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Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

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You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from Pace Edwards. Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black part number 311-SWD7833 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWD7833

  • Retractable Tonneau
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Pace Edwards
  • Rack Compatible
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Gloss Black
  • Manual Tonneau
  • Aluminum and Vinyl
  • Opens at Tailgate

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover.


  • Custom-fit, retractable tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
  • Cover can be installed or completely removed by 1 person in approximately 10 minutes
    • Requires only a wrench and screwdriver - no drilling
  • Retractable design offers easy access to your bed
    • Pinch grips underneath rear plate automatically retract cover when squeezed
    • Tension spring allows cover to open smoothly
    • Stored cover won't restrict rear window visibility
  • Integrated pull strap lets you deploy cover quickly
    • Closed cover secures truck bed when used in conjunction with locked tailgate
  • Space-saving canister protects retracted cover from the elements to extend life of cover
    • Compact, angled design allows for maximum useable cargo space in bed
    • Drain tubes funnel water from canister out through hole in truck bed floor
  • Low-profile cover sits inside truck bed rails for a flush look
    • Aerodynamic style reduces wind drag and helps to improve gas mileage
  • Black vinyl fabric bonded to rigid aluminum panels offers a seamless, stylish look
  • Weather-resistant materials keep water and debris from entering the truck bed
    • Foam seal installs under rails and canister at bulkhead
    • Large seal at the rear of the bed closes the gap between the cover and tailgate
  • Made in the USA


  • Canister dimensions: 9-1/4" tall x 9-3/4" deep
  • 1-Year warranty

The Switchblade retractable hard tonneau cover provides you with security and weather protection for your truck bed, easy accessibility to your cargo, and the flexibility to haul large items that require full bed capacity whenever needed. You can install the cover without assistance in approximately 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it from your vehicle's bed just as quickly. The tonneau deck is constructed of a vinyl fabric top sheet that is bonded to rigid aluminum panels, combining the seamless appearance of a soft cover with the security features of a hard cover.

Simple, 1-Person Installation

Installing Switchblade

To install the cover, set the canister on the bulkhead of your truck. Make sure that it's square with your bed. Bolt the side rails to the tabs on the canister.

Secure the rails to your truck bed side rails using 2 clamps per side. Slide the clamp onto the rail, flip the pivot arm up so it is under the bed rail lip, and tighten the clamp in place with the twist knob. Shims are included for trucks with tapered beds.

Installing kickstand

Each clamp at the tailgate end of the rails has a supplemental kickstand to help level the rails and prevent overtightening during installation. To install the kickstand, simply slide it into the grip handle at the bottom of the clamp. Rotate the kickstand so the foot rests squarely against the side wall of the truck bed, and tighten in place.

Installing top plate of Switchblade

Mount the top cover plate to the canister with the included hardware. Attach the drain tubes to the canister and route each tube out of the OEM drain holes in the floor of your bed.

To hold the pull strap off the floor of your truck bed, apply the adhesive hook-and-loop fastener strip onto the underside of a rail at your desired location.

Remove or Reinstall in 10 Minutes

After the initial installation, the tonneau cover can be completely removed or reinstalled in approximately 10 minutes. The Switchblade is great for whenever you need to haul large items that require full bed capacity from front to back and side to side. After your large haul is complete, you can easily reinstall the cover to protect your truck bed again.

Remove Switchblade for full bed access

To utilize your entire truck bed, detach the canister from the side rails by removing the bolts on either side with a wrench. Then take the side rails off your truck by removing the clamps with the same wrench. Wrap the pull-strap around the canister and use it to lift the canister off your vehicle.

Retractable Cover with Built-In Pull Strap

To retract the Switchblade, simply squeeze the pinch grips located underneath the cover near the center of the tailgate to activate a heavy-duty tension spring. The spring automatically retracts the cover into the canister at the bulkhead of your truck bed. This provides quicker, easier access to your truck bed when compared with manual retractable covers that have no spring-loaded assist.

Pull strap to deploy Switchblade

A built-in pull strap helps you extend the cover over your bed. As you pull, the tonneau will glide smoothly along tracks in the side rails until it reaches the tailgate and secures in place. You can also use the rear plate of the tonneau cover to pull it closed.

Compact, Angled Canister

Switchblade compact canister

The cover retracts into a canister located at the front of your truck bed, giving you unrestricted visibility out of your rear window. The canister also protects the stored cover from the elements. And the compact, angled design allows for maximum clearance for your tools and cargo.

Water Management System

Switchblade drain tube

The Switchblade rails feature a water management system that channels excess water into the canister. This prevents water from getting into your bed or freezing in your tonneau cover rails during cold temperatures. Drain tubes attached to the bottom of the canister remove water through the OE drain holes in the floor of your truck bed.

Flush-Mount Design

Switchblade flush-mount design

The black powder-coated side rails sit 1/8" above your truck bed rails for a flush appearance. This low-profile design is aerodynamic to reduce wind drag, and it helps to improve gas mileage when the cover is closed.

Stylish and Heavy-Duty Construction

Switchblade stylish construction

The Switchblade deck is constructed of a vinyl top layer bonded to heavy-duty aluminum slats. This ArmorTek deck looks like a soft tonneau cover with no visible seams, but has the strength and security of a hard tonneau cover. A large seal at the rear of the bed closes the gap between the cover and tailgate to create a barrier to prevent water from entering the truck bed.


Switchblade cargo security

The Switchblade provides excellent protection for your cargo when used in conjunction with a closed and locked tailgate. Both the pinch grips and pull strap are located underneath the rear plate, which makes them inaccessible when your truck bed is closed. The heavy-gauge aluminum panels are better at preventing theft when compared with soft covers that can be cut or punctured with a knife. The panels are also more effective at preventing theft than tri-fold hard tonneau covers because the panels cannot be pried open at any point along the rails.

SWD7833 Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Truck Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black

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Customer Reviews

Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Black - 311-SWD7833

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (203 Customer Reviews)

You can install this retractable, hard tonneau cover on your vehicle in about 10 minutes, and you can completely remove it just as quickly for full bed access. Aluminum and vinyl deck has strength of a hard cover and seamless look of a soft cover.

2020 Ram 2500

The bad:
1. The product showed up with
damage. Box looked to be taped to fix it being dropped.
2. The metal parts that rest on the bed rail were bent.
3. They talk about shims in the instructions and the video but do not show where the shims are. I did have to remove them to help even out the distance the rails are between the front and back.
The good:
1. All parts were still in the box.
2. I was able to straighten the metal parts and install the product.
3. The installation video was very helpful.

The photo of the shims are located in step 3 of the instructions as a metal piece on top of the frame rail brackets. Customer Service will reach out to you about the damage.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/25/2021


Cover was very easily to install. However wasn’t pleased with how the cover of box was bowed and never sealed to truck bed, or the cover didn’t fit up to top cap. Wasn’t impressed with how quick the seals on the end caps tore off.


Everything was good to go. So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. Everything looks good. I even have a Colleague that I work with who is envious of what I have done.

Still looking good and working good too.
William - 06/21/2021

2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Pace Edwards Switchblade is a great truck topper. Installed on a new 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie. Fit perfectly and installed easily. Etrailer is a great company who provides excellent service, delivery and products at great prices. Highly recommend this product and Etrailer for all your shopping needs.

GreatLove the cover. The ease of operation is terrific. Easy to open and close and it protects my 5th wheel hitch. Several neighbors purchased after looking at mine
Joseph - 11/08/2020

2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Quality is excellent but installation was a lot more difficult than I expected after watching a video of the installation process as well as reading and re-reading the instruction manual. I have a 2018 Ram 2500 where the pivot arms and clamps didn't quite fit the truck bed lip. I had to force the clamp under the lip to install each of the 4 clamps. I also had trouble closing the cover as the cover begins to bind in the track a few feet from the tailgate even after lubricating the tracks. I removed all the shims and pushed the rails as far as I could against the truck bed sides to no avail. I contacted and spoke with a service rep who said that the next easiest fix would be to remove the aluminum stops on the rail to push the rails further against the truck bed sides. He also said I could trim the edges of the cover with a razor blade or utility knife about 1/8" on each side. I have not done anything yet because I want to see if the cover loosens a bit after some use. Otherwise, it handled well in a rainstorm with no leaks and is a very tough cover for the snow load I expect next winter in MN.

2018 Ram 2500

I can confirm the cover fits the 2019 2500 perfect. The cover functions correctly, looks good, and was fairly simple to install. I had to add 2 shims on the cab side. The bed rail paint scratches very easily! I have several scratches on one side where I set it down on the spray in bed liner with the plastic still on and one small scratch on the other side. I tried to be careful but still ended up with scratches on the bed rail paint.

Still works great. No complaints
Chris - 07/19/2020


Looks great and works great 1 year later! Keeps the weather out and secures everything I haul in the bed of my truck. I open the cover 3 or 4 times a day so I have learned that with that amount of use, I do have to lube the rails with lithium grease 2-3 times a month. My only complaint is some of the rubber gaskets are starting to deteriorate which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars.

2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

This cover was easy to install and fit well on our 2017 Ram 2500. Quality seems to be very good and the cover retracts easily and needs only a light effort to extend it again. The latches engage on each side rail near the tailgate which has to be open to disengage the latches and extend the cover.

Thanks etrailer for another great product

Dodge Ram Pickup

Etrailer had the best prices on the net and Fast free shipping. Installation on my son’s RAM 1500 6’4” box was easy. My son loves his new tonneau cover!


After one year, this cover has worked out great. It keeps 95+% of the water out, nothing is 100%. The top still slides back and forth easily. I have removed and re-installed this top twice when I needed to install my truck camper. Very easy to re-install the cover.

2019 Ram 2500

First - etrailer is the best. I've NEVER dealt with a better retailer (and I'm an old guy).
Now, the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Hard Tonneau...I ordered this on the 23rd (a Sunday). It was shipped out and arrived on Wednesday. That's awesome.
I got home and it's in two boxes waiting on me.
Unboxed and installed in one hour. ONE HOUR.
I would recommend watching an installation video on YouTube ahead of the install, but this was one of the simplest installs I've done.
Will always be loyal to etrailer and their team in Mo. Great work guys.


I like the SwitchBlade bed cover.It was easy for me to install.So far it's kept the water out.It's easy to open,and secure to protect things underneath the cover.I know there are more expensive bed covers;but this works just fine for me.

2017 Ram 1500

Excellent product, easy installation, good directions, less than 2 hours. Covers/locks bed when closed. Easy access for large items without requiring removal of cover.
Ships in 2 boxes, get 2 tracking numbers. 1 box had bad shipping label and got lost for a day. etrailer is a good retailer.


This is the second time we've ordered from etrailer and both times and have been happy with our purchases. Our tonneau cover was delivered complete, undamaged and 1 right on time


Fits great and looks great !!
Was easy
to install it took about 30 mins to install


I realy like this cover I’ve had it for a year now and not one problem!!!!

2018 Ram 2500

This is a great cover!


Great Product. Works well in the snow and ice of our cold winter months. Very happy with this purchase.


Returning customer, appreciate the service and customer experience. I’m sure I will find some more items to purchase.



Easy to install, looks great!



Easy to install and looks great

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 Ram 2500

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