Best 2017 Ram 1500 Bed Cover (Review & Buying Guide)
Finding a 2017 Ram 1500 Bed Cover
If you own a pickup truck, you owe it to yourself to keep it in good shape. By maintaining your vehicle, it will run longer and maintain more of its value. Protecting your bed cover is an important step of your truck’s maintenance. One of the best ways for you to keep it in good shape is with a bed cover. You’ll defend your truck bed from rain and snow, falling debris and more. Additionally they’ll prevent people from snooping in your truck bed when you don’t want them to.
Looking for bed covers is not always easy though. You have to find an option that matches up with your truck model. These products are made specific to models, model years, pickup bed size and more. Below you’ll find a list featuring our favorite options for a 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover. The options on our list are only for this model year, but you’ll find a variety of different bed sizes. Be sure to pay attention to the compatibility details to ensure you pick out the right cover for your truck.
After the list, take a look at our buying guide for additional information on choosing a bed cover. If you aren’t able to find an option on our list that suits you, you should find some useful details here. Remember that you can always contact Ultimate Rides if you have questions, or if you’re looking for an amazing custom truck delivered straight to your home.
1. BAK BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B071WP9P3S)
Compatibility: 2002-2018 Ram 1500 and 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic with 6’4″ Bed
As long as you have the room in your budget and want to go with a hard cover, this option from BAK is the cover we’d recommend. It’s a 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover made for the middle-sized 6’4″ bed. With it, you’ll find an excellent level of safety for your truck. While we still wouldn’t recommend leaving anything of real value in there, you’ll have protection in case of emergencies and rare situations. Additionally, this cover will do a fantastic job defending both your cargo and the bed from the elements, keeping your truck in great shape for longer. While it’s not the cheapest bed cover out there, it offers almost unparalleled protection.
BAK BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover | 448203 | Fits 2002-2018, 2019-21 Classic Dodge Ram 1500, 2003-21 2500/3500 6′ 4″ Bed (78″)
2. Syneticusa Aluminum Retractable Low Profile Waterproof Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B07NSKYPJX)
Compatibility: 2009-2020 Ram 1500 with 5’7″ Bed
Want to stick with a hard cover but want something retractable? Check out this option from Syneticusa, made for the smallest size truck beds. It gives you powerful defense while also offering easy access into the truck bed. What more can you really ask for? This option is slightly more affordable than our last pick, but still stays on the higher end of the price spectrum. However, as long as you’ve got the room in your budget, we believe you’ll find this well-worth the extra cost.
Syneticusa Aluminum Retractable Low Profile Waterproof Tonneau Cover for 2009-2020 Ram 1500 5’7″ 5.7ft Short Truck Bed
3. BAK Revolver X4 Hard Rolling Truck Bed Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B078TWCBJK)
Compatibility: 2009-2018 Ram 1500 and 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic with 6’4″ Bed
Here we have another cover from BAK for you to think about. It’s another rolling hard cover option, this time for the middle size of truck beds. It’s the most expensive on our list, but also may be the overall highest quality. You’ll find a sleek look as well as easy-to-use access to your truck bed. The cover was made right here in the United States, and features all the durability you should need to defend your vehicle and keep it in great shape. Even the installation process is a piece of cake!
BAK Revolver X4 Hard Rolling Truck Bed Tonneau Cover | 79213 | Fits 2009-2018, 2019-21 Classic Dodge Ram 1500, 2010-21 2500/3500 6′ 4″ Bed (76.3″)
4. Tyger Auto T3 Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B00L32LLPC)
Compatibility: 2002-2018 Ram 1500 and 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic with 6’4″ Bed
For the second half of our list, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite soft covers with you. First up is this option from Tyger Auto, the T3 soft cover. It’s much more affordable than just any worthwhile hard cover you’ll find, but it still offers a great degree of protection for your truck bed. It’s very easy to get in and out of, and couldn’t be simpler to install. The product even features a lifetime limited warranty if you should find any manufacturer defects. Check it out and let us know how you like it!
Tyger Auto T3 Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover Compatible with 2002-2018 Dodge Ram 1500; 2003-2021 2500 3500 | 2019-2021 Classic Only | Fleetside 6’4″ Bed (76″) | Without RamBox | TG-BC3D1011
5. Gator ETX Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B00I11TNI0)
Compatibility: 2009-2018 Ram 1500 and 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic with 5’7″ Bed
Our next 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover comes from Gator, and it’s got a tri-fold design for quick access to your truck bed. At the same time, it also offers reliable soft cover defense, protecting from rain, snow, falling leaves and curious eyes. The product features an installation that doesn’t require any tools, making it a great choice for even the least handy among our readers. For all these reasons, we’d encourage you to give this one a try.
Gator ETX Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover | 59201 | Fits 2009 – 2018, 2019/2020 Classic Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 5′ 7″ Bed (67.4″)
6. Tyger Auto TG-BC3D1012 T3 Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover (ASIN – B00L32LOUE)
Compatibility: 2002-2018 Ram 1500 and 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic with 8′ Bed
Do you drive a Ram 1500 with the largest bed size? If so, this final recommendation on our list is for you. It’s a basic but effective soft cover, with a simple black look that doesn’t detract from your truck. With it comes the same great defense you can expect to find from any Tyger Auto product. Once again there is a warranty available, but we’re willing to bet you won’t have to use it. This bed cover offers great support and strength for a soft cover, and we’d recommend trying it out.
Tyger Auto TG-BC3D1012 T3 Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Compatible with 2002-2018 Ram 1500; 2003-2021 2500 3500; 2019-2021 Classic | 8′ Bed Without RamBox or Utility Rails Truck Box, Black
2017 Ram 1500 Bed Cover Buying Guide
We hope that you found a tonneau cover on our list that works for your truck. However, if you were not able to find the right option, don’t stop looking yet. Here in our buying guide, we’ll have some more information to help you narrow down your choices. You can also learn a little bit more about Ultimate Rides and all we have to offer. Be sure to let us know if you have any other questions when we’re through!
Factors of Focus: Picking Out the Right Bed Cover
The first thing you should do when shopping for a 2017 Ram 1500 bed cover is narrow down your options. There are countless bed covers out there, but you should only be interested in the ones that fit your truck. Include the model, model year and length of your bed truck in your search. This should make it much easier to find an option that fits.
From there, you should have your pick between many types of bed covers. Depending on what kind of protection you need, you’ll want to look for either a hard cover or a soft cover. Hard covers are more expensive but offer greater security and defense. Soft covers are much cheaper, and while they’ll still protect your truck and items from weather, leaves and other minor debris, it doesn’t offer the same level of protection.
After selecting the type of bed cover you want, you’ll have to determine the quality of the item. While customer reviews can certainly be useful, they don’t always offer the complete picture. Pay attention to the product description written by the manufacturer to find out what kind of materials that cover utilizes. You’ll also find out more about installation here, which can be quite useful.
Visit Ultimate Rides for Custom Installation and Your Next Vehicle
This guide was put together to help you find a bed cover that suits your truck. The next time you’re thinking about buying your next vehicle, or you want someone to upgrade your current model, we hope you’ll think of us. Ultimate Rides is located about one hour south of Chicago, but we offer delivery to customers around the world. If you live in our area, we’d love to work on your vehicle as well. Just give us a call at 815-634-3900 to find out about either of these services. You can also come see us at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416 if you’re ever in the area.
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