ARE Diamond Edition DCU Series

Commercial Aluminum

Get to work with the ARE Diamond Edition DCU commercial aluminum cap. Our rugged welded frame construction offers years of durable service, no matter what the weather or job. Choose THE DCU ® (.063 diamond plate aluminum skin) to outfit your truck. The commercial aluminum model has weather-sealed doors with gas props, heavy-duty hinges, and BOLT One-Key technology locks to protect your valuables.

  • .063 diamond plate aluminum exterior skin
  • Full length side doors
  • Welded aluminum frame
  • Folding T-handles with BOLT One-Key technology
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Made In America
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Does a Cover Affect Fuel Economy?

Do the Math!

According to these studies, it does…

From the SEMA Research and Information Center –
According a study conducted by Western New England College’s Department of Mechanical Engineers, “The best way to reduce drag, and improve gas mileage for pickup trucks, is to add a tonneau cover.” Their study yielded gas mileage savings of 8% by adding a tonneau cover to a Dodge Ram.

From Auto Trim & Restyling News – August 2001
From “Tailgate Talk – Does Removing A Tailgate Affect Fuel Economy?”
By Bruce W. Smith

According to many experts, the best way to improve a pickup’s fuel economy is to leave the tailgate up and cover the bed with a quality aftermarket Tonneau cover. “Tonneau covers on pickup boxes reduce aerodynamic drag,” said Ford’s Jack Williams. “We’ve seen reductions of about 8 to 10 percent on the F150. The average steady-state [cruise control] fuel economy improvement at highway speeds is closer to 5 percent.”