ARE CX Classic Series

Fiberglass Truck Cap

ARE CX Classic

The ARE CX Classic combines strength, style, and function. It is designed to look great, but also offers many different options to fit your specific needs. The ARE CX Classic is a great choice for any lifestyle, work or play.

Standard Options

  • Front Picture Window
  • Mitered 1/2 Slider Side Windows with Screens
  • Single Lock Rear Door
ARE CX Classic Truck Cap Specifications
CX Classic Fits the Following Trucks
Truck Size Bed Size Height* Door Clearance** Weight***
Full & Mid Long Bed 23″ 36″ 185 lbs.
Full & Mid Short Bed 23″ 36″ 175 lbs.
Full & Mid Extra Short Bed 23″ 36″ 160 lbs.
Full & Mid Step Side Bed 23″ 36″ 160 lbs.
Mini Long Bed 20″ 33.5″ 145 lbs.
Mini Short Bed 20″ 33.5″ 130 lbs.
Mini Extra Short Bed 20″ 33.5″ 120 lbs.
Mini Step Side Bed 20″ 33.5″ 120 lbs.
Walk-In Door Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Tundra, Dakota 20″ 33.5″ 62 lbs.
* Maximum height from base rail of truck
** Rear door minimum clearance for loading (with truck tailgate down)
*** Approximate Gross Weight
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.”

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