Bed Covers For Trucks - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Bedlocker Electric Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Bedlocker Electric work?

The Bedlocker Electric is powered by an electric motor in the canister that opens and closes the cover along rails fastened to the truck bed via a remote control.

What is the Bedlocker Electric made of?

The Bedlocker Electric is manufactured out of heavy gauge extruded aluminum panels with a black textured powder coat finish for increased strength and durability that are fastened together with a silicone hinge seal.

Will the cover keep the truck bed dry? What about ice and snow?

The Bedlocker Electric is designed so that water collected on the top is carried to the canister. Drain tubes located at the base of the canister then take the water outside the truck, to help keep your truck bed dry. Water cannot pass through the silicone hinge sealed top, however water may intrude into the bed via components that are not part of the cover such as the tailgate, stake pockets, etc. These components require proper sealing during installation. We do not claim that our covers are 100% waterproof. Be very cautious if a manufacturer says that their retractable cover is 100% waterproof. Snow should be swept off of the cover with a broom before operating the cover otherwise you will end up with the snow in the truck bed and the canister box. Ice can be removed by taking your hand and smacking the cover as close to the middle as possible this will cause a vibration in the cover that breaks up the ice making it easy to remove. Do not use anything but your hand for this.

How does the Bedlocker Electric lock?

The Bedlockers Electric electromagnetic brake system locks the cover automatically in any position.

Will the cover improve my gas mileage?

Your gas mileage should improve. A university study shows substantial gas mileage improvement whenever the box of a pickup is covered.

Is there a warranty on the Bedlocker Electric?

Yes, there is a three-year factory defect warranty on all parts. See warranty statement here.

How much weight will my cover hold, can I walk on it?

Your BedLocker Electric is not weight rated for load carrying. It is able to hold a substantial amount of weight especially if it’s evenly distributed such as a snow load.

Can a garage door opener operate my cover?

The BedLocker uses a rolling code to secure your cover. This gives you approximately 7 million random codes that change each time you push the button. It would be unlikely that a random garage door opener could open your cover.

Does my engine have to be running to operate the cover?

No your cover will operate on battery only however, you will notice that it does run slightly faster with the engine running. The controller will not operate if the amperage draw falls below 10.5 amps. This will still allow you to crank the engine.

Is a cab-mounted toggle switch available?

Yes, you can purchase a toggle switch kit that plugs directly into the controllers extra pigtail which will allow you to operate the cover with the flick of a switch.

Full-Metal JackRabbit Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Full-Metal JackRabbit work?

The Full-Metal JackRabbit cover slides along rails mounted to the sides of the truck bed into a canister at the front of the truck bed. The Full-Metal JackRabbit blanket rolls around a reel inside the canister with the help of a coil spring which maintains tension on the cover at all times making it easy to open.

What is the Full-Metal JackRabbit “blanket” made of?

The Full-Metal JackRabbit is manufactured out of heavy gauge extruded aluminum panels with a black textured powder coat finish for increased strength and durability that are fastened together with a silicone hinge seal.

Will the cover keep the truck bed dry? What about ice and snow?

The Full-Metal JackRabbit is designed so that water collected on the top is carried to the canister. Drain tubes located at the base of the canister then take the water outside the truck, to help keep your truck bed dry. Water cannot pass through the top of the cover, however water may intrude into the bed via components that are not part of the Full-Metal JackRabbit such as the tailgate, stake pockets, etc. These components require proper sealing during installation. We do not claim that our covers are 100% waterproof and have never heard of a competitors cover that is either. Be very cautious if a manufacturer says that their retractable cover is 100% waterproof.

Snow should be swept off of the cover with a broom before operating the cover otherwise you will end up with the snow in the truck bed. Ice can be removed by taking your hand and smacking the cover as close to the middle as possible this will cause a vibration in the cover that breaks up the ice making it easy to remove. Do not use anything but your hand for this.

How does the Full-Metal JackRabbit lock?

The Full-Metal JackRabbit locks with a key Offset to the driver’s side near the tailgate. The key turns arms that lock into the side rails mounted on the sides of the truck bed. The Full-Metal JackRabbit can be locked in place at 12 inch intervals along the truck bed.

Will the cover improve my gas mileage?

Your gas mileage should improve. A university study shows substantial gas mileage improvement whenever the box of a pickup is covered.

Will the cover work with my bedliner?

The rails on our cover are designed to fasten directly on the sill of the truck bed. If you have a bedliner that covers the sill, modification will be required. Most under-the-rail bedliners are more easily fitted with our cover, but may also require modification near the front corners. 

Is there a warranty on the Full-Metal JackRabbit?

Yes, there is a three-year factory defect warranty on all parts.  See warranty statement here.

JackRabbit Frequently Asked Questions

How does the JackRabbit work?

The JackRabbit cover slides along rails mounted to the sides of the truck bed into a canister at the front of the truck bed. The JackRabbit blanket rolls around a reel inside the canister with the help of a coil spring which maintains tension on the cover at all times making it easy to open.

What is the JackRabbit “blanket” made of?

The JackRabbit blanket consists of Armor Tek vinyl bonded to a roll of formed aluminum substructure. This special blend of textured polymer material will provide a long life while maintaining flexibility at sub-freezing temperatures.

Will the cover keep the truck bed dry? What about ice and snow?

The JackRabbit is designed so that water collected on the top is carried to the canister. Drain tubes located at the base of the canister then take the water outside the truck, to help keep your truck bed dry. Water cannot pass through the one-piece polymer top, however water may intrude into the bed via components that are not part of the JackRabbit such as the tailgate, stake pockets, etc. These components require proper sealing during installation. We do not claim that our covers are 100% waterproof and have never heard of a competitors cover that is either. Be very cautious if a manufacturer says that their retractable cover is 100% waterproof.

Snow should be swept off of the cover with a broom before operating the cover otherwise you will end up with the snow in the truck bed. Ice can be removed by taking your hand and smacking the cover as close to the middle as possible this will cause a vibration in the cover that breaks up the ice making it easy to remove. Do not use anything but your hand for this.

How does the JackRabbit lock?

The JackRabbit locks with a key Offset to the driver’s side near the tailgate. The key turns arms that lock into the side rails mounted on the sides of the truck bed. The JackRabbit can be locked in place at 12 inch intervals along the truck bed.

Will the cover improve my gas mileage? How?

Your gas mileage should improve. A university study shows substantial gas mileage improvement whenever the box of a pickup is covered.

Will the cover work with my bedliner?

The rails on our cover are designed to fasten directly on the sill of the truck bed. If you have a bedliner that covers the sill, modification will be required. Most under-the-rail bedliners are more easily fitted with our cover, but may also require modification near the front corners. 

Is there a warranty on the JackRabbit?

Yes, there is a three-year factory defect warranty on all parts.  See warranty statement here.