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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 PE63CV can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers

  • 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.



SWCA34A65 Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Truck Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

Item # PE63CV

Installation Details PE63CV Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black - PE63CV

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.

- PE63CV
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2021 GMC Sierra 3500

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-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.


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


- 311-SWFA05A28
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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.



- 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.


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


- 311-SWD7833
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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


- 311-SWD7936
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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.



- 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



- 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.



- 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.


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


- 311-SWF2843
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


It looks and works perfect! Easy install, fit like a glove Thank you



- 311-SWFA06A29
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


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.


Comments
The bed mat was a great choice. Ive carried quite a bit of cargo in my truck and it keeps things from sliding around and protects the bed. I would recommend it to anyone who has a truck.
Thomas - 04/12/2021

Comments
My pace edwards tonneau cover has worked out well. After a year it still looks great. Ive had a couple of bolts loosen up, but that is normal I think. It is not 100 water proof, but that is OK. I take it drive through car washes and it does pretty good, some leakage in the corners. Not a big issue for me. You need to open and close it weekly like they recommend and keep the track lubed with some special stuff. Ive had numerous guys asking about the cover as it really does look great and works as described.
Thomas - 04/12/2021


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


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!



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


Awesome, fits my 2019 toyota tacoma trd pro perfect



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


I LOVE this cover. I was worried that it would be difficult to open but this is extremely easy. Just a pinch and the tip rolls back. Grab the strap and it closes. It took about an hour to install. I highly recommend this product.



- 311-SWC0303
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade 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.



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


The cover looks great and DOES work on a 2020 Ram 3500 8'bed. It was easy to install. It was missing 2 hex bolts to connect the rails to the canister but a few dollars at the local hardware store fixed that. The only concern I have is the canister cover is a little warped, either from shipping or manufacturing, allowing the cover to retract in the canister without touching the brush on the canister cover. This could allow dirt and dust into the canister later as well. All in all great looking cover that does what its intended to do.



- 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.


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


- 311-SWDA25A56
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Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


E trailer has been awesome! They got me the exact cover I wanted. It looks great on the truck and is very secure. As for Pace Edward's this cover absolutely lousy keeping water out. Leaks through the container and fills the bed with more water than not having a cover at all drain tube are mostly for show don't work on a canister that's not sealed at all. Don't buy this if you want to keep things dry!



- 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.



- 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?



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


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.



- 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.


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


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


Love the cover, the way it looks and the way it keep my tools and other stuff secured.



- 311-SWCA27A58
by:

Review from a similar SwitchBlade in Tonneau Covers


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.


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  • Can The Pace Edwards Switchblade Tonneau Cover Be Cut To Allow For ToolBox?
    I have a solution for you, but the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # PE63CV is not compatible with toolboxes that sit above the height of the truck bed rails. I do not recommend cutting the cover shorter to fit your toolbox. If your toolbox is between 19" and 21" wide and sits over the bed rails, then the Access Toolbox Edition Soft, Roll-Up Tonneau Cover # A62419 would work for you. This is made to fit behind the toolbox and seal up the bed to prevent water,...
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  • Will the B&W Companion Slider for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Fit Under a Tonneau Cover
    In regards to the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3775, the hitch head height is listed as 17" - 19" which is measured from the bed floor to the top of the skid plate. I don't think this will cause many issues with a tonneau covers even with the factory spray-in bed liner. I commonly see these being stored under retractable tonneau covers without issue, I recommend the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover part # PE63CV. The truck already sits high so you'd...
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