RollBak Tonneau Cover
- Durable Aluminum Construction
- Felt Lining Ensures Quiet Operation
- Built-In Drain System Keeps Water Out
- Can be Locked Open in Multiple Positions
- Clamp-On Rails For Easy Mounting
- Allows Full Access to Stake Pocket Holes
- Contemporary Black Powdercoat Finish
- Operates Using Automatic Spring Tension
- Cover is only 1/2" Thick, Allows Maximum Bed Use
- Made in the USA
As retracting tonno covers go you can't go wrong with choosing the Rollbak tonneau cover from Bak Industries. This amazing bed cover has a unique low profile design, a ruggedly tough construction and excellent security for your truck!
The simplicity of a retracting truck bed cover is the smooth operation of the truck cover sliding in and out of the canister. Teflon self adjusting rails ensure an easy opening and closing motion. The rails also integrate intermittent latching positions so you can have this truck bed cover partially closed when needed.
Bak uses ½" thick aircraft grade aluminum slats to construct the Rollbak tonneau cover giving this tonno cover an amazing 500 lb even distributed weight rating. A rich black powder coat gives it a highly durable and long lasting finish will not fade in the sun. Marine grade felt lines the underside reducing noise during operation, is mildew resistant and protects the powder coated finish when fully retracted.
The compact 9" canister utilizes automatic spring tensioning for easier retracting and has an integrated brush seal keeping out harmful debris. The canister has superior durability as it is constructed of high impact resistant ABS plastic.
These retracting truck tonneau covers are flush mounted and sit inside your bed so you can still add a ton of great accessories further personalizing your truck. This cover is so low profile if you look across the bed you will barely see it. The dual latching mechanism protects you from any unwanted visitors.
Choose a Rollbak tonneau cover today for your truck to get the sleek low profile look you crave and the ultimate security you need.
The cargo management, utili-track, or deck rail system options refer to the factory installed rail system designed to hold moveable cargo cleats along the inside of your truck bed. Please call us for further clarification.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If my truck isn't equipped with a tailgate lock, will I be able to secure this tonno?
You are going to need to purchase a tailgate lock in order to secure your tonneau. They install really easily without any drilling and you can buy these here at RealTruck.
When closing the cover, does the tailgate need to be open?
No, simply close the cover up to 12 inches away with the strap, then use the handle provided for full closure.
How far does the sides drop inside the truck bed from the rails?
They only drop in 1-1/2".
Is the powdercoat finish textured or smooth?
The surface finish of the cover is very smooth.
Is the cover paintable?
NO. This cover is powdercoated and cannot be coated over.
What is the flap that lines the back of the cover?
This ridge is a handle, making it easy to close.
What is the thickness of the cover itself?
The cover itself is only 1/2 inch (except for the spring loaded lock handle which drops 3 inches on the driver's side).
How much bed space do I lose from the canister?
Since the canister is elevated off the floor you truck bed, you wont lose any floor room. Not only is our canister the smallest of any retractable cover, the canister is raised up off the floor of the truck bed, leaving approximately 1 foot of cargo space under the canister! Our average canister size is 8.5 inches diameter, with some as small as 6.5 inches!
Describe side profile/low profile of this cover?
This cover sits level with the side rails which make it completely flat. The canister sits at the front edge and sticks up 1/2" and is approximately 8 inches wide along the side rail.
What is the total weight?
The cover for a full size truck with a short bed weigh 115 lbs approximately.
Can I get the cover repaired if damaged?
Yes, we will walk you through step by step how to replace slats.
What keeps the water out?
The slats simply seal under each other with the Opposing Slat design. It quickly funnels the water to either side of the tonno and acts as a drainage system.
How many drain hoses are there with this cover?
There are 2 drain hoses (one on each side of the canister at the lowest point to ensure the expedient and efficient expulsion of any water collected in the canister.
I understand that water is channeled to the front of the truck, where water is captured inside the canister and then expelled. What happens when the truck is parked "up hill"? Does water run towards the back of the truck and get into the bed?
No! Water runs along the inner track which acts as a "rain gutter" as well. This track is open ended at the back. This means that if the truck is parked up hill, water is collected in the inner track and drains right at inside edge of the tailgate, and runs out of the back of the truck, leaving your cargo area dry.
Do they perform well in cold and snowy weather?
This truck bed cover can handle extreme weather conditions including intense heat and freezing cold ice and snow.
How does the cover unlock?
Simply pull and turn the spring loaded lock handle one-quarter of a turn and the handle is now in the "fully disengaged" position. Using the pull strap, you gradually let the cover roll all the way into the canister.
What do most people do with the pull strap when done closing?
Most people attach the pull strap to one of the tie down hooks which is located inside the bed. This is what you will need to do when you travel so that the strap doesn't flap around while driving down the road.
Does it rattle when cruising down the road?
No...It is very quite and has a felt coated underside for supreme noise resistance.
Will my wife be able to pull this cover shut?
Yes, it is very easy to close.
Should this unwinding of the cover by a revolution or two be done during the time of initial installation, or can it be done easily after the cover has been installed?
It makes no difference at all as the steps to adjust and optimize the constant force springs are exactly the same at any time. Typically it takes about 5 minutes to adjust these constant force springs irrespective of whether this is the first time you are installing the cover, or many days, months or years afterwards.
Do I need to clean debris off the cover before I close it?
No. This cover is equipped with a brush seal which automatically cleans off your tonneau for you.
Do I need to modify my spray on liner?
There will be no modifications needed.
If your plastic bedliner goes under the side rails (but goes up and over the front rail and tailgate): NO PROBLEM! You will not need to make any adjustments to the plastic bedliner to install this cover.
If you have a tailgate protector: Tailgate protectors do not present any problem for this cover. Whether you have a factory installed or an aftermarket tailgate protector or if your tailgate liner comes over the top edge of your tailgate, none of these will present a problem when installing the cover.
If your plastic bedliner goes over the side rails: YOU MUST MODIFY YOUR BEDLINER to install this cover! You will need to trim the portion of the bedliner that comes over the side rails so that the side wall of the plastic bedliner goes up to and UNDER the rail, but not over the side rail. The reason for this is that over-the-rail bedliners prevent you from being able to clamp the hardware to the side rails as they cover them up. These side rails need to be trimmed off so that the RollBak Tonneau's side mounting rails can be clamped to the inside lip of the side rail. If you are making this adjustment, this is a great opportunity for you to convert your over-the-rail plastic bedliner into an under-the-rail bedliner (where the liner only overlaps the front rail and the tailgate edge)!
These over-the-side rail bedliners must be cut back so not to interfere with the truck's original side rails. To cut the liner's rail covers off is a fairly simple and straightforward process that allows the secure installation of the mounting rails to your truck rails. To request that the customer trim these plastic side rail covers off of your one-piece liner is not a unique request. To ensure a weather resistant barrier with the installation of any tonneau cover, and to be able to clamp the mounting brackets onto the side rails, you must remove the part of the bedliner that covers the side rails. PLEASE DO NOT CUT OFF THE PORTION OF THE BEDLINER THAT COVERS THE FRONT RAIL OR TAILGATE.
PROCESS OF TRIMMING an Over the Rail Bedliner is as follows: To cut the liner, this is a fairly simple process that requires you to slide the one-piece liner out of the bed, then clamp a straight edge along the line where you wish to cut the cover (right at or just below the rail, not above it). From there, a jigsaw with a fine blade works great and you simply follow the straight edge with the saw. Any burs or rough edges can be smoothed out with a file or sandpaper. Others are successful using the same straight edge tactic from outside of the liner using a razor knife. They remove the liner from the truck, and from outside of the liner, they use a razor knife to cut the rail off. The most preferred method is to use a jigsaw.
***NOTE: Some Aftermarket Plastic Bedliners have designs that may interfere with the installation of the canister. If this happens, some trimming of the front edge of the bedliner near the cab rail may need to be done for the canister to be installed properly. To have to do this is actually a pretty rare occurrence and in most situations, your typical plastic bedliner at the front rail will not require any modification.
Do my factory installed plastic bed rails need to be removed?
No, you can install the cover directly on top of the factory rails.
If I need to mount a slide in camper, will I need to remove the mounting rails?
Yes. The rails need to be removed so that the camper doesn't get damaged.
For the Nissan TITAN with the Utili-Track System, what adjustments must be made to install this cover?
You simply unbolt the Utili-Track, and flip the track over (with the functional side of the Utili-Track rail still facing into the bed). Flipping and re-installing the Utili-Track lowers the track by 1 inch from under the side rails which is just enough to clamp down the RollBak rails properly.
NOTE: This is a wonderful feature! Many customers ask if our hardware can bolt directly into the Utili-Track system. The answer is "NO" but it gets better. If our hardware were to bolt directly into the Utili-Trac System, you would have very little (if any) usable Utili-Track area to mount other accessories. This simple "work around" allows you to simply flip the "Utili-Track" over, which lowers it by only one inch. This means that you WILL NOT LOSE any of your ability to use the Utili-Track for tie downs as the mounting rails will be clamped directly above it.
Is there any maintenance that needs to be done on the inner track?
The track is maintenance free, but it wouldn't hurt to clean it every once in a while when possible.
Can I install the cover with my diamond cut rail caps in place?
You sure can! Each mounting rail is pre-assembled with form fitting weather stripping already attached to the underside of the rail. So when you install the mounting rails over the diamond cut rail covers, the form fitting weather stripping seals that area without any problem.
Will it work with flip over bed extenders?
In most cases no, but with the newer Ford F-150 models, they still work perfectly.
How do I clean this cover?
You can clean it with the exact same stuff you use on any vehicle.
Installing your RollBak tonneau cover is a fairly simple and easy process that can be done right at home in your garage. Minor drilling is required to mount the canister to the inside of your truck bed rail. For additional information, please see the installation instructions below or call us at 1-877-216-5446.
|RollBak Tonneau Cover Installation Instructions|
These instructions are generic and the installation for your truck may vary slightly
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Product Reviews Summary
|Ease of Installation||4.2|
|Price / Value||4.3|
|72 Customer Reviews|
|I love the cover. It looks great and works well. It locks securely and is strong. The installation instructions could be a little clearer though. I had to re-adjust the position of the side rails three times to finally get it to seal against the gate. Just following the instructions, I positioned it as (I thought it) described and when I was finished, there was a 1/2" gap. They didn't specify well where to line up the rails. Once they were all adjusted though, the unit looks great; works well and I would highly recommend it.|
|if I could figure out how to ship it back, I would. Does not open smoothly, if weather is cold, very difficult to open at all. Cant believe I wasted so much money on this.|
|I will start by commending RealTruck. They have been fantastic from start to finish. Ordered the G2 cover and it took a little longer than expected before I had time to install. Finally took a day off to install and opened a damaged product. Wrapped taped packed it all up only to be told I have to open and take pictures. Did that and was told new one would be rushed from manufacturer. Two plus weeks later finally received a new one. DAMAGED. Called RealTruck to expedite return and refund. They handled it ASAP. Bravo RT. Boo Bak industries|
|After the install no matter what I did I could not get the cover to retract all the way into the receiver. I had to take it to a professional installer in another city to be fixed. I do not know what he fixed but it now retracts all of the way but it does not retract or slides back as easily as it did previously even after lubricating tracks with silicon spray.I still love it and think it's a good product even if it cost mean extra $120 I originally would have saved on installing by myself. I already had everything in place a d operational except got the retraction problems.|
|Choosing this cover was easy.I watched the video's and knew this is what I wanted.Ordering and tracking was smooth and was delivered as promised.(no shipping charge applied)|
I could'nt wait to install it, even though the temperature was 17 degrees outside I proceeded.
Installing went as planned and everything fit to a tee.
My truck looks great and operation is nice. Just waiting for warmer weather to install the drain tubes and weather strip for tail gate.
I am confident that if you purchase one and have the ability to operate a drill and ratchet you will be as pleased as I am.
The durabillity seems like it will hold up for a long time,it's easy to use and installing it was what I expected after watching the video's. Minor future adjustments will be easy if needed and I am Very pleased with this purchase and will be confident the next time ordering. "Job well done" Thank You
|Installation on 2013 F150 w/6.5' bed was pretty straight forward and took me about 2 hours inside of my garage. The product looks great and with the retractable cover able to lock at various places it is very useful when transporting a tall item like a bench, chair, or tall mini-fridge because a lot of other loose items can be under the protective cover. |
The unit is very secure as well. Once the tailgate is up and lock one would be hard pressed to get inside. I guess if you knew how the unit work you could possibly get it open with a coathanger, but not likely.
I had a Bakflip (from Realtruck as well) and knew I wanted another Bak product for a cover, but am disappointed with the fact that I can't seem to get it to seal properly. I am wondering if I should have gone with an ARE or LEER solid low-profile topper as weatherproofing is one of my key concerns.
Like I said, I am struggling with determining where the unit is leaking from. Everything looks sealed, but the bedrug I installed at the same time is wet along the bottom. I guess I will remove the bedrug and place cardboard along the bottom and see if that helps me find the leaks.
|what I thought was going to be a 90 min. install turned out to be a 4-1/2 hr install. Instructions were very vague to understand, had hardware left over and didn't know if I had done something wrong. Hardware could have been of better quality. One of the inside plastic runners on the rail broke while installing. Less than 24 hrs after install, some heads of the self tapping screws had broken off and had to be replaced, good thing for the extra hardware. Also, the black finish on the canister cover had already started to bubble! Took several weeks to get a warranty replacement. Overall, nice idea and look for a cover, however, the $1100.00 spent for this item was not worth it. Unfortunately, I would not purchase another BAK Idustries cover like this again.|
|This cover was easy to install and looks great.|