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Old 09-29-2011, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by herc View Post
I would strongly urge you to avoid a snap-down type cover. Being a fellow Wisconsinite, I can tell you that you wouldn't like it a bit in the winter unless you never have to unsnap it. I still have my last truck (a 98 QC), and I've had a snap-on on that one since it was new, so I speak with some experience.

Lots of newer soft tonneaus have adjustments for expansion and shrinkage due to temperature, and some (like my Truxedo LoPro) are even automatic. I haven't seen a snap-on that does that.

I've literally spent an hour OR MORE working in my garage with a hair-dryer getting the cover to be able to stretch far enough to get it snapped up after taking it off. Over the years, I've ended up having to do this at least once and sometimes 3 or 4 times a winter, and I always end up totally pissed off and with scraped up knuckles as well.
Thanks Herc. This is exactly the feedback I was looking for. In checking with my brother who had a snap-on, he says he can't remember ever unsnapping it as he never carried anything big. So I think I'll rule out the snap-ons.
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