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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-SWCA27A58 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWCA27A58

  • Pace Edwards
  • Retractable Tonneau
  • Gloss Black
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Manual Tonneau
  • Aluminum and Vinyl
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Hard Tonneau

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.


Security

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.




SWCA27A58 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-SWCA27A58

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (119 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.

- 311-SWCA27A58
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Everything arrived well packed and in perfect condition. Installation and adjustments were really easy. Install was about 30 minutes after watching the video. Looks great and very easy to use. Only complaint, I wish the seal along the tailgate was about an inch longer.



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2021 GMC Sierra 1500

The cover is nice looking and a good enhancement to my Sierre Denali, however, the cover leaks and I had to extend drain hoses to bed holes.



- 311-SWCA27A58
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Just finished installing this cover. Took me about 40 minutes by myself, very easy to install. Cover looks, opens and closes great. Etrailer was great to.work with and I will be ordering from them again.



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We have 2 of these on trucks in our family and we absolutely love them! Neither have had any mechanical issues and after a year try both look great still. I’ve had dozens of tonneau covers over the years and this one is by fair my favorite!



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Received my bed cover in 3 days and it took me less than 30 minutes to install. It was very easy to install and was my first bed cover ever. I did go to youtube and watch a short video before I started installation.. The freight was free. Thanks etrailer.



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Yes, Tim I love my cover, the only thing I do not like is the rails have to be wiped quite often with the solution woes I purchased Otherwise, I just love it!!!



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The cover arrived on time, I was really impressed by the tracking seeing where in the shipping it was. We my wife and I opened the box pull out the instructions we read through them took a good inventory of parts. Putting in the "canister" was pretty easy the only part we had issues with was attaching the rails to the canister then attaching them to the body of the truck. The first clamps went on pretty easy the others not so we tried and tried eventually we go them on . We had little issue leveling the rails at the back. we put on the cover the easiest way for us to put the cover on was to look through one of the screw hole and look seeing light coming up through the speed nut once one was in place it was pretty easy. We need to take some items to my son's home so the loaded the truck with the cover open we noticed no problems. On the trip home we had it closed we saw some wind movement rippling I guess you could call it. Didn't notice any noise or flapping sounds and one area of freeway had a speed limit of 80. I think this cover is what we wanted, we use large job site boxes (totes) to put items for our travel trailer on that with a tri-fold cover wouldn't work. We have a lot of cargo space with it open. The only complaint we have is the drain tubes we not long enough to reach the drain holes in the bed they tubes are too big as well and since this is a brand new truck with a spay in bed liner I don't want to enlarge them. I have an idea how to change that problem but each person will need to decide how to handle it.



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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500



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Easy product to put together only to 30 minutes awesome look on my 2019 Silverado



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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500



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2020 GMC Sierra 1500



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2020 GMC Sierra 1500

we loved it.



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Installed 45 minutes works good and looks good



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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Just installed this afternoon, so not a lot of experience yet. I installed by myself in about 1 1/2 hours. The instructions were clear and brief. I had a little trouble getting the front clamps in place, but that was due to the thickness of a brand new spray-in bed liner, it was pretty thick. Once everything was in and adjusted the cover works good and looks like it will keep most of the weather out.


Comments
Im having a little trouble with the self retracting feature. Im not sure if I have the rails mis-aligned a little or there is dirt in the system. It still works but I have to push it forward the entire track length to get it to roll up.
Larry - 10/18/2020


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Review from a similar SwitchBlade 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.



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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


LOVE IT! Easy to install in about an hour. Looks awesome on my 2019 F250. Highly recommend it and etrailer.


Comments
Good, lost a screw however.
Brian - 11/10/2020


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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Everything was good to go. So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. Everything looks good. I even have a Colleague that I work with who is envious of what I have done.


Comments
Still looking good and working good too.
William - 06/21/2021


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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


First off l would like to say that etrailer customer service is outstanding. Now for the Tonneau cover, the quality is very good and the install was quick and easy. I would definitely recommend this cover.



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Review from a similar Switchblade in Tonneau Covers


Loving this cover so far. My teenage son and I were able to install it in about an hour. Looks really good on my truck and fits well. Operates smoothly and appears to seal well.



- 311-SWC95A17
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


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.



- 311-SWFA30A61
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


This is an amazing tonneau cover , works so smoothly and very easy to install. Fits my ranger like a glove and looks great ! Potential for water between rails and tailgate , easily remedied with some foam packing material and double sticky tape. Just took her through the car wash and not a drop in the bed ! As always I buy with complete confidence from etrailer ! You guys rock ! Also my gas mileage is increasing , yay


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  • Can Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover Be Locked In Any Position
    The Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWCA27A58 you were looking at can only be opened all the way or closed all the way, there are not stops to allow it to lock partially opened. If you would prefer a tonneau cover that can be locked partially opened I recommend the Pace Edwards JackRabbit Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-M-JRCA27A58 which is a confirmed fit for your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 5-3/4' bed, and can be locked at any point allowing you...
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    The Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWCA27A58 is a great tonneau cover but you are correct that it would still partly cover the stake pockets on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 with the 5-3/4' bed. I did some checking and the only hard tonneau cover that gives you complete access to your stake pockets is the BAK Revolver. This comes as the X2 # BAK39130 which has the classic Gloss Black finish or the X4 # BAK79130 which has the more aggressive Matte Black...
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  • Will the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover Hold up in a Carwash?
    The Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover part # 311-SWCA27A58 is safe to take in the car wash but please keep in mind a touch less is the way to go and Pace Edwards does not recommend waxing the cover so that step should be skipped. With the high pressures of a car wash I suspect there would be water penetration that isn't typical of the cover during normal rain events. The instructions are linked below page 6 and 7 discuss care and maintenance while page 8 covers warranty. To...
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  • Best Budget Friendly Retractable Tonneau Cover for 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5-3/4 Foot Bed
    You're definitely not wrong - retractable tonneau covers and can be pricier than their fold-up and especially roll-up counterparts. But there is an option for a great retractable tonneau cover for your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5-3/4 foot bed, the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWCA27A58. This is the best retractable tonneau for your '20 Silverado 1500 because it represents such a good overall value. It is easy to use and simple to install while...
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  • Does Pace Edwards Switchblade Tonneau Cover Fit 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 With MultiPro Tailgate
    I confirmed with Pace Edwards for you that the Switchblade tonneau cover is a fit for your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 with the MultiPro tailgate; the tailgate won't affect the fit of the tonneau cover so you're all set! This is a great choice because the Switchblade is easy-to-use, has a compact canister (9-1/4" tall x 9-3/4" deep) which allows the majority of your truck bed to still be in use, and has a flush design which looks really cool. The correct Switchblade for your 2020 Sierra 1500...
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  • What is the Weight Bearing Capacity of a Pace Edwards Switchblade Tonneau Cover
    The Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWCA27A58 can support 200 lbs dispersed on top of the cover according to my contact at Pace Edwards. It's not designed to hold heavy weighs that are isolated in small areas but you can lay drywall or other items that will disperse weight evenly over the entire tonneau if needed.
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  • Low Profile, Easy to Use, and Water Resistant Tonneau for 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 5-3/4 ft Bed
    For your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 5-3/4 foot bed the Pace Edwards Switchblade part # 311-SWCA27A58 is your best option based on what you are wanting. It's a lower profile, retractable, strong, easy to operate, and due to it's seals and drain system is very waterproof. No tonneau is totally waterproof but this will keep your truck bed as dry as possible.
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