Rambar and Tonneau Cover and Crossbars (co-exist)

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I know many folks have been wondering if the Rambar can work with a tonneau cover, and even with an added bonus of potentially having crossbars above the bed of the truck for accessories (tents, bikes, snowboards, kayaks, etc.).

Done quite a bit of research in-person (hands-on TRX) and online, taking lot's of measurements, and experience with installs of these products as well.

I'm about 95% sure with NO custom modifications that the following will all work together:
- Mopar Rambar https://www.allmoparparts.com/sku/82215959.html ($1,895 if you ordered with TRX build, $1,200 if you do it yourself afterwards)
- Retrax Pro XR https://retrax.com/retraxpro-xr/2021/ram/1500 (metal retractable cover with T-slot integration for crossbars)
- Any T-slot compatible crossbar setup you prefer (Thule, Yakima, Rhino-rack, etc.)

Once I get my TRX I will take videos of the install of these products so everyone can see if any modifications are required and how well (or not) everything works together.

There are so many other tonneau cover brands/types that might work as well with the Rambar, but I've only done research into tonneau covers with T-slot integration.

Here is a video of the TFL guys putting a folding cover on a Ram Rebel with the Rambar installed:
. (very tail end of the video shoes the tonneau cover install with Rambar)

Enjoy!
 

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I know many folks have been wondering if the Rambar can work with a tonneau cover, and even with an added bonus of potentially having crossbars above the bed of the truck for accessories (tents, bikes, snowboards, kayaks, etc.).

Done quite a bit of research in-person (hands-on TRX) and online, taking lot's of measurements, and experience with installs of these products as well.

I'm about 95% sure with NO custom modifications that the following will all work together:
- Mopar Rambar https://www.allmoparparts.com/sku/82215959.html ($1,895 if you ordered with TRX build, $1,200 if you do it yourself afterwards)
- Retrax Pro XR https://retrax.com/retraxpro-xr/2021/ram/1500 (metal retractable cover with T-slot integration for crossbars)
- Any T-slot compatible crossbar setup you prefer (Thule, Yakima, Rhino-rack, etc.)

Once I get my TRX I will take videos of the install of these products so everyone can see if any modifications are required and how well (or not) everything works together.

There are so many other tonneau cover brands/types that might work as well with the Rambar, but I've only done research into tonneau covers with T-slot integration.

Here is a video of the TFL guys putting a folding cover on a Ram Rebel with the Rambar installed:
. (very tail end of the video shoes the tonneau cover install with Rambar)

Enjoy!
Great info! I'm getting the RAMBAR on mine and had been wondering about potentially adding the cover later... :)
 

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Thank you for that information. I'm a dealer for most of the tonneau cover brands so I was planning on doing the same thing with mine when I get it. I'm leaning towards the BAK MX4 of F1.
 

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That's awesome. Now I got to decide to get the rambar or wait for an aftermarket one
 

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I know many folks have been wondering if the Rambar can work with a tonneau cover, and even with an added bonus of potentially having crossbars above the bed of the truck for accessories (tents, bikes, snowboards, kayaks, etc.).

Done quite a bit of research in-person (hands-on TRX) and online, taking lot's of measurements, and experience with installs of these products as well.

I'm about 95% sure with NO custom modifications that the following will all work together:
- Mopar Rambar https://www.allmoparparts.com/sku/82215959.html ($1,895 if you ordered with TRX build, $1,200 if you do it yourself afterwards)
- Retrax Pro XR https://retrax.com/retraxpro-xr/2021/ram/1500 (metal retractable cover with T-slot integration for crossbars)
- Any T-slot compatible crossbar setup you prefer (Thule, Yakima, Rhino-rack, etc.)

Once I get my TRX I will take videos of the install of these products so everyone can see if any modifications are required and how well (or not) everything works together.

There are so many other tonneau cover brands/types that might work as well with the Rambar, but I've only done research into tonneau covers with T-slot integration.

Here is a video of the TFL guys putting a folding cover on a Ram Rebel with the Rambar installed:
. (very tail end of the video shoes the tonneau cover install with Rambar)

Enjoy!
Thanks for the research.
 

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I know many folks have been wondering if the Rambar can work with a tonneau cover, and even with an added bonus of potentially having crossbars above the bed of the truck for accessories (tents, bikes, snowboards, kayaks, etc.).

Done quite a bit of research in-person (hands-on TRX) and online, taking lot's of measurements, and experience with installs of these products as well.

I'm about 95% sure with NO custom modifications that the following will all work together:
- Mopar Rambar https://www.allmoparparts.com/sku/82215959.html ($1,895 if you ordered with TRX build, $1,200 if you do it yourself afterwards)
- Retrax Pro XR https://retrax.com/retraxpro-xr/2021/ram/1500 (metal retractable cover with T-slot integration for crossbars)
- Any T-slot compatible crossbar setup you prefer (Thule, Yakima, Rhino-rack, etc.)

Once I get my TRX I will take videos of the install of these products so everyone can see if any modifications are required and how well (or not) everything works together.

There are so many other tonneau cover brands/types that might work as well with the Rambar, but I've only done research into tonneau covers with T-slot integration.

Here is a video of the TFL guys putting a folding cover on a Ram Rebel with the Rambar installed:
. (very tail end of the video shoes the tonneau cover install with Rambar)

Enjoy!
Have you installed the RAMBAR and the tonneau cover on your TRX? Cannot wait to see your installation video. My TRX will arrive later June. It’s too slow in Canada...
 

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Hey all - Can anyone recommend a good truck shop in the lower Hudson Valley/Westchester/CT border area who can help with an install of the Retrax Pro XR (TRX has the RamBar)?
 

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DeDonna in Yonkers.. Ask for Junior.

or try Bedford Hills Ram/Jeep dealer and ask for Scotty.
 

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Hey all - Can anyone recommend a good truck shop in the lower Hudson Valley/Westchester/CT border area who can help with an install of the Retrax Pro XR (TRX has the RamBar)?
I know it's out of your way, but my buddy Ray in North Jersey can handle this no problem, he owns this shop and is a car / truck guy.

 
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