With our first season of camping under our belt, I learned quite a few things. Some of which is that my pickup truck does eventually fill up, the other is that my old tonneau cover leaks in heavy rain and my wife’s clothes are not safe from rain in the bed. I am going to have to upgrade my bed situation but there is no perfect solution with camping and life in mind. I like having a pickup truck so I can get big, heavy or bulky loads without paying for delivery. I do not use that feature terribly often but at least a few times a year it’s a dumpster or dirt or mulch mover etc. I could get..... A cap: this offers the best use of space and weather protection. Can load a ton of stuff back there , install roof racks, fishing rod holders and still have room to spare. The downside is using my truck in the off season in haul dirt, mulch or a quad is out of the question. I do not have room to store a cap nor enough strong people available within a moments notice to remove one so if I go that route I am sacrificing my pickup truck and building a suburban. Retractable tonneau cover with roof rack tracks. Then I could either get a roof box for additional storage, bike racks and fishing pole holders as well or a cargo rack. Downside is none of that stuff is really protected from the weather unless I get a travel box for the roof racks too. They aren’t totally water proof and all the accessories will cost the same as a cap in the end. A retractable tonneau isn’t all that easy to remove either so getting a bed full of mulch or dirt is going to make a mes of things. Folding tonneau: puts me right back where I am. It eliminates the possibility of any accessories or storage unless I get very high roof racks but is easy to remove. I’m torn and really cant decide which direction to go. I am leaning on the retractable system with roof racks but I’d love to hear from the rest of you. If you have a pickup, what’s your setup and why? Pics would be welcome.