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PowertraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Powered - Aluminum - Matte Black

PowertraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Powered - Aluminum - Matte Black

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Heavy-duty, powered cover opens and closes with the press of a button. Built-in brake lets you secure cover at any point along the rails, and a cargo light makes it easy to see inside the bed. 1" Thick aluminum slats provide the best security. Great Prices for the best tonneau covers from Retrax. PowertraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Powered - Aluminum - Matte Black part number RTX87FR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Retrax Tonneau Covers

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

Heavy-duty, powered cover opens and closes with the press of a button. Built-in brake lets you secure cover at any point along the rails, and a cargo light makes it easy to see inside the bed. 1" Thick aluminum slats provide the best security.


  • 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
  • Powered retraction 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
  • Remote key fob lets you easily open and close the cover with the touch of a button
    • Electromagnetic brake stops and locks cover at any point along the rails
    • Completely close the cover to get maximum security when used in conjunction with your locked tailgate
  • Built-in cargo light allows you to see inside your bed without having to completely open the cover
    • Bright LED on the canister turns on/off with the key fob
    • Safety auto shutoff turns light off after 3-5 minutes
  • 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
  • Simple installation
    • Wiring hooks up to your vehicle's battery
    • 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 PowertraxPRO 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. When your arms are full of groceries or supplies, you can open this electric tonneau with the touch of a button for fast, easy access to your truck bed. You can also use the remote key fob to secure the cover at any point along the rails for hauling flexibility.

Electric, Retractable Operation with Key Fob

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 PowertraxPRO 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 key fobs

Two key fobs are included so you can operate the cover with the touch of a button. The wireless remote function is great for when you're approaching your truck with your hands full and you can't reach out to manually open the cover or your tailgate. Simply press and hold the "O" button to open the cover or press and hold the "C" button to close the cover over your cargo.

Retrax stops part way

You can also stop the cover at any point along the rails by simply releasing the Open and Close button. An electromagnetic brake will stop the tonneau and lock it in place. This way you can 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 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 is small

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 key fobs on cover

When the PowertraxPRO MX is closed, potential thieves will find it nearly impossible to access the items in your truck bed. Only the key fobs can unlock the tonneau, and there is no way to retract or extend the cover without them.

Retrax tailgate open

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, 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 built in light

Thanks to the built-in LED light, you can also protect your cargo from prying eyes while you search the truck bed for your gear. This integrated cargo light is located on the storage canister by the driver's side. To illuminate the cargo light, simply press the light-symbol button on the key fob. Press the button again to turn off the LED. If you forget to turn off the light, a timer will automatically shut it off in 3-5 minutes, so it won't drain your battery.

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 Attractive Cover

Retrax attractive cover

The PowertraxPRO 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 PowertraxPRO 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. 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.

Simple Installation

Retrax installation parts

To install the tonneau cover, 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. Install the drain tubes in the canister and route them through the factory holes in your truck bed.

Retrax powered canister

Run the wiring harness up to your truck's battery per the included instructions. Then plug the truck bed end of the harness into the power connectors on the driver's side of the motorized canister. Lastly, connect the ring terminals to your truck battery for power.

90481 Retrax PowertraxPRO MX Hard Bed Cover - Electric - Retractable - Aluminum - Matte

Item # RTX87FR

Installation Details RTX87FR Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for PowertraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover Review

What's up everybody It's AJ with Today, we're going to be checking out the Retrax PowerMax hard tunnel cover. And now this is gonna be an automatic tunnel cover. Let me open up the back and show you. So we're gonna remote control so you can open it. With just the push of a button.

There's no straps to grab or you don't have to pull it back or push it back or anything. You can close it with that same remote and it stops anywhere you need it to. So, it's very easy to use, whether you need to open it or close it. It goes onto your Ram box. Let's take a look at it.

Because of the Ram box this one comes with hardware to specifically mount it to the track here. That lifts it up and puts it on top of the rails. That way you can still have access to the Ram boxes on the side. So that the rails are mounted up here on top. The cover's gonna be made out of a matte black aluminum.

So, it's pretty sturdy. So it can hold up. It's definitely better than some of the soft tunnel covers. Those usually have three bars in the middle and can be a problem if it rains or snow collects or even setting something down on there that can make that material bend down and cause issues down the line. This is gonna be a hard tunnel cover.

So you won't have that issue. And instead of being a tri-fold design where you have to fold it up in three spots. You don't have to manly lift anything here from the side of the truck. You can see, even with the Ram box here, that can be kind of hard to reach in there and do that over and over and then lean up against the glass. Well then you can't see out of the back. This one rolls up into the canister and the bed. So that means it's just low profile and it stays out the way. So as I put it away here, one I don't have to do anything with my hands cause it's got the remote. But it goes in that canister and then you have full bed access. For the most part. The canister does take up a little space down there. That's something else you gotta consider especially with loading with cargo. That it does take up a little bit of your bed there. So just remember that. But there is space at the bottom to still slide things in. So one thing we can do is prop it up on the tailgate. And one of the nice things about this cover versus some of the other ones, like I said, the tri-fold design you're kind of stuck by where that folds out. So you might not be able to pull it out halfway and leave it like that. With this one, you can go to close it, you can stop it wherever you need it to, so. Bring it all the way up to the ladder. Stop right there. So not only are we allowed to take the longer loads that stick out a little bit on our tailgate, but the rest of the bed is still covered. The grease ball bearings help the tunnel cover go along the track evenly and smoothly. The cover being all rolled up in the canister is nice, because with that track and the ball bearings in there it's always gonna come out evenly. So as it rolls out, you don't have to worry about it bunching up. Some of the manual ones that have the tracks though, you have to pull out, sometimes get jammed up here. When like a panel gets stuck somewhere or the ball bearing doesn't quite go. This one we've had no issues with it. Rolls out very smoothly every time. The O is for opening. This is gonna retract the cover. The C is to close. So that brings the cover to the back of the tailgate. And then this button here is gonna be the light function. The light that's built into the tunnel cover. So you can hit that on the remote and get some light. Whether it's in the evening of the job site or early in the morning, you can't quite see all the way up there in the back of your bed. Now you're gonna add some light to help you find that stuff. Looking beyond the light, you can see at the bottom there are drainage tubes there for the canister and that's gonna be helpful for if it rains and you've got your bed covered up or even some snow build up and you go to retract it. That water that goes into the canister will be able to drain out to the side of the vehicle. So you don't to worry about being stored in there and getting nasty. The cover can handle 500 pounds evenly distributed here on the cover. So that goes to say, if you go to throw like a cooler or something up there, it's gonna be able to handle it. It's not one of those soft covers where that would damage it. This is pretty sturdy, but you know, make sure you don't overdo it. Especially with the Ram boxes on the side. It can be harder to access things here in the middle. So if you need to set something here on the end to grab something outta the box or putting something in, you can definitely do that. Overall, I think it's a good cover for your Ram. Especially if you have the Ram boxes on the side. You already have that more narrow bed. You're gonna make it easiest possible to have it cover, but still have it function. I like that it can stop wherever you need it to. So you're not just restricted to the three quarter panels or just completely removing it. You don't have to remove it. Now it does take up a little of your bed. So that'd be one thing I'd be concerned about. Just the canister coming out to here. And then the cover's stopping here too. So it does eat up a little of your bed, but overall you can still fit things underneath or prop it up and still get the cover for most of it. So it actually does work out and I think it works out pretty good. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. And I hope this helped..

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PowertraxPRO MX Hard Tonneau Cover - Powered - Aluminum - Matte Black - RTX87FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, powered cover opens and closes with the press of a button. Built-in brake lets you secure cover at any point along the rails, and a cargo light makes it easy to see inside the bed. 1" Thick aluminum slats provide the best security.


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