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Old 04-24-2008, 11:46 AM   #29
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After considering a number of options, I went with the roll top cover Pace-Edwards

The day after we bought our F250 we had the LineX put on and the Pace Edwards installed. After one year we love it. I put everything in the "trunk" including the generator and firewood and have it under lock and key. I wouldn't have it any other way
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:57 AM   #30
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Pace-Edwards roll top tonneau?

Hi Altamont,

This roll top cover you mentioned looks like it might be exactly what I need - locking, hard top, easily stowable when necessary.

How long have you had it, and which model did you get? Any problems with leakage?

Anyone else have one or any feedback about them?

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my shell (are) started peeling last summer, so it was returned to the factory for new paint under warranty.

during this time my dealer installed the roll top above as a 'spare' for my travels...

had it 6 weeks, it was fun to have NO SHELL for a while, but ...

-it did collect rain especially during travel.

-it was MUCH HOTTER under the cover, so the stuff got really hot inside....

-the 'roll' part takes up some space up front, so things normally stored at the very front, were back about 6-8 inches....

-retracting it DURING rain even a few feet is an issue, because stuff gets really wet doing this...

-so it had to be left OPEN on sunny days to dry out completely....

-for example 'breaking camp' on a rainy day was really messy...

-while it did lock, the cover could have been easily cut open...

-the clam shells are MUCH tighter and water repelling...

and i was REALLY happy when the hard shell was returned with new paint!

all of the bed covers have issues of some sort like cost, durability, weight, security, access and so on...

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #32
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Thanks 2air'!

Thanks for the real world comparison, it is very useful Glad your cap problem was taken care of under warrantee!

We originally thought we would get a cap, but had some concerns about weight and space limitations (what if we wanted to haul something too big to fit under cap?). I think those times will be very slim, though, since so far nothing has been too big for my minivan and the truckbed with cap will offer about the same amount of space.

We mainly want to keep things dry and secure - bikes, gensets, patio furniture, stuff of that nature. Would probably lock the valuables with a cable to the truckbed in addition to storing them in a locked cap.

Should we ever fulltime, which I am drawn to, the cap will come in even more handy for storage

Installed a BedRug, like it a lot so far.
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We got the Bedlocker which you can see on the Pace-Edwards web site. I believe I paid about $1700 installed. It operates from a key fob attached to my key ring. Always gets comments. I was surprised about how water 'tight" it made our bed. Not water "proof" mind you as some water will get in at times.
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Some more on Pace Edwards

Some other things I like about my Pace Edwards Bedlocker. I have use of the entire heigth of my bed without having to remove a shell or hard cover. I can use any or part of the bed as I can partially retract the bed. This is especially nice when I put a hot generator in the back, I can leave a few inches of bed exposed to vent the heat and fumes without attracting thieves. The ONLY drawback is that it takes up about 10 inches of bed length at the top of the bed. I still store stuff under the cover canister at the front of the bed but this might be a consideration to those who need all the bed space they can get.
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thanks Altamont,

Sounds interesting, hope I get to see one before having to decide. Will think long and hard about how we will use the truck bed before investing the bucks in any kind of a cover. If I went tonneau, this sounds like the one that would best meet our needs. Very glad you are happy with your purchase!
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