So you are Roll –N- Lock's guinea pig, ground zero, numero uno, first in line, The I hope this works out Kid…Garland said:If you can wait a little, Roll-N-Lock is working on a tonneau cover using my Ridgeline as a test vehicle. They took basic measurements today and hopefully will have things ready for a test fit next week. I will post progress and pics when available. I was very impressed with their attitude and determination, because the bed poses some unique problems. They feel that the Ridgeline is the direction other manufacturers are going to follow, and I am delighted to allow them to use my truck to set up a prototype.
O-kay. So I see Roll-N-Lock is now an official sponsor, but I do not see the Honda part numbers on their website. Is their cover ready for pusrchase? I am VERY impressed with the pictures of their covers on the website, but I can't see any pictures of them on a Ridgeline. Does anyone know if they have completed the testing? Does anyone have one already installed?If you can wait a little, Roll-N-Lock is working on a tonneau cover using my Ridgeline as a test vehicle. They took basic measurements today and hopefully will have things ready for a test fit next week. I will post progress and pics when available. I was very impressed with their attitude and determination, because the bed poses some unique problems. They feel that the Ridgeline is the direction other manufacturers are going to follow, and I am delighted to allow them to use my truck to set up a prototype.
I talked to Karmen at RealTruck this morning, and I asked him about the Roll-N-Lock. Per his recommendation, I called the company and spoke to Bill Swanson (800-952-7655) and asked some questions regarding installation on a Ridge. Bill sent me 12 photos of an installation (maybe on Garland's truck?). Bill was very easy to talk to.I sent an email to the company today. I have not received a response yet. I like the design and implementation on other trucks they feature on their website. I'm willing to remove my Bakflip if they come out with a nice product.
Thank you for the information, Dan. Please keep us advised of any progress in getting the cover to market.Oldcoastie:
Now that we are officially a sponsor of the website, I'll take the opportunity (you've inadvertantly created )to shamelessly promote Roll N Lock Corp & our M-Series (manual) retractable cover for the Ridgeline. I'm glad to hear your conversation with Bill went well and that he was able to get some photos to you. I'm guessing that he sent you some of those that will be used in the forthcomming installation guide. To answer your question "Anyone have one installed?", there are only a handful of folks that might be able to offer an opinion specifically about our Ridgeline application, as (thus far) only pre-production units have been installed. However, we've been manufacturing retractable bed covers since '92, so there are plenty of folks that can testify about their experience with the product on other trucks.
I'm sorry you haven't received a response to your email & I'll look into that. I do appreciate the compliment about what you saw on the website, though. In the mean time, if there is anything you'd like to ask me directly, please let me know.
You didn't find photos or a part number for the Ridgeline on the website because the Installation Guide isn't finished yet. Once it is, the whole package of info will be posted...which I'm anticipating will be the end of the week. In the meantime the part number is LG720M, and as soon as I figure out how to resize a photo, I'll post it. In the mean time, feel free to email me & I'll send you something directly. Oh yeah...there are currently 100 units going through the production line. As soon as the installation guides are printed, these will be packaged and available for purchase.
Thanks all for your interest and inquiries. Again, if I can answer anything directly, feel free to contact me.
PS...Sorry for the corny handle...that will be changed ASAP now that we are "oficially" a sponsor.