No cover is completely water proof (it’s not a submarine). This is because water can get in the bed between the vertical edge of the tailgate and the truck. The cover has a seal that goes around the perimeter to prevent water from getting between the cover and the bed rail. Some bed rails are not flat and do not engage the seal allowing for water to enter the bed in small amounts (from an automatic car wash for example).
The approximate weights for the covers are:
- 5 ½’ bed cover 120 lbs
- 6 ½’ bed cover 135 lbs
- 8’ bed cover 165 lbs.
Yes, just unlatch all four latches as you fold the cover and lift it off the bed. (link to Video of install and removal)
About 45 minutes. This includes the time to take it out of the box, watch the installation video, set the cover on the truck to position it, and place and tighten the wedge lock latch brackets. Its best to install with 2 people. (link to Video of install and removal)
It requires a ratchet or wrench to position and tighten six wedge lock latch brackets (6 bolts total). No holes to drill. (link to Video of install and removal)
Cover carries a distributed load of 2000 pounds. (Manufacturers do not publish load bearing capacities of their bed rails—especially aluminum beds so please use caution not to overload your truck).