TruXedo Sentry CT vs Gator HR1 Tonneau Cover

TruXedo Sentry CT truck bed covers are made up of hard fabric material with the ability to roll up in no time. It is a lightweight and can be installed in half an hour.

It can be removed easily without any special type of equipment and provides full bed access.

Gator HR1 is a slat-style bed cover that provides great resistance against extreme weather because of its interlocking nature and hard seal.

Its hook-and-loop fastener protects luggage from dust and it also doesn’t need any regular maintenance.

Side By Side Comparison:

Truxedo Sentry CT provides great protection against extreme weather conditions because of its high-quality fabric.

Truxedo CT
Truxedo CT

It is equally good in summer as well as in winter. It is best in the temperature range from -40 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It does not get fade under the sun.

It is a UV-protected truck bed cover with waterproof quality, no or very few water droplets would be able to get in your truck bed.

HR1 has a great waterproof quality because of aluminum material with a vinyl layer, that makes it compatible. It is the best truck cover for rainy areas.

Its interlock nature prevents tools and gears under it from weather conditions. Its hook and loop fastener prevents it from dirt during storms and provides UV protection as well.

Durability Comparison

The Sentry CT is an aluminum-made truck bed cover having a canvas touch with a matte black finish that makes it compatible with your cargo and gear.

Truxedo CT
Truxedo CT

Aluminum slats with a matte finish make it more durable and strong as slats are pressure-bonded, which provide extra strength. It is a lightweight cover and has a weight capacity of 300 to 400 lbs.

You will get a warranty of 5 years with this cover.

On the flip side, the Gator HR1 is made up of aluminum material having an interlocking feature.

A high-quality vinyl layer finish with aluminum makes it more special.

These two features make it tough and increase its performance.

It has a weight-bearing capacity of almost 400 lbs, if distribuited equally. With all these, it has a backed-up warranty of three years as well.

Ease of use

The Sentry CT is very convenient to use. Its installation can be done without the requirement of any special kind of tools like the drill machine, hammer, or cutting wheel.

Truxedo CT ease of use
Truxedo CT ease of use

Its setup process is completed in the range of 30 to 50 minutes.

It also allows its users to have 100% bed access. It can provide quick access to the tools and cargo under cover by its quick removal system just within seconds.

You just need to pull the operation cable, at the tailgate to start rolling it.

Gator HR1, on the other hand, can be installed by using simple tools.

All you should have is just a wrench and a socket to attach the cover with the rails, it does not require much time.

When you want to remove it, just pull the straps and it will open for you to get your cargo. It provides complete access to your luggage.


CT is one of the secure trucks bed covers.

It is constructed with heavy aluminum slats that protect the tools and gears from theft. It has a tailgate lock type.

It also has an extra security latch attached to its cover. So you feel contented about your items under this cover.

Gator HR1 has a lock that provides a great hindrance against theft and stealing.

The lock can easily connect with the tailgate of your truck that giving you mental peace about your luggage under cover.

With its lock feature, Gator is constructed of strong enough substance which acts as the resistant source and a wall against theft.


Truxedo Sentry CT has a price range of 950$ to 1190$. HR1 is less expensive as compared to CT.

You can get it easily anywhere between 900$ to 1090$.

You can also buy it in monthly installments or the type of installments you prefer. (Please note that price may vary in the future).


  • CT is quite good against extreme weather in summers as well as in the areas where snow fall is common. On the other hand, HR1 is excellent during rains and storming conditions with its DUST-proof quality.
  • CT is made of aluminum with a black matte that makes it durable, having a weight capacity of 300lbs. While HR1 is more durable than CT having a weight capacity of 400lbs.
  • Truxedo has a warranty of 5 years but HR1 has 3 years warranty.
  • CT is more secure because of its tailgate lock compared to its counterpart
  • Sentry CT costs you from 950$ to 1190$ whereas HR1 is available from 900$ to 1090$.