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Tonneau Covers, Does yours leak..??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Werloc, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    Werloc

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    I was just wondering if those of you that have a soft Tonneau Covers, do you get water in your bed? I just bought one (used in great shape), and was wondering if it will keep out all the water. I'm asking because I found a nice tool box that I'll get if the water will get in with a Tonneau Cover on. I didn't mount it yet, and really don't want the box.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    You might have to put some extra weather strip along the seams...I used silicone sealer on mine.

    Have a few spots that I didn't finish right...so I get a little water in. Nothing major...and I've heard folks say that if you get the rubber bed mat all the water runs underneath that and everything in the bed stays dry...
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    I get a little when I go through the car wash, but nothing when it rains... and when I say a little, I mean maybe an ounce (a ounce is a small amount right?)
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    An ounce of spirits won't get most people drunk...but an ounce of hydrochloric acid will fuck you up...so it's all relative.

    I would say an ounce of water isn't much tho...:D
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    I get a tiny bit when I wash the truck, but I've never noticed any after I've driven around in the rain.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    i did a little bit at first but like Brunes said i just went back and added some more weather stripping and it was fine till the velcro messed up.....
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i get tons in mine, but then again the cover is over 7 years old..Ill probably pull the thing off before winter and put some new weather striping on the rails to see if that helps..If not, ill be looking more seriously into the hard rollback cover I've been wanting
     
  8. Aug 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    my tonneau cover is garbage! i might as well pull the damn thing off when its raining, would likely end up with less water in the bed. even put up thicker weather stripping but the cover is so poorly built and in bad shape it doesnt work :( i want to buy a new one soon
     
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