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Retrax ProMX installed. Lots of pics

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by toyota808, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Mar 31, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    dand

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    And here it is..
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  2. Mar 31, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    No change to mpg that I have noticed. FWIW, you could buy 500gal of gasoline for the cost of this cover.

    The Retrax is a well built piece of kit. Install is easy and zero issues after a year of use.
     
  3. May 6, 2021 at 8:54 AM
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    OP - what did you end up doing with the drain tube? Did you just leave it draining in the bed as you mentioned?

    Curious to know if anyone just went to a Lowe's or something and bought longer tubing and channeled the tube towards the lift gate area (if there's even a gap there to snake a tube).

    Thanks.
     
  4. May 6, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    I cut a small notch in my OEM bed mat which nestled the drain tubes just above the drain holes at the back of the bed (near the cab).
     
  5. May 7, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Understood - I guess I need to find out where the OEM drain holes to match the same if I end up going this route for a cover on my 2nd Gen.

    If you have any pictures handy, that would be nice. If not, no worries.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    OP or any other. Has anyone had issues with their retrax opening a bit on the non-locking side after driving for a bit? Mine does so I wrote retrax and they were less than helpful. Ran into a guy on the street who has one on his Taco and he said he has the same problem. Looking for solutions. Thanks!
     
  7. Nov 24, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    When you say, "opening a bit," what exactly do you mean? I've had the Retrax for over a year now and though I don't drive a lot, I've not had any problems with it at all.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2021 at 2:41 PM
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    Here are some pics of what is happening. The left side stays put, all the way closed, because of the locking mechanism, whereas the right side seems to vibrate open a bit. ReTrax said some movement was common and that I should try shimming the rails together slightly on the tailgate side so it sort of pinches the cover together. I used the spacer shims that came with the kit, but it only was about 1/8" per side, so it didn't do much. Thoughts?
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  9. Nov 25, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    Here are pics from my professionally installed Retrax for comparison. I have the MX; it looks like you have the XR. Are you sure the front of your Retrax near the cab is positioned correctly?IMG_0152.jpg IMG_0153.jpg
     
  10. Nov 25, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks for the tip @DMZ - I just adjusted the can a little closer to the cab. It makes me think that maybe the gasket on the bottom of the leading edge of the cover was pushing against the tailgate and causing it to open on that side. I lined it up so that the gasket just touches the tailgate. I drove it around a bit and it didn't open, but the proof will be tomorrow after I drive 100 M home. Thanks much and happy Thanksgiving.
     
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