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Old 08-13-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Tonneau cover for 8ft bed with toolbox.

Looking at purchasing a tonneau cover for my 16 ram 3500 long bed. I have a toolbox that I keep tools in and want to keep that. I pull a 36ft fifth wheel so it needs to be able to roll up and out of the way when moving the RV. Any suggestions as to which covers work well in this situation. Thanks in advance,

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Looking at purchasing a tonneau cover for my 16 ram 3500 long bed. I have a toolbox that I keep tools in and want to keep that. I pull a 36ft fifth wheel so it needs to be able to roll up and out of the way when moving the RV. Any suggestions as to which covers work well in this situation. Thanks in advance,

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I would talk with the folks at www.autocustoms.com. Bought my tonneau cover there and they have been excellent.

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Also check tonneaucoversworld.com for a good selection. I got a good price and good service there.


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Most of these online stores are competively pricing, so customer service is the big difference. I just bought a tonneau from AutoAnything and it was outstanding. I needed one for a trip in 2 days . Instead of ordering online, I called and asked for help. The salesman went Over and Above for me. He said it was too late to get it out the door that day. He then told me he would make sure it went out the next day, and he would send it overnite fed ex and he would give me a break on the shipping cost! They are great to deal with and their return policy is no questions asked. I will always recommend them.
I do remember seeing a cover for toolboxes . A roll up soft tonneau. I am very happy with my Truxedo soft cover. The bars are sturdy the frame extrusion is heavy duty as is the velcro. It does not flutter even at 85.
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Most of these online stores are competively pricing, so customer service is the big difference. I just bought a tonneau from AutoAnything and it was outstanding. I needed one for a trip in 2 days . Instead of ordering online, I called and asked for help. The salesman went Over and Above for me. He said it was too late to get it out the door that day. He then told me he would make sure it went out the next day, and he would send it overnite fed ex and he would give me a break on the shipping cost! They are great to deal with and their return policy is no questions asked. I will always recommend them.
I do remember seeing a cover for toolboxes . A roll up soft tonneau. I am very happy with my Truxedo soft cover. The bars are sturdy the frame extrusion is heavy duty as is the velcro. It does not flutter even at 85.
X2, x3, and x4 on truxedo. We have put them on every pickup truck we have had in the past 20-ish years. They look as good as new after 10+ years. Work great.
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I have the Truxedo Truxport model. It's easy to install and works well. If you're towing a 5'er then make sure you've got good bed clearance as the cover sits on top of your rails and when I'm backing my rig up my inclined driveway it comes within an inch or two of hitting the nose. The LoPro sits lower but you just have to watch really sharp turns as your pin box could come on contact with the rails as the sit inside the bed rails.
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Same scenario here. I have used this one for the past 5 yrs. excellent product, even better customer service years after the purchase.
Lund 96063 Genesis Roll-Up Tonneau Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007WQNF2..._FfHSxbPCRA2AE

I recently switched to this on on my new rig. Lund 95063 Genesis Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007WP524..._iiHSxbWC9XJ8P
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Welcome,


So armed with all those choices which you'll note they are primarily custom fit to standard sized bed lengths. LB, SB, mini.
You'll need to know the exact fore to aft width of your particular cross-bed box.
Suspecting with your 8Ft. bed you'll need to adapt a 6.5 ft. cover and customize some type of spacer / angle channel to tie in the cover to your existing box setup.


We're using an 8ft. RollBak-G2 aluminum rolling cover and I opted not to use a cross-bed box. It's rather study and provides very low profile tracks. Most provide good storage security with the locking tailgate. They keep your hitch out of the weather. All leak a little. I shopped for the most compact canister size (rolled cover) So it will afford us just enough room under it in the event I decide to install an aluminum 50 gal. transfer fuel tank.
As I noted with these tall trucks be mindful of any additional bed height (clearance between 5'r) addition.
Also, many of the extended high capacity pin boxes are long enough that they extend to the side bed rails in sharp maneuvers. The addition of the rollback cover rails inside truck bed, can exacerbated this so you may need to be cautious upon tight maneuvering.


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