Read on, autodidact, the internet is the perfect place to purchase and learn about installing bed caps. Since they hit the market en masse 20 years ago, truck bed caps have become one of the most popular truck accessories. Thanks to this popularity, designs always get better and installation continually gets easier. It also means you get more choices. Anything from chrome truck bed rails, like basic Dodge Ram bed caps and Chevy truck caps, to custom caps built specifically to work with Tundra bed rails, the bed cap industry has it all.
The Best Bed Cap Brands
If you order a set of high-quality caps from the major brands, installation is pretty easy. Keep an eye out for brands like Dee Zee and Putco, these are some of the best. The also make matching tailgate protectors and models that work with tonneau covers, too. Plus, you get the back up of their lifetime warranties. When shopping for your new bed caps, look for the following:
Since bed caps are secured with double-sided 3M automotive tape, full adhesion is necessary for a successful install. One side of the tape will be installed on the cap already. But, before you just peel and stick, always wash and dry the truck bed rails thoroughly, and then give them a quick swipe with rubbing alcohol. Now, just stick the caps on and go.
- Custom-made specifically for your truck bed
- Stainless steel or ABS construction
- Easy, no-drill installation—ideally, with sticky adhesive tape
- Included hardware
- Lifetime Warranty