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Extang Trifecta mounting question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Jere, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:41 AM
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    Jere

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    I got my Trifecta from Autoanything yesterday and found it really is as easy as they show to mount it. But I do have a question.

    The front (cab) end hand screw clips fit nicely into the rail, but I can't tighten the T-handle screws because as they get close to tight, they interfere with the rail itself. Extang includes a set of brackets with their cover that attach to the rail and make a perfectly good mounting point, so it was just another 5 minute step to get it installed. I did not have the same issue with the rear (tailgate) attach as they are spring compressed rather than T-handle screw connector.

    Question is; Did you have to use the extra bracket to install your Trifecta on 2010 AC 6-foot bed? Or did you muscle the T-handle past the edge of the rail? Or, did you remove the T-handle and use a wrench?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    CannondaleMan

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    I just kept turning. No real difficulty with doing so....beyond a little skin off the knuckles and a few choice words slipping out between the lips.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    snorola

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    i managed to tighten mine by hand... just

    but it gets easier everytime. I have to take my cover off once a week or so for hauling work material and now they unscrew no problem, can get the cover on or off in 30 seconds. I used the brackets front and rear that came in the box.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    rmd0311

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    I put 5 or six washers in between and its much easier to tighten.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Jere

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    Hey good idea, why didn't I think of that? Maybe I don't do my best thinking upside down and backwards in the dark?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    kris77

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    I dont remember brackets coming with mine. I'll have to check on that. I just hand tightened it. i thought it was a little rough when i put it on, but thats as far as i got with it. It tightened pretty decent.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I used the brackets and an addtional nut for each bolt.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Jere

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    Just a couple minutes from box to installed

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