Just exactly what does that mean, the Stowe 2 in 1 is a waterproof tonneau cover, aren’t all tonneau covers waterproof, I mean what’s the point of selling a tonneau cover that isn’t waterproof? A leaky tonneau cover, nobody would buy that.
Oh, but they do.
We have all read and listened to the stories about leaky tonneau covers. It’s the number one complaint online with regards to tonneau covers, waterproof tonneau covers don’t exist, and all of the manufacturers play games with words when it comes to defining how water resistant their covers really are. With them, it’s all about legal liability, how far can we go in misleading the consumer without being held liable, because we haven’t actually said a non-truth. Let’s dig in.
At the heart of the Stowe 2 in 1 is a no compromise commitment to several core tenants.
Stowe’s Innovative OEM factory grade sealing system is based on a custom engineered, high performance, urethane double bulb sealing technology. We took the approach of sealing the seal for the absolutely most waterproof seal possible. This is similar to, but more sophisticated than what you find on your trucks doors given the complexity of sealing a tonneau cover system. The Stowe double bulb seals are custom designed to control seal compression for sealing, panel closing efforts and manage changes in the sealing surface height (eg. bedrail cover ribbing).
is key to effective sealing and is affected by changes in height between the covers and the truck box surface around the perimeter of the front and rear panels. Our double bulb gaskets manage this critical factor in keeping your truck box waterproof.
The Stowe system is designed to be weathertight not simply water resistant; water, dust, moisture and road salt just won’t get in—period. The toolbox is a sealed and secure storage environment. Its top cover is equipped with the same, custom double-bulb perimeter seal that provides extraordinary protection.
This is simply never addressed with other tonneau covers. On a cool evening after a hot, humid day, your typical aluminum toolbox will suffer from interior wall condensation as the hot air cools, and this moisture, combined with dust and dirt that get by standard consumer grade foam gaskets and seals found on other tonneau covers can corrode anything stored in the truck box . With Stowe’s composite cover construction comprised of multi-layered, insulated, high performance, and impact resistant materials, this just doesn’t happen.
Our tonneau cover is equipped with the same perimeter seal design as the toolbox cover, providing a true waterproof and weathertight seal around the rear truck box area in addition to the storage and tool box seal
When it came to maintaining the waterproof characteristics of our high performance, custom urethane, double bulb seal, we had to ensure the seal itself would last as long as you owned your truck, in order to do that we had to engineer a process and apply a waterproof, antistick coating so that there would be no friction between the seal and the cover, something no other tonneau cover manufacturer does. We had to ensure that there was no sticking between components so that when they separated there was no degradation in the gasket itself over time, and that it would maintain its sealing characteristics in the long run. Other manufacturers use inexpensive foam strips or standard foam seals that deteriorate over time from this type of cover friction, it’s why most tonneau covers leak within a short period of time after installation, most truck owners see water intrusion within the first year from foam failures in the sealing system.
If you are looking for the most waterproof tonneau cover for your truck, then the Stowe 2 in 1 is a must have. Our tonneau cover is not only waterproof, its all weather-proof, and will protect your gear from wind driven elements such as rain, dust and dirt. But more than that, it’s also the most durable tonneau cover in the market, so if you want the toughest hard tonneau cover, you have come to the right place. If that wasn’t enough, we also engineered the best looking tonneau cover for your truck, our tonneau covers compliment your trucks factory styling and look as if they rolled off the factory floor with your truck when it was assembled!
The Stowe 2 in 1 cover panel is highly-engineered and the most advanced cover technology in the industry. One of the safety measures we took when building the cover panel was to not only mitigate the entrance of water into the panel itself, but if so, stop the water, and its ability to cause any harm to the cover in terms of delamination, deterioration or failures that would further hinder its ability to remain weathertight. Our panel cover uses advanced automotive grade closed cell technology in the core that simply won’t allow water penetration even when faced with moisture. One of the biggest challenges with current tonneau covers is they use open cell, off the shelf foam. For those covers the open cell foam is a critical point of failure. If that gets wet, it swells and delaminates the cover, thus destroying the water-resistant seal, instant leaks forever. We have all seen these covers in the parking lot, they are bulging, lifting up at the corners, and look like hell. Imagine what the stuff inside looks like!
Our cover panels are fully encapsulated and wrapped using advanced materials and water proofing surface treatments. Many cover systems use the rail system to protect the cover from water penetration, relying on water routing channels to move the water away from the edges and seams, but these channels are easily inundated and overrun with water volume during the smallest of rainstorms, thus exposing weak points at the edges of the covers and seams for water to penetrate and saturate the foam core. At Stowe we merely encapsulated the cover so the core can’t be penetrated, but if it were to be, it is faced with an impenetrable wall of advanced closed cell material.
“absolutely love this setup”
“We sell a ton of tonneau covers, so trust me when I say that this 2-in-1 system from Stowe is a good buy. Loved it the minute I saw it!”
– CPW Truck Stuff, Illinois
The Stowe Cargo System is the perfect cover for your truck – no matter how you use it. The world’s first 2-in-1 toolbox & tonneau cover system is built specifically for your truck and features a durable, hard-panel, sealed, lockable toolbox – perfect for securely storing gear of all sorts – and a fully lockable and weathertight full-bed cover.
The system installs easily and its unique hinge design enables easy access to the box from all three sides without rolling or folding the cover. The large and spacious toolbox rises off the bed, giving you access to the full length of your truck bed to store larger items.