Originally Posted by ramaries
The diamondback I have is easy to take off - one person about 5 minutes. Loosen the 4 bolts on the mid-plate. Access to the front of the bed and to the back, separately locked. And it doesn't block the rear window. And it can't be opened with a coat hanger like most of the folding ones. And I can strap 400 lbs on top and most importantly for me, mount a couple of antennas on it.
But they make many different kinds for all preferences.
don't get me wrong, I am not knocking your choice. Like I said, if it works for you, great.
for me, I don't want to have to unbolt things and then if I am out already have a cover a have to figure out what to do with once it's off, since the bed will be full with whatever else I am hauling.
just a preference. Like I said, there is no perfect solution for every situation