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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-SWFA05A28 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Pace Edwards Tonneau Covers - 311-SWFA05A28

  • Retractable Tonneau
  • Not Rack Compatible
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Pace Edwards
  • Gloss Black
  • Manual Tonneau
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Aluminum and Vinyl

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.


Security

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.




SWFA05A28 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-SWFA05A28

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (205 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.

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2015 Ford F-150

Looks great. Should be durable enough for me and my application. Appears to be well made and was fairly easy to install. I was replacing an older well used cover for my truck that was a dealer installed after market cover that was merely worn out. My brother and I installed this Slingshot in a little less than an hour. A person with with average skills should be able to install this cover with minimal issue. Certainly is easier with two people but not difficult.


Comments
Its great!
Terryl B - 01/30/2022


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It does a fantastic Jobe keeping my bed covered and so far nothing is wearing out, the only issue I have are the brackets that hold the two rows. I live on a bumpy dirt road and they come loose and fall off constantly, so I recommend some locktite




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No problems yet. It doesn't roll back as easily as it did when I installed it and I like it that way. Because there is no need for it to roll back all the way forward every time in want to get something out near the tail gate. If I didn't like the friction keeping it from going all the way forward, I know that I could correct that issue at any time by re-aligning the rails and adding a little bit of lubricant. But as I said I prefer having to nudge it with my finger to make it roll all the way forward.




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Great looking and working cover. The cover slides back and forth like it was on buttered rails. Installation took about an hour by myself. I included a bed rug with this and they easily complement each other.
I had a question on the clamps and etrailer got me the answers right away.


Comments
Still operating like new. Very happy with the product.
James - 12/04/2021


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Arrived damaged


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/30/2021


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Cover is great; but, the install was problematic. This cover does not work with the Ford factory bedliner. Had to trim the bedliner to get the cover to sit flush with the front of the truck bed. Once trimmed it fit perfectly.




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Easy to install and did not affect my factory ride.




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2020 Ford F-150

delivered early...looks to be of good quality...took less than an hour to install...it turned out pretty good...looks great on the truck




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2017 Ford F-150

Great cover easy to install. Had one slight problem called customer service they answered on the first ring. The agent I spoke with was great. I was impressed.




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2020 Ford F-150

Ease of installation and quick delivery




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Had one of these on my 2013. Easy to install.




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2020 Ford F-150




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2017 Ford F-150




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Dear Ranger owners. This product is one inch short. Be aware. If you got a one inch thick liner, this is perfect. If not, this product will not be flush with the front bed. If you make it flush, then it is one inch short. etrailer tells me to return it with xxx return fee. And they would charge me for restocking fee. Haha what an amazing policy. Now that customer received it, they know customers wont return with heavy return fee. STAY AWAY.


Comments
After market products such as a bed liner may need some modifications to achieve the best fitment, especially with the thicker plastic in liners. After reviewing your photos it appears that there was possibly a step in the instructions that was missed. There should be about a 1 sixteenth inch gap between the tailgate and the Tonneau rail end cap foam. To achieve this, you will need to loosen the Tonneau rail clamps and pull everything back towards the tailgate end of the truck and then tighten the clamps. Then you can shift the tailgate seal over to the other side to center it. If the seal is too long, you can cut it to length and then reinstall it.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/18/2021


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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Received my bed cover last night in a wore out beat up box. parts hanging out of it. When I opened it it was full of returned items from other customers. When I asked to discount and speed up shipment on the replacement I was told nothing he could do. I have been a loyal customer and I'm not happy with the way this has been handled.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/25/2021


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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


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.


Comments
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


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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Rather than order a truck bed cap and wait 3 months for delivery, I decided on a hard tonneau cover at about one third the cost and available immediately. I viewed several you tube and decided on Pace Edwards. I am able to follow instructions and handy with tools so this installation was straight forward and the end result is just as I had hoped for. The look is nice, the quality of the item is very good and the final function is just as I had wanted. The items in the bed are safe, out of view and secure as the tail gate can be locked. I am very pleased with the quality, ease of installation and overall function. The installation took a bit longer to complete as I was working alone.


Comments
Very pleased with the product and the ability to be able to open the cover part way while covering most of the bed. This is not possible with a solid cover. The vehicle is used frequently to transport various items of different size . The product works very well and allows me to leave equipment in the bed the locked tailgate. I would purchase this item for a different truck in the future.
David - 04/14/2022


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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Just received today and installed recently. Minor damage from shipping, but since this is my work truck, so what! Operates smoothly, appears to be of good quality. I only gave it 4 stars because I have never owned one and can’t make a comparison judgement. However it shipped quick and was relatively easy to install,thx Etrailer!




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


The installation of the Pace Edward switchblade took about 30 minutes by my self. So far I’ll give the product 5 stars. It was very easy to install and looks great to.




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


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.




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Item's box is well made and sturdy, however UPS shipping still was able to damage the item. Metal supports that hold the canister were bent. Was able to straighten them and installed it on my Ram 3500. Everything works like it is supposed to and you can't even tell it was damaged in shipping. Would have given this a 5-star rating but shipping and receiving the item in good order is part of the process.




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


Installed on a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. Excellent fit. I'm glad I went with the hard cover. With a lock installed on the tailgate everything in the bed of the pickup can be locked up and out of sight.




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Review from a similar Pace Edwards SwitchBlade Tonneau Cover in Tonneau Covers


It isn’t a great fit for the 21 f250 short bed. At the front of the bed it is too loose and back of the bed by the tailgate it’s too tight. And there isn’t enough shims to take off or put on to get a good fit. So the cover is hard to open and close.
The clamps to hold it on to the bed come lose constantly no matter what.
And it should keep weather out just a little bit but there is still tons of water or snow that gets in somehow despite my efforts to seal it.
It also takes up a ton of room in the bed of the truck.
The good… it keeps the sun off things and keeps some weather out if you aren’t near the edges.


Comments
I got information from the manufacturer stating that if it’s too loose at the front and tight at the back then you would need to remove shims at the back and add some to the front of the bed. I will be sending this information over to our customer service team to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/26/2022

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