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Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black
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Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black

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Retractable tonneau cover with T-slot rails lets you add a light-duty ladder rack or roof rack to your vehicle. Heavy-duty aluminum panels and silicon hinges help seal the bed. Multiple weather seals and drain tubes offer enhanced cargo protection. Great Prices for the best tonneau cover from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black part number PE36QJ can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Cover - PE36QJ

  • Retractable - Manual
  • Rack Compatible
  • Low Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Pace Edwards
  • Aluminum
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Matte

Retractable tonneau cover with T-slot rails lets you add a light-duty ladder rack or roof rack to your vehicle. Heavy-duty aluminum panels and silicon hinges help seal the bed. Multiple weather seals and drain tubes offer enhanced cargo protection.


  • Custom-fit, retractable tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
  • Integrated T-slots in rails let you add roof rack or ladder rack
    • Rounded sides and curved endcaps present a clean look for your ride
    • Compatible with Pace Edwards EL200 elevated rack (sold separately)
  • Retractable design offers full bed access without removing cover
    • Handle underneath rear plate automatically retracts cover when turned
    • Tension spring allows cover to open smoothly
    • Stored cover won't restrict rear window visibility
  • Built-in pull strap lets you deploy cover quickly
    • Cover engages the rails at 12" intervals so you can partially cover long items
    • Closed cover secures truck bed when used in conjunction with locked tailgate
  • Compact canister protects retracted cover from the elements
    • Angled design allows for maximum useable cargo space in bed
  • Low-profile cover sits 1" above the bed rails for a streamlined look
    • Aerodynamic style reduces wind drag and helps to improve gas mileage
  • Durable, black powder coated aluminum panels and rails resist corrosion
  • Enhanced cargo protection with more weather seals and drain tubes than industry standards
    • Endcaps and rear seal extend over tailgate to keep dust and water out of truck bed
    • 3/4" Wide exterior rail seals conform to truck bed caps to prevent water leakage
    • Interior rail seals extend along cover to further shelter cargo from the elements
    • Weather-resistant silicon hinges provide tight seal between panels
    • Drain tubes at front and rear of truck bed funnel water out through OEM drain holes
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Cover clamps to truck bed side rails
    • Canister attaches to cover rails at cab
  • Made in the USA


  • Canister dimensions: 10-1/4" tall x 9-3/4" deep
  • Lifetime warranty

The UltraGroove Metal is a retractable hard tonneau cover with integrated T-slots in the rails that allow you to add a roof rack or ladder rack to your vehicle. This enables you to carry kayaks, bikes, and other sports and recreation gear while leaving your bed free for more items. The cover's heavy-duty aluminum panels help protect your cargo from theft, and the enhanced weather seals ensure your gear stays clean and dry.

Retractable Cover with Built-In Pull Strap

UltraGroove operation

The UltraGroove retracts with one turn of a handle. The handle - located underneath the rear plate of the cover - activates a heavy-duty tension spring. This spring automatically retracts the cover into the canister at the bulkhead of your truck bed. A built-in pull strap helps you extend the cover over your bed. As you pull, the handle will unlock and the cover will engage the side rails at 12" intervals.

UltraGroove halfway open

You can stop the cover at these designated intervals if you need to carry tall or long items that overlap your tailgate while still covering cargo, such as a toolbox, stored closer to the bulkhead of the truck. You can also use the rear plate of the tonneau cover to pull it closed.

Side Rails with T-Slots

UltraGroove Hauling Versatility

The tonneau cover's side rails include integrated T-slots that allow you to mount accessories directly to the cover. This Rail Expansion System (RES) runs the length of the side rails so you can positon your accessories - such as a ladder rack or roof rack - to accommodate different-size loads. This enables you to haul sports and recreation gear above your bed without interfering with the operation of the cover. The rails are also compatible with Pace Edwards EL200 ladder rack (sold separately).

UltraGroove T-slots in rails

These rails have rounded sides and curved endcaps that are sleeker and more streamlined when compared with other slotted tonneau cover side rails.

Angled Canister

UltraGroove canister with drain tube

The cover retracts into a compact, angled canister located at the front of your truck bed. This canister protects the retracted cover from the elements, and with the cover stored in the canister you'll have unrestricted visibility out of your rear window. The angled design of the canister also allows for maximum useable cargo space in your truck bed.

Enhanced Cargo Protection

Drain tube near tailgate

The UltraGroove provides more protection from water and debris than many other covers on the market. Its 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. Additional drain tubes at the end of the side rails also channel water out through existing drain holes in your truck bed side walls.

UltraGroove rail cap

The cover side rails have rubber seals on the outside that conform to your truck bed rail caps and keep dirt and water out of your bed. The rails have seals on the inside to create another barrier that protects your cargo from water and dust. There are also endcaps that seal over the top edge of your tailgate to prevent leaking at the corners. Lastly, a large seal at the rear of the bed closes the gap between the cover and your tailgate to shield your cargo from runoff water.

Low-Profile Design

Low Profile tonneau cover

The curved side rails and endcaps sit approximately 1" above the truck bed rails for a low-profile look. This sleek design is aerodynamic to reduce wind drag, and it helps to improve gas mileage when cover is closed.

Heavy-Duty Construction

Heavy-duty construction

The cover is constructed of interlocking aluminum panels with a black powder coat finish. A silicon weather hinge creates a tight seal between each panel to prevent water and dirt from entering the truck bed. The cover side rails are also constructed of extruded aluminum with a black powder coat finish.


The UltraGroove provides excellent protection for your cargo when used in conjunction with a closed and locked tailgate. Both the handle and pull strap are located underneath the rear plate, which makes them inaccessible when your truck bed is closed. The durable 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 a tri-fold hard tonneau cover because the panels cannot be pried open at any point along the rails.

No-Drill Installation

To install the cover, set the canister in your truck bed and support it with a box or other sturdy object. Slide the cover side rails into the canister until they are fully seated in the rail grips while also threading the cover into the channels in the rails. Secure the rails to the canister with bolts and washers.

UltraGroove installation kickstand

Attach the rails to the canister, then secure the rails to your truck's bed 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. Shims are included for trucks with tapered beds.

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.

Mount the top cover plate to the canister with the included hardware. Install 2 drain tubes to the rear of the rails and 2 drain tubes to the canister. Route each tube out of the OEM drain holes in your truck 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.

KMF176 Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Hard Truck Bed Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black

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Video Transcript for Leer Truck Group Manufacturer Spotlights

Hello neighbors, it's Brad here from etrailer and today I'm with Greg and he is from the Leer Truck Group and that's gonna cover a few different products. Most of the time you hear Leer, tonneau covers comes to mind. Yep. But also we're gonna cover Pace Edwards as well as BedSlide. And these are all great applications to really get security and the most usability out of your truck. Exactly.

So jumping right in, Leer tonneau covers, everyone's heard the name. Where did it begin What's kind of the background of it Well, Leer developed their own tonneau cover line with four different tonneau covers probably about 15 years ago. We we inchesre late to the market because we wanted to do it right. And when we entered into the market and we've got four different tonneau covers. Two are which the hard folding covers and two are the soft folding covers.

We've got the HF 650, the HF 350, the Latitude and the SR 250 roll up. Why would someone want a soft versus a hard tonneau cover Well, it depends on how the customer uses their vehicle, how they access it, you know, whether they're wanting more security into the tonneau cover, covering the bed. It's just application and individual requirements. So I guess pros and cons versus soft and hard. I know the hard ones that I've done, they fold up really nice, but sometimes they do block a little bit of rear view visibility, correct They do, they do.

We've got a HF 650 that was engineered with all four panels that when it's folded up, it doesn't sit on the cab of the truck. It stands straight up with a prop mount and the other thing it does, which nobody else does out there, it doesn't cover the third brake light. So you're able to drive legally with that thing open. That makes sense. Yeah.

Now something that people might be concerned depending on where you live, we mentioned, or we were talking off camera about snow and the snow sitting on there. With the soft covers, that can stretch it a little bit, yeah. It definitely can, yeah. You want to kind of keep those clean, you know, continuously during a heavy snowfall without letting it pile up. Okay. The hard covers, they're more apt to take a little bit of load, especially if it's spread out over, we're looking at about 400 pounds so it works out real well. That's really impressive. Particularly In those winter states. Yeah, absolutely. As it builds up, you know, you don't wanna have to worry about that collapsing down. Yep. And that's accomplished by the design of the deck surface, right Exactly. So, explain a little bit how that works with the surface. Well we've got an ArmorTek vinyl over aluminum panels with all of our units. And it's designed in such a way where our canisters are smaller up front by the bulkhead that when that rolls up it's able to roll a tighter circle to keep the canister smaller so you've got a lot more room under the, in the bed of that truck behind the cab. Makes sense. So yeah, just kind of looking at, you know, the extrusion here, that's where you get that structure. But also being aluminum, it's lightweight. These, they're not terribly heavy. Exactly. Lightweight. They're replaceable. If you ever tear one up, they won't rust obviously because it is aluminum. So it's a durable, it's been out there forever. Yeah. So a one and done tonneau cover then. Yep, I say that. Yeah. That's awesome. And so a soft one does protect the things, the contents inside from weather, but with soft, unfortunately someone could cut through that. Yeah, kid with a pocket knife could open it up. Yeah. Our four covers all have the sink latches on there, which is fully patented by Leer. And that enables the customer to either get out passenger driver's side open one side, which automatically unlocks the opposite side. So it's easeability of accessing the back of the truck. Yeah. That's really nice. And that's, you know, you don't have a trunk on a truck normally. No. Some of these electric vehicles have fronts, whatever it may be, but when it comes to a truck bed, you store a lot of things that aren't in your cab that are equally as important. Yes. And you want the protection not only from elements but security. And this is definitely a great way because if the tailgate is closed and locked, there's really no easy access to open 'em, correct Exactly, and out of sight out of mind. You know, it might be empty inside, nobody knows. But the other thing real nice about our tonneau covers no drilling whatsoever. Allen wrenches all the way and finger bolts, it was really engineered very well. So yeah, no permanent marks left on your truck- Exactly. after it's installed. Yep. So breaking down the different models, why would someone choose one model versus the other Where do they kind of fall into place Well, if the HF 650 is a low profile, it's sleek, it's pleasant looking to the eyes. Sure. The HF 350 is a three folding panel, it's the same process as far as installation, no holes whatsoever, but it's a little bit taller and stouter on the bed truck and has solid rails on the side. It doesn't have the rubber gasket rails on the side. Okay. As far as the folding covers. And then if you go into the soft Latitude that we sell, it's a tri-fold that folds up again with the sink latches to access the bed. And if you want full accessibility more into that truck bed, you go to the H, sorry, the SR 250 and that rolls all the way up against the cab of the truck. So the guy that's in it or the gal is in it a lot generally will go with that one. Okay, that makes sense. And then as far as some of the accessories that go along, if I have maybe some racks or anything that I might want to install with a tonneau cover, does it play ball with those Right now, nothing with our tonneau covers. with our Pace Edwards line we've got racks that we can install on top of those, yes. Okay. So maybe that's a good time. We actually have Pace Edwards We do. Yeah, out on his truck. So we're gonna take a look at that so you can really see it in person and see some of the cool features of it. So here on Greg's truck there's quite a few cool, some of their lines on the truck that we can actually take a look at and handle. So the first one, UltraGroove electric. I installed one of these on a truck and I was kind of blown away. It's got some pretty cool features that you normally don't see on a tonneau cover. So really at the push of a button this can open. Yep, it's an electric tonneau cover. Brad, I'll let you do the honors. Alright. Go ahead and push open on the key fob. And as you can see, it rolls down the track in a steady motion roll up into the canister up front. And then if you push it closed you can actually stop it by pushing it again and start it and it has hundreds of different intervals of range. That's awesome. So Bluetooth technology, so it does come with this collector, correct It does come with two of those key fops. Correct. Okay, excellent. And then also it can be controlled via Bluetooth It can, yes. You can download the app to your phone and you can push it, push the button right on your phone with the Bluetooth. No more having to lean over your dirty truck to flip it over. You can just simply, push of a button. That is really cool. Now while we're out here as well, taking a look at the fit and finish of these tonneau covers is something that really stands out. We get to install quite a few of them here at etrailer and I love the fit and finish on the end caps. All the seals, everything just fits really well with these and they just look like they're OEM. Well there's a lot of thought process that went into it a lot, a lot of engineering, there's stabilizers in the inside holding up the rail 'cause you want that rail on a straight plane. So it does retract in and out constantly at the same speed and it's all thumb screws. There's no tools again. That's easy. Again, the installation is you know, for something that you're gonna have on your truck for a while, it shouldn't be that big of a deal to but saving the headache when installing it, it's a huge difference. And just as Greg said, you know, there's thumb screws and there is gonna be some adjustment to really get it perfectly dialed in. So to be able to do that without having tools, that's really nice. And that's a low maintenance product. It's lithium grease in the track every six months and that's really it. That's easy. And as far as power, I remember there's wires that you guys give a harness that runs directly to the battery. Exactly. And so super easy. Goes right to the battery. There's a 15 amp inline breaker switch. Fuse. Fuse. Yeah, there you go, thanks. That comes with it also. But yeah, it's very easy to use. Now you also have some accessories that we have here from Leer as far as racks. Exactly. We offer two sets of racks in two heights. One, this is the lower set. Most of the outlanding people go with this to carry a tent. You can go above cab for the longer items. A canoe, a ladder, contractors love it. Now having powered any accessory on a vehicle is great. But a lot of times people wonder, okay, well my battery's dead or key fobs dead, I'm stuck, right You know, I can't do anything with this. Well normally you would be, but we did take care of that issue that if it does come up, there's a handle back here onto the canister that will disengage the motor from the rolling platform. So you can manually push that up and manually pull it back so it still works until you get the battery fixed or rejuiced or charged. Awesome. Now something else that when they take in consideration of design, things that I really liked when doing specifically the Pace Edwards line, I remember the drain tubes on this backside on the rail and normally you're gonna get them up in the front to be able to drain out any water that builds up in the canister you know, obviously. So it's not causing any buildup or any damage to any of the accessories. But having one here in the rail, that's really nice because water is going to kind of get in here but as long as you're extracting it and not getting it in the bed, that's the main thing. No, great point. Where there's air, there's water and we try to keep everything dry just so water doesn't freeze up in there when it, colder climates. But yeah, you're right. We've got one, two of 'em in the back and two of 'em up in the front and it keeps it as dry as possible. Of course nothing is 100% watertight but we we're working on that. Yeah, you're getting real close. We're getting close. Yeah. Enough to at least protect the stuff in the bed. Yep. Now with tonneau covers or camper shells, sometimes you don't have the accessibility to maybe reach into something heavy. Even if you fold it back, you don't want to have to crawl in that truck bed. And you guys have a solution for that We do. We recently, or not recently, a while back, you know, acquired BedSlide company, they're out of Oregon. We've got one installed in the back of the truck. It's got a 30 inch grab bar here. So it's real user friendly. And then the disengage it is right here. So you just grab the bar, pull back on the lever and there's a locking point that brings it back to about the tailgate and you'll hear it click into the first locking stage. So if you also want to get more usability out of it, you can pull it back and it gives you about 70% of the use right there. It makes it easy to get and unload everything you need to unload. 'Cause you know darn well whatever you put on the back of the truck ends up at the front of the truck. 100%. It brings it back a lot easier. And that's really nice. Not only, I've seen it in a lot of overland applications, obviously they load these trucks up and you have a rooftop tent so to climb in there you're having to duck. This makes it a lot easier. And even just normal applications. My dad has a Tacoma that he drives around with a camper shell and he plays a lot of music jobs and he has drums. Yeah. And he's 70 years old. Oh there you go. He doesn't wanna have to go back and forth and grab his stuff in the truck. So a BedSlide like this, he can simply just draw this out, have it ready to go. Yep. Yeah, every every person that has a cap and that has a BedSlide or a tonneau cover, this combination, they get another one, truck cap or tonneau cover, they'll get a BedSlide as well. Yep. It just makes sense. It makes the truck bed just more accessible. Yes. And that's really huge, especially if you are on job sites or whatever and you have all your tools, whatever you need, you can really gain access to it quick. And as far as weight capacities, these are pretty heavy duty. They are. And we have three different weight capacities as far as what they'll hold. This one's a 1,000 pound, we have a 15,000 pound and a 2,000 pound for the heavy duty big trucks, so. And going along with that, to get this mounted up, are you drilling holes into the bed or anything like that Well we do have two options. We've got the drill, the standard drilling of the frame and then we've got a no drill option for a lot of the trucks that are out there. So it's best of both worlds. Yep, that's great. And it's got nice texture here so nothing should be sliding around. But also you have movable, you know you have rails here but you can also move these attachment points and really strap everything down. Exactly, you got the tie downs, you can put 'em on the rail here on the side. I don't have the bed bins that are also an option, the storage, but they'll utilize the space over the wheel well so you can stack this thing, you know, in different configurations for the use you need out of it. That's awesome. And relatively, it's not that tall so you're not losing a ton of space. No. So that's really great too. You gain all the access and you're not really losing anything. No, not at all. So the UltraGroove is going to be a year make model specific for a truck, correct Yeah, it's correct. Yep. Okay. So you can use our fit guide here at to make sure you're getting the proper fit for your vehicle. And something that you may or may not notice is if you have an eight foot bed, you long bed guys, not super easy to find a tonneau cover. No, the electric one on the market, our UltraGroove electric is the only eight foot tonneau cover that's made to fit the eight foot beds, so. That's pretty cool. So for you long bed fellas, that's what you're gonna wanna be looking for, UltraGroove. I have videos on the installation of these, super easy but awesome product. So huge thanks to Greg from the Leer Truck Group for taking the time to break down their product lines and hopefully help you all at home, make a deciding purchase on the product that you may want for your truck, just to be able to protect it and use it a little bit more. Thanks Greg. You're welcome. Thank you.

Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black - PE36QJ

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Retractable tonneau cover with T-slot rails lets you add a light-duty ladder rack or roof rack to your vehicle. Heavy-duty aluminum panels and silicon hinges help seal the bed. Multiple weather seals and drain tubes offer enhanced cargo protection.


Does not work in cold wet weather. Freezes shut when it snows; otherwise, it works alright.


Product arrived earlier than expected, no damage as packaging was well protected inside. Directions for product were thorough and everything worked as advertised.


Tonneau cover delivered in 2 boxes. Well packaged and delivered in very good time. I'm 69 and installed it by myself in about 2 hours. If I were a little younger or had help I have no doubt I could have installed it in less than an hour. I spent a little bit of time going back and forth to my PC to view an [online] video on the installation. It wasn't really necessary, the written instructions were pretty clear. No special tools required nor special skills. Fits great on my long bed F350. Worth noting; the rails only partially cover the stake pocket holes. If you don't have the snap covers that fit in them then you should probably plan on getting some. I was missing one and ended up using some black Gorilla tape (my truck is black) as a make do until I can get a cover. Only time and usage will tell how well the cover is made but my initial impression is very positive, thus the 5 star rating. I've used before and they also continue to rate 5 stars.


Works great after a year. I did chip the paint on the tailgate end. Fast shipping buy it!!!


Install went well, product looks sharp and secure. Very pleased!


Works great, looks great, just what I expected.






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