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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-SWFA06A29 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWFA06A29

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

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.




SWFA06A29 Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Truck Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

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Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black - 311-SWFA06A29

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (75 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-SWFA06A29
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2018 Ford F-150

Great addition to my 2018 F-150. Easy to install and looks fantastic. Keeps all the crud out of the bed especially leaves in the fall and snow in the winter. Easy to operate and secure as well. Don't know how I got by all these years without one. Had it now for one full year with no problems. Highly recommend one. 910012



- 311-SWFA06A29
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2016 Ford F-150

My new to me 2016 Ford F-150 had a spray in liner. Looks OK, but it seemed like it would scuff and scar easily. I've had bed mats before on other trucks and decided to order one of these from etrailer.com. Ordered last Saturday and arrived on Good Friday. Fit was perfect. Great value and excellent customer service. I will buy from etrailer.com again. 777365



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar 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


Comments
GreatLove the cover. The ease of operation is terrific. Easy to open and close and it protects my 5th wheel hitch. Several neighbors purchased after looking at mine
Joseph - 11/08/2020

102969

- 311-SWFA18A44
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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. 724777


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

103065

- 311-SWFA18A44
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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. 718285


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


This is a great cover! 725961



- 311-SWD77A01
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Review from a similar 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 [sale] price I was able to get the retractable instead of the roll up I had been looking at. 669822


Comments
I still like this cover. It is super easy to use and I like that it locks. I especially like that you close it before the tailgate. Im not sure the gasket under the endcaps will last long as it is cracking.
David - 07/24/2020

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- 311-SWCA27A58
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Review from a similar 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-SWTA10A38
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Review from a similar 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-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. 761809



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


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



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


Looks great and works great 1 year later! Keeps the weather out and secures everything I haul in the bed of my truck. I open the cover 3 or 4 times a day so I have learned that with that amount of use, I do have to lube the rails with lithium grease 2-3 times a month. My only complaint is some of the rubber gaskets are starting to deteriorate which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars. 739817



- 311-SWD7833
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Review from a similar 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


Comments
Still works great. No complaints
Chris - 07/19/2020

94482

- 311-SWD7936
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


Everything was in good condition, installed well, I was only missing one wing nut for the rail level adjuster but I will pick one up at local Home Depot. Fast shipping and delivery was on schedule. Free shipping is also a plus. 940356



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


Fairly easy to install. Online videos helpful. Only issue was that end caps were installed backwards on the cover cap from the factory. Took me an hour of unnecessary frustration to figure out the problem. Once I did it was easy to screw that down and complete the installation. I do have a question- going through mechanical car wash do I need to retract the cover to prevent any possible damage or is it safe to leave it extended? 939171



- 311-SWD7936
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


I really like this cover. I have the same one on my company issued truck and have really liked it and knew it was the one I wanted on my personal truck. Easy to install in about 30 minutes. 938679



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


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! 938665



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


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


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. 936864



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


Delivered damaged, not Etrailers fault though. Excellent customer service and responsiveness from etrailer reps. Installation instructions from leer sucked, just figure it out it’s pretty easy. Had to use cover immediately traveled 7 hours through rain and all luggage and presents were dry on arrival! Pleasantly surprised 934033



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


After one year, this cover has worked out great. It keeps 95+% of the water out, nothing is 100%. The top still slides back and forth easily. I have removed and re-installed this top twice when I needed to install my truck camper. Very easy to re-install the cover. 933783



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


Overall very happy with this product. Very fuctional and convenient. Had a trifold before and much prefer this slide type cover..wish it had a more secure way of attaching the 2 drain hoses, because to keep them unclogged I either have to remove them or take top metal cover off which should be done . If you choose the vinyl version use a good protecant on the vinyl . Good product and the price is for fair you won't regret the purchase.. 933204


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