The ARC slides along rails mounted to the sides of the truck bed into a canister at the front of the truck bed. The ARC rolls up into a small canister which measures "8 X 8", smallest in the industry which takes up the minimum amount of space, maximizing bed usage.
The ARC is made of double section aluminum - the only Roll Cover in the industry which uses double section aluminum and therefore makes it the toughest roll cover on the market today. The aluminum is powder coated with a textured finish making it more scratch resistant and giving it a high quality finish to match the rest of the cover.
The ARC when properly fitted is extremely water resistant, but after heavy rain, a small amount of water may seep through into the truck bed. As part of the installation, four drain hoses are fitted to channel water away from the cover and are very effective. But it's not guaranteed that the ARC is completely waterproof. Water may intrude into the bed via components that are not part of the American Roll Cover such as the tailgate, stake pockets, etc.
The cover is custom made for each different model truck so no cutting is necessary. The American Roll Cover is available as a 'clamp-on' kit that requires little technical expertise to fit. Some drilling is required to fit the drain hoses and the fitting instructions must be read carefully and completely prior to attempting installation. Professional installers should take 1 hour or less and first time installers should allow 2 hrs.
The ARC locks into the side rails so you can open and close your tailgate without having to open the cover each time. If you do not have a tailgate lock, there are various aftermarket locks available which are inexpensive. The ARC has a superior quality lock which locks every 12 inches. The lock is protected from all weather conditions by an elegant lock guard which further protects it from freezing up in the winter months.
Your gas mileage should improve between 7% and 10% on the highway, with the cover closed on the bed (except when towing).
The rails on the cover are designed to fasten directly onto the truck bed rail. If you have a plastic drop-in bed liner, there are certain minor changes that will have to be made in order for you to get a custom fit with the ARC cover. Under-the-rail bed liners will need less modifications than the over the rail plastic liner.
Yes, there is a two-year limited warranty. See warranty statement.
Yes, but you must make sure that the retraction strap is securely anchored to prevent it flapping around and causing damage to your truck.
In the closed position, the cover can support a load of up to 500 lb although, the company recommends against carrying external loads on the cover.
Low Maintenance -Wash with water and keep clean. No lubricants or waxes needed.