Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum

Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum

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Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum part number 311-SWF6985 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWF6985

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


  • 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


SWF6985 Pace Edwards Switch Blade Hard Bed Cover - Retractable - Aluminum



311-SWF6985 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 311-SWF6985 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed



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Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - 311-SWF6985

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)


- 311-SWCA27A58
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Easy product to put together only to 30 minutes awesome look on my 2019 Silverado 694760



- 311-SWFA18A44
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards 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. 718285



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


I can confirm the cover fits the 2019 2500 perfect. The cover functions correctly, looks good, and was fairly simple to install. I had to add 2 shims on the cab side. The bed rail paint scratches very easily! I have several scratches on one side where I set it down on the spray in bed liner with the plastic still on and one small scratch on the other side. I tried to be careful but still ended up with scratches on the bed rail paint. 671889



- 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-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-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-SWCA27A58
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


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. 677595



- 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
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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-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-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


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


Easy to install and looks great 634101



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


LOVE IT! Easy to install in about an hour. Looks awesome on my 2019 F250. Highly recommend it and etrailer. 724777



- 311-SWD7833
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Pace Edwards Switchblade is a great truck topper. Installed on a new 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie. Fit perfectly and installed easily. Etrailer is a great company who provides excellent service, delivery and products at great prices. Highly recommend this product and Etrailer for all your shopping needs. 722711



- 311-SWCA03A25
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


My cover was delivered within 3 days. This is my first bed cover and I am very pleased with it. After watching the installation video the instructions were easy to follow. I have a factory sprayed Bed liner so I didn’t have a good place for the drain lines. All of the rubber plugs were covered with Bed liner spray. I would recommend this liner. 716913



- 311-SWDA24A55
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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Very nice, easy installation. Good price 713959



- 311-SWD7833
by:

Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


This is the second time we've ordered from etrailer and both times and have been happy with our purchases. Our tonneau cover was delivered complete, undamaged and 1 right on time 697067



- 311-SWFA19A45
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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
by:

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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  • Is Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover 311-SWF6985 Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Since 5th wheel hitches have adjustable height settings you'll want to check the height of the head assembly on your specific hitch to determine if it will fit under the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWF6985. This cover's underside when installed will extend down below the top of the bed rails by 2-inches according to my technical rep at Pace Edwards. The other aspect of its fit is the space behind the cab taken up by the canister. This part will take up approximately...
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  • Does the Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWF6985 Have a Locking Feature
  • The Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-SWF6985 that you referenced doesn't necessarily have a locking feature, but if your tailgate has a lock then it does secure your truck bed. If you jump to the 0:38 mark in the attached video you can see that to open up the tonneau cover you have to have the tailgate down. With the tailgate locked someone would have to destroy the tonneau cover or beat your lock to gain access to your truck bed making this a great theft deterrent. This...
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  • Tonneau Cover for 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed for Fifth Wheel Towing
  • Roll up tonneau covers when they are rolled up don't generally have an issue allowing a fifth wheel trailer to be towed. Folding covers on the other hand typically don't work especially if it's a shorter bed and the covers folds and stacks on the front of the bed rails. A better option would be a rollup like the Access part # A22010339 you mentioned or a retractable one like the Pace Edwards Switchblade # 311-SWF6985. As long as the handle of your hitch does not go higher than the top...
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  • How Does the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Prevent the Tailgate From Being Stolen
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8250 is a manual to power tailgate lock conversion kit. I am not sure I would say that this product will make your tailgate more secure as it is more of a convenience feature because it lets you use your key fob to lock and unlock the tailgate. In regards to security, the Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock part # PAL9900 would actually prevent the tailgate from being stolen and is what I recommend you use as it is very durable...
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