Frequently Asked Questions: RetraxONE

1. How Does RetraxONE Work?
The patented RetraxONE truck bed cover is unique because it is manufactured from polycarbonate, a durable thermoplastic commonly known as LEXAN®. This low-profile design incorporates a front cover that is flush with the rolling cover; this streamlines the overall appearance and provides a firm, dependable seal to help keep the bed dry. Open a RetraxONE and you will immediately be impressed at the way it smoothly glides back and forth with just one hand. Sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted onto the aluminum support beams allow the cover to retract or close effortlessly without the use of springs or any kind of mechanism; no moving parts to jam, freeze or fail. The compact storage canister contains a unique spiral track system that prevents the cover from rubbing on itself as it retracts and closes. This eliminates wear-and-tear on the cover.

2. What Is It Made Of?
The RetraxONE tonneau cover is manufactured from polycarbonate, a durable thermoplastic commonly known as LEXAN®. This rigid, one piece sheet is engineered to retract without joints or hinges that can trap dust, wear out, or freeze. Polycarbonate has excellent impact resistance and is unharmed by sun, moisture or temperatures from -50 to +200 degrees F. The RetraxONE is maintenance-free and its low-profile design has a gloss-black finish that is UV treated for years of protection from the sun. Our engineers utilized the same polymer technology in fighter-jet windshields and bullet proof glass and designed a truck bed cover that withstands the most rugged use.

3. Will It Keep The Bed Dry?
What About Snow And Ice? An automotive grade weather-strip, designed for harsh outdoor use, seals the RetraxONE on all sides to help keep water, snow, ice and dust out of your bed and the moving parts of the cover; the system seals nicely over the top of the tailgate. The automotive grade weather-strip incorporates a soft felt lining that allows a smooth sliding action even in ice and snow conditions. The RetraxONE is manufactured in Grand Forks, ND; it has been engineered to withstand Mother Nature’s worst and offers dependable operation year-around.

4. How Does It Lock?
RetraxONE can be latched or key-locked in any position along the bed rail. The secure key-lock system offers protection that no soft cover can. When you need access to your pickup bed simply release the flush-mounted latch with the touch of a button – no key required – and the cover glides out of your way with the just one hand. The cover can be locked open in any position along the rail to allow unlimited hauling flexibility and convenient use with a fifth-wheel trailer.

5. Will It Improve My Gas Mileage?
The rigid design of the RetraxONE improves the aerodynamics of your pickup. Input from our customers and our own experience indicates that your gas mileage should improve by approximately 10% on the highway with the cover closed.

6. How Will It Be Installed?
Installation is simple. The RetraxONE is a clamp-on bed cover that can be installed by anyone with basic hand tools; installation requires a 9/16” wrench and a Phillips screwdriver. All parts are rubber mounted to prevent paint damage and each part is an exact match to your pickup. Installation time is about 1 hour and it can be easily removed if needed. No two trucks are exactly alike. Our mounting system is adjustable for a perfect, no hassle fit every time.

7. Is It Compatible With Other Aftermarket Accessories?
The RetraxONE is compatible with most accessories such as bed liners and bed rails. Some may require minor modification to the RetraxONE or the accessory.

Frequently Asked Question: RetraxPro

1. How Does The RetraxPRO Work?
The patented RetraxPRO truck bed cover is constructed of heavy duty aluminum slats, which are connected by durable, yet flexible hinges. The low-profile design incorporates a front cover that is flush with the rolling cover which streamlines the overall appearance and provides a firm, dependable seal to help keep the bed dry. Simply press the button latch to open the RetraxPRO and you will immediately be impressed at the way it smoothly glides back and forth with just one hand. Sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted onto the ends of the aluminum slats allow the cover to retract or close effortlessly without the use of springs or any kind of mechanism; no moving parts to jam, freeze or fail. The compact storage canister contains a unique spiral track system that prevents the cover from rubbing on itself as it retracts and closes, eliminating wear and tear on the cover.

2. What Are The Connecting Hinges Constructed Of?
The hinges that connect the RetraxPRO aluminum slats are custom extruded thermoplastic elastomer. This material is designed to last the life of the cover, ensure smooth operation and provide a dependable seal.

3. How Does The RetraxPRO Lock?
The RetraxPRO can be latched or key-locked in any position along the bed rail. The secure Dual Latch Locking System latches to both RetraxPRO rails for added security, offering protection that no soft cover can. When you need access to your pickup bed simply release the flush-mounted latch with the touch of a button – no key required – and the cover glides out of your way with the just one hand. The cover can be locked open in any position along the rail to allow unlimited hauling flexibility and convenient use with a fifth-wheel trailer.

4. How Is The RetraxPRO Installed?
Installation of the RetraxPRO is simple. The cover utilizes a clamp-on design that can be installed by anyone with basic hand tools. Installation requires a 9/16” wrench and a Phillips screwdriver. All parts are rubber mounted to prevent paint damage and each part is an exact match to your pickup. Installation time is about 1 hour and the cover can be easily removed if needed. No two trucks are exactly alike; our mounting system is adjustable for a perfect, no hassle fit every time.

5. Will The RetraxPRO Keep My Pickup Bed Dry?
Automotive grade weather-stripping, designed for harsh outdoor use, seals the RetraxPRO on all sides to help keep water, snow, ice and dust out of your pickup bed. The cover also seals nicely over the top of the tailgate. The automotive grade weather-strip incorporates a soft felt lining that allows for smooth sliding operation, even in the most extreme weather conditions.

6. Is The RetraxPRO Compatible With Other Aftermarket Accessories?
The RetraxPRO is compatible with most accessories such as bed liners and bed rails. Some may require minor modification to the RetraxPRO or the accessory.