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Tonneau cover letting water in!

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by SURFTACO, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    SURFTACO

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    Open my tailgate up this morning and noticed a pretty good amount of water in the forward part of the truck bed. The one i have is the roll up Velcro type. The only thing i can come up with is to get a hose and spray the cover, and find where its leaking in from. Has anyone had the same problem? if so, whats the best way to fix? thanks
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Weather strip along the head liner (might take two layers). Black silicone along the seams between the tonneau rails and the bed rails will seal those up pretty good.

    Corners are the hardest to seal...but it can be done.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Mine lets water in through the front. Haven't found a way (or cared enough) to fix it. My Tonneau is just used to keep things from the immediate elements. It doesn't let in enough water to drown anything but it does let in a little. My suggestion if you want something water proof, get a camper or something more sealed.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Another idea- Get a bed mat and then the water will run under the bed mat and keep your stuff drier.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Yeah, most of the time what little water gets in runs down the troughs, so my stuff hardly gets wet.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    you could also drill a drain hole or 2 up towards the front of the box to let water out
     
  7. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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  8. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    I've had this type of cover on my old truck and didn't have any issues with leaks. Im in florida at the moment and this morning, it really came down!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Mine has 2 small holes in front of the bed on either corner. Im guessing that is what they are for. Most of the time though I have to clear em out because they get clogged with any type of debris.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    thanks for the advice guys.
     
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