I think tonneau covers are great - but if you have a large load (anything that extends past the top of your bed) you have to move the tonnneau out of the way. And then that load still needs to be covered! Bedder Covers are a temporary cover that solve that problem. I was driving down the road the other day and saw this guy - and thought, "this is exactly why we created Bedder Covers!"
So, get this - we are in only a handful of stores in northeast Florida. (Trying to get in more - if you want to carry our product reach out to me!) We sell mostly on this website and Amazon. And people often need to cover their truck immediately - you know, going to move something this weekend and need a good solution to cover their load. We typically get orders in the mail the same day they are ordered. BUT, shipping stuff through the mail takes a couple days.
Two weeks ago we were in Tennessee to film our very first infomercial when I got a message from someone asking if they could buy a Bedder Cover in any local stores. I get these requests a lot and have to, usually, tell them sorry, but not yet! Well, this person happened to be in TN! I said no, but just so happens I am in TN myself! So, we met up with Lauren and gave her a Bedder Cover to help her move a doll house across the state. I told her, crazy how God worked it out for me to personally deliver a Bedder Cover to her! :)
Here is what she had to say:
I was preparing for a last minute, 11 hour, 750 mile, 2 day round trip in a rental pickup truck with a storm on the way.
I initially had a few concerns about using the Bedder Cover:
I am very impressed with the durability and simplicity of Bedder Covers.
Withstanding 85 miles an hour highway speed wind turbulence, the rain just rolled off the waterproof plastic wrap.
I would definitely suggest having another person holding one side of the Bedder Cover while unrolling and adhering the cover to your truck bed. The amount of wrap on the roll was enough to go from the tailgate to the passenger compartment twice. Make sure you overlap each section (starting from the back towards the front) as you apply the cover. This will help ensure a good seal. Also, be sure to have a sharp knife available to cut sections of the cover.
If you accidentally tear the cover or need to patch a small hole, I found that the sticky wrap adheres to itself really well! I used a section that was trimmed off around the taillight, and applied it ‘sticky side to sticky side’ to patch the hole. Packing tape also worked well for patching any holes.
I highly recommend this product. Thank you so much!! ~Lauren, Bristol TN
Wife and I went to IKEA to shop for some chairs. Found a great deal on 2 leather ones - wasn't expecting to be actually buying them today and bringing them home! Good thing about having a pickup! However....just as we were loading up rainstorms came rolling in. Now, IKEA is a store made for people to take the product home same day - the whole point is that you walk out with boxes of furniture you get to assemble your self. Plenty of jokes about that on the interwebs...
IKEA sells a blue tarp for only $5.99! But I guarantee you would be hard pressed to make that thing cover my brand new leather chairs. I've been there and done that - no way you could keep tie it down, keep it from flapping, and keep the chairs dry.
That's exactly why I came up with Bedder Covers! My wife and I put one on the truck in about 4 minutes - no struggling with trying to tie a tarp down. Rain came pouring down but I wasn't worried a bit. Whole back of the truck and everything in it was dry as a bone. No problem. Such an easy solution to a vexing problem! I hope you buy one, throw it in your cab and when you need it - presto! Easy way to get that cargo home!
Need a temporary cover for your pickup? Like on a camping trip? Bedder Covers work great to keep your gear dry during those raining trips! Last weekend we were headed out with friends on a camping trip we'd planned months in advance. We've been camping with this group for over 15 years - a little rain on the first night wasn't going to stop us!
But, I didn't want the gear in the back of the truck getting wet. So, we put on a Bedder Cover. Took about 10 minutes to put it on - and kept our gear dry all weekend.
We got dumped on Friday afternoon and night! Rain on the way down (traveling mostly interstate of an hour) and during the early evening. Figuring we'd eat dinner out, as opposed to trying to cook in the rain, we found the Bedder Cover with a huge pool of water in it! Worked great to keep our cargo dry!
During the weekend I kept opening and closing the tailgate - I'd just peel back the Cover and press it back on when done. Worked great! Here are some pictures. Any questions??
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!