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Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black

Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black

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Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Craftec. Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black part number 252108 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Craftec Tonneau Covers - 252108

  • Craftec
  • Hatch-Style Tonneau
  • Soft Tonneau
  • Top of Bed Rails - Open Stake Pockets
  • Low Profile
  • Vinyl
  • Tool-Free Removal
  • Gloss Black
  • Opens at Tailgate

Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal.


Features:

  • Raises effortlessly on pressurized gas struts
    • Conserves time and energy - no unrolling, snaps or hook-and-loop fasteners to slow you down
  • Removes in seconds so that you can haul oversize cargo
    • Easy, 1-person, 3-step process
  • Shields and shelters your cargo
    • Safeguards against bugs, dirt and inclement weather
    • Prevents items from blowing out of your truck bed
    • Deters theft - 2 hidden metal latches in the rear of the truck bed secure cover to side rails
    • Ultra-secure when combined with a locked tailgate
  • Enhances style and improves fuel efficiency
    • Sits about 3/8" above truck bed - low-profile design
    • Boosts gas mileage by up to 10 percent by reducing wind drag
    • Gives your truck a tidy, finished look
  • Delivers rugged durability in a lightweight package
    • High-grade, UV-resistant, 18-oz soft vinyl cover
    • 3-Ply, black PVC backing resists mildew and provides a firmer underside
    • Dense foam weatherstripping on back edge for water resistance
  • Heavy-gauge aluminum hidden framework
    • Sturdy bow-and-frame construction
  • Installs easily using step-by-step instructions and standard tools
    • No drilling - frame clamps onto truck-bed side rails
  • Compatible with under-the-rail bed liners
    • Can be used with over-the-rail bed liners - cutting of liner required
  • Black color
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Limited lifetime warranty on aluminum frame
  • 3-Year limited warranty on vinyl


The hatch-style Craftec tonneau cover is sleek and simple to use, and it removes in three quick steps to give you the option of full truck-bed use.


Step 1

Lifting hatch cover

Lift hatch cover.


Step 2

Close-up of gas strut and raised cover

Using a small, flathead screwdriver, unclip the gas shocks from the truck-bed rail mounts and raise the cover.


Step 3

Cover removes for storage

Raise cover to full vertical position, then slide it out of the C-channel groove and to the side. The cover's light weight and innovative design enable you to remove it single-handed in under a minute.



Tonneau in open position

Gas struts make opening Craftec's soft vinyl tonneau practically effortless - you can even open it with one hand.
They also hold the cover upright and out of the way while you load or unload your gear.


Tonneau's aluminum frame without vinyl covering

Sturdy, heavy-gauge aluminum framing provides the tough but lightweight backbone that gives the Craftec truck-bed cover its strength.


Close-up of twist-latch securing tonneau for travel

Hidden under the back of the closed cover are two sturdy latches that rotate into place to secure the tonneau to the truck-bed rails, providing a travel-tight fit. Once you have secured the latches and locked the tailgate, the latches - and your cargo - are safely hidden away under the cover.

Close-up of vinyl cover

The 18-ounce, black vinyl cover is UV resistant, and its edges are bound for a smooth, clean look. Weatherstripping is attached to the underside of the vinyl cover, rather than to the truck bed, keeping out water and protecting the paint on your truck-bed side rails.



252108 Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black



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Customer Reviews

Craftec Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover - Low Profile - Black - 252108

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

Have it all. This easy-on-your-wallet, hybrid tonneau is hard-body strong and soft-cover light. Built for looks and durability, the Craftec cover's light, aluminum frame and gas struts lend easy, 1-person operation and removal.

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Excellent quality and easy installation. I purchased this cover to install on my truck and was pleased to see the durability of the cover as well as the component parts. Now, one year later it still looks new, fits perfectly and seals tightly. I was pleased when it arrived and even more pleased now that a year has gone by. I recommend this Tonneau Cover to anyone wanting a cover that fits tightly and should last a long while.



- 252108
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1981 Chevrolet El Camino

Fit was excellent and craftsmanship was impeccable!



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- 252103
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover went on my 1977 El Camino the original snap on cover recently died this cover looks like a great replacement and now I should not have any snow to deal with. I looked at the instructions which seemed like they could be used however I found a step by step video oline that made it real easy to install. Thank You for a great fitting tonneau bed cover.


Comments
It still looks great I did have to make a few modifications this summer to it to get it to remove more easily but that is due to the shape of the body by the rear window it curves in. Still glad I bought it great product.
Henry F - 11/27/2019



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Love the cover. After some minor modifications it's great. Modification #1: put some screws vertically and horizontally through the bracket that stays fastened to the bed. Double sided tape will NOT hold it together. Modification #2: before installation, call craftech and get 20lb shocks. The pair of 40lbs that come with it are waaaayyyyy too heavy. I bent my cover trying to close it with them on. Lastly, the bows could stand to have a little more "bow" to them. But overall it is an awesome cover and so far craftech has taken care of anything I have needed. It's exactly what I wanted.



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


My cover fit properly and has been great. The bed cover has been a awesome addition to my truck. The material and structure is durable and perfect. If taken care of properly the cover should last a very long time.



- 251298
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Love it turned out better than I expected it would



- 252734
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The cover shipped quickly. I believe it was 2 days after ordering it was at my door. This cover was very easy to piece together and install onto my 2010 Colorado Quad cab. Definately well worth the price!! Not only does the product fit my truck perfectly, it also looks good too. The ability to lock the cover from the interior of the bed is a huge bonus when trying to keep your items safe. If you are looking for a cover to purchase I highly recommend this one.



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


My girlfriend gifted this cover to me as a bday gift and I absolutely loved it! I’ve been having it for a year and it’s still in great condition. It fit perfectly. Definitely recommend!



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


I am very pleased. This cover was specifically what I had had looked for, and after a year has shown it is strong, and durable. After two snowy winters and a hot summer, the cover shows no signs of weathering. If I ever need a cover in the future, I will absolutely insist on this brand.



- 554146
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Very good product easy to put together



- 151228
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Let's give it 4 1/2 stars. This started out as a replacement for an older tonneau cover. The old one wore out and I had a good one here that was supposed to fit a "full size Ford". It was WAY to loose. We attempted to use pool noodles to make the arch bows taller and create more tension. That didn't work either. The new one from etrailer and Craftec looks GREAT. One day (one person) completion and installation. The [installation] video was very helpful and the directions were mostly clear and concise.



- 252198
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Fits well, a bit disappointed in latche s.



- 251138
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Used on a 2016 Chevy Silverado The cover is very good, not perfect. I get a little bit of water at the front corners of the bed. I think it may be due to the design; the corners of the cover are not completely flush with the frame. The gasket is in place but there is not enough down pressure at the corner to keep it tight enough to prevent seepage. Also the wind as you drive may force the corner of the cover up slightly. Not a huge deal; I may just put a small piece of electrical tape at the corner and no one will notice. Not worth returning the cover over. The other thing I want to mention is how hard it is to put the frame together. The instructions and diagrams are not very clear. It took around 4 hours to get the frame built and the cover fitted. Again, the issue is not insurmountable. Just don't expect to have the cover in place in 20-30 minutes or whatever time it is they advertise.



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Great Delivery Time...Really fast! Good Service when ordering.... Nice Product.



- 252198
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


The assembly instructions were easy to follow. I assembled cover on my carpeted living room floor, installed the brackets, and it fit my 1972 SS El Camino perfectly. Very light weight, takes 2 people to install, but I can take it off myself. Have had it on the car for a year now, with no problems. I use high UV boat seat protectant to shine it up for car shows. protects and beautifys. Highly recommend, and 10 times lighter than a fiberglass hard cover.



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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


I like my Tonneau Cover. I go fishing up north 4 or5 times a year and it keeps things dry and out of sight. And I can sleep under it if I need to. It is great for hiding packages when shopping. Easy to put on and off ( I take it off when heavy snow is expected so it will not cave in. We can get several inches of wet, heavy snow in a few hours. And it needs to come off to carry taller items in the bed.) Had to move my top bed rails out to make them both fit, but I like the way it looks. Definately one of my better purchases.



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Amazing for the price. The low profile looks very clean. It's a bit tricky to put together, but the parts are good quality. Very pleased with the results.



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It looks nice and is light weight. But it always comes loose in the back. the handles will not stay tight and if you tighten them it bends the frame. So I use bunggy cords to hold it down.



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- 153113
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


It worked for the first two months, then kept flying off... The last time it flew off, it has a bent frame and turned cover. After a eighteen wheeler ran over it... So I rated it as POOR, you got your money and I got no Tonneau Cover. " THANKS" !!!



- 251918
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


In general I am quite pleased with this product. It was relatively inexpensive and I was able to assemble and install by myself. It has held up well over a period of one year. My only disappointment is the fact that it does not fit between the stake holes as it was discribed. It covers each hole halfway



- 151927
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Was shipped promptly and packaged well. The instructions were good and I was very pleased with quality of the toneau cover and it fit well.



- 551137
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Review from a similar Hatch Style in Tonneau Covers


Poor fit for my 2013 tundra, flies up while going down highway. Not watertight. Excellent purchase experience through etrailer as usual. However, i would not recommend the product to a friend.


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