Conestoga tarp system

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  1. boselog

    boselog Bobtail Member

    Jan 8, 2021
    Ok guys what brand conestoga you will choose and why
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  3. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    First of the year I bought Aero quad lift bows had it put on 2021 48x102 benson 724. $18740 installed they did great job had slight issue they bent over backwards to make it right. Super easy to use there system I have been around many and they are sturdy but the part I like the best is the rear tension system it does not stick up and in the way.
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  4. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    I don't have one......yet. the one you have is what I'm thinking about going with though. Prolly going to pull the trigger by end of year depending on funds of course. I've been around alot of them and aero seems to be the nicest....imo
  5. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Northwest, IN
    I own multiple roll tarps. If you want the best. Look at Quickdraw, Verduyn Tarps, Fastrack (quickdraw knock off). All of these choices give you a very tight tarp that looks good going down the road and easier to see around. That is because they tighten the rear from a brace in middle of the rear car.

    Aero (still own one) tightens at the bottom of the rear car. So no matter how tight you make it will always be floppy going down the road. Because you only tighten the rear from bottom so top wants to slightly roll forward. So usually the first two panels flop and make it harder to see around in the mirrors going down the road.

    But if you never had a roll tarp I would imagine you would be happy with any of them.
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  6. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    We pull primarily quickdraws and gliders. I don’t have much experience with the gliders. I really like the quickdraws because you can open the front with out taking tension off the tarp at the rear. That’s unique to QD I believe. I try to not open the back if I don’t have to. Makes the Velcro that holds the flap closed last longer.

    the only downside the the QD is the tensioning system in the rear makes the last 4’ of your trailer only able to take 96” wide freight and it’s difficult to tie down.
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  7. Lostkeys

    Lostkeys Medium Load Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    You may want to consider a system that has a repair shop near the house. I've owned both Quickdraws and Fastracks. I briefly owned a Vango on a step. I was not impressed with the Vango. I like the front release on the Fastracks. Around truck show time Fastracks usually has some deals going on.
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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

    Nov 29, 2011
    West Virginia

    X2 on the Aero. It does get floppy.....
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  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    I have verdyun tarp on flat and step.
    Its very nice product but on the step anything loaded over 40k will get tarp sag just a bit on the first section .
    Otherwise i love it
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  10. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    Like here

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  11. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    SW FLA
    I have a QD and have had no issues since 2018 other than a roller or two

    One thing I did add when ordered was air release front
    All I do is loosen the rear and pull an air release valve and the entire front carriage opens
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