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  1. Tonneau Cover
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  3. Retractable - Manual
  4. Not Rack Compatible
  5. Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  6. Aluminum
Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Black
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Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Black

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You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Heavy-gauge aluminum panels with silicone hinges help protect your cargo from the elements. Great Prices for the best tonneau cover from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Black part number 311-SMF7084 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Cover - 311-SMF7084

  • Retractable - Manual
  • Not Rack Compatible
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Pace Edwards
  • Aluminum
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Vinyl Grain

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Heavy-gauge aluminum panels with silicone hinges help protect your cargo from the elements.


  • Custom-fit, retractable tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
  • Cover can be installed or completely removed by 1 person in approximately 10 minutes
    • Requires only a wrench and screwdriver - no drilling
  • Retractable design offers easy access to your bed
    • Pinch grips underneath rear plate automatically retract cover when squeezed
    • Tension spring allows cover to open smoothly
    • Stored cover won't restrict rear window visibility
  • Integrated pull strap lets you deploy cover quickly
    • Closed cover secures truck bed when used in conjunction with locked tailgate
  • Space-saving canister protects retracted cover from the elements to extend life of cover
    • Compact, angled design allows for maximum useable cargo space in bed
    • Drain tubes funnel water from canister out through hole in truck bed floor
  • Low-profile cover sits inside truck bed rails for a flush look
    • Aerodynamic style reduces wind drag and helps to improve gas mileage
  • Black vinyl fabric bonded to rigid aluminum panels offers a seamless, stylish look
  • Weather-resistant materials keep water and debris from entering the truck bed
    • Foam seal installs under rails and canister at bulkhead
    • Large seal at the rear of the bed closes the gap between the cover and tailgate
  • Made in the USA


  • Canister dimensions: 9-1/4" tall x 9-3/4" deep
  • 2-Year limited warranty

The Switchblade retractable hard tonneau cover provides you with security and weather protection for your truck bed, easy accessibility to your cargo, and the flexibility to haul large items that require full bed capacity whenever needed. You can install the cover without assistance in approximately 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it from your vehicle's bed just as quickly. The tonneau deck is constructed of a vinyl fabric top sheet that is bonded to rigid aluminum panels, combining the seamless appearance of a soft cover with the security features of a hard cover.

Simple, 1-Person Installation

Installing Switchblade

To install the cover, set the canister on the bulkhead of your truck. Make sure that it's square with your bed. Bolt the side rails to the tabs on the canister.

Secure the rails to your truck bed side rails using 2 clamps per side. Slide the clamp onto the rail, flip the pivot arm up so it is under the bed rail lip, and tighten the clamp in place with the twist knob. Shims are included for trucks with tapered beds.

Installing kickstand

Each clamp at the tailgate end of the rails has a supplemental kickstand to help level the rails and prevent overtightening during installation. To install the kickstand, simply slide it into the grip handle at the bottom of the clamp. Rotate the kickstand so the foot rests squarely against the side wall of the truck bed, and tighten in place.

Installing top plate of Switchblade

Mount the top cover plate to the canister with the included hardware. Attach the drain tubes to the canister and route each tube out of the OEM drain holes in the floor of your bed.

To hold the pull strap off the floor of your truck bed, apply the adhesive hook-and-loop fastener strip onto the underside of a rail at your desired location.

Remove or Reinstall in 10 Minutes

After the initial installation, the tonneau cover can be completely removed or reinstalled in approximately 10 minutes. The Switchblade is great for whenever you need to haul large items that require full bed capacity from front to back and side to side. After your large haul is complete, you can easily reinstall the cover to protect your truck bed again.

Remove Switchblade for full bed access

To utilize your entire truck bed, detach the canister from the side rails by removing the bolts on either side with a wrench. Then take the side rails off your truck by removing the clamps with the same wrench. Wrap the pull-strap around the canister and use it to lift the canister off your vehicle.

Retractable Cover with Built-In Pull Strap

To retract the Switchblade, simply squeeze the pinch grips located underneath the cover near the center of the tailgate to activate a heavy-duty tension spring. The spring automatically retracts the cover into the canister at the bulkhead of your truck bed. This provides quicker, easier access to your truck bed when compared with manual retractable covers that have no spring-loaded assist.

Pull strap to deploy Switchblade

A built-in pull strap helps you extend the cover over your bed. As you pull, the tonneau will glide smoothly along tracks in the side rails until it reaches the tailgate and secures in place. You can also use the rear plate of the tonneau cover to pull it closed.

Compact, Angled Canister

Switchblade compact canister

The cover retracts into a canister located at the front of your truck bed, giving you unrestricted visibility out of your rear window. The canister also protects the stored cover from the elements. And the compact, angled design allows for maximum clearance for your tools and cargo.

Water Management System

Switchblade drain tube

The Switchblade rails feature a water management system that channels excess water into the canister. This prevents water from getting into your bed or freezing in your tonneau cover rails during cold temperatures. Drain tubes attached to the bottom of the canister remove water through the OE drain holes in the floor of your truck bed.

Flush-Mount Design

Switchblade flush-mount design

The black powder-coated side rails sit 1/8" above your truck bed rails for a flush appearance. This low-profile design is aerodynamic to reduce wind drag, and it helps to improve gas mileage when the cover is closed.

Stylish and Heavy-Duty Construction

Switchblade stylish construction

The Switchblade deck is constructed of a vinyl top layer bonded to heavy-duty aluminum slats. This ArmorTek deck looks like a soft tonneau cover with no visible seams, but has the strength and security of a hard tonneau cover. A large seal at the rear of the bed closes the gap between the cover and tailgate to create a barrier to prevent water from entering the truck bed.


Switchblade cargo security

The Switchblade provides excellent protection for your cargo when used in conjunction with a closed and locked tailgate. Both the pinch grips and pull strap are located underneath the rear plate, which makes them inaccessible when your truck bed is closed. The heavy-gauge aluminum panels are better at preventing theft when compared with soft covers that can be cut or punctured with a knife. The panels are also more effective at preventing theft than tri-fold hard tonneau covers because the panels cannot be pried open at any point along the rails.

SMF7084 Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Hard Truck Cover - Aluminum - Black

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Video Transcript for Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Metal Hard Tonneau Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal line of tonneau covers. There's a switchblade metal to fit your GMC, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan trucks. See for your specific fit. What's great about the switchblade metal is that it uses heavy duty powder coated aluminum panels, so it's going to be lightweight and durable. What I like is that it's extremely easy to operate. Just squeeze the pinch level, and you can open it from either side with only one hand.

It has a built in continuous tension spring that makes retracting it smooth and easy. It's nice that handle runs the full length of the tonneau so it's easy to close too.When used in conjunction with a locking tailgate, you have full bed security. It's going to keep your gear dry, so even if you've got a fifth wheel in there, it's going to prevent it from rusting. The weather seal here at the tailgate is going to provide further leak protection. The full bed length pull strap means you can close it up after having just loaded up your last item.

Another thing I like is compared with folding tonneau covers, this one retracts into the canister, so we're not going to lose rear visibility when opened. It's an easy no drill installation. The only things you'll need are a 7/16 socket or wrench and a Phillips head screwdriver. What makes these clamps unique is that they're rail fitted, so they're going to be a lot more stable compared to traditional style clamps. The canister takes up about 11 1/2" of your bed, and it sits 2" high.

The rails are flush mounted but they sit inside of your truck bed about 2". One thing to note is that you'll only have partial access to your stake pockets.That's going to complete our look at the Pace Edwards Switchblade metal line of tonneau covers.

Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Black - 311-SMF7084

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Heavy-gauge aluminum panels with silicone hinges help protect your cargo from the elements.


Shipment was on schedule. The cover was very simple to install. Thanks Etrailer for another great product. We love it, now we can make trips without putting all out stuff in the back seat.


I will not purchase a Pace Edwards product again. I installed this tonneau cover on a Ford F-150 Platinum. It's disappointing when an accessory doesn't measure up to the actual vehicle. The cover had two major issues:
1) The tonneau cover doesn't roll back into the canister unless pushed multiple times while walking up the side of the truck. I measured the spacing between the rails multiple times at multiple locations with different tape measures to ensure it met the standards in the instructions (it did). Sadly, I can't stand at my tailgate and allow the cover to retract into the canister as my other friends who have tonneau covers can.
2) The rail to the tonneau cover came with some scratches on it even though I opened the package per the instructions to ensure that I did not scratch it. Once again, it's disappointing to have a new truck that looks great, but have a "new" accessory with scratches on it.


Cover is great looking, just what I wanted. After a year, it's still looking good. It's keeping the bed covered and secure. The only piece that I can say isn't the best is that I do get water at the tailgate edges, so it's not as dry as it could be,


The Pace Edwards Metal Switchblade was easy to install. It took less than 1 hour to install and it fit great. It looks great on the truck and provides a great way to secure the cargo and keep it out of the weather.


Easy to install,looks great,and works flawlessly. It is not completely waterproof but, for me, the small amount of water it lets in is ok.


The product is true to the description and of great quality. A big plus is it is made in USA!
Thanks etrailer.


Went together and fit great!


Easy to install.



See what our Experts say about this Pace Edwards Tonneau Cover

  • Best Tonneau Cover for 2011 Ford Super Duty Long Bed to Keep Out Rain
    There isn't a tonneau cover out there that's totally waterproof, but the Pace Edwards tonneaus are the best in terms of keeping water out as they have a great drain and seal system. The Switchblade part # 311-SMF7084 would be the best option for your 2011 Ford Super Duty long bed. I attached a review video for the SwitchBlades for you to check out as well.
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