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extang trifecta install hardware.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lakerlax, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    lakerlax

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    i just received my trifecta from autoanything and it came with a bunch of hardware parts but nothing in instructions about how to use them. I think they are the brackets so i dont have to keep checking correct fit when re-installing on the bed. Any pics of how the brackets are attached to bed rails?
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Trifecta Tonneau Cover
    You don't even need that hardware.Just run the latch in further and it will latch into the bed rail system.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    I just got a trifecta 3 weeks ago, and tried installing without the hardware, but couldn't get the latches to stay put without it.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    I used the hardware for the front two connections because the turn buckle handle would have interferred with the lower edge of the track when the catch engaged the inside of the track. So, my front two look exactly as above.
    I had no problem with the rear spring loaded catches, so did not install the hardware for the two catches near the tailgate. Takes about two practices while bending over to see, now I just reach under and snap them in place.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    On the front I took off the thumb nut and put a spacer about 1/4 to 1/2 inch between the thumb nut and latch.That way the thumb nut does not hit the Rail system when you are trying to tighten it.Hooks just fine without the hardware.On the back I think I just tightened it in a little more.Worked for me anyway.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    so the top of the bracket should sit over the side of the bed correct. sit higher than the bed.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    When I got my cover they "forgot" to include the brackets for the rail system. When I called, I got overnight shipping. The install then took about 15 min. The only "issue" is deciding where to put the cargo slide cleats. I chose locations about 1 ft from the bracket attachments, but other places would work too.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    RainDodger

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    Before you install them, shoot them with some kind of heavy duty black paint (like DeRusto) and they'll blend in a lot better when you're not using the tonneau.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Blackbear

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    Got one of these tonneaus a year ago...it came with parts missing as well. Seems that's not unusual for Extang. There's only about 5 parts for these tonneaus, for cryin' out loud. You'd think they could at least count to five before shipping.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Anybody with Trifecta trim the front casket to get better seal? The gasket doesn't seat flush on sides because it looks skoosh too long.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:37 AM
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    Jere

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    My Trifecta came with the extra water seal (gasket) material, but I never installed it. I would say my bed is not 100% water tight, but I get a few drips of water in at most and never had a problem with any of my contents like sleeping bags, hunting coats, coolers, tool boxes, etc getting wet. Did you get the extra seal packed with your cover?
     
  14. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    Thanks for info Jere. No I didn't get any extra gasket material. After looking at member Muisejt pics in this thread it looks like his gasket is turned up some on the front corners(nearest cab) like mine. I adjusted the gasket somemore and got it to lay flatter so I don't think I'll do any trimming. Had a pretty good thunderstorm yesterday and it looks to be good now.

     
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