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Installed Peragon bed cover today (with a friend), installed like a dream (fantastic instructions), perfect fit (if you measure twice and drill once) and flawless functionality (so far). Starts at $699 (but i added some options) and shipping free (via fedex).

Sorry for the crap phone pics and huge water spots on the cover (just washed, haven't shammied yet - no water leakage noticed). :p

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Love this cover so far; all aluminum, all american made, no rattles or noise (drove home with rear window down) family owned company, super nice customer service (called me after I took delivery to answer any questions and ensure it arrived intact).

So far, much better (fit, finish, installation and seal) than that Fold-a-Cover i had on my 2010 CM.
 

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Looks good! Is this cover rated to water seal the bed? I carry bicycles regularly, but wonder if I could fork mount them on top of the cover since its aluminum. hmmm
 

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Not sure if its "rated", but I did not notice any leakage after i washed it. I know they do sell an optional tailgate seal kit.

As far as load of top of the cover, it seem possible, but am unsure of the rating (as i never planned on carrying load on top of cover.

It's hard to tell from just photos about its operation (which I found quite ingenious). I'd hit up the company site or their YouTube channel (lots of installation how-to's, reviews and informationals). I'd call them (or email) just to 100%, they were extremely nice when i called them up before i bought.

Forgot to to mention, if you are a member of any of the listed forums (see link), you can get a free upgrade item ($29):
http://www.peragon.com/files/forumoffer.htm

I just signed up for one before ordering (i doubt they even checked).
 

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Thanks, been looking at picking one of these up.
 

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My only words of advice if you plan on self installing:

1. Read the instructions carefully.
2. Measure twice before drilling/tightening/etc
3. Have a 10mm deep socket and a SAE hex set.
4. Employ a friend.
5. Don't rush, if it doesn't seem right, you probably skipped/missed something. All the parts fit without coaxing.

That said, it isn't difficult if you have a moderate level of experience putting stuff together.
 

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Can you post a pic 3/4 open and open ll the ways, possibly showing how much room it takes from the side up close to see how much room it takes in the bed.
 

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I bought a Paragon cover for my truck and it has some good and bad to it. The good is that it's solid and is made in The United States of America with American labor and is an American owned company. The owner is very helpful and friendly, so if you have any problems or questions, call them and you'll be put at ease. The cover also has a nice lock. Between the locked cover and the tailgate lock, I don't worry about expensive tools or parts getting stolen. Also the price is awesome. I got mine for $599.00 over a year ago. It is certainly worth the money.

There are some cons. One is that if anything slides forward in the bed and gets in the way of the track, the cover will not open and you have to climb in and move whatever got in the way. An easy fix for this is cutting a 2x4, 2x8 or 2xwhatever and fitting it into the provided slots in the side of the bed to keep things from sliding forward and getting in the way. Another is that the cover does take up a few inched of bed space, but that is minor for some people. The last thing I don't care about on this cover is how the track extends beyond the inside of the bed, so you can not carry anything heavy against the track because it could cause damage. If you stack something like hay over the side rails, it can and will bend the rails down, but they are very easy to push back into place.

I think if I was to purchase another cover in the future I might look a bit closer at the ones that flip up and are made of fiberglass, which can be color matched to the truck. The only problem with these is the cost is much higher than the Peragon.

Overall Peragon is a very good product but not for everybody.
 

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Good to know.. Luckily most things i haul will fit under the cover (and subsequently strapped down or using a cargo bar to prevent too much slide). I do worry about the rails (or at least the covers) on larger/heavy items and will need to take the necessary precautions.

Definitely a good cover for the light/casual bed user (such as myself - mostly lightstands and camera equipment) who is looking for decent security.
 

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Glad you are happy with it!

I was just about to pull the trigger on one, but I was a bit hesitant with the issues of removal if not needing it on the truck and how much bed space it took up when folded up
 

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Yes, you have to remove the bed rail system to install the L brackets . . . but it comes off pretty easy and pops back on as well. I thought that I'd still be able to use the rails and cleats but there isn't enough room once the Peragon brackets and side rails are installed.

Neverthless, this is my second PEragon. I like the type of cover that it is. I do wish that it was a bit more water-resistant, but I am working on getting it a bit more water tight, using some additional weather-stripping.

On the whole, it's a great cover for look, function, ease of use for 1 person, and I like the painted option . . .
 
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