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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. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black part number 311-KMFA18A44 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers

  • Pace Edwards
  • Retractable Tonneau - Manual
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Inside Bed Rails
  • Aluminum
  • Low Profile
  • Requires Tools for Removal
  • Matte Black
  • Opens at Tailgate

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: 9-1/4" tall x 9-3/4" deep
  • 3-Year 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.

KMFA18A44 Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Hard Truck Bed Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black

Item # 311-KMFA18A44

Installation Details 311-KMFA18A44 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Hard Tonneau Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today you're gonna be getting a good look at the Pace Edward's line of UltraGroove Metal Hard Tonneau Covers. The UltraGroove Metal Hard Tonneau Cover is custom designed to fit your truck bed. It's a retractable aluminum tonneau cover that's gonna protect your cargo from the elements. The tonneau opens easy by turning the latch. It rolls up nicely into the canister. It's spring loaded to assist with opening, and it's easy to close with the built-in pull strap.

It features stops at 12-inch intervals to allow you partial bed coverage.When used with a locking tailgate, your bed is completely secure. It features built-in T-slots so you can carry a wide variety of accessories above your truck bed, such as ladder racks and cross bars. It's also great for protecting your fifth wheel. You'll just need to be sure you have two inches of clearance from the top of your fifth wheel to your tonneau rail. The canister's gonna take up about 12-1/2 inches of your truck bed, and it sets about 9-1/2 inches in our truck bed, and the rails sit about an inch above your truck bed rails, and they sit inside about 2-1/2 inches.

It's a low profile design with heavy gauge aluminum panels.It has a stylish matte black finish. The operation knob is on the inside, so it maintains that sleek look. It's surrounded by weather seal, so it's gonna help keep out water and the elements. The built-in drainage system at the front and rear is gonna further prevent water from entering the bed. It's a no drill installation, it clamps in place with the included hardware.

The clamps themselves have a unique design to where they offer more stability than your traditional style clamps. Compared to folding tonneau covers, the roll up design is going to still allow you rear window visibility with the tonneau fully open.The canister is, however, going to take up some space in your truck. Compared to the Retrax tonneau cover, there is no external components. Now you've had a good look at the Pace Edwards line of UltraGroove Metal Hard Tonneau Covers.

Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum - Matte Black - 311-KMFA18A44

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.

- 311-KMC3250

Review from a similar UltraGroove Metal in Tonneau Covers

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

- 311-KMFA05A28

Review from a similar UltraGroove Metal in Tonneau Covers

- 311-KMC96A18

Review from a similar UltraGroove Metal in Tonneau Covers

Works great, looks great, just what I e xpected.

It’s great been performing perfectly.
Gary - 10/28/2019


Ask the Experts about this Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers

  • Tonneau Cover and Ladder Rack Combination for 2019 Ford F-350 6-3/4 foot Bed
    So the Pace Edwards Ultra Groove tonneau part # 311-KMFA18A44 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Ford F-350 6-3/4 foot bed and since it's retractable and has a channel that allows a ladder rack to install would be perfect for what you are wanting. Pace offers a ladder rack that was designed to fit the channels of the cover specifically with the Pace Edwards Utility Rig part # 311-UR3007 which would be a great rack to carry your kayaks with. The load bars of this are not...
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  • Thule Fit Kit and Towers for a 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab with Ultragroove Metal Tonneau
    To fit your Pace-Edwards Ultragroove Metal, part # 311-KMFA18A44, you'll need the following kit: Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack, part # TH460R Thule Fit Kit for Podium Foot Packs, part # THKIT3101 Your square bars will need to be the 60 inch (part # TH712500) or longer to fit the rear of the truck. This kit is the updated version of the Tracker II kit that Pace-Edwards recommends on their website.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing a 2012 Heartland Greystone 27RK with a 2018 Ford F-350 6-3/4 Bed
    Thank you for all of the information, it really helped to narrow down what you are needing. Typically I would say that you would need a 5th wheel hitch with a height of 13 inches so that your trailer can ride level (52.5 - 39.5 = 13), but since that will leave only 2 inches of space between your trailer overhang and the bedrails of your 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty we will need to look at something else. We recommend having at least 5 - 6 inches of space between your trailer and the bedrails...
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  • Recommended Crossbars for the Pace Edwards UltraGroove Tonneau Covers
    For your 2017 Ford F-350 with the 6-3/4' bed, there are currently three different Pace Edwards UltraGroove Tonneau Covers available. There is an all metal powered version part # 311-KEFA18A44, all metal manual version part # 311-KMFA18A44, and metal/vinyl manual version part # 311-KRFA18A44. For the Yakima Round Bar system I recommend using part # Y00410 for the crossbars, part # Y8890027 (4) for the feet, and part # Y00221 (2) for the fit kit. The Yakima crossbars are cut to fit.
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  • Ladder Rack Compatible Tonneau Cover for 2020 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    It's pretty easy to determine if a ladder rack will be compatible with a tonneau cover. If the tonneau cover mounts to the inside of the top of the bed side and doesn't encroach onto the top of the bed side, then the tonneau would be compatible with the Thule TracRac SR. For your 2018 Ford F250 short bed, I'd highly recommend the BAK Revolver X2, part # BAK39330. The aluminum and vinyl construction provides both good looks and a lot of strength and durability. The Pace Edwards Ultra...
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