Power Vs. Manual Retractable Bed Covers

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  1. ravencr

    ravencr SDD Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I just picked up my new 2020 F-450, and I'm trying to decide between a manual versus power retractable cover with the grooves on the side so I can mount a rack for bikes, etc. Does anyone have any experience with both or comments one way or the other? The only power one I can find that will work on the 8' bed is the Pace-Edwards (Lund - Leer) Ultragroove Electric: https://www.pace-edwards.com/Ultrag...MI097c4rft5gIVmONkCh33zQkUEAAYAyAAEgKWR_D_BwE

    The most common other option would be the Retrax Manual Retraxpro XR: https://retrax.com/retraxpro-xr

    Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated, and if there's some other makes/models I should look at too would be great. Thanks in advance for the help,

    Chris
     
  2. YODA

    YODA SDD Junior Member

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    If it is electric it will fail. Not personally but run across folks stuck getting thins out when the power is dead. Find out if there is a release to move it manually if the motor fails.

    I have a manual Retrax poly one since 2003 with no issues. I don't know if your set on the pace-edwards or not, but take a look at the Retrax offerings. They also have a track/accessory package available. I also have been shopping lately for a new cover and found you can get better pricing on both if you shop around. Just ask if any deals available. I just like the construction of the Retrax better.

    Hope this helps
     

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