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Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum

Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum

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  • Pace Edwards
  • Retractable Tonneau - Manual
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Inside Bed Rails
  • Aluminum and Vinyl
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Gloss Black
  • Flush Profile
  • Requires Tools for Removal
Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum part number 311-SWC95A17 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWC95A17


  • Custom-fit tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
  • Continuous Tension Spring helps cover retract easily and smoothly
  • Easy-to-use, retractable cover
    • Opens quickly from either side using the full-width handle
      • Retracts into the canister at the front of your truck's bed
    • Closes easily with the built-in pull strap
      • Hook-and-loop fastener holds pull strap up and out of the way when cover is closed
  • Drain tubes at the canister provide water management
  • Weather-resistant, padded ArmorTek deck laminated to rigid aluminum panels
    • Combines soft-cover look with hard-cover security
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Frame rails clamp to inside of your truck bed side rails
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


SWC95A17 Pace Edwards Switch Blade Hard Bed Cover - Retractable - Aluminum



311-SWC95A17 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 311-SWC95A17 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2019 - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2015 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2015 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2019 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2015 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2015 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed



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Video of Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade line of retractable Tonneau covers.The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade is a retractable Tonneau cover that's easy to operate. The low-profile design is custom fit for your specific truck bed. It's made with Pace Edwards ArmorTek construction. This is a series of aluminum panels with a padded polymer cover. It's going to give you a soft-cover look with hard-cover durability. It's designed to be weather resistant, and because it's made out of aluminum, it's going to resist rust and corrosion as well.When used in conjunction with a locking tailgate, it's going to give you bed security.

It's easy to operate with the pinch latch here in the middle. The tension spring then allows you to easily open it from either side. Because the Tonneau cover retracts into the canister, you still have rear visibility when it's open.The lengthy strap allows you to close it without climbing up in your bed. Just pull it until it locks in at the end. The weather seal is going to help keep out moisture and debris.The canister takes up about 11" of your truck bed and sits on top of your truck bed rails about 1-5/8".

The rails sit inside your truck bed about 1-3/4".It's an easy, no-drill installation. It simply attaches to your truck bed with the included clamps. The clamps have a unique design that helps keep the Tonneau rails level.The Tonneau includes drain tubes to prevent moisture buildup in the canister. It also includes a piece of hook and loop you can use to keep your strap out of way.You'll want to note that it does cover up a portion of your stake pockets.And that's going to complete our look at the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade line of retractable Tonneau covers.


Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - 311-SWC95A17

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)


- 311-SWFA19A45
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Everything I was looking for, easy to assemble. Just make sure you get the cover in the track correctly or it won't retract right. 653989



- 311-SWC0303
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Very easy to install. It took about an hour and half. I did have a second person to help.All the parts where ship with the top. Only drawback is the rope to pull closed the top. If I had a do over, I would purchase the motorized Top. 650347



- 311-SWFA18A44
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Easy install and Quick to install anyone with a little mechanical ability will be able to do it. Best with a locking tailgate my truck bed is secure. 2017 F250 6 3/4 bed 652491



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Quality is excellent but installation was a lot more difficult than I expected after watching a video of the installation process as well as reading and re-reading the instruction manual. I have a 2018 Ram 2500 where the pivot arms and clamps didn't quite fit the truck bed lip. I had to force the clamp under the lip to install each of the 4 clamps. I also had trouble closing the cover as the cover begins to bind in the track a few feet from the tailgate even after lubricating the tracks. I removed all the shims and pushed the rails as far as I could against the truck bed sides to no avail. I contacted and spoke with a service rep who said that the next easiest fix would be to remove the aluminum stops on the rail to push the rails further against the truck bed sides. He also said I could trim the edges of the cover with a razor blade or utility knife about 1/8" on each side. I have not done anything yet because I want to see if the cover loosens a bit after some use. Otherwise, it handled well in a rainstorm with no leaks and is a very tough cover for the snow load I expect next winter in MN. 647836



- 311-SWC3250
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Delivery was fast! My Son actually ordered the wrong size for his 2018 GMC truck. So I told him to give it to me because I have a 2018 GMC to, but a long bed! So i bought the right size for his truck...We both luv the product. Installation was fast and easy if you follow the instructions at first! LoL! 646856



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


I like the SwitchBlade bed cover.It was easy for me to install.So far it's kept the water out.It's easy to open,and secure to protect things underneath the cover.I know there are more expensive bed covers;but this works just fine for me. 645218



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Easy to install and looks great 634101



- 311-SWTA10A38
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Nice cover; installation was fairly easy but not because the instructions were good. I watched several videos first and that definitely helped. I even had a nice little rain shower come through right after I finished up and could check for leaks in the bed. There weren't any but I live in a desert so it wasn't a downpour by any means. 658204



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Excellent product, easy installation, good directions, less than 2 hours. Covers/locks bed when closed. Easy access for large items without requiring removal of cover. Ships in 2 boxes, get 2 tracking numbers. 1 box had bad shipping label and got lost for a day. etrailer is a good retailer. 605640



- 311-SWFA19A45
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Came with no instructions for installation. The instructions I found online for this product was different But similar enough to get it together. Closes hard takes quite a bit of pulling power to get it closed But I think it will loosen up some after some use (Hopefully) Very happy with etrailer.com 610336


Comments

We do have the instructions linked above. The tonneau cover will initially be pretty tight, but as you mentioned, will loosen up a bit over time.

-- Mike L - 03/05/2019

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- 311-SWD7833
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Etrailer had the best prices on the net and Fast free shipping. Installation on my son’s RAM 1500 6’4” box was easy. My son loves his new tonneau cover! 593589



- 311-SWC0303
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


I purchased this cover as a replacement of a 16 year old switchblade cover. Which held up extremely well for the amount of sun exposure it gets in Southern California. I like the new style of bed rails which I believe are powder coated and not painted. Installation was a breeze. Six bolts and it is installed. I also like the lip that comes up to cover the gap over the tailgate. I'm going to miss the key locking feature on my old cover, so I did upgrade my tailgate lock to a power one so the tailgate locks all the time. 573335



- 311-SWFA19A45
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


This seems to be a very well made, durable and attractive bed cover. Installation was simple. I installed it in about an hour and a half. Very happy with my purchase and I am always happy with etrailer. arrived in good condition and 1 day sooner that I expected. Definitely recommend this cover and etrailer. 671369



- 311-SWD77A01
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


I installed this on my 2017 RAM without any issues. The instructions manual is a little difficult to follow but I found an installation video specifically for my truck and it made the whole process easy. I added the extra shim per the video and it works smoothly. I took my time and it was maybe an hour to install. I'm sure I could remove it in 10 minutes or less. etrailer had my cover here in about a week. The website made it easy to find the one that fits my vehicle and with the $300 sale price I was able to get the retractable instead of the roll up I had been looking at. 669822



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


This cover was easy to install and fit well on our 2017 Ram 2500. Quality seems to be very good and the cover retracts easily and needs only a light effort to extend it again. The latches engage on each side rail near the tailgate which has to be open to disengage the latches and extend the cover. Thanks Etrailer for another great product 665746



- 311-SWFA19A45
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Looks great and precise fit. Was able to install by myself in a few about 1.5 hours. We will see how it holds up. Etrailer was exceptional with timely notification and delivery. 645313


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  • Could Headache Rack Fit With PaceEdwards Switchblad Tonneau
  • Since the DeeZee Headache Rack w/ Custom Mounting Brackets - Louvered Screen # DZ95050SL-10B has a portion of the base that wraps around the inside of the bed rails it would not be compatible with the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWC95A17.
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  • How Does Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Locked when Closed on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 6-1/2 Bed
  • The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade # 311-SWC95A17 that you referenced has a pinch latch that you use to open in the middle of the cover (see attached picture). When you close it all of the way and then close your tailgate the only way to open the cover is to first open up the tailgate. If your tailgate can be locked this provides you with truck bed security. If you are looking for something that can be opened from the outside yet still secures the contents of your truck bed then I recommend...
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  • Is Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover Waterproof
  • There isn't a tonneau cover that will be completely water tight but the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade part # 311-SWC95A17 will be about as waterproof as one can be. The rails of the system have a really effective drain system that works to basically divert all water out of the truck bed and then the top cover does a really great job preventing leaks. But if you were in a torrential downpour you'd still most likely have some water in the bed of your truck. I attached an install video for this...
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  • How Much Space Does Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Take Up on 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If you have the 6-1/2 foot bed on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 the correct Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover is part # 311-SWC95A17. I reached out to my contact at Pace Edwards regarding your specific application and he said that the canister measures 10 inches deep and will drop 11 inches below the bed rails. When determining if this will work with your newly installed Decked system what you can do is simply take a measurement up from the deck rails to the top of the bed...
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  • Can Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWC95A17 be Partially Open
  • The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWC95A17 has a spring loaded spool which will pull the tonneau all the way open unless it's closed. Instead you'd want the UltraGroove part # 311-KRD7833 which can lock into any open position.
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  • Tonneau Cover Compatible with Chrome Side Rails on 2015 GMC Sierra with Chrome Bed Rails
  • The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum # 311-SWC95A17 will be able to be installed on your truck, but to keep the chrome side rails that fit in your bed rail stake pockets some trimming of the side of your tonneau cover would be required at the bases of the rail. Cutting those little half ovals won't impact the tonneau, but will impact the warranty on the tonneau because you will be modifying it. It is a really nice option with the rolling canister underneath...
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  • How Much Does the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau for Chevy/GMC 6-1/2 Foot Bed Weigh?
  • The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWC95A17 you asked about will be under 70 lbs installed but I don't have that precise weight. It is 73 lbs when packed for shipping and will fit 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra 6-1/2 foot bed models. I've attached a couple videos to assist with the installation and function.
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