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TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover - Roll Up - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black

TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover - Roll Up - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black

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2018 Ram 2500 - TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover - Roll Up - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black

  • Roll-Up Tonneau
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Truxedo
  • Matte Black
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Aluminum and Vinyl

Hard, roll-up cover with heavy-duty vinyl fabric and thick aluminum slats is stylish and durable. Low-profile, self-leveling rails ensure easy install. Latches at tailgate and mid-bed offer enhanced security. Cover removes in seconds without tools.


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs evenly distributed
  • 3-Year warranty


Features:

  • Custom-fit, hybrid-style tonneau cover protects your truck bed and cargo from the elements
    • Combines strength and security of hard cover with style and convenience of soft cover
  • Roll-up design lets you access full truck bed in seconds - no need to remove cover
    • Safety straps secure rolled-up cover at the cab
    • Stored cover is compact so it won't block rear window visibility or third brake light
    • Quick-release guides let you completely remove cover without tools
  • Ultra-low-profile cover mounts to 15-degree-angled side rails for a streamlined look
    • Sits just 1/2" above bed rails
    • Reduces wind drag and improves fuel economy
    • Leaves stake pockets free for use with accessories
  • Industrial-strength, leather-grain vinyl fabric withstands UV rays and inclement weather
  • Heavy-duty, 3/4" thick aluminum slats are durable and impact resistant
    • Black slats bonded to black vinyl fabric offer a seamless look when rolled up
  • Slam latches at tailgate let you easily open and close cover
    • Additional security latches at mid-point of bed offer enhanced security
    • Closed cover locks truck bed when used in conjunction with closed and locked tailgate
    • Release cables at tailgate let you easily open cover from driver's or passenger's side
  • Rubber weather seals keep water and dust out of truck bed
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Cover side rails mount to inside of bed rails with bolt-on clamps
    • Self-leveling design ensures that rails are square with bed so cover rolls out smoothly and evenly
    • Hook-and-loop fasteners secure cover to side rails
  • Compatible with most truck accessories including rail caps, bed liners, and bed rails
    • Adapter kit (sold separately) may be required for some bed extenders
  • Made in the USA


This hybrid-style cover combines the benefits of a hard tonneau and a soft tonneau into one. It opens faster and removes easier than a hard tonneau. The industrial-strength, leather-grain vinyl fabric over aluminum slats provides better protection for your cargo when compared with a standard soft cover. The tonneau rails have 15-degree angles for an ultra-low-profile look, and safely latches at the tailgate and the midway point of your truck bed provide enhanced security for your gear.


Strong, Convenient Hybrid Design

Hybrid design rolls up aluminum slats

This hybrid-style cover blends the durability and security of a hard cover with the flexibility and convenience of a soft cover. The 3/4" thick, hinged aluminum slats are strong enough to protect your cargo yet offer the flexibility to enable you to roll the cover up for full bed access in seconds. The fabric top over the slats provides a seamless look and helps to protect your bed and cargo from the elements.


Ultra-Low-Profile Design

Low profile 15 degree angled rail

The side rails are angled at 15 degrees so the cover sits just 1/2" above your truck bed to create a streamlined look. This aerodynamic design - when paired with a covered truck bed - also reduces wind noise and drag and helps to improve fuel economy.


Quick Truck Bed Access

To access your truck bed, simply pull one of the release cables at the tailgate to release the latches. There are cables on the driver's and passenger's side so you can open the tailgate from either side of your vehicle. The cover can then be rolled up in seconds to store at the cab. This allows you to haul large or tall cargo without the need to completely remove the cover.


Safety straps

To store the cover, roll it tight and secure it with the attached safety straps. Then, secure the ends of the safety straps to the retaining loops on the side of the rails.


You can remove the cover completely in seconds without tools. Simply slide the quick-release guides on the underside of the header away from the side rails to release the cover.


Durable and Stylish Construction

The heavy-duty, leather-grain vinyl fabric layer of the cover is resistant to UV rays and inclement weather. This durable material has been tested to withstand extreme temperatures from -40 degrees to 120 degrees F.


vinyl fabric with weather seals

The black fabric top layer and all-black aluminum slats offer a "blacked out" look when the cover is rolled up. The strong, woven material keeps the slats perfectly aligned to ensure that the cover will roll up evenly every time. Standard soft covers can get lopsided as you roll them up.


The hybrid cover's weight capacity also matches many hard covers that do not conveniently roll up. It is strong enough to hold up to 400 lbs of evenly distributed weight when it's rolled out. The aluminum slats also protect your cargo from being damaged by hail and falling objects.


Enhanced Security

The hard aluminum slats of this cover provide better protection against theft when compared with a soft cover that can be cut open with a knife. There are slam latches and additional security latches to provide maximum security.


Slam latches fasten at tailgate


To secure your truck bed, press down on the corner ends of the cover to fasten the 2 slam latches at the tailgate. The latches will lock the cover to the vehicle when used in conjunction with a closed and locked tailgate.


Additional Security Latch

There are additional security latches located at the mid-point of the bed. These latches lock automatically with the slam latches, so you won't have to crawl to the middle of the bed to lock them. These side rail latches prevent thieves from pulling up the cover and sticking their hands underneath to get into your truck bed.


Easy, Clamp-On Installation

Clamp-on installation

The Sentry side rails mount to your truck bed rails with bolt-on clamps for an effortless, no-drill installation. These in-bed rails do not overlap your truck bed stake pockets, so you can still use the stake pockets to mount accessories such as tie-down anchors.


self-leveling design

The side rails have built-in lips to make sure that they stay square with the bed rails as you tighten the clamps. This self-leveling design makes it easy to install the rails, and it ensures the cover rolls evenly every time.


Quick-release guide locks on rail

Installing the cover assembly to the side rails is simple. Place the rolled-up cover on the rails near the bulkhead of your truck. Insert the screws on the leading edge of the cover into the screw holes on the rails. Then slide the quick-release guides on the cover assembly until they lock in place under the rails.


Sealed and secured cover

Unroll the cover completely, and close the tailgate. Push down on the end of the cover to make sure both slam latches lock. To prevent wind from lifting the cover, press down along the length of both rails before driving. This will secure the hook-and-loop fasteners to the rails.

1546901 TruXedo Sentry Hard Roll Up Tonneau Cover - Matte Black

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Video of TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover - Roll Up - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover Manufacturer Demo

The Sentry and Sentry CT by TruXedo are hard roll up style truck bed covers that feature an extra low profile.The Sentry comes with a leather grain vinyl fabric and the Sentry CT comes with woven matte black fabric. Both feature fabric that is pressure bonded to heavy duty aluminum slats, making Sentry the ultimate in durability and security.Each cover ships with a cover assembly, driver and passenger side rails, and all the hardware necessary to install it on your truck. The only tools necessary are a half inch wrench and scissors.Clean the bulkhead area with alcohol. Adhere the rubber seal to the bulk head, making sure to align the seal with the inside edge of the bulkhead. Trim the seal to sit flush with the bed caps.Position one side rail on the truck bed. Make sure the rail sits level on top of the truck bed.

Slide the rail towards the bulkhead so that the foam seal is compressed about half way. Install a clamp in the center of the rail, using a half inch wrench to tighten.Install the real clamp about 12 inches from the tailgate. To ensure a proper seal, put pressure on top of the rail when tightening. Install the front clamp about 12 inches from the bulkhead. Repeat on the opposite side.Place the cover assembly on the rails at the bulkhead.

Line the screw head on the underside of the cover assembly with the slot in the rail on each side.Slide the header guides towards the rail to secure the rolled cover to the rails. The header guide will click when it is securely fastened.Unroll the cover to the tailgate. Close the tailgate. Then push down on the end of the cover to latch both sides. Secure the hook and loop on both side rails before driving.To open the cover, drop the tailgate and pull down on a release cable.

Lift and roll rear header.To drive with the cover in the open position, both straps must be secured to the restraining straps. To releasee the strap, push the tab up.The installation is now complete.


Customer Reviews

TruXedo Sentry Hard Tonneau Cover - Roll Up - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black - TX1546901

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Hard, roll-up cover with heavy-duty vinyl fabric and thick aluminum slats is stylish and durable. Low-profile, self-leveling rails ensure easy install. Latches at tailgate and mid-bed offer enhanced security. Cover removes in seconds without tools.

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Dodge Ram Pickup

The quality of this product is very good. It fits perfectly on my Ram 2500 short bed. Admittedly, it took longer than I expected to install it but that was my fault. It helps to have two people working on it together. Once installed it worked exactly as advertised. Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


With a minor addition the six and one-half cover works well with a cross-box toolbox in my truck's eight foot bed. It also rolls back to allow access for the fifth-wheel hitch when I need that to haul our 5th-wheel trailer.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


I am still loving my cover. No one has tried to break it open to see what is inside. You have to open the Tailgate to get to the release straps. My son and I installed it fairly easy. Just a matter of lining everything up. Perfect for someone in Construction. My friend from long time ago has had his expensive tools stolen 2 times. So do not say the cover is too expensive!




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


I love this tonneau cover. The only reason it's 4 stars is that on installation, one of the tie down straps broke. TruXedo immediately replaced it. In the first month, the lip over the tailgate started peeling. TruXedo immediately sent me a second tonneau cover, free of charge. Now I have a spare. Even though I've had a couple of issues, this thing is awesome and sturdy. TruXedo's customer service has been amazing.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


This cover installed easily with a little help from my 18 yr old son. I opted for the vinyl (Sentry) over the fabric (Sentry CT) and I don’t regret that choice at all. The cover fits snug and gives truck a nice clean/sleek look. Only thing that was a minor issue was no primer/adhesion promoter is included. We will see if the seal provided stands up without it. I do have the factory spray on bed liner so I was expecting to see a little kit included. Otherwise, the cover is perfect!




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Easy to follow instructions, done in 45 minutes. The role is heavy, especially if ya have longer bed, mine being 5’7” was easier. Looks great, very happy.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


This cover fits very well, no flap at high speed. Smooth, flat profile. Positive locking mechanism, that works easily to open. Expensive, but worth every penny!




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Fits perfectly and ready to install




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Installation was simple and the cover has held up well. It provides protection to everything under it, just as we expected. We would buy it again!




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Easy installation. Looks great.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Love this, solid when down keeps the bed area safe from debris, easy to roll up and looks great




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


This cover has been great over the past year! Very durable and easy to use. Only gripe is removing it as the latches are difficult to operate, but I don't need to do that often.




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Review from a similar TruXedo Sentry Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers




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