Not sure what size truck bed you have? Don’t worry, figuring this out doesn’t require the same kind of uncomfortable measurements that your tailor has to make. We’ve got a few quick ways to check, so whether you’re ready to buy a tonneau cover or are just checking out the market for one, we’ll get you going with the info you need in no time.
Sure, there are a few other ways to check your truck’s specifications to see what it was outfitted with from the factory, but just to eliminate any confusion or uncertainty, the best way is just to do it the old fashioned way, and break out the measuring tape and check your truck bed dimensions yourself.
How to measure your truck bed for a tonneau cover:
Don’t worry about exact measurements!
We just need ballpark numbers. Most trucks are only offered in a few different lengths, and those options are usually 1-2 feet or more apart from each other. Plus, different manufacturers measure their beds in different places, and a bedliner can throw that number off anyway, so your measurements will never be exactly what’s advertised.
As long as your measurement is within a few inches of one of the bed lengths offered, then you’re set. For instance
First up, bed length:
This is the first thing you need to know, and for some trucks, the only thing:
Put down the tailgate and stand at the end of the bed
Extend your measuring tape longways in the center of the bed to the far end, up against the bulkhead
Take your measurement at where the bed ends and the tailgate begins
Inches to feet converter:
Hey, no judgement. I’m lazy too.
Now take your measurement and go pick out a cover. You’ll have a couple length options to choose from, you just need to pick the one closest to your measurement. However, there might be a few other factors to consider (depending on your truck).