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How To Measure Your Truck Bed For Tonneau Covers

Procedure Steps

  1. Use measure and start from the bulkhead of your truck and measure all the way to the inside edge of the tailgate
  2. Convert inches to feet
  3. Most bed lengths of tonneau covers are rounded so your number should be within in 1-2 inches

More Helpful Measuring Information

  • Bulkhead – wall-like structure located at the front of the bed to protect driver from cargo

  • Inches to Feet Conversion – there are 12 inches in a foot, so divide total number of inches by 12 to get your measurement in feet

  • For further questions call us at 800-218-0609

Standard Truck Sizes

Each truck make and model is different. So, if your measurement happens to be an inch or two off from the stated length below or the manufacturers specifications, don’t panic. Rounding of bed length numbers is very common, however your measurement should be within a couple inches of the stated length. After measuring your bed length, compare to the following table below to see how it matches up in order to find which bed length you have on your truck.

Vehicle Type Bed Type Actual Length Advertised Length
Chevy Colorado Short Bed  62.7 in.  5'3'' (63 in.) 
Chevy Colorado Long Bed  74.0 in.  6'2'' (74 in.) 
Chevy Silverado Short Bed  69.3 in.  5'9'' (69 in.) 
Chevy Silverado Standard Bed  78.8 in.  6'7'' (79 in.) 
Chevy Silverado Long Bed  97.8 in.  8'2'' (98 in.) 
Dodge Ram Short Bed  67.4 in.  5'7'' (67 in.) 
Dodge Ram Standard Bed  76.3 in.  6'4'' (76 in.) 
Dodge Ram Long Bed  96.3 in.  8'0'' (96 in.) 
Ford F-150 Short Bed  67.1 in.  5'7'' (67 in.) 
Ford F-150 Standard Bed  78.9 in.  6'7'' (79 in.) 
Ford F-150 Long Bed  97.6 in.  8'2''(98 in.) 
Ford F-250 Short Bed  81.8 in.  6'10'' (82 in.) 
Ford F-250 Standard Bed  98.0 in.  8'2'' (98 in.) 
Ford F-350 Short Bed  81.8 in.  6'10'' (82 in.) 
Ford F-350 Standard Bed  98.0 in.  8'2'' (98 in.) 
GMC Canyon Short Bed  62.7 in.  5'3'' (63 in.) 
GMC Canyon Long Bed  74.0 in.  6'2'' (74 in.) 
GMC Sierra Short Bed  69.3 in.  5'9'' (69 in.) 
GMC Sierra Standard Bed  78.8 in.  6'7'' (79 in.) 
GMC Sierra Long Bed  97.8 in.  8'2'' (98 in.) 
 Nissan Frontier Short Bed  59.5 in.  5'0'' (60 in.) 
Nissan Frontier Standard Bed  73.3 in.  6'1'' (73 in.) 
Nissan Titan  Short Bed  67.1 in.  5'7'' (67 in.) 
Nissan Titan  Standard Bed  78.9 in.  6'7'' (79 in.) 
Nissan Titan  Long Bed  84.0 in.  7'0'' (84 in.) 
Toyota Tacoma Short Bed  60.3 in.  5'0'' (60 in.) 
 Toyota Tacoma Standard Bed  73.5 in.  6'2'' (74 in.) 
Toyota Tundra Short Bed  66.7 in.  5'7'' (67 in.) 
Toyota Tundra Standard Bed  78.7 in.  6'7'' (79 in.) 
Toyota Tundra  Long Bed  97.6 in.  8'2'' (98 in.) 

 

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