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RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black
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RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black

Item # RT80233
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Chris R says:

Yes, if you:

  • If you want the most affordable tonneau cover
  • If your truck bed has a tool box installed that is taller than the bed rails
  • If your truck bed has a ladder rack installed

No, if you:

  • If you want a rectractable tonneau cover that is extremely easy to use
  • If you want a durable, top of the line tonneau cover
  • If your truck bed doesn't have a ladder rack installed
Retractable cover opens and closes manually with a pop-up, locking handle. That, paired with impact-resistant, 1" thick aluminum, will give you the best security for the cargo in your bed. Sleek, streamlined design complements your vehicle. Great Prices for the best tonneau covers from Retrax. RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black part number RT80233 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Retrax Tonneau Covers - RT80233

  • Retractable Tonneau
  • Not Rack Compatible
  • Retrax
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Matte Black
  • Manual Tonneau
  • Low Profile - Top of Bed Rails
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Aluminum

Retractable cover opens and closes manually with a pop-up, locking handle. That, paired with impact-resistant, 1" thick aluminum, will give you the best security for the cargo in your bed. Sleek, streamlined design complements your vehicle.


  • Custom-fit tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
    • Deters theft and keeps your cargo out of sight
    • Reduces wind drag and improves fuel economy when closed over truck bed
  • Retractable design allows for full truck bed access in seconds
    • Sealed ball-bearing rollers help cover roll smoothly without need for lubrication
    • No joints or hinges to trap dust, wear out, or freeze
  • Locking handle lets you easily open and close the cover, and secure it at any point along the rails
    • Latch it partially open to conceal cargo in the front of your bed while leaving room for oversized loads at the rear
    • Close and lock the cover for maximum security when used in conjunction with your locked tailgate
  • Space-saving canister stores retracted cover and shields it from the elements
    • Spiral track system keeps cover from rubbing against itself, preventing wear and tear
    • Angled bottom takes up less space in your bed, leaving more room for cargo
    • 2 Drain tubes included to let out any water that gets inside canister
  • Side rails sit 1" above truck bed for a low-profile look
  • Superior protection for your cargo
    • Weather stripping and foam seals on all sides keep moisture, snow, and dust out of bed
    • Cover overlaps top of tailgate to prevent water from leaking inside
  • 1" Thick, durable aluminum is impact and weather resistant
    • Matte black finish is scratch resistant and won't fade in the sun
  • No-drill installation - rails easily clamp onto your truck bed rails
  • Made in the USA


  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs evenly distributed
  • Canister dimensions: 13-1/2" deep x 12" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The RetraxPRO MX offers the most security and the best protection for the items in your truck bed. This aluminum tonneau cover has a snow load of 500 lbs and can withstand impacts and inclement weather. And you can secure this retractable cover at any point along the rails with an easy-to-use, locking handle, all to ensure that your gear stays safe and protected.

Smooth, Retractable Operation

Retrax sealed ball-bearing rollers

This tonneau cover retracts quickly and easily for complete truck bed access. It does this by gliding along the side rails with sealed ball-bearing rollers, which also prevent the cover from binding or retracting unevenly. The RetraxPRO MX has no joints or hinges that can wear out, freeze, or trap dirt. It does not need to be lubricated and it has no springs that can fail. Unlike other truck bed covers on the market, you won't have to struggle with pull straps, hook-and-loop fasteners, or snaps every time you open and close the cover.

Retrax pop-up handle

At the end of the cover, on the driver's side, there is a pop-up handle that makes it easy to slide the cover up and down the length of your truck bed with just one hand. The handle must be popped up for the tonneau to move, but you can push or pull the cover to guide it along the rails from either side of your truck.

Retrax spiral track system

When not in use, the cover rolls up into a space-saving storage canister at the bulkhead of your truck, so you'll never have to remove the tonneau to access your cargo. This canister has a unique spiral track system that keeps the cover from coming into contact with itself while it's retracted. This helps prevent wear and tear on the cover while you're opening and closing it.

Retrax canister with drain tube

With the cover fully retracted, the entire canister assembly only takes up a small portion of your truck bed. And the angled bottom of the canister gives you more space to slide long items or small gear underneath it.

Maximum Security and Protection for Your Cargo

Retrax lid covers key

When the RetraxPro MX is closed, potential thieves will find it nearly impossible to access the items in your truck bed. The locking handle is mounted flat and is concealed with a lid, keeping it well hidden from prying eyes. This flat, weather-guarded lid also keeps out dirt and debris to prevent internal corrosion in the keyhole, ensuring that the lock lasts longer and won't seize up.

Retrax lock and pop-up handle

To unlock the cover, lift the lid on the lock, insert and twist the key, and press the button to release the pop-up handle. Once the handle is up, you can slide the cover back.

Latch Retrax cover anywhere on rails

You can latch the cover at any position along the rails by pushing the handle back down. This lock-in-place feature enables you to carry long items that overlap your tailgate while still covering cargo, such as a tackle box, that's stored closer to the bulkhead of the truck.

Retrax cover operates independent of the tailgate

This cover is better at preventing cargo theft than soft covers, which can be cut open with a knife. It also cannot be pried up at the edges like some hard, folding covers. As a result, your cargo and truck bed are secure when this cover is closed and latched, as long as you lock your tailgate as well. Conveniently, the cover operates independent of the tailgate, so you can open and close the tailgate without touching the cover, and you can open and close the cover without disturbing the tailgate.

Retrax weather strip

To keep snow, water, and dust out of your bed, the tonneau cover includes weather stripping and foam seals. An automotive-grade weather strip ensures a firm, dependable seal along the bulkhead of your truck. Attached to the bottom of each side rail is a foam seal that conforms to the shape of your bed rails. These seals help to prevent any scratches on your bed rails as well as fill any gaps to keep your cargo from getting wet or dirty. The cover also overlaps the top of the tailgate for additional protection against intrusive dirt and debris.

Durable, Long-Lasting, and Attactrive Cover

Retrax attractive cover

The RetraxPRO MX is constructed of heavy-duty aluminum slats that are 1" thick. They have excellent dent and impact resistance to keep the tonneau from getting damaged by falling debris or by thieves who attempt to break in by force. In addition, this cover can hold up to 500 lbs of snow or evenly distributed weight when it's rolled out. And on top of that, its durable matte black finish is weather and scratch resistant.

Retrax drain tube

To prevent mildew from forming on the cover while it's rolled up, the RetraxPRO MX features a water management system that channels excess water out of the storage canister. Two drain tubes attach to the bottom of the canister to remove any water that gets inside. The tubes then route water through the existing drain holes in the floor of your truck bed, ensuring that the stored cover remains as dry as possible.

Retrax flush design

When rolled out, this tonneau sits nearly flush with the back of the canister to give a streamlined look. In addition to the flush-mounted locking handle, the sleek frame features a top panel that overlaps the bulkhead of the truck and storage canister, eliminating the gap in between.

Retrax extends over 5th wheel

The low-profile side rails mount just 1" above your truck bed, which offers a sleek look while still providing enough clearance for most 5th-wheel hitches to remain installed beneath the cover.

Easy, No-Drill Installation

Retrax installation parts

To install the RetraxPRO MX, begin by attaching the side rails to the canister with the provided screws.

Retrax installation

Because the cover comes preinstalled inside of the canister, it will take 2 people to lift the assembled unit and place it on your truck. Once the cover is in position, make sure that the side rails are square on your truck bed rails. Then secure them in place with the bolt-on clamps. Finally, install the drain tubes in the canister and route them through the factory holes in your truck bed.

80233 Retrax RetraxPRO MX Hard Bed Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte

Installation Details RT80233 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

RetraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte Black - RT80233

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Retractable cover opens and closes manually with a pop-up, locking handle. That, paired with impact-resistant, 1" thick aluminum, will give you the best security for the cargo in your bed. Sleek, streamlined design complements your vehicle.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Love the looks and ease of install and function of cover. After ordering and THEN finding the cover was NOT in stock, I contacted etrailer for shipping updates only to be advised it was backordered several weeks. Contacted Retrax directly and got solid information on delivery(which was actually before scheduled date). Unfortunately it arrived looking like it was thrown out of a 2nd floor window and the spirals were destroyed. Retrax customer service is top notch and had a replacement canister shipped quickly.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

By far the best bed cover I’ve ever used. Well designed and built, & lockable.
Performs flawlessly on my F-250.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

I have owned this roll top truck bed cover for a year now and still absolutely love it. I've owned other similar ones over the past twenty five years and this one is and has been the best. Sturdy, solid and so far, maintenance free. It certainly more weather (water) resistant as well. It definitely was more expensive than the other covers I've purchased in the past but the bitterness of poor quality remain forever and the higher cost of something well made are soon forgotten as you use the product everyday. Highly recommend.

Still just as satisfied with it. Looks great, truck looks good with it on, Id still recommend it.
Loren - 12/05/2018
Still just as satisfied with it. Looks great, truck looks good with it on, Id still recommend it.
Loren - 12/05/2018


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Excellent product. The retractable cover opens smoothly and easily, and it locks very securely. The installation instructions were very clear and easy to follow -- and there are some helpful videos Took me about 90 minutes to install. I'm very happy with this truck bed cover. It's not cheap, but it appears to be a well-made product.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

A very nice cover. So far, it’s kept the bed and it’s contents dry. I had the face of the cartridge (the part that becomes the rear of the bed) sprayed with Line-X to match the rest of the bed and to offer some degree of protection. But the metal is very thin there and it didn’t take long for it to become dented. Also the drain fittings that attach to the bottom of the cartridge are delicate. I’ve had to order replacement fittings and it looks like the second set have broken again.

Paul, thank you for your review. I see that you are having issues with the drain fittings. I know that this item has a limited lifetime warranty. I would check with Retrax to see if they can send you extra fittings. If you would like to get replacement parts from etrailer I have attached a link.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 02/01/2021


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

What I appreciate the most is this cover is low profile (works with my fifth wheel) and can be operated from the side and locked in position wherever I'd like. Just the other day I took note of someone with a different brand that required a rope to pull closed. I'm glad I went with the aluminum version as it feels and sounds solid. The finish has stayed great looking. After watching a few installation videos while waiting for it to arrive, the process went very smoothly. The only time I needed assistance was in lifting the assembled parts up onto my truck.
Here are the things I wish were better/different:
Front seal - the instructions state to trim the front rubber seal to follow the lines of the hardware (so there isn't a little exposed flap of rubber). Having done that, the small pieces on the sides have vibrated out into the newly empty space. This is a minor thing.
Mounting system - I installed the mounts as instructed, and did not over-tighten things. A number of months later I spent the day exploring on some unpaved Utah backroads. The bumps caused all four of the mounts to let go, drop into the bed of the truck, and the whole cover system shifted around on the truck. I contacted etrailer and their advice was to tighten the mounts more aggressively and they'd replace the screws if I damaged them. I have not had the issue repeat itself.
Locking Partially Open - This has worked very well until recently. I can have the cover 25% of the way closed while towing, protecting the items at the very front of the bed. However I now want to have the cover 90% closed and locked when I have a tailgate pad installed on my truck for carrying bicycles (and this is when the bikes are not with me). When I do this and drive around, the cover slides open a foot or two from when I've been hitting the brakes. I haven't tried to figure out how to correct this yet as it is a new issue.
Overall I'm very happy and would buy the RetraxPRO again.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

One year later it's still like new! eTrailer shipped it to a Campground we were at for a few days as we Travel around the Country full time. The box was heavy but it was delivered to our RV Door. Minimal assembly is required. It's all heavy Aluminum 2 inch wide Role Cover Slats that will support up 500 lbs of weight on top. So if you are Boon Docking you can go get Water putting the 50 gallon Bladder on top and your 35 gallon Waste Tote on the Bed. The original reason for the purchase was to keep Dirt, Leaves, Rain and People out of the Bed when not hooked up, which is most of the time even when traveling. It is a GREAT Cover !


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Works and looks great. Came missing one adjustment screw and manufacturer immediately sent not one, bu several replacement screws, no questions asked. Wasn't sure if it would be worth the price but over one year of ownership it's proven to be second only to a winch as the best truck tool/accessory I've owned.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

This product was very easy to install and is made of good quality. After having this on the truck for about a year it still works perfect and looks like new.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Very nice product with excellent installation instructions and videos.


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

Great product, great directions and great fit.

Down to 3.5 stars. Have had a couple of issues with the clamping mechanism at the side rails. The rail actually has a hole almost all the way through it now. I put a rubber stopper there to help keep it from getting worse.
Dan M - 02/06/2021


Review from a similar RetraxPRO MX Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers

The product surpassed the manufacture d ecription


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