Retrax vs. Competition

Retrax vs. The Competition

 

Compare the Retrax Polycarbonate Series vs The Competition

Retrax Polycarbonate Series

Rolling Cover


Retrax

A durable thermoplastic commonly known as LEXAN® that is UV treated for protection from the sun.

vs The Competition

Vinyl glued or stapled to aluminum slats.

Strength


Retrax

The cover is reinforced with up to 20 tempered aluminum support beams embedded every 4 3/4", which will hold 200 lbs. and can easily support heavy snow loads. The cover is strong enough to stand on (not recommended).

vs The Competition

The cover will withstand a concentrated load of about 120 pounds. A light snow load is tolerated.

Retraction System


Retrax

Sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted onto each end of the aluminum support beams allow the cover to retract or close easily without the use of springs or any kind of mechanism. Anti-bind ball-bearings mounted horizontally prevent the cover from binding as it is opened or closed.

vs The Competition

Top and bottom rail wear strips.

Spiral Storage System


Retrax

Unique spiral track system that prevents the cover from contacting itself as it retracts, which eliminates wear-and-tear on the cover. No moving parts to jam, freeze or fail.

vs The Competition

Cover rolls up on top of itself on a spring loaded drum similar to a window shade.

Locking Positions


Retrax

Cover can be latched or key locked in any position along the rail. Tailgate works independently of the rolling cover.

vs The Competition

Intermittent locking positions every 12 inches. Tailgate works independently of the rolling cover.

Opening/Closing


Retrax

The flush-mounted lock handle, located at the rear on the driver’s side, provides easy access when opening and closing the cover.

vs The Competition

Reach to the center of the cover and grab a tow strap, walk back to the truck and pull the cover back.

Tailgate Area


Retrax

Retrax covers overlap the top of the tailgate, utilizing an automotive grade weather strip.

vs The Competition

The cover meets up with the inside face of the tailgate. Water runs down the inside face of the tailgate.

Weather Protection


Retrax

The patented Retrax low-profile design uses 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. This design incorporates automotive grade weather strip to help keep water, snow, ice and dust out of the bed.

vs The Competition

Water is channeled to the rails and canister. The water must try to pass through 2 small drain tubes to exit the bed.

Maintenance


Retrax

No special maintenance required. Wash and wax (Glossy Covers Only) the cover like you would the hood of your truck.

vs The Competition

Requires treatment with a vinyl protectant. Should be applied each time you wash your truck.

Customer Service


Retrax

A Retrax cover will provide you with the security and convenient cargo protection that you deserve. Our commitment to you doesn’t stop there; we pledge top quality customer service and provide highly trained technicians. You can count on us now and years on down the road, that’s just the way we do business.

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Compare the Retrax Premium Aluminum Series vs The Competition

Retrax Premium Aluminum Series

Rolling Cover


Retrax

Heavy duty aluminum slats which are connected by flexible thermoplastic elastomer hinges create a durable and weather tight seal.

vs The Competition

Vinyl glued or stapled to aluminum slats.

Strength


Retrax

The Premium Aluminum Series is constructed of heavy-duty aluminum slats, that are strong enough to hold distributed loads of 500+ lbs. and can easily support heavy snow.

vs The Competition

The cover will withstand a concentrated load of about 120 pounds. A light snow load is tolerated.

Retraction System


Retrax

Up to forty (40) sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted onto each end of the aluminum slats allow the cover to retract or close easily without the use of springs or any kind of mechanism. Anti-bind ball-bearings mounted horizontally prevent the cover from binding as it is opened or closed.

vs The Competition

Top and bottom rail wear strips.

Spiral Storage System


Retrax

Unique spiral track storage canister that prevents the cover from rubbing on itself as it retracts, eliminating wear and tear on the cover. No moving parts to jam, freeze or fail.

vs The Competition

Cover rolls up on top of itself on a spring loaded drum similar to a window shade.

Locking Positions


Retrax

Cover can be latched or key locked in any position along the rail. Tailgate works independently of the rolling cover.

vs The Competition

Intermittent locking positions every 12 inches. Tailgate works independently of the rolling cover.

Opening/Closing


Retrax

The flush-mounted lock handle, located at the rear on the driver side, provides easy access when opening and closing the cover.

vs The Competition

Reach to the center of the cover and grab a tow strap, walk back to the truck and pull the cover back.


Retrax

Retrax covers overlap the top of the tailgate, utilizing an automotive grade weather strip.

vs The Competition

The cover meets up with the inside face of the tailgate. Water runs down the inside face of the tailgate.

Weather Protection


Retrax

The patented Retrax low-profile design uses 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. This design incorporates automotive grade weather strip to help keep water, snow, ice and dust out of the bed.

vs The Competition

Water is channeled to the rails and canister. The water must try to pass through 2 small drain tubes to exit the bed.


Retrax

Premium Aluminum Series covers are maintenance free. Simply wash and wax (Glossy Covers Only) your cover as you would your truck.

vs The Competition

Requires treatment with a vinyl protectant. Should be applied each time you wash your truck.

Customer Service


Retrax

A Retrax cover will provide you with the security and convenient cargo protection that you deserve. Our commitment to you doesn’t stop there; we pledge top quality customer service and provide highly trained technicians. You can count on us now and years on down the road, that’s just the way we do business.

vs The Competition

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