Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit Tonneau Covers
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Full Metal JackRabbit work?
The Full-Metal JackRabbit cover slides along rails mounted to the sides of the truck bed into a canister at the front of the truck bed. The Full-Metal JackRabbit blanket rolls around a reel inside the canister with the help of a coil spring which maintains tension on the cover at all times making it easy to open. The canister measures 9.6” wide by 9.66” high.
What is the tonneau cover made of?
The Full-Metal JackRabbit is manufactured out of heavy gauge extruded aluminum panels with a black textured powder coat finish for increased strength and durability that are fastened together with a patented silicone hinge seal.
Will the bed cover keep the truck bed dry? What about ice and snow?
The Bedlocker is designed so that water collected on the top is carried to the canister at the front of the truck bed. Drain tubes located in the base of the canister then take the water outside the truck.
Water cannot pass through the silicone hinge sealed top. However, water may enter the bed via components that are not part of the cover such as the tailgate and stake pockets. These components require proper sealing during installation. Pace Edwards does not claim that their covers are 100% waterproof. Be very cautious if a manufacturer says that their retractable cover is 100% waterproof.
Snow should be swept off of the tonneau cover with a broom before operating, otherwise you'll end up with a bed full of snow. Ice can be removed by taking your hand (and only your hand) and smacking the cover as close to the middle as possible. This will cause a vibration in the cover that breaks up the ice, making it easy to remove. Do not use anything but your hand for this.
Is the retractable bed cover hard to install? How long will installation take?
Installation is easy. All parts are an exact match to your truck – no cutting necessary! JackRabbit covers are installed with our patented SpeedClamp™ system on most applications.
Installation should take 15 minutes for the professional and under 30 minutes for a first time installer.
How does the Full Metal JackRabbit lock?
The Full-Metal JackRabbit locks with a key Offset to the driver’s side near the tailgate. The key turns arms that lock into the side rails mounted on the sides of the truck bed. The Full-Metal JackRabbit can be locked in place at 12 inch intervals along the truck bed.
Will the cover improve my gas mileage? How?
Studies shows substantial gas mileage improvement whenever the box of a pickup is covered. Input from customers and our own experience bear out the accuracy of this claim.
Will the cover work with my bedliner?
The rails on our cover are designed to fasten directly on the sill of the truck bed. If you have a bedliner that covers the sill, modification will be required. Most under-the-rail bedliners are more easily fitted with our cover, but may also require modification near the front corners. See image below.
Is there a warranty on the Full Metal JackRabbit?
Yes, there is a three-year factory defect warranty on all parts.