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Extang Classic Platinum tonneau question

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by tacomathunder, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    tacomathunder

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    has anyone put the Extang Classic Platinum tonneau cover on their taco?? How hard is it for you to snap closed... I have a very hard time closing it, so hard that i need to get my heat gun to heat it and make it easier to stretch.
    Any tips??
     
  2. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    KPT

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    That's what I've heard about snap on covers. Somone on here (WWfirefighter I think) said he just puts a heater in the bed for a few minutes and then he's able to snap the rest of it closed.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I have a black max. In a warm climate, no problem. In freezing temperatures, may be a little bitchy.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    I only bought a snap cover once a long time ago and found out exactly what you have. It will not close in cold temps here in the northeast, but Florida, what is the temp down there??????
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    Lots baby!
    In Florida, I doubt if you would have any issues.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    I have a couple suggestions that I hope will help.

    Starting in the center snap the rear of the cover first and then snap the sides.

    Second, snap the cover then crawl underneath and install the support bows. Giving you as much slack as possible to get the vinyl stretched and snapped around the frame.

    Good luck....
     
  7. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    You know on the extang covers the snaps are offset, you might have them set for a more snug fit. You can turn them 180 degrees and that should help if they are setup for the tighter fit.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    in florida yesterday it was 85 degrees.. i think its just a P.O.S....still had to use my heat gun.... burnt my hand trying to close it.....i thing im going to move on to the Lund Genisis Roll-Up Tonneau....
     
  9. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Snap tonneau's are a pain in the ass. Why would you do that to yourself? Why do they even still make those things? I've got the "Torza-top" from Advantage. Thing is great. No permanent hardware attached to the truck, no drilling, no nothing. Off or on in less than a minute. 20 seconds if I hustle. I believe thay make hard versions too.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    x2 for TorzaTop. The hard version can be seen on this clip:
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