Access Cover - Increased Capacity Covers Reviewed
Increased Capacity Covers Reviewed
Looking for a tonneau from Access that is elevated an inch to an inch and a half above your truck bed box? You've got three great options from Access depending on what features you want and how much you are looking to spend. We'll inform you of all the great options for Increased Capacity Covers from Access.
Shared Aspects of All Increased Capacity Covers
All of Access' Increased Capacity Covers share a few common traits, so let's knock those out first before we dive into what separates the four models. Firstly, all of Access' Tonneau Covers are made with a commercial grade, textured & double coated vinyl. This stuff is super tough and looks sick & sleek. One of our chief concerns with vinyl roll-up covers though, as you know already if you've read our other tonneau reviews, is sun damage. Access uses vinyl that is reinforced and UV protected though, so sun damage should be at a minimum even after several years of use. Furthermore, all of Access' tonneau covers include a Fabric Guard that is integrated into the front of the cover, near the cab or bulkhead, and the rear of the cover, at the tailgate. This Guard is an advanced vinyl seal designed to prevent the elements from getting into your truck bed. On top of all of this, all of the Increased Capacity Covers from Access are elevated to 1 1/2" above the truck box. This provides a little extra space for storage underneath the cover and, frankly, just looks pretty awesome. While some prefer the low profile look, these Increased Capacity Covers offer an aesthetic that other roll-ups just can't match. Just look at those sweet pictures.
Exclusive Slantback Rear Design
An exclusive aspect to all the increased capacity tonneaux from Access is the Slantback Rear Bar, as shown above. Not only does it look sick, but it also helps drain rainwater off.
Slide in Hook 11/2" Wide Sealing System
All four models also include these waterproof seals around all 4 sides of the cover, with a hook and loop system along the edges to keep your tonneau closed up tight.
All the Exclusives! All of 'em!
While we personally think that the Limited is an excellent tonneau cover, the separation between Access' Best Value truck bed cover and the Original & Toolbox edition isn't really that much. Let's parse out what exactly separates these lines from one another. You'll see quickly that one of the biggest reasons we'd tell you to upgrade your order to the Limited is due to the various additional exclusive accessories it includes for you at no additional cost. Valued at about $105 dollars, these add-ons increase the value of the cover along with its already inherently superior elements. So without further ado, let's spell it out for you... er, or maybe we'll just use pictures.
Presenting: the Limited
Alright, the picture really shows it all. This is one sweet tonneau. The Limited Edition has all the great features that the Original & Toolbox Editions both have, plus great additional value with added Exclusive Accessories, plus Tight Bite Clamps with Tie Down Rings.
Tight Bite Clamps with Tie Down Rings
While all of the Access Cover Tonneaux have Tight Bite Clamps to secure your cover to your bed without the need for any drilling whatsoever, the Limited comes with the exclusive Tie Down Rings for securing heavy equipment underneath your tonneau. A great add-on.
Extra Accessories at No Additional Cost
While the Element Seal comes on the Original & Toolbox Edition as well, the addition of the TrailSeal, LED Light, EZ-Retriever II, and the Cover Care Cleaner, increase the value of this model exponentially. If you are considering the Original, it is almost a no-brainer to upgrade to the Limited to get these bonus items.
Limited: Starting at $532
When you account for the $105 added value of those exclusive accessories listed above, the separation between the Original & Limited becomes even more of a value!
Original: Starting at $472
With nearly all the great upgrades that the Limited has to offer, minus those Tie-Downs and Accessories, the Original is a great tonneau for those looking Premium on a budget.
Toolbox: Starting at $472
Finally, the Toolbox Edition is everything the Original has except that it is designed to fit a truck bed with an installed toolbox. You'd be hard pressed to find better value.
Shared Aspects of the Limited & Original/Toolbox Editions
Great Joint Components that Make Access Cover Top-of-the-Line
While at this point, I'm sure you're already clicking on one of those images above to start placing your order, we thought we'd break down all the great features shared by the Limited and the Original & Toolbox Editions. You'll see that really there is some great value in all three tonneaux, but if you're on a budget and don't need those additional accessories or tie-downs listed above as exclusive to the Limited, the Original is a great runner up. Likewise, if you have a toolbox installed, the Toolbox Edition has all the features of the Original as well.
5 Year Limited Warranty
Not only are Access Cover's products made in the US, but they also come with an excellent warranty just in case your cover ever is damage due to extreme circumstances.
AutoLatch II Dual Locking System
Easy to use and highly reliable. Simply pull the cord to unlock both latches. Just shut the tonneau to lock it in place. Add on a lockable tailgate for superior security.
Premium XT-Dial Tensioner
Patented tension adjuster, the XT-Dial, makes adjusting the taughtness of your cover simple and easy. Just turn the grooved dial to increase or decrease the tension. Voila!
Premium Storage Straps with Quick Clips and Cab Guard
These superior storage straps with easy to use Quick Clips make it a snap to secure your roll-up tonneau to the bulkhead. Add in the Cab Guard to protect your paint job expertly.
LiteRider Tonneau: A Great Cover on a Budget
While the LiteRider is the budget option in this category, that doesn't mean it isn't an excellent roll-up tonneau cover. The differences between the LiteRider and the Original are mostly in slight declinations between the features we've already discussed above. While we clearly believe that the value of the Original at less than $100 more than the LiteRider, is worth it, we also know that sometimes you need that truck bed cover, but just don't have the extra cash to spend on the next model up. If you want to get in on the ground floor, as it were, with Access Cover, then the LiteRider is a great tonneau cover for its price point and a good value due to all its great features. Let's break those down below using images and maybe some words.
The Price: Starting at just $379!
3 Year Limited Warranty
A great Manufaturer's Warranty, just like on the Original and Limited. The only real difference here is in the years your cover will be covered--pun intended!
AutoLatch Locking System
An excellent automatic locking mechanism, the AutoLatch system has been upgraded for the Original and Limited lines. The LiteRider rocks the original system. Old school secure!
Standard EZ-Dial Tension Adjuster
While the XT-Dial may be slightly easier to adjust, the EZ-Dial is still just that--easy. Simply turn the grooved dial to increase or decrease how taught the tonneau cover is.
Quick Clip Storage Straps
We simply love the Quick Clips! While the LiteRider does not have the Cab Guard, it is still equipped with these excellent clips that make securing your open tonneau effective & easy.
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So Which Increased Capacity Tonneau is Best for You?
Now that we've broken them down, hopefully you have figured out which is right for you. Will it be the middle of the road Original? The Top-of-the-Line Limited? Or the budget option, LiteRider Tonneau? Or perhaps you have a toolbox installed? Then the Toolbox Edition is the really the only choice for you. Click on the model below you want to start shopping. Or give us a call or email and we'll help you narrow it down even more. Let us get you into an Access Cover today! And don't forget about all those great accessories.