not really, like the look, plus you do see a SLIGHT gain in fuel econ because the air flow is smoother over a covered bed than an open bed...They can be a little pricey from what I have seen, so I would probably go with a soft cover.
Are you wanting it to protest stuff in the bed from weather, or are you trying to block stuff in there from the eyes of people who may steal it? Both?
Softopper install and review (pics) - DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck ForumsJust curious about Tonneau covers quickly. I've got an OEM soft leather roll up on my ranger right now, but I think for Ecodiesel I will be considering either a full on hard top or at least a folding soft top.
Anyone have any suggestions or preferences?
I had one of those on my last Ram truck. Lost a MPG over having nothing on the back.
Just an option if you need something to keep the cargo dry or a camping trip. Whatever fits your needs. If your looking to keep stuff dry and keep mpg then go with a flat cover. Myself, I like camping with the tail gate down next to the the lake. Also my dogs like staying dry while also having the head space when traveling.I had one of those on my last Ram truck. Lost a MPG over having nothing on the back.
Explanation: If you drive a pickup, common sense might lead you to think that opening the tailgate on the road is the more fuel efficient way to go. In fact, the idea that tailgates block airflow and increase drag became widely circulated, and some truck owners intentionally drive with the tailgates down to ease up on gas consumption.
Closing the tailgate actually improves fuel efficiency because it creates a type of airflow called a separated bubble within the bed of the truck. As wind rushes over the moving truck, that bubble of slow-moving air deflects it over the raised tailgate. By guiding surrounding air over and across the bed of the truck, that vortex effect prevents added drag.
However, driving with the tailgate open eliminates the bubble effect, pulling the air toward the truck bed and creating more drag rather than deflecting the wind. Some gas-conscious pickup drivers still swear by leaving their tailgates open, but science sides with leaving it up.
Driving With Tailgate Up Is Fuel Efficient : Discovery Channel