Roll-up ute cover on view at Fiel­d­ays

Matamata Chronicle - - Backyard Banter -

A new, easy-to-use ton­neau cover for utes that doesn’t re­quire holes drilled into the body­work will be tak­ing pride of place on ve­hi­cles dressed by Best Bars at this year’s na­tional Fiel­d­ays.

Utes on the Toy­ota, Isuzu and Volk­swa­gen stands at this year’s event from June 15 to 18 at Mys­tery Creek will fea­ture the Ad­van­tage Roll-up Ton­neau Cover re­cently in­tro­duced to the mar­ket by Best Bars.

The cover uses an al­loy frame fixed to the top of the well­side tray with spe­cially-de­signed brack­ets lock­ing it into place. Re­mov­able ribs in­side the cover keep it taut over the well­side tray.

The cover sim­ply rolls up when the ribs are re­moved – it can be stored be­hind the cab when the driver needs to trans­port tall or bulky items. Elas­ti­cated straps are in­cor­po­rated into the de­sign to keep the rolled-up cover tightly in place while the ute is be­ing driven.

The new cover com­bines the flex­i­bil­ity of tra­di­tional fab­ric cov­ers, but with­out the need to drill un­sightly holes in the side of the ve­hi­cle to in­stall hooks for bungy cords. The unique frame holds the cover firmly in place. It is easy to un­clip and roll back to al­low ac­cess to the full cargo space.

The ma­te­rial used is a heavy­duty vinyl, which is soft to the touch but very tough, giv­ing it a fur­ther ad­van­tage over or­di­nary fab­ric ton­neau cov­ers which can stretch and tear more eas­ily with­out the sup­port­ing and pro­tec­tive frame that is an in­te­gral part of the Best Bars prod­uct.

The new cover is de­signed to fit most ute mod­els avail­able in New Zealand.

In­stal­la­tion is easy, with no drilling re­quired for ‘un­der rail’ deck lin­ers.

The new cover is part of the Ad­van­tage range de­vel­oped by Best Bars, well known for its tow­bars and other ex­te­rior ve­hi­cle ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing a range of stain­less steel ac­ces­sory items that help pro­vide pro­tec­tion to the body­work.

These in­clude side steps and nudge bars for all the pop­u­lar Utes and se­lected SUVs.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

The Ad­van­tage roll-up ton­neau cover shown off on a new Toy­ota Hilux.

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