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Retrax Premium Aluminum Series FAQ

  1. Where is the Serial Number Located on The Premium Aluminum Series?
  2. How Does The Premium Aluminum Series Work?
  3. What Are The Connecting Hinges Constructed Of?
  4. How Does The Premium Aluminum series Lock?
  5. How Is Premium Aluminum series Installed?
  6. Will The Premium Aluminum series Keep My Pickup Bed Dry?
  7. If I Have Deck or Utility Rails Do They Have to be Removed for Installation?
  8. Is The Premium Aluminum series Compatible With Other OE and Aftermarket Accessories?
  9. How Does The Premium Aluminum Series Powertrax Work?

Q: Where is the Serial Number Located on The Premium Aluminum Series?

The serial number is located on the underside of the cover, right next to the lock mechanism on the driver’s side.

Q: How Does The Premium Aluminum Series Work?

The patented Premium Aluminum series truck bed covers are 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 on the latch to open the Premium Aluminum series 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.

Q: What Are The Connecting Hinges Constructed Of?

The hinges that connect the Premium Aluminum series 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.

Q: How Does The Premium Aluminum series Lock?

The Premium Aluminum series can be latched or key-locked in any position along the bed rail. The secure Dual Latch Locking System latches to both Premium Aluminum series 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.

Q: How Is Premium Aluminum series Installed?

Installation of the Premium Aluminum series is simple. The cover utilizes a clamp-on design that can be installed by anyone with basic hand tools. Installation requires a 9/16” or 1/2" 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 30-45 minutes 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.

Q: Will The Premium Aluminum series Keep My Pickup Bed Dry?

Automotive grade weather-stripping, designed for harsh outdoor use, seals the Premium Aluminum series 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.

Q: If I Have Deck or Utility Rails Do They Have to be Removed for Installation?

No, all Retrax covers allow for use of cargo management systems (Deck or Utility Rails)

Q: Is The Premium Aluminum series Compatible With Other OE and Aftermarket Accessories?

The Premium Aluminum series is compatible with most accessories such as bed liners and bed rails. Some may require minor modification to the Premium Aluminum series or the accessory. Some OE accessories may interfere with the operation of the Retrax cover, please contact our customer service for additional support.

Q: How Does The Premium Aluminum Series Powertrax Work?

The Premium Aluminum series Powertrax covers work electronically by hooking them up to your truck battery. Powertrax covers are operated via a wireless key fob, simply push the button and your cover will retract without an effort of your own.