Can You Put a Tonneau Cover on a Truck With a Bed Liner?

A tonneau cover is an excellent way to protect the contents of your truck bed from weather and theft. However, if you have a truck with a bed liner, you may be wondering if you can install a tonneau cover on top of it. The answer is yes, you can put a tonneau cover on a truck with a bed liner.

The main issue when fitting a tonneau cover over an existing bed liner is making sure there is sufficient space between the two. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that the tonneau cover will sit at least one inch away from the edges of the bed liner. If your tonneau cover has clamps that need to attach directly to the truck bed, make sure they are properly aligned and spaced away from the liner so they are not pressing against it.

You can also use additional foam or rubber strips in between the two components where needed to ensure that there isn’t any direct contact between them. This will help prevent damage to either component. It’s also important to make sure that all hardware used for installation is compatible with both components; some hardware may not be suitable for use with certain materials.


In conclusion, it is possible to install a tonneau cover on a truck with a bed liner. Care must be taken during installation to ensure there is enough space between both components and all hardware used is compatible with each material.

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Susan Delgado