Tonneau covers are an essential custom-truck accessory. A lid adds good looks, trunk-like functionality, and it will help with gas mileage. Tonneau cover companies have been using gas shocks for support and lifting of the lid for decades, but Gaylord's Bed Covers has just released its new electric opening and closing feature to its already fully-loaded X-2000 lid. The new 150-pound electric actuators can open and close the fiberglass tonneau with a push of a button on the supplied remote. A great feature of the lid is the ability to stop the lid at any point during the opening or closing process, which is perfect for moments when it is raining and you need to throw things in the bed and get inside the truck. On a recent install, we added a Gaylord's X-2000 lid to an '02 F-150 SuperCrew with the 5-foot 5-inch bed. This lid was paint-matched, buffed to a shine, and included several options like the Speedstur wing and LED third brake light. All Gaylord's lids have carpeted linings on the inside of the lid and the X-2000 features a no-drill installation for easy removal of the lid. We drove to Gaylord's installation facility in Santa Fe Springs, California, where Dave performed the install in about an hour and a half. Check out the photos and contact Gaylord's if a powered tonneau could meet your custom-truck needs.
From The Driver Seat:Rarely does a new part come out and make all of us go "oohh" and "aahh," but the electric tonneau cover had all of us huddled behind the Ford watching it go up and down. Like mesmerized kids at Christmas, the ease of operation was awesome, while the ability to stop the lid at any point was just too cool. The dual 150-pound actuators handle the fiberglass lid without any problems and the automatic light mounted on the underside of the lid makes perfect sense. It's easily the nicest lid we've installed on any project truck to date.