The Ford Maverick isn’t the first pickup truck for which we’ve bought and installed a bed/tonneau cover; it’s the second, in fact, with the first being our long-term 2021 Ford F-150 Limited hybrid. With the F-150, we took the cheap approach, spending just $189 for a soft roll-up cover. With experience gained from that purchase, we splurged for a more expensive bed cover for our long-term 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat hybrid after naming the truck our Best of the Year and Best Pickup Truck of 2022 earlier this year.
Is it logical to buy a $189 bed cover for a $78,000 truck and a $1,100 bed cover for a $31,000 truck? Not really, but that’s what happened. Let’s run through lessons learned from buying an inexpensive soft roll-up cover for the F-150 and why we decided to buy the Bak Industries Revolver X4s hard roll-up cover for our Maverick.