Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Port Elgin, Ontario
Got the Ford Accessories Folding Hard Tonneau installed on my truck, with the drop in Ford liner as well.
There are four drain tubes, basically one in each corner of the bed.
The only small drawback is the holes that have to be drilled in the liner to give the drain tubes somewhere to drain, but no big issue IMO.
As far as surviving the winter, I've just finished the second season with no concerns.
Occasionally the seals will freeze to the box liner, but if you keep them lubed up with Rust Check or a silicone spray, it solves the problem.
Speaking of the seal, it's pretty good under normal warm weather (i.e.: rain) conditions, but not 100% water proof. (Again, not a huge issue...for me anyway)
Personally, after having a soft tonneau for almost ten years, the last three or four years with the hard folding tonneau have me convinced that as long as I have a truck, I'll have one installed.
Convenient to flip the panels back as required, and while having the last panel open and leaning against the back of the cab hinders visibility somewhat, it does provide some protection for the glass against whatever you happen to be carrying in the back being a threat to shift and break the window.
Hope that helps.
- 6550 lb bundle of joy