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Tonneau Cover isssues

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by closed31, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    closed31

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    I have an 09 tacoma. I just bought a roll up and hinged tonneau cover for my truck. Although it looks nice, there are some gaps on the front and rear of it that I just don't like. Did the seller supply me with the wrong one? am I missing some trim pieces? or is this just the way it looks, hence return it. Is there some way I can mod it to look nice and keep out moisture?

    The main problem is the fact that the "side rails" are higher than the tailgate. The box, and parts say 2005+ tacoma DC short bed. They are stamped all over. I order the "Berlin Hinged Tonneau Cover", very nice except for this one small problem.

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  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    Hmm.... I have a Lund Genesis Rolltop and mine fits MUCH better than that. I'd definately take it back to the seller and get a refund.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I have an Access Limited Edition and it came with seals because of the gap. It's the way the truck is... the front and tailgate are lower. If you like the cover otherwise, just get some weatherstripping...
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    travelingman

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    I have an Access tonneau cover that fits perfect.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    I sent an email with the pictures to the company that sold me the cover. Hopefully they will get back to me tomorrow and I will let you know what they say. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Same here.

    The gap on that thing is horrendous. Looks like you'd need 2" of weatherstripping which is complete nonsense.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    rachunter

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    Return that cover asap, it does not fit.

    Another thing are the snaps, they will not make it through one winter without some of them breaking off.

    Do a search on either a Truxedo or Access tonneau cover. They may cost a little more but they are worth it.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Although I do agree with you on the snaps. I like how it hinges open like a fiberglass cover but I can still roll it up. I called the website I bought it from and they are gonna look into it. I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so we will see how good this is. I put a little bit of weather stripping on the front and it easily solved the gap. The real problem is the back. I think I was sold the wrong front and back rails.

    Thanks again
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    GOOD news!! Wrong cover. Part number for front and back rails are for a dodge dakota. New ones are already in the mail. Sweet.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    i have the trifecta. just got it. the seal jsut touches the top of the tailgate. i love it. no water so far in pouring rain
     
  11. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Great news!!

    I was gonna say...there's no way in hell that's 'normal'.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    I would say you should return it and get the Access tonneau cover. That was the first mod I did to my truck and it fits perfect
     
  13. Mar 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    did you get the correct parts? do you like the tonneau cover? Im looking to purchase the berlin hinged this week
     
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