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Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black

Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black

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Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Craftec. Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black part number 153923 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Craftec Tonneau Covers - 153923

  • Craftec
  • Hatch-Style Tonneau
  • Soft Tonneau
  • Top of Bed Rails - Open Stake Pockets
  • Low Profile
  • Vinyl
  • Gloss Black
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Tool-Free Removal

Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal.


Features:

  • Raises effortlessly on pressurized gas struts
    • Conserves time and energy - no unrolling, snaps or hook-and-loop fasteners to slow you down
  • Removes in seconds so that you can haul oversize cargo
    • Easy, 1-person, 3-step process
  • Shields and shelters your cargo
    • Safeguards against bugs, dirt and inclement weather
    • Prevents items from blowing out of your truck bed
    • Deters theft - 2 hidden metal latches in the rear of the truck bed secure cover to side rails
    • Ultra-secure when combined with a locked tailgate
  • Enhances style and improves fuel efficiency
    • Sits about 3/8" above truck bed - low-profile design
    • Boosts gas mileage by up to 10 percent by reducing wind drag
    • Gives your truck a tidy, finished look
  • Delivers rugged durability in a lightweight package
    • High-grade, UV-resistant, 18-oz soft vinyl cover
    • 3-Ply, black PVC backing resists mildew and provides a firmer underside
    • Dense foam weatherstripping on back edge for water resistance
  • Heavy-gauge aluminum hidden framework
    • Sturdy bow-and-frame construction
  • Installs easily using step-by-step instructions and standard tools
    • No drilling - frame clamps onto truck-bed side rails
  • Compatible with under-the-rail bed liners
    • Can be used with over-the-rail bed liners - cutting of liner required
  • Black color
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Limited lifetime warranty on aluminum frame
  • 3-Year limited warranty on vinyl


The hatch-style Craftec tonneau cover is sleek and simple to use, and it removes in three quick steps to give you the option of full truck-bed use.


Step 1

Lifting hatch cover

Lift hatch cover.


Step 2

Close-up of gas strut and raised cover

Using a small, flathead screwdriver, unclip the gas shocks from the truck-bed rail mounts and raise the cover.


Step 3

Cover removes for storage

Raise cover to full vertical position, then slide it out of the C-channel groove and to the side. The cover's light weight and innovative design enable you to remove it single-handed in under a minute.



Tonneau in open position

Gas struts make opening Craftec's soft vinyl tonneau practically effortless - you can even open it with one hand.
They also hold the cover upright and out of the way while you load or unload your gear.


Tonneau's aluminum frame without vinyl covering

Sturdy, heavy-gauge aluminum framing provides the tough but lightweight backbone that gives the Craftec truck-bed cover its strength.


Close-up of twist-latch securing tonneau for travel

Hidden under the back of the closed cover are two sturdy latches that rotate into place to secure the tonneau to the truck-bed rails, providing a travel-tight fit. Once you have secured the latches and locked the tailgate, the latches - and your cargo - are safely hidden away under the cover.

Close-up of vinyl cover

The 18-ounce, black vinyl cover is UV resistant, and its edges are bound for a smooth, clean look. Weatherstripping is attached to the underside of the vinyl cover, rather than to the truck bed, keeping out water and protecting the paint on your truck-bed side rails.



153923 Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black



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Customer Reviews

Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black - 153923

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal.

- 153923
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Love the cover. After some minor modifications it's great. Modification #1: put some screws vertically and horizontally through the bracket that stays fastened to the bed. Double sided tape will NOT hold it together. Modification #2: before installation, call craftech and get 20lb shocks. The pair of 40lbs that come with it are waaaayyyyy too heavy. I bent my cover trying to close it with them on. Lastly, the bows could stand to have a little more "bow" to them. But overall it is an awesome cover and so far craftech has taken care of anything I have needed. It's exactly what I wanted. 657877



- 153923
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Does the job! Easy to remove too. 584584



- 252734
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover shipped quickly. I believe it was 2 days after ordering it was at my door. This cover was very easy to piece together and install onto my 2010 Colorado Quad cab. Definately well worth the price!! Not only does the product fit my truck perfectly, it also looks good too. The ability to lock the cover from the interior of the bed is a huge bonus when trying to keep your items safe. If you are looking for a cover to purchase I highly recommend this one. 51975



- 252103
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover went on my 1977 El Camino the original snap on cover recently died this cover looks like a great replacement and now I should not have any snow to deal with. I looked at the instructions which seemed like they could be used however I found a step by step video oline that made it real easy to install. Thank You for a great fitting tonneau bed cover. 585162


Comments
It still looks great I did have to make a few modifications this summer to it to get it to remove more easily but that is due to the shape of the body by the rear window it curves in. Still glad I bought it great product.
Henry F - 11/27/2019

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- 252103
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Very good product. I little more difficult to assemble than I thought but it only took about 90 minutes more than I thought it would. 865986



- 151228
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Let's give it 4 1/2 stars. This started out as a replacement for an older tonneau cover. The old one wore out and I had a good one here that was supposed to fit a "full size Ford". It was WAY to loose. We attempted to use pool noodles to make the arch bows taller and create more tension. That didn't work either. The new one from etrailer and Craftec looks GREAT. One day (one person) completion and installation. The [installation] video was very helpful and the directions were mostly clear and concise. 848365



- 251298
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Great fit, easy to remove when necessary, looks great. 690316



- 153113
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Very happy with the performance one year later. 615124



- 251138
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


This is my second Craft Tec tonneau cover and I absolutely love it!!! Couldn't be easier to remove if need be. A couple of my friends have purchased them and are equally pleased. 571522



- 251918
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


In general I am quite pleased with this product. It was relatively inexpensive and I was able to assemble and install by myself. It has held up well over a period of one year. My only disappointment is the fact that it does not fit between the stake holes as it was discribed. It covers each hole halfway 569507



- 654517
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


cover is weathering well and has no rips or tears 564867



- 252198
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover fits great and looks good, we have had it on for a year now and still looks and works like it is new. The only complaint is the assembly instructions. Very hard to follow had to call several times for technical assistance. Even took it to a friend who runs an auto repair shop for help, and they agreed instructions were poorly written. Priced well and good quality product. 501024



- 651734
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


I love it, what else could I say! 489784


Comments
love it works great
Kenneth D - 03/27/2019

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- 151127
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover fits very well and was simple to install. It keeps the bed of my truck super clean and is easy to open to access anything in the bed. 480391



- 251198
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


It looks nice and is light weight. But it always comes loose in the back. the handles will not stay tight and if you tighten them it bends the frame. So I use bunggy cords to hold it down. 480145



- 251118
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Great cover. Keeps tools dry, easy to open and close. 476317



- 251918
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Nice product and well-designed but if you're not good at assembling a rather complicated frame, I think you should pass on this or know a friend that is willing to spend a few hours putting it together 466032



- 251185
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


This bed cover is holding up excellent and looks as good as it did the first day. My gas filler is inside the bed this tilt up is God sent item that saves me a ton of time. I have always had a snap button cover before. Now it is a simple 30 second job. 463145



- 251138
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Used on a 2016 Chevy Silverado The cover is very good, not perfect. I get a little bit of water at the front corners of the bed. I think it may be due to the design; the corners of the cover are not completely flush with the frame. The gasket is in place but there is not enough down pressure at the corner to keep it tight enough to prevent seepage. Also the wind as you drive may force the corner of the cover up slightly. Not a huge deal; I may just put a small piece of electrical tape at the corner and no one will notice. Not worth returning the cover over. The other thing I want to mention is how hard it is to put the frame together. The instructions and diagrams are not very clear. It took around 4 hours to get the frame built and the cover fitted. Again, the issue is not insurmountable. Just don't expect to have the cover in place in 20-30 minutes or whatever time it is they advertise. 443263



- 153731
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


It broke while my brother and I were assembling it. Returned it for a refund. Best bet - buy a good one. 431576



- 153113
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


It worked for the first two months, then kept flying off... The last time it flew off, it has a bent frame and turned cover. After a eighteen wheeler ran over it... So I rated it as POOR, you got your money and I got no Tonneau Cover. " THANKS" !!! 429473



- 252194
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Looks great on the elcomio great prod uct. 353397



- 253926
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


THE BEST 325228



- 551137
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Poor fit for my 2013 tundra, flies up while going down highway. Not watertight. Excellent purchase experience through etrailer as usual. However, i would not recommend the product to a friend. 315491



- 251138
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Love my bed cover, I've had it for over a year now and it works perfectly! 285685


Comments
I actually recently sold my 2009 GMC but I will definitely be buying another Craftec cover soon! Best tonneau cover out there!!
Ben M - 08/19/2017

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  • Will Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover # 153923 Fit 2000 Ford Ranger Stepside With Bedliner
    The Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover # 153923 you referenced is compatible with bed liners. If the bed liner does not go over the bed rail no modification would be needed. If it does go over the bed rail it may need to be trimmed off. I attached a picture of this installed on a Ranger that has a bed liner. Install is pretty easy for those who are mechanically inclined like yourself. I attached an install video on a similar 1999 Ford Ranger for you to check out and walk you through the...
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  • Craftec Tonneau Cover Recommendation For 2004 Ford Ranger
    The Craftec Tonneau Cover we offer for your 2004 Ford Ranger if it is not a Stepside is part # 153923. I have attached a link to an installation video for this cover on a Ranger you can take a look at. If your Ranger is not a Stepside, the cover you need is part # 153113. . This is a Hatch-Style Low Profile Tonneau cover that features a light aluminum frame and gas struts that make it easy to operate and remove. This cover is constructed of a UV-resistant, 18-oz soft vinyl, and has...
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  • Will Craftec Tonneau Cover Fit a 1998 Ford Ranger Stepside with Side and Rear Rail Caps
    I spoke with my contact at Craftec for you about cover # 153923 and your 1998 Ford Ranger stepside with rail caps. Basically, they take into account up to a 1/4 inch tall cap (spacers are included) but if the caps are higher than that they would have to be removed or trimmed down for the cover to fit. Trimming them level is the difficult part. If they are plastic you could probably just sand them down. Otherwise a rotary tool that can grind them down some is an option. Or you would just...
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  • Color and Quality of Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover, # 153923 for a 1998 Ford Ranger Stepside
    The Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover, # 153923, will fit your 1998 Ford Ranger Stepside, Splashbox. The alternate 8740 indicates that the same part could be known as an alternate part number. This cover is black like you need. This cover is designed to protect cargo in the bed against inclement weather. It has heavy gauge aluminum framework and sturdy vinyl covering that can handle the elements ranging from intense UV rays in the summer to snow in the winter. We have numerous other...
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  • Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Ranger with Step Side Bed
    You are correct, the Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover # 153923 that you referenced would be the correct tonneau cover for your 2001 Ford Ranger with a step side, and yes, you will need to trim the rail covers. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Craftec Tonneau Cover for 2006 Ford Ranger
    Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover # 153113 is a confirmed fit for the 1993 through 2012 Ford Ranger with 6-foot bed as long as it is not a stepside type bed. Craftec does offer a hatch-style cover for trucks with the 6-foot stepside bed, part # 153923. This and all tonneau cover fits for the 2006 Ford Ranger with stepside bed are shown on the linked page.
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