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Dodge Dakota Bed Covers & Tonneau Covers

2.2L I4, 2.5L I4, 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8

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Dodge Dakota Bed Covers & Tonneau Covers

Dodge Dakota Bed Covers and Tonneau Covers

Dodge Dakota Bed Covers, also known as Tonneau Covers, are aftermarket additions designed to provide enhanced protection, utility, and aesthetics to the pickup truck bed. They are a popular choice among Dodge Dakota truck owners because they offer meaningful benefits such as preventing unwanted damage to the truck bed, increasing fuel efficiency, and providing an added level of security for equipment or personal items stored in the truck bed.

Range and Categories of Bed Covers

The aftermarket automotive industry has produced a range of bed covers suited for Dodge Dakota, enabling owners to tailor their choice to specific needs or preferences. This range generally falls into categories of hard or soft covers, each of which possesses its own distinguishing characteristics.

Hard Bed Covers

Hard bed covers, built using materials like fiberglass, metal, or hard plastic, offer superior durability and resistance against external elements. This makes them an ideal solution for individuals who frequently transport heavy or abrasive materials which might potentially damage a softer cover, or for those living in regions with harsh weather conditions. Hard covers are also often lockable, increasing the security level of the truck bed.

Soft Bed Covers

Soft bed covers, on the other hand, provide a less rugged, but more flexible solution. Often produced with vinyl or cloth, these covers can typically be rolled up or folded away, providing quick and efficient access to the entire truck bed. Despite being considered less secure than hard covers, many soft designs do still offer protections via a locking mechanism or accompanying tailgate lock.

Technical Features of Bed Covers

Technical features of these covers vary depending upon their type and model - but may include elements such as weatherstripping for added weather resistance, gas struts or lifting systems for easy cover operation and access, integrated LED lighting for visibility, and toolbox compatibility. Many designs also consider aerodynamics, providing a sleek, low-profile appearance while also contributing to fuel efficiency.

Aftermarket Applications and Upgrades

When it comes to aftermarket applications of Dodge Dakota bed covers, the major focus is usually on preserving the integrity of the truck bed and the cargo it holds while also enhancing the truck's overall look. The added bonus of improved fuel efficiency due to reduced aerodynamic drag is also a considerable incentive for many truck owners. Frequently, truck owners who invest in aftermarket bed covers for their Dodge Dakota also consider further aftermarket upgrades to complement their choice. These could include bed liners or mats to further protect against scratches or dents, bed extenders for improved cargo capacity, storage boxes or toolboxes for organized space management, or tailgate assists for ease of use. Also, upgrading the locking mechanisms on tailgates not only pairs well with secured bed covers but adds an extra layer of safety to the trucks. Dodge Dakota Bed Covers & Tonneau Covers are versatile aftermarket enhancements, offering both practical and aesthetic benefits, and paving the way for a range of complimentary upgrades to further enhance the utility, protection, and style of Dodge Dakota trucks.

Fitment Includes:

  • 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Dodge Dakota
  • Base, LE, SE, Sport, Shelby, S, SLT, WS, R/T, SXT, SLT Plus, Sport Plus, Laramie, ST, TRX, TRX4, Big Horn, Lone Star

*Please see product pages for any exceptions