Tonneau Covers and Bed Racks

  1. JcrOffroad

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    This is directly in reference to our Bed Rack at JCR, but it should help you with some other manufactures racks as well if they mount like ours.

    A roll-up cover is really the only non-permanent way to cover your bed if you have a bed rack. There isn't a lot of room on the bed rails for a cover to sit, so ideally it would sit between the rails only. We found that all of the Access Roll-Up covers mount in this way.

    We installed the Access LITERIDER today. We added a little thicker weatherstripping to take up the extra space that our mounts make (see video.)

    We will say that we prefer the one-handed unlatching cord of the Access Original or Limited Edition over the LITERIDER separate lock and latch. It may be worth the extra coin to you as well. They offer the Lorado as well if you want the cover to be a .5" shorter (1" total over bed height.)

    There TrailRail version mounts directly to the rail (just like our bed rack if you have that option) so it would work the same as shown the video.

    We aren't sponsored by Access or a dealer, but so far their covers have worked the best across our racks for different model vehicles.

    Video overview here:
     
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    Awesome now I can order the jcr
    tall rack I was hoping this option would pop up
    Thx jcr !
     
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    Oh man... now I wish I didn't get the factory roll up!!! Damn...
     
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    What's the capacity? Thinking about the full height.
     
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    Are you guys going to be at the overland expo in october? I'm trying to decide if i should order now or just get it there if you have a show discount.
     
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    Have you had it our in the rain yet? I am wondering how well the seal holds up to a sustained heavy rain.
     
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    Jeep rates the bed at 500lbs.

    Yes, we will be there, come find us :)

    Rain is ok if you take your time sealing it up. Automatic carwash does blow in between the top of the gate and the cover.
     
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    Thanks. I’ll have to spend more time hand washing then, lol. Love the rack can’t wait to get surplus to buy it.
     
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    Shot a video today of the full height version.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you. I was really wondering how my setup is going to look and how difficult this is going to be. Glad to see it will be easy. I can't wait to get my rack! See you guys at the overland expo.
     
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    I’m happy people are doing this but for a $60,000 starting platform, I would rather spend more, perhaps custom fabricate if necessary, for better fit, function, and hopefully water resistance.

    still waiting/looking
     
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    Really looking for a hard tonneau (security) and the ability to have a rack to mount Kayaks, SUPs, Bikes, Rooftop carrier, etc.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Boy. Not yet. I’m looking for the exact same thing.

    I currently have that setup on my Chevy Colorado an love it.
     
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    Okay JCR, now it's time to test it with a retractable cover ;)

    Truck Covers USA
    has announced they're releasing a Gladiator-specific version of their retractable tonneau cover, and it sure looks like it would work just as well with your bed rack as the Access ones do, if not a million times better since they would slide up inside their own tracks and not have any janky "roll one side up then the other to get around our bars" issues every time you wanted to open or shut them.

    If someone can test this and show that it works, I'll buy them both the next day!
     
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    It really depends on how much the cover goes over the bed rails. Have they released any photos?
     
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