Ever see some debris on the road and have to swerve to miss it? That is an unnerving experience! AAA estimated that from 2011-2014 there were approximately 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths to to road hazards like that. Every state has laws that make it illegal to allow things to fall out of your truck.
Find out the laws in your state here: LAWS
How to prevent this? Secure your load!
Using a Bedder Cover helps keep your load in place by keeping the wind from lifting it out or shifting cargo around.
So, not only will your load get to where you are going dry and clean - you will be obeying the law!
Ever try to wrap something up in the back of your truck to keep it dry? Tarps are the usual solution - but it is very difficult to secure them and keep your cargo dry! Tarps flap and flail requiring you to adjust and re-tie them as you go on your way.
Bedder Covers work better! The plastic film covers the whole back of your truck and load - like plastic wrap on a plate of food. The material is adhesive enough to stay on the sides of your truck and clings to your cargo to reduce flapping but comes off easily and leaves no residue.
My brother has a nice, rigid tonneau cover on his Ram 2500. But when he had to move a sofa for my mother - about 1.5 hour drive - it was beginning to rain. The tonneau had to be removed to fit the sofa - so we put on a flexible Bedder Cover. We even had to leave the tailgate down. No problem! We just kept wrapping Bedder Cover until it was all sealed up. Just like plastic wrap on a plate of food!
Tonneau covers are great for a more permanent truck bed cover but they are expensive (soft ones are about $700 and rigid ones over $1,000), take a good bit of effort to install, and can't accommodate large loads. Bedder Covers don't replace tonneau covers - they are a one time use item.
But, if you have a big sofa you want to transport and keep dry you can't use a typical tonneau cover.
Try a one-time use Bedder Cover!
A couple months ago I was helping a friend move some boxes - another friend had a pickup with a three-fold, hard tonneau. The boxes were too big for the tonneau, so we had to move it out of the way.
This weekend I had a Bedder Cover on my truck and went to get some lumber. These 12 ft 2 x 6's were going to mean I'd have to leave the gate down. No problem! I just peeled back the material off the gate, put the lumber in, and drove home. After I unloaded, I simply pressed the Bedder Cover back into place and it was good to go!
We had one customer drive to Missouri from Florida with a huge load under a Bedder Cover. Every night of his 3 day trip he had to put stuff in and take stuff out of his truck. He just pealed back the cover and resealed it. Worked great!
Ever since I started Bedder Covers, I can't help but notice people driving down the road with tarps flapping in the wind. They are trying their best to cover their load, but tarps are hard to tie down, trucks don't have good anchor points, and tarps just flap any bungee cords and ropes loose. Here are some great pictures I've taken over the last year!
Bedder Covers are a waterproof film that you use like plastic wrap for the back of your truck. Use it to seal up the bed and cover whatever cargo you have! It can be a load of mulch or a load of furniture - just keep wrapping it with Bedder Covers until it is sealed up. Each roll of Bedder Covers is enough to cover just about any size load in any size truck.
Did you know that most states require, by law, that every load in the back of a pickup truck be covered? Every year people are injured or killed because of roadway debris. It is such a dangerous situation that states require truck cargo is secured. Don't be the problem! Secure your load and then cover it with a Bedder Cover! #CoverYourStuff
Bedder Covers come on a 2 inch roll like wrapping paper. It is an adhesive film that works like plastic wrap for those left overs. But this stuff sticks to the sides of your truck and stays put at 80 mph! There is enough material on each roll to cover just about any size truck with any size load.
The easiest way to install is with two people! It is possible with just one person, especially on a smaller truck or small load, but on a big truck things can get tricky. I like to roll out as much as we'll need to cover side, lift it up and over the load, stick the Bedder Cover onto the side of the truck, then cut it with a safety slitter (so I don't accidentally get the paint).
It is as easy as "unroll, cut, repeat" and just keep going until the load is covered! Make sure you leave overlap on the seams so they don't come apart. Keep in mind you want the wind flowing over the top of the seams so start from the back and move forward.
We came up with "wedgies" to wedge in between the cab and the bed. These keep the Bedder Cover from lifting up and getting air underneath. Put as much Bedder Cover in that crack between your cab and bed to hold it down. Then wedge a wedgie in there to hold it in place.