple of weather seals to try to get it to seal up... no go. Attempted to add additional weather seals halfway through the trip... no go. Ended up driving back with ratchet straps holding it down so it wouldn't fly off. To be fair, I was driving 75-80 mph with a 30 mph cross wind in the second half of the trip. The first half was the same speed, but little to no wind. Called the manufacturer, the only thing they could offer me was a PDF of the installation document specific to my F-150. Returning the product as defective and picking up something else.
Did not last.
August 10, 2016
Prime) fit ...Bought this Tonneau on April 2016. Product was nicely packed, and arrived on time (Amazon Prime) fit my 2014 Dodge Ram reg cab very well. 5-6 Months later notice the weather stripping was peeling off on both sides.
April 28, 2016
Waste of money
April 7, 2016
I can't tell you how many times I cut my fingers trying to close those poorly made clamps.If you never open a nd close it you might be alright, otherwise this pure garbage
March 12, 2016
It's not built right for my 2015 ram stick out in rear corners look ugly
May 17, 2015
Didn't fit my truck need to return
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5 year warranty - covers everything, even the fabric
10 Year No-Hassle Warranty!
Single-person usability of dual latch system at the tailgate allows for quick release and roll up while maintaining security
An affordable solution for those looking for a cover in the price range of a snap-on model, but with the features of high-end models
Adds a sleek appearance on any truck and aerodynamic contours to your truck, improving MPG up to 10%
Simple clamp-on rails and headers requiring no drilling or cutting means installation in as little as 20 minutes, while industrial strength Velcro attaches the cover to the rails keeping it tight and taut and reducing wear and tear
Manual tension control knob requires no tools, adjusting in seconds to keep the cover tight and taut
Fitment: 02-15 Dodge Ram 1500 6.5 Feet Bed ONLY; 03-15 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 6.5 Feet Bed ONLY; 06-11 Ram Mega Cab 6.5 Feet Bed ONLY. (IMPORTANT: Please measure your truck bed LENGTH before ordering.)
The premium assembled bed cover kit includes 1 Tonneau Cover, 1 Free LED Light, Tailgate Seal and mounting hardware. Made of marine Grade heavyduty soft Vinyl with Lightweight tough aluminum powder coated frame.
US Patented clamps make installation a snap. Low profile design that results in customized look and gas savings from 10% to 13%. Weather tight sealed to protect your cargos from moisture & dirt.
Completely assembled for easy No-Drilling installation in minutes. (It will work with the Under-the-Bedrail type of bed liner without modification. If you had an Over-the-Bedrail type of liner, then you will need to cut small 2''x 4'' holes in the liner to fasten the clamps to your truck bed.)
10 Year No-Hassle Warranty! (If ordered wrong, we accept return, customer will assume the return shipping cost.)