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Access Tonneau Covers protect trucks that actually get used for hauling. Here are special features that make these worth a look. Soft covers in general cost less, but several features make the Access easier to use and a better value also.
1. It Costs Less
Let’s face it, as compared to retractable bed covers or tilting tonneaus, soft covers offer much value. The best Access covers are price at about half of what you pay for retractable hard covers. And they do some things as well and some things better.
2. Better Tension Adjustment
Keeping soft covers tight makes for tonneaus that do a better job of keeping cargo dry and clean. To get that done, these covers use a unique tensioning system that just takes a turn of a knob to adjust the fit of the cover perfectly. That way you get a trampoline-like fit but a fit that still makes for easy opening and closing.
3. Automatic Locking
The Access automatically locks in place upon closing. Then you get a slide latch on each of the two sides. The Laredo model includes a driver’s side auto latch which locks closed with an audible latching sound and then opens using a pull cord. It then locks closed with a passenger-side manual slide to secure the tail of the tonneau.
4. Full Bed Access
No denying the cool look of tilting tonneau covers, however you cannot haul tall cargo with the cover on and down. In contrast, a soft cover easily opens to any point and lets you access any place in the bed and haul anything that fits within the bed itself. Using a gooseneck hitch is not problem either. In addition, one of the models in the Access family works with toolboxes in place too. It secures right up to the box and then covers the area behind the box just like the box wasn’t there.
5. No Snap Seals
These covers use hook and loop seals rather than snaps. That provides a better seal and makes for easier, faster opening and closing. What’s more the tensioning system can keep the cover tight no matter what and still makes for easy open and close of the tonneau.
The Access Tonneau cover like many soft pickup bed covers offers value at a moderate cost. Compared to some other similar covers, these are particularly well suited for truck owners who really do some serious hauling. The ease of use of these covers results from some unique qualities of these designs. Other covers in the same family work even better in some special situations. An Access roll up cover protects pickup trucks at just a moderate cost.
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