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Old 03-05-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Bed cover to protect 5th wheel hitch

My tow vehicle is a 2002 Ford F250. I am planning on installing a Pullrite Superglide hitch and want to get a bed cover that will protect it. Hitch is 17" high and bed is 19". Truck stays outside all year and cover needs to put up with snow and ice here in CT. Previously had a snap on cover before I replaced it with an ARE cap. Now have to remove cap to install Pullrite hitch. I do not want to go back to snapping!

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Also look at covers that use velcro. I have one and it is faster to fasten down than snaps and has never come loose.

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Have the Truxedo cover with velcro which works nice. Also have the same brand hitch, learned to carry a bungy strap to hold the hitch from sliding when unloaded.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:04 AM   #4
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I use a Pace Edwards cover that rolls up into a canister at the front of the bed. It is a hard cover with a lock on it.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:41 AM   #5
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I am looking at the RETRAX covers. Seem to be very good, lock in any position, sealed ball bearings for the roller, but they are PRICEY !

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Old 03-25-2015, 12:02 PM   #6
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I had a pullrite hitch on my shortbox F250, traded it for a long bed F350 dually that has a really nice tonneau cover. It's a Literider roll up style, but it clicks in the back to make it taunt. Has a couple cross round bars for support in the middle and velcro's down the edge. I'd buy another if this were damaged. Best Value Tonneau, ACCESS LITERIDER Roll Up Truck Bed Cover
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:16 PM   #7
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Just put on an extang encore hard top trifold on my 08 duramax 8' bed to cover up my B&W companion. Very nice cover. Also opens from behind the cab, folds up from rear and locks in the front. Not as pricey as a roll up.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #8
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I use a RETRAX PRO and it works very well--but I don't live in snow country. The few times I have had ice/snow on it, no problem.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:23 PM   #9
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I use the Agri Cover Truck Bed Tonneau Cover | ACCESS Roll Up Tonneau Covers, never had a problem with snow and we had some big ones. I looked at the Pace Edwards rolling cover but pricey and I didn't like the amount of room it takes at the front of the bed.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:57 AM   #10
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I have a tool box cover for my 2012 f250 sb. It's pricey but you can put 500lbs on it when closed and it's secure and water tight. Took box has no issue with my 5er

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I have a "Roll-N-Lok" I bought it used off Craigs List for $300 It is a great option
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:27 PM   #12
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I currently have a Roll N Lock cover to protect my hitch. Just flip the hitch handle over, then pull the cover closed. I had a Retrax Pro on my 2007.5 Ram, and on my 2012 Ram. Both 8 ft beds, and both liked to pinch your fingers if you were not careful. The Retrax is designed in North Dakota with a 400 lb support capacity! That being said, are you going to leave 2 feet of snow on it? I have a Roll bak cover now, because I did NOT want another Retrax Pro, I sold the last one with the truck on purpose, even though it would fit my 2014 truck as well.
The Roll n lock uses a strap to pull the cover, because even though the Retrax handle is on the drivers side, you still have to reach over the fender to open/close the cover, and a DRW 4x4 is still tall!
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:19 PM   #13
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I just bought and installed the Truxedo Lo Pro QT. Easy to install and I like it so far. Plan on installing the Pullrite Sliding hitch under it as well.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:33 PM   #14
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I put a roll and lock cover on my gmc went over hitck great. they are expensive but very nice and provides secure storage

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