Let’s face it, most of the time you only use the rear-most portion of your truck bed. Whether you’re toting tools, groceries, golf bags, or bags of mulch, you only need that last couple of feet of space. Thinking about the available types of truck bed protection in those terms, a hinged tonneau makes perfect sense. A hinged tonneau is like a door to your truck bed, easy to open and close with one hand, so you can handle the cargo you carry most often.

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Hinged tonneaus come in soft and hard shell versions. Soft hinged tonneaus are constructed from heavy-duty, weather resistant vinyl attached to a tough, lightweight aluminum frame. Hard shell hinged tonneaus are made of fiberglass and ABS plastic, a type of thermoplastic that is impact, heat, and chemical resistant. Both type covers pivot on hinges at the front of the truck bed, latch at the sides in the rear, and are supported with gas struts when open.

Both soft and hard shell hinged tonneaus are easy to install, and feature seals around the perimeter for optimal weather protection. They’re lightweight, enabling easy one-hand operation, which is invaluable when you have an armful of packages. The gas struts assist with opening, and an easy to reach strap is provided to pull the tonneau closed. While a soft hinged tonneau, coupled with a locking tailgate will provide a degree of cargo security, a hard shell hinged tonneau and locking tailgate will turn your truck bed into a veritable vault.

While hinged tonneaus are ideal for the type of cargo that only requires reaching into the bed, don’t think that they’re just one-trick ponies. We know that sometimes you have to haul that refrigerator or loan your riding mower to your brother-in-law, and need all the room in your truck bed. That’s why most of the hinged tonneaus we offer have quick-release hinges so the cover can be easily removed. Just unsnap the gas struts and slide the cover from the hinges and you’re ready to haul anything that will fit in your bed. Some hard shell covers even come with hooks so you can hang the cover from the wall when not in use.

Some soft hinged tonneaus enable full bed access by allowing you to remove the vinyl from the aluminum frame and roll it up, like a roll up tonneau cover. If you have a cross bed tool box behind the cab, soft hinged tonneau covers are available sized to fit the remaining bed length. Our hard shell tonneaus are the perfect complement to the well-appointed pickup. They’re available painted to match your truck’s factory finish, with features like carpet headliners and interior LED lights, and with options like remote keyless entry, cargo nets, fishing rod holders, racks, spoilers, and more.

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Awesome Addition To My Ram 1500
Fits like a glove on the White Ram 1500. Easy installation instructions, was installed in 30 minutes. It took longer to remove from the shipping containment than to install!
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