final question......any kind of locking mechinism? if i were to get this would i be able to safely put stuff in my bed without having to worry about it being stolen? i think i remember checkmate having a keylock option or something, then i would have to get a tailgate lock i assume, which i heard those are crappy. let me know, thanks.
This one has two nylon straps, one on each side, these straps have a nylon bucke that snaps when the cover is closed. Then once you close and lock the tailgate it is secure. I se no way other than a pry bar to get into the cover from the top. As far as how secure the tailgate lock is I don't know, but I do know that someone did try to break into it once and all they did was screw up the $30.00 tailgate lock and never got into the bed of the truck.
In this pic you can see the strap hanging down on each corner (I hope).