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Posted: 09/05/21 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there any hard lockable tonneau covers that don’t not leak at all? Other than hard one piece fiberglass covers?

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I had a Retrax cover
( www.retrax.com )
on my 05 and 16 F-350's (same cover on both) and never saw any moisture at all in the box.

Ford offers a clone of the cover and I ordered one on my new truck. This one stays dry, also.

I was very happy with my Retrax and I highly recommend them.


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It isn't fiberglass but it is one piece and lightweight. Undercover is probably ABS and seals well enough that I could have a load of high value products (toilet paper for example) in it and go through the car wash with no water getting in.


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I have a Lomax, hard, trifold, doesn’t leak, cost a lot, worth it to me. YOMV

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What do you mean by "leak" I've got a soft tonneau cover that is the 'flip' style.. So it opens like the hard cover ones, or you can remove it or whatever...

Yes, mine will leak if you spray water on the side between the bed and the cover.. Not much, but water will get in. It'll leak a bit at the front if parked on an incline...

But, in general, it's fine. I also have a Bed Rug and it's been dry for pretty much all of it's time. 2013 F150 since brand new.

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Diamond Back don't leak.
They are a hard cover, but are three sections, two of which open.
Super strong.
Put my side by side on top.

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MitchF150 wrote:

What do you mean by "leak" I've got a soft tonneau cover that is the 'flip' style.. So it opens like the hard cover ones, or you can remove it or whatever...

Yes, mine will leak if you spray water on the side between the bed and the cover.. Not much, but water will get in. It'll leak a bit at the front if parked on an incline...

But, in general, it's fine. I also have a Bed Rug and it's been dry for pretty much all of it's time. 2013 F150 since brand new.

Good luck! Mitch
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Same here.

Really need to define what you mean by waterproof/leak. I suggest giving us the IP rating you want or at least what you are trying to achieve/protect.


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When I say doesn't leak at all, I mean no water at all gets into the bed. I have a roll type hard cover but it leaks around the ends of the tailgate/corner of the bed when it rains. And that water runs toward the front of the bed due to the forward tilt of the truck.

For those who said their covers do not leak, how do they prevent water from getting in around the tailgate since they do not fully overlap the tailgate and the gap between the end of the gate and the bed sides?

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my tri fold has a drain tube on each side to catch water that gets through the side edges. But in a heavy rain some water does occasionally get through. Mine seems to seal quite well over the tailgate cover. The tailgate seal does overlap the bed sides. On my previous truck I had a roll up vinyl cover that had velcro on the sides. It rarely leaked.

The trifold is a undercover flex. the vinyl roll up was a Acess roll up cover.

neither is completely waterproof, but both could sit in the oregon winter rain for a week or more with only a few ounces of water getting into the bed.


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In 40 yrs of owning pickups, have never had a bed cover until I bought this used 2014 GM 1500 which has a roll up version
As noted, heavier rain and wind seems to be enemy at back two corners. Only thing I can think of to fix, is adding some more, replacing exhisting rubber gaskets with thicker rubber.
After looking a bit ago, something I had not noticed before. The stake holes are basically covered in front. But the rear ones are 75% uncovered. I would have to assume some of the water I've seen in bed is coming via here.
Reality for my usage, the bed is water proof. As I keep very little in the bed, even when covered water will not harm it. If it water WILL harm the item in the bed, it goes in the cab, or when their is no rain, drive thru car washes in the forecast.

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