I do like my hardcover, trifold but as you indicated it's shallow and that's what I really want to improve is the height of things to store/transport.I used a canopy on my previous truck. It was very handy except when I needed to remove it to load and haul material like gravel, or bark. I used a system of pulleys fastened to the ceiling of my garage to lift the canopy and drive the truck out.
When I purchased my 22 RTL-E, I reasoned that the trunk and the rear cab with seats folded up would give me enough usable weather tight space. I could use a roll up hardcover instead. One thing I've noticed is that many items I need to load into the bed are just tall enough that I have to roll back the cover. Not a problem unless it is raining. There may come a time that I decide to go with a canopy instead of the cover. I favor the looks of the cover over a canopy.
It is not secure, right? The panels can be taken off fairly easily by a stranger?
Dang it. I was hoping that it is somewhat secure. We’re planning on road trips to CO this summer. I bought the tonneau cover for that. Would love to have more vertical height. But then i don’t want stuff to disappear overnight while at hotel.Not only by a stranger but by someone known to you.
Correct. But for versatility compared to a soft toneau, Softopper is the hands-down winner. I don't frequent populated areas with valuable gear in the bed, especially hotel parking. The few times I had to, I was able to lock stuff to the tie-down points.It is not secure, right? The panels can be taken off fairly easily by a stranger?