The perfect tonneau cover can be hard to find. Any experienced truck owner knows that you would have to consider a lot of aspects like durability, fit, versatility, design, and material make when shopping for a good cover. The whole industry becomes especially tricky to deal with when you add in the fact that most suppliers are catering to all sorts of truck types: from common to heavy-duty utes, from box trucks to industrial-type flat beds. A perfectly-fit, standardized size cover will leave only the greenest truck owners dazed and confused when they find out that the dimensions don’t perfectly fit their tubs.
Make no mistake—one of the most important factors to consider when looking for tonneau covers for trucks is the preciseness of the fit. One can only imagine the multitude of safety hazards a loose cover can have especially during transit. And then you have to consider the safety of the cargo. Ill-fitting covers are more likely to aid in cargo damage than hinder them. Draped or haphazardly tied covers will give more hassle than they prevent.
A close second consideration when buying tonneau covers are their make—what sort of fabric and how strong they are when resisting pulling pressures, pointy edges, and the elements. Canvases used also need to be robust to complement the strength of the fabric. What’s more, high quality vinyl and other tear resistant woven fabrics can only be guaranteed by the right supplier.
The particular fact above, as well as the importance of best-fit covers highlights the third most vital consideration: the suppliers’ quality when it comes to the design, material, and installation of the cover. Avoid standardized measurements and take advantage of free consultation and measurements from experienced manufacturers like Hunter Canvas and Shade. Not only is customization easy through this process, but you are virtually guaranteed to get the most bang for your buck in your purchase.