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Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

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You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black part number 311-SWC95A17 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWC95A17

  • Retractable Tonneau
  • Not Rack Compatible
  • Pace Edwards
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Gloss Black
  • Manual Tonneau
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Aluminum and Vinyl

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover.


  • 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
  • 1-Year 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.

SWC95A17 Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Truck Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

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Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black - 311-SWC95A17

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (213 Customer Reviews)

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover.


Item was damaged in shipping and after contacting etrailer twice they finally reached out to me with a sorry but what would you like me to do about it attitude…. I was able to straighten out the bent frame with a hammer and piece of wood… etrailer please train your shipping department on how to pack a roll up bed cover!

I apologize that your contact with us was not handled appropriately. Customer service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/23/2022


After searching for a bed cover I came back to etrailer because of the service and quality of my 5th wheel hitch that I purchased from them when I bought my new truck. I received my new bed cover and it is awesome just as described and fit perfect and took about 30 min to install it. etrailer is the place to buy all your truck or trailer needs . As you can see from the pictures it covers up my diesel tank and the 5th wheel hitch when not in use and when you pull the 5th wheel then just roll in into the canaster.


The cover is nice except for when it rains. If you are looking to get a cover that will keep your bed dry this is not the one.

Anthony, these are weather resistant not water proof. So some waterdebridust may get in at some point. HOWEVER if it is a large amount then I would check your seals and make sure that the proper adhesives and gaskets are used and that you clean and sandpaper the mounting areas if they have any bed liner or plastics so you will get a better seal.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/15/2022

2019 GMC Sierra 2500

I had thought about buying this exact tanhoe cover when I purchased my truck last November but didn't. A month later I wished that I had! I looked all over for this cover and couldn't find it. Then a about a week ago etrailer sent me a message saying that I might be interested in this tanhoe cover! I purchased it immediately and got it exactly when they said I would. It's the BEST purchase I've made! 15 minutes to install and works perfectly! Love it! Thank you so much for the recommendation!


Pros: The looks and operation are great. I don’t think there is a better looking cover.
Cons: It leaks like crazy. It is not designed for a bed with plastic rail covers. My Denali HD comes with plastic rails as do most trucks. So you have to use some foam weather stripping in an attempt to seal. The foam helps however it appears it leaks from multiple places. The rubber flange seal on the cover split within a month of installing.


Love it! It takes the hassle out of loading large objects and features security for the things in the bed.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Very easy directions to follow. It didn't take long to install. It works very well.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The cover works real well In all aspects I have ut On my 2018 2500 duramax but after about the 7th month the small stainless screws came out of the latch mechanism on the side rails and is impossible to roll cover out without losing latch mechanism on each side.
William - 03/25/2022


Cover has held up well after a year of use. However it gets tricky in the winter months when it can freeze.






Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Looks great. Should be durable enough for me and my application. Appears to be well made and was fairly easy to install. I was replacing an older well used cover for my truck that was a dealer installed after market cover that was merely worn out. My brother and I installed this Slingshot in a little less than an hour. A person with with average skills should be able to install this cover with minimal issue. Certainly is easier with two people but not difficult.

Its great!
Terryl B - 01/30/2022


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Shipped immediately and arrived in a couple of days. Unfortunately the unit comes in two boxes and UPS split them and delivered them over two days. This was not etrailer's fault!

The unit was exactly as described and fit my 2021 Ram Rebel like a glove. The only problem I had was the end caps were reversed on the box cover making it impossible to get the Philips head screws to catch. Once I figured that out they went right in.

I've bought many products from etrailer over the years and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend them.

Ive had this Tonneau cover for over a year now and Im still completely satisfied. It looks great and functions remarkably well. My daughter paid about the same for her dealer to install a cheaper fabric cover on her new Ram before I bought this one and now wishes she would have bought this one instead. If you buy this one you wont regret it!
Lynn - 11/19/2022


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

The bad:
1. The product showed up with
damage. Box looked to be taped to fix it being dropped.
2. The metal parts that rest on the bed rail were bent.
3. They talk about shims in the instructions and the video but do not show where the shims are. I did have to remove them to help even out the distance the rails are between the front and back.
The good:
1. All parts were still in the box.
2. I was able to straighten the metal parts and install the product.
3. The installation video was very helpful.

The photo of the shims are located in step 3 of the instructions as a metal piece on top of the frame rail brackets. Customer Service will reach out to you about the damage.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/25/2021


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

I do love this cover and it looks terrific and well seated after install. No delivery damage and nothing of that sort. It looks solid and insulated. I installed it today, easy to install, however, I recommend installing it by following YouTube because the provided instructions are worthless. I'll do a one year review in 2023 if I'm still around. Also, for the rail lube, use wd40 because the provided lube is worthless. Still a 5 ? review though (so far, it's only day 1)


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Received my bed cover last night in a wore out beat up box. parts hanging out of it. When I opened it it was full of returned items from other customers. When I asked to discount and speed up shipment on the replacement I was told nothing he could do. I have been a loyal customer and I'm not happy with the way this has been handled.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/25/2021


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Dear Ranger owners. This product is one inch short. Be aware. If you got a one inch thick liner, this is perfect. If not, this product will not be flush with the front bed. If you make it flush, then it is one inch short. etrailer tells me to return it with xxx return fee. And they would charge me for restocking fee. Haha what an amazing policy. Now that customer received it, they know customers wont return with heavy return fee. STAY AWAY.

After market products such as a bed liner may need some modifications to achieve the best fitment, especially with the thicker plastic in liners. After reviewing your photos it appears that there was possibly a step in the instructions that was missed. There should be about a 1 sixteenth inch gap between the tailgate and the Tonneau rail end cap foam. To achieve this, you will need to loosen the Tonneau rail clamps and pull everything back towards the tailgate end of the truck and then tighten the clamps. Then you can shift the tailgate seal over to the other side to center it. If the seal is too long, you can cut it to length and then reinstall it.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/18/2021


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Super disappointed! Only have had the cover for a little over 1 year and it's junk. The cover drops out of the channel whenever we drive the truck. Pretty much started happening within a couple months of install. I woukd have to climb under the cover to push the cover back into the channel until this last time when it fell out so much I had to Rio the whole thing out. Not very convenient when our truck has a hitch in it and we are fully loaded. Don't buy! Wishing we had just spent our money on a basic flip top!

The cover does have a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defect. Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/20/2022


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Great tonneau cover fits great and does not leak except for a few drips in heavy rain or car wash. Easy to close very happy with my purchase. The install was easy to do by myself.


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Rather than order a truck bed cap and wait 3 months for delivery, I decided on a hard tonneau cover at about one third the cost and available immediately. I viewed several you tube and decided on Pace Edwards. I am able to follow instructions and handy with tools so this installation was straight forward and the end result is just as I had hoped for. The look is nice, the quality of the item is very good and the final function is just as I had wanted. The items in the bed are safe, out of view and secure as the tail gate can be locked. I am very pleased with the quality, ease of installation and overall function. The installation took a bit longer to complete as I was working alone.

Very pleased with the product and the ability to be able to open the cover part way while covering most of the bed. This is not possible with a solid cover. The vehicle is used frequently to transport various items of different size . The product works very well and allows me to leave equipment in the bed the locked tailgate. I would purchase this item for a different truck in the future.
David - 04/14/2022


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Just received today and installed recently. Minor damage from shipping, but since this is my work truck, so what! Operates smoothly, appears to be of good quality. I only gave it 4 stars because I have never owned one and can’t make a comparison judgement. However it shipped quick and was relatively easy to install,thx Etrailer!


Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Easy to install, durable & works excellent. I really like this cover, makes my truck so much more usable in winter & rain. Far better than folding up the other kind of bed covers, great product for the money!

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