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Extang Express Tonneau review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by OldDog, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Sep 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    OldDog

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    I just installed a Extang Express Tonneau cover on my 2010 Tacoma. Cover was easy to install and fit well. The only thing I don't like are the two weather rubber flaps on the Express ( made for a 2010 Tacoma). One on the front towards the cab,and the one on the tailgate end.
    . The tailgate and front lip of the bed are lower then the sides on the 2010 Tacoma .So I'm guessing that's why they put them on ( to stop water leaking in).
    If they hang outside ( which is the way I was told by Extang to install it) it takes away from the looks of the cover and real doesn't seal that well on the corners of the front rubber flap as shown in the picture.
    I think the hollow rubber seals ( like they used on the Trifecta ) used on the front and back would be a much better seal and look allot cleaner.
    It fits nice , but I would have gone with the Trifecta for it's cleaner looks.



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  2. Sep 1, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    I just installed an Extang Express tonneau cover on my 2009 DC Short Bed. It installed very easily and looks pretty nice but I get a very loud vibration noise from the cover fluttering when driving. I have a few ideas of how to remedy this but was wondering if you had experienced the same annoyance. Any thoughts?
     
  4. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:13 AM
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    I do get some cover fluttering around 50 mph and up . I'm not sure if its the rubber front seal , or the tie down clips. But what ever it is, it doesn't make me happy . I think they could have come up with a better way to seal the front and back of the cover. I wouldn't recommend the cover to anyone how would want to install it on a Tacoma.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Over the weekend I went to Lowes and picked up a roll of 1" adhesive backed foam weatherstripping and applied it to the top of the bows and the top of the front rail where the cover attaches. I did this because I had a hunch that the cover fluttering and hitting the metal rail and bows was causing the very irritating noise. I havn't heard the noise yet but I will monitor it this week and report back.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Let us know how it works out. Any pic's
     
  7. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    The weatherstripping didn't completely solve the problem :(. I still get some serious noise at high speed. I did however call Extang to complain and they have agreed to send me MORE weatherstripping to fill the huge gap between the front rail and the top of the front of the bed. I am guessing this won't be the total solution either but we will see. I will get pictures of whatever finally works. (possibly a giant box sending it back to Extang)
     
  8. Sep 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    I'm planning on buying the Solid Fold Tonneau. Anyone here have one? How do you like it?
     
  9. Sep 17, 2010 at 2:16 AM
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    Looks like I'll be giving them a call also, Not happy with it . I still think
    the hollow rubber seals ( like they used on the Trifecta ) used on the front and back would be a much better seal .
     
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