HAH! My Ridgeline had the same problem. You can load the trunk under the bed with ice, but it doesn't help with a cooler, because it has its own lid, which you can't remove. So this issue followed me from the Honda, which actually has slightly LESS room between the tonneau and the bed floor. I've been looking for a low-clearance cooler myself.Those damn Bastidz didn’t check with you before making their bed…
You still have options.
-Put the cooler in / on back seat.
-Get a different cooler…maybe a soft side.
-You didn’t get the cover that best fit your needs. Sell it and try again now that you better know what your needs are.
Maybe opt in for a Honda Ridgeline. I think they thought of your cooler requirements in that they have a false floor…I think.
Should fit- exterior height is listed at 16.5"Let me know if you find it fits as I have been in the same boat and just as irratated. I have been on the fence about going to Igloo which is not far from my house and maybe asking them if they can design and build a new cooler that is maybe a bit longer but lower in profile and gives the same space. I only have one cooler out of all my igloos, etc will fit in the bed with bakflip cover down.
I have the same cover and cooler and even with a bed mat it's a very snug fit, but it works. I have to crack the back lip of the cover to drag it in and out.The struggle is real.
I love my bak4 rolling cover but didn’t realize it was going to limit things like this (and I just don’t like how bed caps look). My existing Coleman xtreme wheeled cooler (62qt I think) juuust fits.
It's annoying no doubt. Mine is a factory Mopar hard cover and can only put smaller coolers in. Other thing what annoys me, can't put a 20 lb BBQ propane tank in the bed standing up with the cover down.Rough country tonneau cover, sorry says RC tonneau in signature, It is flush to the top, kanei cooler is 17.5 inches tall, I appreciate the initail response to help but just wanting to vent, its the only thing I dont like about the JT. My solution will be a smaller cooler for now or the extension straps, this tonneau is going to have to stay because I think if I buy another thing for the JT I'll be single lol
I posted this a while back and am very happy with the set-up. Particularly being able to use it as a cooler or freezer. And making use of the switched outlet in the bed. I've used this set-up on several long trips and it's easy to access - when you're not driving of course....I have the Mopar hard, folding tonneau cover and had a hard time finding a cooler to fit below the cover. I ended up with a Dometic CC32.
The only caveat is that the cooler needs to sit sideways to fit between the tonneau panel braces. It fits perfectly sideways next to the tailgate and easy to get at by just opening the rearmost tonneau panel.
The tonneau panel braces end up keeping the cooler relatively in place.