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I have searched a bit and not found the answer. I would like a tonneau cover (fabric) that rolls up preferrably no snaps I would rather have the one that velcros on.
Which one works with the utilitrac. Keep in mind I do not want to lose the trac system as I will be making some dirt bike chocks and want the toolbox that slides.

What do you lose when you use the trac system to hold down the tonneau cover?

thanks a million
PS I just bought this 08 king cab se 4x4 and its the shiznit
 

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I actually just bought a Truxedo Lo Pro QT for my 2005 CC w/Utilitrack. I haven't received it yet but based on the reviews I've received on here and the extensive research I've done online and at local accessory shops, this cover seems to be a favorite amongst truck owners. A large auto accessory shop nearby said it's his best seller by far. It fit all my criteria which seem to be similar to yours. The frame attaches to the Utilitrack rails via Truxedo's own Utilitrack brackets. The brackets attach at each end of the rail, allowing you to still utilize most of the rail. The only issue I see is that if you intend on removing any of your Utilitrack accessories, you'll need to remove the end brackets for the cover. Same if you wanted to add to the rail. Not a big deal in my mind; just a few turns of a wrench and you're done. Do your homework and go to eBay to buy. I priced this cover locally and at several larger online retailers and was coming up with prices of between $400 and $500 + shipping and/or tax. I literally just now bought mine on eBay for $338 shipped!! No tax either! That's a $200 savings. Anyhow, I hope this helps you but don't just take my word. Search all the threads in here because several guys have posted pics of theirs and reviews and what not. I took me a week to research and decide on what I wanted and I'm confident in my choice thus far.

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Here's a thread I posted about my 08 LWB Retrax cover, which is quasi-Utilitrac friendly.

Depending on the clearance of the rails, you may lose the ability to use the cleats if the cover uses rail mounted brackets. Some rails are so wide, the cleat can't clear them sideways, so the only way to insert the cleat is from the rear of the track. Which wouldn't get you very far with track mounted brackets. I've got a picture of this in my thread.

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tit...84-2008-cc-lwb-retrax-tonneau-utilitrack.html
 

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hacked said:
I have searched a bit and not found the answer. I would like a tonneau cover (fabric) that rolls up preferrably no snaps I would rather have the one that velcros on.
Which one works with the utilitrac. Keep in mind I do not want to lose the trac system as I will be making some dirt bike chocks and want the toolbox that slides.

What do you lose when you use the trac system to hold down the tonneau cover?

thanks a million
PS I just bought this 08 king cab se 4x4 and its the shiznit
I have a truxedo lo pro and had similar requirements/wants to use my utilitrack system. If you want a toolbox, Truxedo makes a "plus" model that has built in tool box. You still lose some utility of the utilitrack as there are clamps that effectively blocks your track every 2 feet, so it limits the sliding.

What I did was I have 2 5 foot sections (I have a crew cab so it's easier/cheaper to cut a 10' piece in half than get 2 6 foot pieces down to 5.5') of Aluminum Slotted Uni-Strut (I think I used the 1 5/8 height - if you go this route, I can measure to let you know for sure). that I milled out to allow for the Truxedo Clamps, and then bolted the sections to the Utilitrack that is on the truck. This moves everything in board so it allows the bed extender to flip as well as slide the entire length.

The unistrut will sit just about even with the inside lip of the Truxedo - so you really aren't losing any more of the bed opening - but it you can still put the utilitrack clamps on/off and slide them. The one caveat is that unless you get another section of unistrut for the front, you will need to put the cleats on ahead of time - otherwise you will not be able to take them on/off with the truxedo in place. You will be able to slide them, just not remove them. I wound up just getting another set of cleats (I got them for about 40 bucks) rather than having to order another piece of uni-strut.

You can only use the utilitrack accessories that are not fixed width as the sides had moved in. I did this before they started making the adaptors which would allow the extender to flip, but with the adaptors, you would still not be able to slide the entire length.

If you want to really spend some bucks, I found trac rac has a pretty slick setup that has the tonneau cover and tool box and still lets you have a sliding ladder rack setup (I haven't found a sliding ladder rack setup that works with the Truxedo, just a stake pocket version). It is very expensive though. I really think it's a slick system though, but unless you can write if off as a business expense, it is just too much to justify. I would love to find a used on at a good price though!
 

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Your best solution would use a tonneau that does not mount via the Utilitrack channels. This will give you maximum flexability and ease. The drawback is that you drill holes in your bed to mount the tonneau channels.

I didn't want to drill holes, so I compromised. I have a bed divider and have the Truxedo LowPro that mounts with the Utilitrack. The tonneau mount points are at the front of the bed, forward of the middle break in the utilitrack channel, and close to the tail gate. I can slide the divider from the tailgate to about middle of the wheel wells. The hassle is when I need to remove the divider, I have to detach the two rear utiltrack cleats that hold down the tonneau, then re-attach. I can't speak for how it would work with a sliding toolbox.
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hacked said:
I have searched a bit and not found the answer. I would like a tonneau cover (fabric) that rolls up preferrably no snaps I would rather have the one that velcros on.
Which one works with the utilitrac. Keep in mind I do not want to lose the trac system as I will be making some dirt bike chocks and want the toolbox that slides.

What do you lose when you use the trac system to hold down the tonneau cover?

thanks a million
PS I just bought this 08 king cab se 4x4 and its the shiznit
 

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Ordered a extang today and I plan on mounting it with the trac system then using aluminum rivets to hold it. If the rivets dont work I will try well nuts or something. Thanks for the great info. I will post if my idea works or fails...
 
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