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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 18-06-17, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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How secure are the roller shutter covers?

Hi,

I am looking at what back to get for my D40, so far I am looking at the roller shutter type as I like the idea of keeping it flat and also having the option to stand big items in.

But I need something as safe as possible for when my tools are in.

How safe are the roller type covers as I've see a video of one being sliced down one of the slats with a Stanley knife then just pushed open, do they all do this?

https://youtu.be/u4ZlB9Y8W_A

What's the safest roller cover make?

My second choice would be the mountain top lift up cover, how safe are these do you think?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 18-06-17, 07:13 PM
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i use to have a armadillo roll top and i got rid of it as it looked quite easy to break into the bed
i then got a mountain top which looked much more secure

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I was looking at the armadillo roll top and think they look really good but just like you say worried they won't be secure enough for me.

How easy can you remove the lid from the mountain top if you wanted to carry something big?

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I have just fitted a mountain top roller to my np300 - was ok to fit and looks really smart.

Had a normal mountain top on my old truck. You take off two clips, knock off a couple of gas struts, lift the lid right up to vertical, pull it forwards and it lifts off. The only thing I found was it's a two man job and it's a big thing to store.

I went for a roller this time cos I thought it may be easier to get bulk bags in without having to take the back totally off.

As for security - I'd say if you wanted to get into either you would.


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had an armadillo cover on mine was a horrible thing rattled like hell and to be fair a bit of a pain in that you couldnt slide it back unless the key was in then you had to try to retrieve the key from the middle of the bed, I also found it to be a bit of a scroat magnet as they just seem to be attracted to it had several break in attempts that damaged the paintwork and gouged the slats but it held, now got a 3 piece hard cover and its much better, however if they want in they will get in

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At least it held I suppose 👍🏻 I think they look great but don't sound very waterproof either.

Which tri fold cover have you got? I haven't looked at these until just, would you say they are secure?

I've just seen this one, is this like yours?

https://www.4x4at.com/alloy-tri-fold-heavy-duty-tonneau-cover-for-nissan-navara-d40-05-on
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My armadillo is quite good the slats of the roller shutter are metal and you can't easily separate them. ( they hinge like a proper pollen shutter. )
It's quite water proof as long as you fit the drain tubes and the are not blocked. And like them all they bolt on from the inside. I would say they are the strongest as the lock on mine is a proper Yale type key that yrs is a bit of a fiddle but it's a proper lock not like a small barrel lock on other makes. The tailgate lock is the week point. I have never had an issue with scrotes and mine.

All in all about 5 or 6 out of ten. My mate hates his solid mountain top. In fact I think it's in a field next to the A1 some where it was that bad. Another mate has a fibreglass shed on his and it doesn't even lock and that was after 4 months when it did work you could bend the lock bars by hand and get in . Total rubbish. The best option would be buy a pathfinder. Or weld in a strong box but. Then you can't Cary big items.

I now have over 50 years experience in these matters
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yes it is the same, one thing that I will criticise is the last third cannot be folded away so long loads mean you have to remove it, in itself that takes 3 minutes but its just a faff, I may change mine to a bak flip version they can also fold the last third up against the glass out of the way.

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My solution is a mountain top powered up and down with two linear actuators instead of gas struts.

Firstly - it is virtually 100% secure as it is driven up and down on the actuators and has no lock.

Secondly - the motors can allow the flap to go very high meaning i can put big things in and leave the flap up. It also gives better access to the bed.

It wasn't expensive to convert and if you went for a simple switch in the cab, not hard to wire up.
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I'd go with the armadillo shutter everytime.
It will take the thief a lot longer to get into the above than the single lock mountain top.
The only thing you have got to bear in mind if you are fitting the armadillo cover yourself, is if you have a tub bed protection, you'll need to drop the height of the tailgate down by 5mm to allow for closure.

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