WHY KATZKIN LEATHER?
Why do you need a Tonneau Cover?
An open pickup bed costs you money and detracts from the appearance of an otherwise great looking truck. Rain, snow, and sun can take their toll on an open bed, causing weathering, rust and corrosion that can be expensive to repair. Cargo exposed to the elements can become damaged, and if unsecured can be blown out of the bed on windy days. Even if you’re only away from your truck for a moment, anything left in an open bed can be quickly stolen by opportunistic thieves. And studies have proven that an open bed results in reduced fuel mileage. Covering your bed with a tonneau cover is the solution.
USED DAY IN & DAY OUT
A tonneau cover will protect your truck bed and contents from the elements, conceal valuable cargo, and give your truck a refined silhouette that is not only more attractive but also more aerodynamic. Better aerodynamics means less drag, so you get more miles per gallon and spend less at the pump. Installing a tonneau cover is a smart move. But before making a purchase decision you should carefully consider how you use your truck and the weather conditions you most often encounter, so you get the cover with the accessibility and level of protection that best meets your needs.
TYPES OF TONNEAU COVERS
The tonneau covers we offer vary according to material, how the cover attaches to the truck bed, and how the cover opens. Soft tonneau covers are generally less expensive than hard covers. A soft cover will provide substantial cargo security via concealment, but if you need ultimate protection against theft a hard cover is the better choice. Soft covers have braces and they are generally strong enough to temporarily bear the weight of the average snowfall, but if you live in an area that routinely gets many snowfalls with significant accumulation, then a hard cover will work best under those conditions.
Folding covers are available with hard plastic or aluminum panels, or soft, vinyl covered sections that fold up toward the cab. A hard folding cover that can be locked is a good choice if you want optimal bed security. One of the most innovative soft tonneaus available is a combination roll up/folding cover that can be rolled open from the rear but also has a hinged front section that folds back for quick front of bed access. Another type of hard cover that offers security is the retractable tonneau cover. These tough covers feature rugged aluminum slats that work like window shades, sliding on rails and rolling up into a canister. Retractable covers can be locked in incremental positions, exposing only as much bed as you want, and some are available power operated by remote control.
Hinged tonneau covers are one-piece covers that tilt open, pivoting at the front of the bed. Hard hinged covers are made of fiberglass or plastic, while soft covers are made of vinyl stretched over an aluminum frame. Like their hard folding and retractable counterparts, hard hinged covers are preferable when bed security is paramount, but they’re also a great choice if you want a touch of luxury. We offer hard hinged covers with features like carpeted undersides, OE-style handles, removable LED lights, and with locks that can be coded to match the truck’s ignition key. Hard tonneau covers are available with textured surfaces, and smooth surfaces that are ready for paint, but you can also order a hard hinged tonneau cover pre-painted to match your truck’s factory color.
CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR STYLE
Even if you have a tool box mounted in your bed, you can still have a tonneau cover. We offer tool box tonneaus that work with standard size tool boxes, including integrated tool box/tonneau combos that install together. In addition to tonneau covers, we also have an extensive selection of tonneau care products and accessories so you can get the most use and life from your tonneau. Our cleaners and protectants are easy to use and specially formulated to keep your tonneau looking like new. We offer replacement parts and installation kits, as well as power openers, remote controlled locks, and a full line of bed accessories including mats and liners to protect the bed surface, cargo organizers, and cargo management systems.