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This cover just falls short of the convenience a true retractable tonneau cover offers. With protection lacking also, we recommend this one if you just want to keep the elements out of your trunk without having a Fort Knox security setup in the bed.
Low-profile roll-up truck bed cover that only takes a few inches away from the length of the truck bed.High-quality cover that can be in the rolled-up position when driving.Leaves the stake pockets and tie-downs on most trucks open for other accessories.Good compatibility with models like the Dodge Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado, and Ford F150.
Takes a few extra seconds to roll up.No noticeable improvement in fuel economy.Not as convenient to install as most tri-fold tonneau covers.Fit over the Velcro is less than ideal.Easy to access the sides of the truck bed even when everything is locked up. Doesn”t offer much security over hard folding and retractable tonneau covers.
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The moment I became a truck owner also became the moment I became a paranoid truck owner. In other words, the realization that anything I put into the bed of the truck was open for being snatched was born at that moment. It wasn”t long until I realized how important a good tonneau cover could be if I ever wanted to use the bed for anything other than the groceries.
Truck covers like the Lund Genesis Elite promise to add a decent amount of protection to your truck bed. Some also claim a boost in fuel efficiency, but for the most part, it”s all about the convenience of accessing and protecting the bed all at once. In reviewing the Genesis Elite, it is my hope to spare many of our esteemed readers from the frustrating journey of self-discovery finding the right bed cover can bring; self-discovery in the sense of learning what triggers the desire to destroy everything in sight. The truth is, finding the right truck cover is a delicate balance between compatibility with your truck and finding the right design. In my case, the frustration was also compounded by the fact that I had other accessories like bed rail racks that I wanted to use. This created a Tetris-like nightmare scenario in my truck bed: I had to find the right pieces to fit together to get what I wanted.
That is what I found so appealing about roll-up tonneau covers like the Genesis Elite made by Lund. After spending over a year with it, I can say this soft roll-up cover has delivered what it promises in spades, making it one of the best tonneau covers to consider for new truck owners.