Access Lorado Tonneau cover on 2011 Nissan Frontier
Reviewed By Don B (Lufkin, TX) Reviewed for a
—8/25/2011 6:40 AM
After extensive research, I decided on a roll-up velcro sealing tonneau due to ease of use and full bed access when needed without removing the cover. Reviews and customer feedback seemed to suggest better sealing/water resistance with these type covers as well and Access models seemed to get the most consistent positive feedback. I considered the Tonnosport due to low profile and low cost but when I started calling sellers and checking out their lowest prices on the Lorado, I got several quotes within $100 of the Tonnosport. For that difference the added features of the Lorado (one side latch release, dial-type tension adjustment, and lifetime warranty) made it a no-brainer.
Installation was pretty straight-forward. It took about 45 minutes but having done it once I could do it again in less than 30. Just take your time and follow step-by-step. Everything worked without a hitch. I had to release the tension just a little as the rear latch was too tight at first but then it was perfect. Looks great, fits tight, no road noise so far, even at highway speeds. I can't say yet how water-tight it is because we haven't had any real rain in East Texas in almost two months. Design looks like it should stay pretty dry. If you have a Nissan Frontier with the flip-out bed extender, you will need the additional adapter kit that narrows the bed extender about 4" so it can clear the cover's side rails. I have not put that on yet as I am still considering if I can design something myself with spacers and longer bolts for well less than the $50 they ask for the kit. We'll see.