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Looking to purchase a bed cover for a new truck.

For the last ten years, my current truck has had a solid hard-top Tonneau cover, hinged at the front of the bed and assisted up/down with piston springs (if that's what they are called). Although I have been very satisfied with it, the only negative is the requirement to remove (and temporarily store) when loading with item(s) higher than about 17 inches.

As a result, I am looking at folding covers, preferably hard, not soft, material. I prefer tonneau, rather than canopy.

With that in mind, has anyone any experience with the Peragon (.com) product? At first blush, it looks good quality, and perhaps a relatively new company??

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I have had two roll type hard tonneau covers. And they both leaked more than I wanted at the tailgate area. No way to keep the bed dry in a rain or car wash. Had a hard solid one piece like yours years ago and going back to that on my next truck.

Also had a soft roll type cover on one truck. Liked it ok but prefer one that is lockable.

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You might want to reconsider soft covers with the tri-fold.

I've had the old snap/velcro/slot type and yes, they have some serious drawbacks.

We've had a newer tri-fold soft cover and it solves a lot of the issues:
- 2-3min to install or remove completely.
- You can fold up the back two sections if you don't need the entire bed uncovered (takes just a minute).
- So far stays dry.

Had it for about 1.5yrs so far and very happy.

The only thing we'll have to see is how it holds up long term but at $200, I could replace it 3 times over for the cost of hard cover.


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when I bought my tacoma I got the three piece folding cover. works great. I am sure there are generic versions that will fit your truck. and anything that I don't want to get wet I put in plastic totes.

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valhalla360 wrote:

You might want to reconsider soft covers with the tri-fold.

I've had the old snap/velcro/slot type and yes, they have some serious drawbacks.

We've had a newer tri-fold soft cover and it solves a lot of the issues:
- 2-3min to install or remove completely.
- You can fold up the back two sections if you don't need the entire bed uncovered (takes just a minute).
- So far stays dry.

Had it for about 1.5yrs so far and very happy.

The only thing we'll have to see is how it holds up long term but at $200, I could replace it 3 times over for the cost of hard cover.


I have had a "truxedo" trifold on my truck since day one. 8 years old and just like new!. (My truck is not garaged,cost of having three vehicles and a two car garage.)Cover has with stood Rain sun wind and vast quantities of snow.

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I have a folding hardtop from a different company. I don't know how they compare to Paragon but it folds up against the back window if you want almost full bed access. So far I have never felt the need to remove it no matter what I am hauling, from boxes to overfilled wood chips. The tonneau just lays over the chips and keeps them from blowing too much while it is still attached at the front. The downsides mostly are that it does leak a little around the edges and and it cost $1000 5 years ago. I have never had anything actually damaged by too much water intrusion.

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When we bought our new Tacoma I bought a OEM from Toyota. It is a hard trifold. While not totally waterproof it is nearly so. We like it and would buy it again.

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valhalla360 wrote:

You might want to reconsider soft covers with the tri-fold.

I've had the old snap/velcro/slot type and yes, they have some serious drawbacks.

We've had a newer tri-fold soft cover and it solves a lot of the issues:
- 2-3min to install or remove completely.
- You can fold up the back two sections if you don't need the entire bed uncovered (takes just a minute).
- So far stays dry.

Had it for about 1.5yrs so far and very happy.

The only thing we'll have to see is how it holds up long term but at $200, I could replace it 3 times over for the cost of hard cover.


What he said ^.
Unless you’re trying to give the appearance of some security or have an actual need for a hard cover vs soft, a soft folding trifold cover is hard to beat on all fronts except puncture resistance.


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After having one of the crude early soft tonneau that was okay, and a hard tonneau that was great until it came time to haul anything in the bed, my current tonneau is the cheapest tri-fold soft tonneau I could find on ebay. $189 shipped to my door.

I've had it since 2015, and I could not be happier. It's so quick to open up the back 2/3 to haul something. Two clamps and it folds right up. Two more clamps and it comes right off.

I bought it expecting it to be junk but it has held up all this time.


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mkirsch wrote:

After having one of the crude early soft tonneau that was okay, and a hard tonneau that was great until it came time to haul anything in the bed, my current tonneau is the cheapest tri-fold soft tonneau I could find on ebay. $189 shipped to my door.

I've had it since 2015, and I could not be happier. It's so quick to open up the back 2/3 to haul something. Two clamps and it folds right up. Two more clamps and it comes right off.

I bought it expecting it to be junk but it has held up all this time.


Same here. Bought a cheap one prolly 10 years ago to keep the snow out of the bed. Only reason it died was my (not so bright) nephews thought it was like a trampoline and crawled up on top of it. Apparently it held both of them until they stood up, lol.

Bought another $200 one a few years ago after that and its on it's second year being parked outside and still like new.

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