Choose the Best 2017 Ram 1500 Bed Cover
Maintaining the value of your pickup truck is undeniably important. Even if you never decide to sell it, keeping your truck in great shape will allow it to run for longer. One of the areas of a pickup truck that can often be neglected is the bed. We recommend installing a bed cover to every pickup driver we speak with. Not only can it help protect the items you keep in your truck bed, but it will protect your truck itself from wear and tear.
However, it is not always easy finding a 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover. There are countless options for sale, and they were not all created equally. We have put together this list to give you our thoughts on the best choices out there. Below you’ll find a list featuring our favorite bed covers for the 2017 Ram 1500. Make sure to pay attention to the compatibility to ensure it fits your vehicle before you buy! After our list, you can read through our buying guide for more advice and information on choosing the right bed cover for your vehicle.
1. BAK BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover 5’7″ Bed (ASIN – B07213M4RD)
Our favorite 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover comes from the company BAK. It’s a hard cover with a tri-folding design that makes it incredibly easy to access your pickup bed while also providing strong protection. This version is specifically designed for the smallest size truck bed for the 2017 Ram 1500, which measures out to about five feet and seven inches. The bed cover is not cheap, but you’ll find that it offers defense not only against the elements, but also against would-be thieves, wildlife and much more. As long as it fits your Ram truck, we’d say it’s a great option.
2. Syneticusa Aluminum Retractable Low Profile Waterproof Tonneau Cover 5’7″ Bed (ASIN – B07NSKYPJX)
Another excellent hard cover for the smallest bed size is this retractable option from Syneticusa. The design utilizes aluminum slats with a powder-coated matte finish that makes them highly durable. The installation process is a bit more intensive than most other covers you’ll find out there, but it is more affordable than many other bed covers of this caliber. You’ll have the ability to lock the cover into place in any position, and that includes keeping it closed up tight to protect from people walking by. Overall, you can’t go wrong if you decide to go with this 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover.
3. BAK BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover 8′ Bed (ASIN – B06XHZFBHR)
This next option may look familiar. That’s because it is the same design as the first bed cover on our list. However, this one is made for the largest bed size, the eight-foot models. Other than that difference, you’ll find that the product are virtually identical. This bed will give your truck some of the best defense available. While we still wouldn’t recommend leaving items of value in there, it will serve you in a pinch. Additionally, it’ll help keep your truck bed looking great for years to come.
4. Tyger Auto T3 Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover 5’7″ Bed (ASIN – B00L32LY1I)
For the second half of our list, we’ll be looking at soft covers you may want to try. The first option we’d recommend is the T3 bed cover from Tyger Auto. This 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover is not only affordable, but has a simple look that won’t distract or take away from the style of your truck. It offers reliable protection for a soft cover, which should be plenty enough to defend your vehicle from rain and light falling debris like dirt or leaves. Plus, on top of that, it is easy to install and features a lifetime limited warranty. The tri-fold design offers something similar to some of the other covers on our list, and it’s easy to access anything inside your bed because of it.
5. Tyger Auto T1 Soft Roll Up Truck Bed Tonneau Cover 5’7″ Bed (ASIN – B01LXC26ND)
If you would prefer a roll-up soft cover, this product from Tyger Auto is probably the one for you. Once again, it’s made for the smallest truck bed size. As long as that’s the right match, and you’re interested in a cover that rolls up instead of folds, this is a great cover. Apart from the two different styles of accessing the truck bed, this and the last bed cover from Tyger Auto are quite similar. You can rely on either one to offer the kind of quality protection you’d expect from a good soft cover.
6. Tyger Auto TG-BC3D1012 T3 Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover 8′ Bed (ASIN – B00L32LOUE)
Lastly, we have another variation of the tri-fold cover from Tyger Auto. This time, it’s made for the largest truck bed size again. The tri-fold design is a favorite among many truck owners, us included. We think that no matter the size of your truck bed, you should make sure you’re taking care of it properly. This bed cover will allow you to do exactly that, and for a great price.
2017 Ram 1500 Bed Cover Buying Guide
Did any of the items on our list catch your eye? We know there are many different options out there, so this buying guide is here if you need to keep looking. In it, you’ll find more information on what makes a high-quality bed cover. Additionally, we’ll elaborate on the positives and negatives of both soft and hard tonneau covers. Hopefully, by the time we’re through, you’re ready to install your new 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover.
Factors of Focus: Top-Tier Bed Covers
In our opinion, the most important thing that makes a good bed cover is durability. You want something that’s going to be able to protect your truck for a long time to come, whether it’s a soft cover or hard cover. There are a few different things that can contribute to durability. Keep an eye out for strong materials, no matter what kind of cover it is. Along with durability, you’ll obviously want to take price into consideration. Depending on your needs, you may want to go the extra mile and get a hard cover, or you could save some money by sticking with a soft cover. Let us elaborate a little bit on the major differences between the two.
Hard Covers vs. Soft Covers
Depending on different needs, it may make sense for you to buy either a hard cover or a soft cover. Hard covers offer more protection, while soft covers are more minimal but are much more affordable. Soft covers can still protect your truck bed from weather, falling leaves, and other hazards. Many lock and will prevent anybody from casually taking anything from your truck bed. However, it’s important to remember they only offer a soft layer of protection. Another added benefit of soft covers is that they are almost always very easy for you to access.
Hard covers, on the other hand, are going to cost more, but at the same time they’ll offer top-tier defense. They’ll protect against thieves, animals, rain, snow and much more. While some hard covers may be a hassle to remove and put back on, there are plenty of options out there that make it easy. It all just depends on how much protection you need.
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