Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com and today I'm bringing you my detailed review of the TruXmart Quattro Tonneau Cover fitting all '09 to '14 F-150s with a six and a half foot bed. So this Tonneau cover is going to be for all '09 to '14 F-150 owners with a six and a half foot bed who want to protect their cargo in the back of their truck, while at the same time getting a little extra accessibility. Now, if this sounds like you, I'll be running through all the details and the install on this TruXmart Quattro Tonneau Cover. So for those of you who don't know, a Tonneau cover is basically a big sturdy cover that goes over your truck's bed. In this case, it's a soft cover going over a six and a half foot bed. Now with that said, a Tonneau cover's sole purpose is really to keep your cargo clean and secured from the outside elements like rain, snow, sleet, and hail, while giving users some kind of accessibility, whether it's in one ways or multiple ways to get to the things in your truck's bed.
So this particular Tonneau cover is a Quattro-fold cover. That basically means there are four points that this cover would fold in to allow access to the items in the bed. It's especially useful for the guys covering a lot of stuff in their truck's bed and want to gain access very quickly. To initially fold over the Tonneau cover, all you have to do is unlatch each corner of the tailgate and pull up the first fold. From that point on, there will be a cable just like this one that will latch with a single pull. You can fold it all the way back to the windshield, and there's a strut to prop it up for maximum accessibility. So the Quattro cover is a 24 ounce UV protected vinyl tarp that is double coated for extra durability. It comes with all the hardware in the kit which includes an aircraft grade frame that is pretty much pre-assembled and good to go right out of the box.
So I do want to point out if you're not really interested or needing the Quattro fold, there's other options out there from Trucksmart. Now if you don't need this there's a trifold option, a smart fold option, and a smart roll option, both of which eliminate the latching system and replace it with a single cable release for the first fold, like this one. Now with that said, you want to keep that in mind when you're shopping around because there are other options out there for you. Now speaking of other options, the market can range anywhere from the low 200's to the high 500's, and sometimes even more depending on the type of cover. This cover in particular comes in just short of $370, making it a bit pricier than some of the other options, but not the most expensive overall. If you're not looking for the Quattro, you can save some money if you go with the trifold, and even if you go to smart fold. So, that's another thing you can keep in mind when you're shopping around, as well.
The installation for this is straightforward and includes everything that you'll need. You'll see seals, side rails, clamps, brackets, and all the bolts and hardware needed for the installation, including everything that is pre-assembled here. Now with that said, there is also an added bonus in the box as well. You'll find a bed light that you can mount inside the truck's bed for added visibility or really anywhere else that you'd like to mount it. So the first thing that you want to do is to clean up the area you'd be applying the seals to. Once you get that in place, you'll be cutting it to length and placing the Tonneau cover on top, closest to the windshield and sliding the brackets into each corner.
So the next step in the process is to install the side bed rails for each side of the bed which will be easier to do using the supplied clamps to keep it in place. Now when you install the brackets, you'll use one on each end and one directly in the middle and repeat the same process for the other side. Now once everything is in place, you can completely unfold the cover all the way back to the tailgate and latch the systems into the side bed rails. Once everything is closed, if you want to open it, you can unlatch them and fold it over. From there on, it's as simple as pulling the cable as I mentioned before. Once you get all the way back to the windshield, you do have that strut to prop it up as I mentioned, also. So as you can see by the video, this is not a difficult install at all. It should probably take you about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, which is why I would give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter.
Just to quickly wrap thing up, guys, if you're the owner of an '09 to '14 F-150 with a six and a half foot bed, and you're looking for a convenient way to protect all the cargo in the bed while getting the most accessibility out of the cover, then you might want to check out the TruXmart Quattro Tonneau Cover available right here at AmericanMuscle.com
The TruXmart Quattro Tonneau Cover is designed to provide the coverage and security you need without sacrificing function or use of your bed. This Folding Tonneau Cover uses a Patent Pending Frame mounting system that provides access to 100% of your truck bed when folded, making it perfect for those with frequent loads and long commutes. It features a weather tight, easy to use design incorporating a smart latch cable release system on two of the folding sections; Simply pull a cable to open and push down to seal it closed. In its folded position the cover won't exceed the height of your truck cab to minimize wind resistance and noise during travel. Those with 5.5 foot beds will also benefit from partial window and third brake light visibility for impressive on road use. Never again will you need to deal with the hassle of uninstalling your entire tonneau when transporting a large load or helping your best friend move. Improved Fuel Economy.
Covering your truck's bed has the obvious benefits of extra protection from the elements and the prying eyes of thieves, but also will help save your hard earned money in the long run. Thanks to the Quattro's sleek design, you truck will become more streamline which translates to less drag, improved performance and better fuel economy.Durable Construction.
Engineered for durability, the Quattro Tonneau Cover is crafted from 24 oz. dual coated UV protected vinyl and features marine grade, triple layer stitching for long lasting performance. It comes equipped with black powder coated aluminum rails, stainless steel hardware, as well as aluminum clamps to prevent devastating corrosive wear to your truck's bed.Easy Installation.
This Truck Bed Cover is designed for a quick installation that can easily be completed in your garage or driveway. No drilling is required and the included hardware and clamp system makes installations and removal a painless process to get you back on the road faster.5 Year Warranty.
To ensure quality craftsmanship and their high standards in quality, TruXmart backs the Quattro Tonneau with a 5 Year Warranty. Product registration is required to qualify and some exclusions may apply; Please see manufacturer's warranty for complete details.Application.
The TruXmart Quattro Tonneau Cover is designed for installation on 2009 to 2014 Styleside F-150s equipped with a 5.5 ft. Bed. Does not
fit Flareside Bed.Please Note.
The Tonneau Cover is not
intended to be used on F-150s equipped with the Utility Track System.
- What's in the Box
- Trifold Tonneau
- Smart Latch Brackets
- Tailgate Seal
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 20 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 09-14 - 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09