does the American Roll Cover (ARC) work?
The ARC slides along rails mounted to the sides of the truck bed into
a canister at the front of the truck bed. The ARC rolls up into a small
canister which measures "8 X 8”, smallest in the industry which
takes up the minimum amount of space, maximizing bed usage.
What is the ARC made of?
The ARC is made of double section aluminum – the only Roll Cover
in the industry which uses double section aluminum and therefore makes
it the toughest roll cover on the market today. The aluminum is powder
coated with a textured finish making it more scratch resistant and gives
it a high quality finish to match the rest of our cover.
Is the ARC waterproof?
The ARC when properly fitted is extremely water resistant, but after heavy
rain a small amount of water may seep through into the truck bed. As part
of the installation, four drain hoses are fitted to channel water away
from the cover and are very effective but we cannot guarantee that the
ARC is completely waterproof. Water may intrude into the bed via components
that are not part of the American Roll Cover such as the tailgate, stake
Ease of Installation?
Our cover is custom made for each different model truck so no cutting
is necessary. The American Roll Cover is available as a ‘clamp-on’
kit that requires little technical expertise to fit. Some drilling is
required to fit the drain hoses and the fitting instructions MUST be read
carefully and completely prior to attempting installation. Professional
installers should take 1 hour or less and first time installers should
allow 2 hrs.
The ARC locks into the side rails so you can open and close your tailgate
without having to open the cover each time. If you do not have a tailgate
lock there are various after market locks available which are inexpensive.
We have a superior quality lock which locks every 12 inches. The lock
is protected from all weather conditions by an elegant lock guard which
further protects the lock from freezing up in the winter months.
Will the ARC improve My gas mileage?
Your gas mileage should improve between 7% and 10% on the highway, with
the cover closed on the bed (except when towing).
Will the cover work with my bed liner?
The rails on our cover are designed to fasten directly onto the truck
bed rail. If you have a plastic drop in bed liner there are certain minor
changes that will have to be made in order for you to get a custom fit
with our cover. Under-the-rail bed liners will need less modifications
than the over the rail plastic liner. Please call our Technical Support
Reps for information regarding fitting details with your bed liner.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, there is a two-year limited warranty. See warranty statement.
Can I drive my vehicle with the American
Roll Cover open?
Yes, but you must make sure that the retraction strap is securely anchored
to prevent it flapping around and causing damage to your truck.
How strong is the American Roll Cover?
In the closed position, the cover can support a load of up to 500lbs although
we recommend against carrying external loads on the cover.
Low Maintenance -Wash with water and keep clean. No lubricants or waxes